World Ticker – April 18th, 2018

Hot Spot Watch
The Latest: Russia voices support for Syria chemical probe
EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey’s state of emergency
Turkey Says Greece Flouts International Law by Not Extraditing Coup Suspects
Jordan allows Iraqi troops launch operations near borders to follow Islamic State members
Israel hints it could hit Iran’s ‘air force’ in Syria
Israel ‘will be punished’ for its strike on Iranian drone base, Tehran says
Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump’s Syria strike failed, didn’t take out much of anything
EU Should Not Close Door on Turkey Membership Talks: Germany
Tax Day irks hotel owners vexed by Airbnb’s ‘back-room’ deals
France’s Macron urges EU to shun nationalism
France’s Macron: EU in ‘civil war’ over democracy
Regions of Interest Watch
Spain: Catalan activists defiant despite crackdown
Turkey ‘will not accept fait accompli’ in Aegean and East Med: Top soldier
Turkey slams Arab League resolution on Afrin operation
US Secretary of State Designate slams Turkey for assault on Afrin, hails Kurdish partners fighting Islamic State
War Watch
Oops! The agreement that lets American planes fly over Russia just expired
‘This Was a Political Message’: Kurdish Parties Condemn US-Led Strike on Syria
Turkey continues provocations despite Greek PM’s appeal for ‘cooperation’
Japan offers to lend hand in China’s ‘toilet revolution’
World Gov Watch
‘First Shots’ Fired in Potential Trade War, Says IMF’s Maurice Obstfeld
The three T’s that will shape the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank
Protect indigenous people’s land rights and the whole world will benefit, UN forum declares


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