Today in One Paragraph
President Obama vowed to work with South Korea and Japan in ramping up pressure against North Korea in remarks at the Nuclear Security Summit. The United States dispatched FBI teams to assist Belgian authorities investigate the March 22 attacks. A Belgian court approved the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France. And five members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming that they are paid less than male players.
Nuclear Security Summit Kicks Off. The United States joined South Korea and Japan in a pledge to deter the growing nuclear threat from North Korea at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. “We are united in our efforts to deter and defend against North Korean provocations,” President Obama said. “We recognize that our security is linked.” Obama is also scheduled to meet with French President Francois Hollande. (Josh Lederman, The Associated Press)
Focus on Brussels. The White House announced that FBI teams have been sent to Belgium to help authorities investigate the attacks that killed 35 people, including several Americans. “We have had effective coordination in supporting their investigation and trying to disrupt additional plots," said deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. And in Belgium, Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted man in Europe who was captured on March 18, was approved for extradition to France. (Roberta Rampton, Julia Harte, and Susan Heavey, Reuters; Michael Martinez, CNN)