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

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.

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Islamic State claims car bombing in Baghdad, four policemen killed

BAGHDAD Four Iraqi traffic policemen were killed on Friday when a suicide car bomb detonated outside their station, close to a street where several foreign media have offices in Baghdad, a security spokesman said.

28 Apr 2017

Macedonia 'playing with fire,' former peace envoy warns

BELGRADE Nationalists in Macedonia are "playing with fire" in refusing to relinquish power and the European Union should consider halting its accession process in order to break a dangerous deadlock, said the former envoy who helped avert civil war in the Balkan country.

28 Apr 2017

Pope to celebrate Mass in Cairo military stadium

CAIRO Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in a military stadium on Saturday, the last of a two-day visit to Cairo where he has called for leaders of all faiths to reject religious violence and denounce intolerance. | Video

Pope Francis 28 Apr 2017

France, Germany want new Turkey ties but dodge EU membership

VALLETTA France and Germany sought a new deal with Turkey on Friday to repair relations with President Tayyip Erdogan but would not say whether the Turkish leader's new powers and his crackdown on opponents had ended the country's EU ambitions.

Middle East 28 Apr 2017

Improvements to South Korea-U.S. trade deal may not shrink America's deficit

WASHINGTON A five-year-old U.S.-South Korean trade deal could be improved to increase access for American vehicles and deter currency manipulation, but changes will not necessarily shrink the U.S. trade deficit with the Asian export powerhouse.

Business, G20 28 Apr 2017

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UPDATE 1-U.S. dollar net longs little changed vs week ago-CFTC, Reuters data

(Adds details, table, comment, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss April 28 Net long positions on the U.S. dollar were near flat from a week earlier, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net long position totaled $15.29 billion in the week ended April 25, down slightly from $15.34 billion the previous week. The dollar failed to gain traction over the last few days, as U.S. Pr