World News Today

31 Mar

Here are the biggest stories in the news today, 31st March 2014

US urges Russia to withdraw troops

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to pull Russian troops back from the border with Ukraine. The two met in Paris yesterday for talks in an effort to resolve the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine. An estimated 40,000 Russian troops have been deployed to the border with Ukraine in what experts say is part of a strategy by Russia to exert greater control over Eastern Ukraine, which, like Crimea, has a large ethnic Russian population. For more go to Reuters.

North and South Korea exchange artillery fire

North and South Korea have exchanged artillery fire across their western sea border. South Korean sources claim they responded after North Korean shells landed in their territorial fires. There were no reports of any casualties on either side. The incident comes just days after North Korea threatened to conduct a “new form” of nuclear threat. For more go to the BBC.

Climate Change a threat to humankind says IPCC

A United Nations reports has warned that climate change poses a threat to global food stocks, and to human security. The report from UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) was a three year joint effort by more than 300 scientists and runs to more than 2,600 pages. The report concluded that climate change could lead to war and force people from their homes if not addressed. For more go the Guardian.

Also in world news today;

Hollande’s Socialists pummeled in local elections

Search continues for MH370

Congress investigates federal oversight on GM

London workers uncover Black Death victims

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