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04/29/2017 -  North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure - 11:49 AM

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".


04/29/2017 -  EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto - 12:35 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.


04/29/2017 -  French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister - 01:07 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over centrist favorite Emmanuel Macron.


04/29/2017 -  U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq - 01:08 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.


04/29/2017 -  Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit - 12:53 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.


04/29/2017 -  Rouhani warns voters to prevent 'extremism' returning to Iran - 01:08 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani told Iranians on Saturday they could face greater authoritarianism if they replace him with a hardline rival in May's election.


04/29/2017 -  Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says - 11:57 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his center-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said.


04/29/2017 -  China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage - 11:30 AM

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.


04/29/2017 -  SE Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance - 11:25 AM

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States.


04/29/2017 -  British PM May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points: Opinium poll - 10:57 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped.


 


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