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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:43:02 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences".(image)

In first 100 days, a reversal of fortune for Trump favorites on Wall Street

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:02:57 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher.(image)

Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:13:02 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.(image)

China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:43:25 -0400

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing.(image)

Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria: agencies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:21:15 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.(image)

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:03:58 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after deadly riots erupted in Los Angeles when four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, an undercurrent of distrust pulses in a city that says it has worked hard at police reforms.(image)

Macron's party calls on Jean-Marie Le Pen to resign over French policeman comments

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:38:18 -0400

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron's party called for the resignation of Marine Le Pen's father from the National Front on Saturday after comments he made about a ceremony for the policeman killed in an attack in Paris.(image)

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia website: monitoring group

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:06:22 -0400

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, the latest in what government critics say is a crackdown on free speech on the internet.(image)

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:11:35 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.(image)

EU unity in Brexit talks in Britain's interest: Tusk

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:22:44 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will only be able to conclude talks on Britain's exit if it stays united, which means the bloc's unity is in Britain's interest, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Saturday.(image)