New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours:


China hits back at US with 25 per cent tariff hike on American products Beijing: In a retaliatory measure, China today decided to impose new tariffs of 25 per cent worth USD 50 billion on 106 American products, including aircraft and cars, as the world’s two largest economies edged closer towards an all-out trade war. By K J M Varma FGN10 US-CHINA-LD TARIFFS

US proposes $50 billion tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products Washington: The United States today announced a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs of 25 per cent amounting to USD 50 billion. By Lalit K Jha FGN16 US-MICROSOFT-POLLS

Microsoft transparent about data collection: official Washington: Microsoft collaborated with Indian officials during elections and monitored activities at polling booths, an official of the global tech giant has said, asserting that the company is transparent about the collection of data run on its platforms. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 US-YOUTUBE 4THLD SHOOTING

Woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, injures 3 before killing self Washington: A woman opened fire at the YouTube headquaters today in the US state of California, wounding three people before killing herself, officials said, calling it a prima facie case of domestic dispute. By Lalit K Jha FGN21 BANGLA-HINDU-LAWYER

Missing Hindu lawyer’s body found in B’desh; wife arrested Dhaka: Bangladesh’s police today recovered the bloodstained body of a prominent Hindu lawyer who went missing on Friday and arrested four persons, including his wife, suspecting their link to the murder. By Anisur Rahman FGN11 TRUMP-RUSSIA

Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump has said “nobody has been tougher” on Russia than him even as he expressed hope that having a good relationship with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be a “great thing”. By Lalit K Jha FGN20 LANKA-POLITICS

Lanka JO moves no-confidence motion against PM Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Joint Opposition today moved a no-confidence motion against embattled Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a step that could threaten the country’s unity government.


UN terror list has 139 Pakistan entries: Report Islamabad: The UN Security Council’s updated list of terrorists and militant groups has 139 entries from Pakistan alone, including outfits like Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafeez Saeed’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, according to a media report. By Sajjad Hussain FGN24 PAK-TALIBAN

Sharifs and Imran under threat from Taliban: Report Islamabad: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is biding its time to target former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz Sharif, cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and their families, a media report said today.


Russia accuses Britain and US over ‘grotesque’ spy poisoning Moscow: Russia today accused British and US secret services of being behind the poisoning of a Russian former double agent as the world’s chemical weapons watchdog held a closed-door meeting on the incident at Moscow’s request.(AFP) AMS AMS

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