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  • The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released on May 15, 2017. (KCNA via REUTERS)

    North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch Suggests Progress Towards ICBM

    SEOUL—North Korea’s successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key... Read more

  • A North Korean flag flutters on top of a tower at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom on Nov. 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

    North Korea Fires Missile After New South Korean Leader Pledges Dialogue

    SEOUL—North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 430 miles, South Korea’s military said, days after... Read more

  • An ambulance waits next to a police car, outside the emergency department, at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, Britain on May 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

    British Hospitals, Spanish Firms Among Targets of Huge Cyberattack

    LONDON/MADRID—A huge cyberattack brought disruption to Britain’s health system on Friday and infected many Spanish companies with malicious software, and security researchers said a dozen... Read more

  • Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, attends a campaign event in York May 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

    London Lawmakers Demand Single Market Membership

    LONDON—A group of 16 opposition Labour Party lawmakers seeking re-election in London said on Friday Britain needed to remain a member of the European single... Read more

  • An ambulance waits outside the emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, Britain on May 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

    English Hospitals Say Hit by Suspected National Cyber Attack

    LONDON—Hospitals across England were being forced to divert emergency cases on Friday after suffering a suspected national cyber attack. Among them was the Barts Health... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella after their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on April 11, 2017.  (REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool)

    Kremlin Says May Retaliate Against US Over Expulsion of Diplomats

    MOSCOW—Russia may retaliate against the United States for the Obama administration’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats it said were spies, a top Kremlin aide said... Read more

  • European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici (R) arrives at the Petruzzelli Theatre during a G7 for Financial ministers in the southern Italian city of Bari on Italy May 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

    At G7, World Finance Chiefs Are Trying to Gauge Trump’s Plans

    BARI, Italy — Finance chiefs from some of the world’s richest nations began a two-day meeting in Italy on Friday, with Europe, Japan and Canada hoping... Read more

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia on April 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

    US and Russia Renew Air Agreement on Syria

    The United States and Russia have renewed their airspace agreement designed to prevent midair collisions and other incidents between warplanes over Syria. Generals on both... Read more

  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Washington on March 26. (ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Jumps Back Into the Fray

    BIRMINGHAM, England—Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is controversially wading back into frontline British politics, 20 years after he claimed power for the Labour Party.  ... Read more

  • Yemeni rescue workers search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed building following reported airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition airplanes on the capital Sanaa on Oct. 8, 2016. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia and World Bank Pledge $300 Million for Yemen

    Saudi Arabia and the World Bank agreed to commit $300 million towards an aid package that would address Yemen’s immediate food security needs, officials said... Read more

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping by telephone at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House and released by Yonhap on May 11, 2017. (Blue House/Yonhap via REUTERS)

    New South Korean President Takes on North Korea Problem

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea’s weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions... Read more

  • A man exits the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S. on February 2, 2017.  (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

    Uber Deemed Transport Service by EU Top Court Adviser

    LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS—Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, the European Union’s top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm... Read more

  • Top-level Kremlin advisor Vladislav Surkov speaks before Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev's last annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on December 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

    Ex-rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine

    MOSCOW—A top aide to Vladimir Putin decides how the pro-Moscow administration of eastern Ukraine is run and who gets what jobs there, three former rebel... Read more

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting at the State Department in Washington on May 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

    Trump Meets Russia Foreign Minister at White House

    WASHINGTON—Russia’s top diplomat met President Donald Trump on Wednesday and praised the U.S. administration as problem solvers. The talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were... Read more

  • Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at Federal Justice for a testimony in Curitiba, Brazil on May 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

    Brazil Ex-president Lula to Appear in Court in Graft Case

    CURITIBA, Brazil—Thousands of supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered on Wednesday in the southern city of Curitiba hours before he... Read more

  • Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool)

    New South Korea President Vows to Address North Korea, Broader Tensions

    SEOUL—South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing... Read more

  • Galapagos tortoise

    Peruvian Police Rescue Rare Galapagos Tortoises From Traffickers

    LIMA—Peruvian police rescued 27 baby Galapagos tortoises, a highly endangered species, from a group of traffickers trying to take them to Europe, authorities said on... Read more

  • An opposition supporter clashes with riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on May 8, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

    Venezuelan Protesters Boycott Meeting on Maduro Assembly, Clashes Rage

    CARACAS—Venezuela’s opposition boycotted a meeting on Monday to discuss President Nicolas Maduro’s plan for a new popular assembly, preferring to protest in the streets where... Read more

  • Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) stand near a U.S military vehicle in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria on April 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Rodi Said)

    US to Arm Syrian Kurds Battling ISIS

    Despite opposition from Turkey, President Donald Trump has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of... Read more

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during an event to recognize the contributions made by members of the Mexican foreign service, in Mexico City, Mexico on April 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

    Mexico’s 2016 Murder Tally Exceeds Those of Many Countries at War

    MEXICO CITY—Mexico had the second-highest number of murders last year among countries considered in “armed conflict,” more than Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report... Read more

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