WSJ.com: World News 9 April 2018

Trump Vows Fast Decision on Syria

President Trump said Monday he is likely to decide by the end of the day or Tuesday morning about the U.S. response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens of civilians.

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China Installed Military Jamming Equipment on Spratly Islands, U.S. Says

Beijing’s installation of equipment capable of jamming communications and radar systems on two of its fortified outposts is a significant step in China’s creeping militarization of the South China Sea, U.S. officials say.

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North Korea's Kim Confirms Summit With U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly acknowledged for the first time the prospect of a “dialogue” with the U.S. and a planned summit meeting with South Korea’s president, breaking a weekslong silence that had raised questions about Pyongyang’s participation in the high-level meetings.

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Israeli Military Probes Video of Shooting

The Israeli military said Monday it has launched an investigation into a video in which men are heard cheering as a person is shot at what appears to be a Palestinian demonstration in the Gaza Strip.

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Paris in Spring: Will It Warm Up the Bond Between Macron, Saudi Leader?

French President French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an attempt to thaw what has become a frosty relationship.

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Former South Korean President Lee Indicted on Graft Charges

South Korean prosecutors indicted former President Lee Myung-bak on graft charges, days after a fellow former president was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

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After Zimbabwe Strongman's Fall, a Pledge to Investors

“Zimbabwe is open for business,” says new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose efforts to overhaul a dilapidated economy have secured billions of dollars in foreign investment commitments. Other investors are waiting to see what happens next.

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Pope Says Fighting Poverty Is as Essential as Opposing Abortion

Pope Francis criticized Christians who emphasize opposition to abortion above social causes such as poverty and migration, in his latest effort to readjust the priorities of Catholic moral teaching from what he has characterized as an overemphasis on sexual and medical ethics.

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Colombia Detains a Leader of Former Rebel Group on Drug Charges

Police arrested a top leader of the FARC, the guerrilla group turned political party, on charges of conspiring to smuggle 10 tons of cocaine to the U.S. in violation of a peace pact that paved the way for the group’s disarmament, Colombia’s president announced in a nationally televised address.

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Orban's Election Win In Hungary Tightens His Grip on Politics

A landslide victory has left Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a position to cement both his authority at home and his influence in the European Union, potentially shifting the Continent’s balance of power.

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A Fossilized Finger Bone Offers New Clues to Human History

A fossil finger found among stone tools in the Arabian sands offers new clues to how humankind emerged from Africa, announced an international team of archaeologists.

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