World Ticker – April 7th, 2018

Top Stories

Turkey’s economic woes open cracks in government ranks
Japan activates first marines since second world war to protect islands from China
Greek air force intercepts Turkish military drone
US keeps close watch as Chinese navy puts on show of force in live-fire South China Sea drills

More World Headlines

Hot Spot Watch

Iraq denies US pressures to return Kurdish forces to disputed regions
Kurdish issue is about achieving democracy in Turkey: Figen Yüksekdağ
India in no rush to do a trade deal with post-Brexit Britain

Regions of Interest Watch

Reuters: Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont hopes to return to live in Belgium
How China is quietly increasing its ability to wage war at sea
US deploys strike force of warships in huge show of force to China
Kurds Expose US-Led Coalition’s New Bases in Northern Syria
Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont calls on Madrid to ‘respect democracy’

War Watch

Fear grips Yemen’s Aden as deadly attacks target clerics
‘It has dealt us a heavy blow’ – China’s exporters count the costs of a higher yuan as trade war kicks off
Russia says it will respond firmly to new US sanctions
China Offers To Help US Reduce Its Trade Deficit
‘Incompetent’ Greek politicians trying to ruin ties, says Turkish deputy PM
China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang
Russia mulls payments for oil in national currencies with Turkey and Iran
Germany ‘Helped the Ottoman Empire to Carry Out Armenian Genocide’

World Gov Watch

Japan ‘wants to join US in complaining about Chinese intellectual property laws to World Trade Organisation’
Trump Aims New Threat at China as Mnuchin Warns of Trade War
IMF seeks more transparency from sovereign creditors
With Elections Approaching and Parliament Dissolved, Will Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Law Become a ‘Political …
World Bank pledges $4 billion in soft loans to Lebanon over 5 years, at CEDRE
Jews will flee Britain if Corbyn becomes prime minister, rabbi says
Nikki Haley says she shares Bolton’s disdain for UN
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