BBC News with Kathy Clugston.
President Trump's senior policy adviser says theUnited States is going to reinforce vital alliances inthe Pacific region to deter, what he called,increasinghostility from North Korea. Stephen Miller'scomments followed international condemnation of the firing by Pyongyang of a ballistic missileinto the Sea of Japan.
Voters in Switzerland have approved a measure to make it easier for third generationimmigrants to become citizens. Under the proposal, the grandchildren of immigrants will be fasttracked in the lengthy process of gaining a Swiss passport.
The former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who last year described DonaldTrump as a hate preacher, has been elected as the country's new president. He received 74% ofthe votes cast by a special federal assembly.
The Romanian Foreign Minister has told the BBC that his government has no intention ofresigning unless it loses the confidence of Parliament. The comments by Teodor Melescanufollow nearly two weeks of anti-government protests.
Officials in Eastern Afghanistan say they are investigating the murder of a teenage couple by anangry crowd. The young woman, thought to be 18, recently had an arranged marriage, but ranaway with the man she'd hoped to marry.
Around half of the military police force in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo has returned towork after more than a week of strikes. The rest of the force remains in barracks, which are stillbeing blockaded by the families of officers protesting about low pay and bad working conditions.
A ceremony has begun at the Royal Albert Hall in London to hand out the British Academy FilmAwards, or BAFATs. The American musical La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone,has 11 nominations, and is the favorite to take the Best Film Award.
The award-winning Jazz and Pop singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital, just daysafter announcing he was retiring due to exhaustion. He was 76.