White House, Tillerson send mixed messages on North Korea: A.M. News Links

December 14, 2017 GMT

White House, Tillerson send mixed messages on North Korea: A.M. News Links

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White House contradicts Tillerson and says not right time for North Korea talks (The Guardian)

U.N.‘s Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war over North Korea (Reuters)

GOP reaches tax deal to slash corporate and individual rates (NBC News)

MSF estimates more than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar (BBC)

National news

‘I would have won Alabama’: Trump spreads blame for Moore’s loss (Washington Post)

Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say (NBC News)

False accusations against Schumer are the latest attempt to trick the media (Washington Post)

John McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment (Washington Post)

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the Senate (CNN)

Tavis Smiley’s show dropped by PBS amid ‘troubling allegations’ of misconduct (USA Today)

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo tells reporter her question on sexual harassment is ‘disservice to women’ (NBC News)

Fox News host ‘Judge Jeanine’ Pirro sued for defamation by Black Lives Matter activist (Associated Press)

Kentucky lawmaker found dead from gunshot wound (CNN)

California firefighters gain on blaze amid wind threat (ABC News)

World news

All 25 passengers on crashed Saskatchewan flight ‘accounted for’ but some require air ambulance, RCMP say (CBC News)

Trump plan to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem angers Middle East Christians (Washington Post)

Trump undermines democracy with media attacks, says Cameron (The Guardian)

Jailing of journalists worldwide hits record high, activist group says (NBC News)

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at police academy in Somalia’s capital (Reuters)

Bermuda to become first territory to legalize - and then ban - same-sex marriage in just seven months (The Telegraph)

Tory rebels warn May not to attempt to enshrine Brexit date in law (The Guardian)

South Korea’s Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive (Reuters)

Congolese fighters convicted of raping young girls in landmark case (The Guardian)

20-pound US helicopter window falls off mid-flight, injuring child in Okinawa (CNN)

China’s DNA database in Xinjiang is in ‘gross violation’ of global norms, rights group says (Fox News)

WTO meeting ends in discord, ministers urge smaller-scale trade talks (Reuters)