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Highlights: The Trump Presidency on April 11 at 2:28 pm EDT/1828 GMT


Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday:


Senior White House officials accuse Russia of trying to deflect blame from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a deadly poison gas attack on civilians last week that the United States has laid firmly at the feet of the Syrian government. (Full Story)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carries a unified message from world powers to Moscow, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America's traditional role as leader of the West on behalf of the Trump administration. (Full Story) (Full Story)

Russia says it hopes forthcoming talks in Moscow with Tillerson will be productive, but says it is extremely worried the United States might decide to unilaterally attack North Korea. (Full Story)

The United States, Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to bolster its support for international inquiries into the deadly gas attack in Syria that western powers blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces. (Full Story)

North Korean state media warns of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steams toward the western Pacific. (Full Story)

Trump says in a note on Twitter that he told China's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U.S. problem with North Korea. (Full Story)


Tillerson asked his European counterparts why American voters should care about the conflict in Ukraine, France's foreign minister says. (Full Story)


Trump tells a group of chief executives that his administration was reducing regulations and revamping the Wall Street reform law known as Dodd-Frank, which might be eliminated and replaced with "something else." (Full Story)


China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they say in a statement. (Full Story)


Trump signs the U.S. instrument of ratification for Montenegro's accession to NATO, the White House says in a statement. (Full Story)


Trump has not asked to meet Pope Francis during his visit to Italy next month for the Group of Seven summit, sources say, in what would be a highly unusual omission. (Full Story)


Trump's family business has reached a settlement with a second celebrity chef over a canceled deal for a restaurant at the president's hotel in Washington, the two sides said. (Full Story)

(Compiled by Jonathan Oatis; Editing by James Dalgleish and Cynthia Osterman)