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Reports of North Korea artillery drill as U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call

SEOUL North Korea put on a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military, media reports said, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

PARIS France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. | Video

World, France Apr 24 2017

East Coast refiners eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative

NEW YORK U.S. East Coast refiners are looking to buy increasing volumes of domestic crude oil from the Gulf Coast, two sources said, the latest twist in a trade flow upheaval in the wake of the opening of the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

CHICAGO Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Apr 24 2017

Five Iraqi Peshmerga fighters killed by mistake in raid on PKK: Kurdish sources

ERBIL, Iraq Five Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed by mistake in a Turkish air raid on a nearby position of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) militants on Tuesday in northern Iraq, Kurdish sources said.

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Senate gives limited resources to Russia election-meddling probe

WASHINGTON The Senate's main investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is equipped with a much smaller staff than previous high-profile intelligence and scandal probes in Congress, which could potentially affect its progress, according to sources and a Reuters review of public records.

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Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week

CARACAS Gunmen killed two more people during political unrest in Venezuela on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this month, as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press for early elections.