WSJ.com: World News 5 April 2018

Tariff Showdown Shifts to Intense Negotiation Period

The Trump administration’s tit-for-tat with Beijing over potential tariffs has ushered in a high-stakes standoff over the future of trade between the world’s two largest economies.

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Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Former President's Bid to Avoid Jail

Populist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had sought to remain free while he exhausts appeals of his corruption conviction.

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Caravan in Trump's Crosshairs Stalls Far From Border

A caravan of migrants from Central America set out from southern Mexico last week. Many said they hoped to make it the U.S. and begin a new life. Instead, they have become the focus of a growing crisis between the U.S. and México.

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Turkey and Russia Forge Bond as Trump Weighs Syria Exit

Just two years ago, Turkey and Russia were at each other’s throats. Now, a tactical bond between the two countries has become a reality, fueled by rising anti-American sentiment in Moscow and Ankara alike.

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Saudis Want Fewer Weapons, More Disney in U.S. Talks

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is trying to cut deals in Hollywood and Silicon Valley to build massive data centers, open movie theaters and create an entertainment industry.

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U.S. Diplomat Expulsions Deepen Divisions With Russia

U.S. diplomats were leaving Russia hours after the Kremlin failed to garner support for a joint investigation into the use of a Soviet-era nerve agent in the U.K., moves that underscore the deepening divisions between Russia and the West.

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Sierra Leone Inaugurates Former Junta Head as President

A former military junta leader educated in the U.S. was sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president after a narrow election victory, and now faces the task of rebuilding the resource-rich economy.

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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Gets Five Years for Poaching

The actor was sentenced to five years in prison by an Indian court for killing two rare antelopes nearly two decades ago.

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Paradises Lost: Tourist Crush Closes Down Idyllic Southeast Asia Islands

The Philippines announced the six-month closure of its top tourist island—called a “cesspool” by President Rodrigo Duterte after decades of unrestrained development—and Thailand last week said Maya Bay would close for four months a year.

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Wrestling With Gender Roles: Women Can Now Enter a Sumo Ring to Save a Man's Life

The Japan Sumo Association apologized after an official ordered women to leave a sumo-wrestling ring where they were giving first aid to a man with a brain hemorrhage.

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Malaysia Suspends Opposition Party Ahead of Elections

Opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad’s party can’t use its name or logo, potentially bolstering the ruling party’s chances of success in the vote.

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