World News Briefs -- March 26, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Israel-Hamas cross-border fighting renews after lull

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and breaking a day-long lull in cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas that could impact an Israeli election two weeks away.

The biggest Israeli-Palestinian escalation in months, which began on Monday with the longest-range Palestinian rocket attack to cause casualties in Israel in five years, had eased after Egyptian mediation.

But even if the crisis subsides, it could shadow the impending Israeli election on April 9 in which right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has campaigned on a tough security platform.

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Yemenis rally in Sanaa to support Houthis on conflict anniversary.

Syrians protest as Hezbollah urges resistance over US Golan move.

Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli.

Israel on alert after airstrikes on Gaza.

Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violence.

UN warns Gaza violence could turn catastrophic.

'It's not about the Benjamins,' Netanyahu says of U.S. support for Israel.

US hits Iran Guard finance network with sanctions.

Turkey court opens espionage trial of US consulate staffer.

Death toll ticks up to 25 in widespread Iran flooding.


Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion.

Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin.

Russia, China sent home more than half of North Korean workers in 2018 - U.N. reports.

Xi says cooperation is mainstream in China-Europe ties.

Top Chinese leader backs crackdown on Uighurs.

Pakistan orders custody for Hindu girls at center of quarrel with India.

Australia threatens social media execs with jail over terror images.


Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule. Algerian army chief wants president declared unfit to lead.

Southern Africa leaders back Western Sahara at 'historic' talks.

UN sends team to probe Mali massacre. UN to probe 'horrific' Mali attacks as death toll jumps to 160.

Comoros awaits results of divisive poll.

Nigeria voters 'threatened' in delayed poll.

‘Second disaster’ warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern.

Kenya plans to close world's biggest refugee camp Dadaab: document.


Russia defends troops in Venezuela.

Xi, Merkel, Macron and Juncker meet in Paris.

EU leaders hold out olive branch to Chinese ‘rival’ by saying they want active role in Belt and Road Initiative.

UK government defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit.

Tory rebels asked by No 10 if they would back Brexit deal if May quit.

EU ignores US calls to ban Huawei in 5G cyber blueprint.

Spain: FBI was offered stolen data from NKorea embassy raid.

EU strengthens copyright laws for news publishers, content creators.

Germany bomb threats: Officials evacuate buildings in at least 6 cities.

EU Parliament votes to end daylight savings.

Lithuania's 'trial of the century' implicates Soviet leader Gorbachev.


House Dems fail to override Trump veto in fight over border emergency declaration.

Barr plans to issue Mueller report details within weeks.

Donald Trump and allies ready to turn tables on opponents and media after delivery of Mueller report.

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct.

Neighboring nations grapple with diplomatic fallout from Venezuela power struggle.

Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest.

'There is no life here': Venezuelans grapple with another massive blackout.

As new blackout hits, Venezuelans brace for more hardship.

Venezuela: call for calm amid blackouts and anti-Maduro protests.

Stun-gun kidnapping of Chinese student alarms Canada.

Canada grants asylum to family who sheltered Edward Snowden.


IS jihadists kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria.

Islamic State group: Syria's Kurds call for international tribunal.

U.S. Supreme Court backs Sudan in USS Cole bombing lawsuit.


Wall Street climbs as financials snap five days of losses.

Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China.

Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando; FAA cites engine issue unrelated to recent crashes.

Google condemns new EU copyright laws which force tech giants such as YouTube and Facebook to compensate artists and musicians - and warns it will hurt Europe.

Apple unveils TV streaming service, credit card and Apple News+.

French Muslims sue Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage.

Supply concerns drive oil prices up after four days of losses.

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