* 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)
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.
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.
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