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

SEOUL 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".

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French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

PARIS 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. | Video

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Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

TEHRAN Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.

United Nations, Davos 6:26pm EDT

Mali extends state of emergency in bid to quell Islamist attacks

BAMAKO Mali's National Assembly has voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks by Islamist militants based in the desert north of the West African country.

Africa, Mali 6:30pm EDT

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

MOSCOW 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. | Video

Russia 4:57pm EDT

Police charge two lawmakers from Slovak far-right party with extremism

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's police said on Saturday they have charged two members of parliament from a far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia with extremism for hate speech against the Roma, the Jews and Islam.

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