ABC News: International 4 April 2018

China threatens 25% tariff on $50 billion of US goods as trade war escalates

In response to the U.S., China said it's going to add a 25% levy to imports.

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Sri Lanka debates no-confidence motion for prime minister

Sri Lanka's Parliament is debating a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a move that threatens the unity government elected on a platform of good governance

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Gaza protests driven by desperation, Hamas organization

Gaza border protests driven by desperation and organizational powers of territory's Hamas rulers

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China lists $50B of US goods it might hit with 25 pct tariff

China issues $50 billion list of U.S. goods for possible tariff hikes, including soybeans and small aircraft

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Massive strikes disrupt train travel and flights in France

France's president is facing his first major test as rail workers and Air France staff are on strike in what has been called a “black Tuesday” by French press.

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Iraq grapples with Iranian influence ahead of May elections

Ahead of Iraq's parliamentary elections in May, Iranian influence tops list of most divisive issues

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WATCH: New details on Trump's status in Russia probe

The Washington Post reports Trump's lawyers have been told he remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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WATCH: China to impose $50B in tariffs on US exports

The tariffs on American goods, including soybeans, tobacco and airplanes, are retaliation for $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese products announced by the U.S.

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Algeria: Impasse over president's plans muddies 2019 race

A former Algerian prime minister says a leadership vacuum and uncertainty over whether the North African nation's ailing president will seek a fifth term has created a political impasse a year before the next election

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Bahrain bars entry to Danish MP, European rights activist

Rights group says Bahrain denies entry to Danish lawmaker and European rights activist attempting to enter the country to visit a detained Bahraini-Danish citizen

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