Wednesdays top story: Trump vetoes resolution to end US military support for Saudis. Plus, how school shootings became part of the American psyche
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Good morning, Im Tim Walker with todays essential stories.
President blocks bipartisan bill on US involvement in Yemen
Donald Trump has vetoed a bipartisan bill passed by both houses of Congress that would have put an end to US military support for Saudi-led forces in Yemen. The US provides billions of dollars in arms to a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in a conflict that has caused the worlds most pressing humanitarian crisis. But Trump, who has a close relationship with Saudi Arabia, said the congressional resolution was an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken [his] constitutional authorities.
Novichok sceptic. Trump wrote off the 2018 chemical weapons attack on a Russian defector in Salisbury, England, as legitimate spy games, and was reluctant to expel suspected Russian spies in solidarity with the UK, according to a report by the New York Times.
North Korea. Satellite images of North Koreas main nuclear site suggest the regime may be reprocessing radioactive material to make bomb fuel, a US thinktank has warned, underscoring the failure of Trumps recent denuclearisation talks with Kim Jong-un.
Bank governors warn financial industry to face climate threat
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/17/us-briefing-conflict-in-yemen-climate-change-and-finance-notre-dame