Industrials Sector |

* China says any chance of peace must be seized

(Adds Pentagon spokesman, paragraph 4; more from expert,

paragraph 13; U.S. official paragraphs 16-17)

2:39pm EDT

WASHINGTON, March 20 U.S. Secretary of State Rex

Tillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic

patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to

China, a White House spokesman said on Monday.

2:33pm EDT

JUBA, March 20 At least four passengers were

injured in South Sudan on Monday after bad weather caused their

plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing, bursting into

flame and plumes of thick black smoke, an official said.

2:11pm EDT

MOSCOW, March 20 Russia does not plan to open

new military bases in Syria, the defence ministry said on

Monday, after the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said it had reached

a deal with Moscow for a new military base in northwestern


12:51pm EDT