News Headlines - 12 April 2017

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Attack - The New York Times

The United States, France and Britain had sponsored a draft resolution that would have strengthened the ability of international investigators to look into the details of a chemical attack in Syria on April 4. The resolution won 10 votes, but Russia vetoed it. China abstained.

Dollar hits 5-month low in lower 109 yen range on N. Korea worries - The Mainichi

The U.S. dollar hit a five-month low in the lower 109 yen range Wednesday in Tokyo as traders favored safe-haven assets including the Japanese currency amid worries about possible military action by the United States against North Korea.

Brazil's corruption scandal nabs more politicians, including 8 Cabinet members, and Brazilians cheer - LA Times

Fernanda Santini, an elementary school teacher in Sao Paulo, seemed to sum up the feelings of many Brazilians when a Supreme Court justice this week released a list of politicians being investigated on corruption allegations.

Biggest asteroid in 13 years is going to fly past Earth next Wednesday | Metro News

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will sail safely past 1.1 million miles away – but NASA says, ‘this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size’.

Luis Enrique takes blame for Barcelona defeat to Juventus | Sky Sports

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique slammed his under-performing players after a "nightmare" 3-0 loss to Juventus that has severely dented the Spanish giants' Champions League hopes.








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