April 13, 2017 / 4:23 AM / 4 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - April 13

April 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- President Donald Trump said he has offered President Xi Jinping more favorable trade terms for Beijing in exchange for help on confronting the threat of North Korea, raising the prospect of a new pact that does less than Trump would otherwise like to address the U.S. trade deficit with China. on.wsj.com/2p9HEOP

- The U.S. and Russia tried to reduce rapidly rising tensions, but clashed over a range of issues, especially the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during a daylong visit by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that included the Trump administration's first face-to-face talk with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. on.wsj.com/2p7Jrnv

- United Airlines promised to reimburse the 70 passengers on board a plane that a man was dragged off injured after refusing to give up his seat, part of continuing attempts to make amends for his rough treatment. United Continental Holdings Inc Chief Executive Oscar Munoz said the carrier will never again use police to remove passengers from overfull flights. on.wsj.com/2o5qctg

- Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday said it was ordered to refund $814.9 million in patent royalties paid by BlackBerry Ltd , the latest in a string of setbacks to the chip maker's intellectual-property licensing business. on.wsj.com/2ops4id

- Saudi Arabia has raised $9 billion in its first international sale of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, people familiar with the transaction said Wednesday, as the kingdom rolls out an ambitious plan to reshape its oil-dependent economy. on.wsj.com/2puGugf

- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc plans to sell nine million shares of Wells Fargo & Co to keep its ownership below 10 percent, Berkshire said Wednesday in a press release. on.wsj.com/2oujZuk

Compiled by Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru

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