Here is the monthly news briefing for April 2018.

 

France Rail Strike

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43617033

 

Cost of Rail Strike up to $123 million

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/04/09/Rail-chief-says-cost-of-French-strikes-so-far-nearly-123M/1131523290428/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=12

 

US slaps additional sanctions on Russian nationals

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-announcement/u-s-issues-fresh-russian-sanctions-treasury-department-idUSKCN1HD1O0

 

Russian Legislature proposes ban on US goods, services

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-legislators-propose-ban-on-u-s-goods-services/29165376.html

 

US – UK warning on Russian Cyberattacks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/world/europe/us-uk-russia-cybersecurity-threat.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld

 

Russian bombards Western allies with cyberattacks in Syria defense

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/russia-bombards-western-allies-with-cyber-attacks-in-syria-defence-20180416-p4z9yk.html

 

Turkey: Fears of escalation in tensions after Erdogan calls snap polls

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227827/article/ekathimerini/news/fears-of-escalation-in-tensions-after-erdogan-calls-snap-polls

 

Ghana will not offer military base to US

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/ghana-will-not-offer-military-base-to-us-president-20180406

 

Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 100 children in Nigeria

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/africa/boko-haram-children-abduction-intl/index.html

 

Nicaragua riots: Relatives of US embassy staff told to leave

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43860848

 

Latin American in the grip of “Breathtaking homicidal violence”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/26/latin-america-murder-crisis-violence-homicide-report

 

Korean leaders set “denuclearization” goal, end Korean War

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/korean-leaders-aim-for-end-of-war-complete-denuclearization-after-historic-summit-idUSKBN1HX2I6

 

North Korean destructive malware has returned

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/11/north-korean-destructive-malware-is-back-says-dhs-report/