World News in Brief: April 24

Wednesday, 2019-04-24 09:33:07
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday (April 23) that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks.

* Chairman of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un left for Russia on a private train at dawn on Wednesday, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. Kim was accompanied by senior party, state and military officials.

* The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Tuesday that it had detained nine suspected terrorists in the country's Far East and North Caucasus.

* US President Donald Trump will visit Britain and France in early June, said the White House on Tuesday.

* WTO rules on food safety play an important part in enabling governments to protect their citizens while ensuring trade can play a critical role in maintaining supplies of safe food, said WTO chief Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday.

* British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the green light to Huawei, a Chinese telecom giant, to help build Britain's new 5G network, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday night.

* Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called on Tuesday for enabling Libya's eastern-based army to eradicate terrorism in the war-torn North African country. Sisi's remarks came during a meeting in Cairo with African heads of state, official Ahram Online news website reported.

* The over-four-year-old Yemen civil war has set the country back by 21 years and its recovery will take decades, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday, citing a UN study.

* The World Health Organization (WHO) has counted 264 civilians and combatants killed in nearly three weeks of fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday.

* Spokesman of Libya's eastern-based army on Tuesday said the army's air force targeted a military camp of the UN-backed government's forces in the west of the capital Tripoli, as both sides continue fighting.

* A multinational team of climbers have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna, the 8,091-meter peak, recording the first successful summit to the mountain above 8,000 meters from the sea level in this spring season, Nepal's Department of Tourism said.