North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure 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".
French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister 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.
'Phased approach': How to read EU Brexit guidelines BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders approved on Saturday guidelines for their chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, setting priorities that the Union of 27 governments staying in the bloc wants to achieve in talks on Britain's withdrawal.
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.
China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage 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.
Independence push threatens Hong Kong's autonomy, says Beijing official HONG KONG (Reuters) - The legal chief of Beijing's representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday growing calls for independence could make the territory's current "one country, two systems" constitutional framework unsustainable.
Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria: agencies 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.
25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side 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.
ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement 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.