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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

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.

Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

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 favourite Emmanuel Macron.

Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions

Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday sacked one of his special advisers and sanctioned another bureaucrat after an inquiry into a newspaper leak, but the country's powerful army rejected Sharif's directive as "incomplete".

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyses Rome

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyses Rome

Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.

EU leaders to unite behind Brexit strategy

EU leaders to unite behind Brexit strategy

European Union leaders called for a united front at their first Brexit summit on Saturday as they prepared to adopt a tough strategy for two years of talks with Britain.

4 dead, 20 missing after landslide sweeps over Kyrgyz village

4 dead, 20 missing after landslide sweeps over Kyrgyz village

A huge landslide swept over houses in a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday killing four people, with more than 20 others believed to be trapped under the debris, authorities said.

Philippine police chief backs 'secret cell' detention

Philippine police chief backs 'secret cell' detention

The Philippines' police chief has defended the detention of a dozen people inside a closet-sized secret cell in a case that raised further alarm about abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.

N Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

N Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said.

Father-in-law of drug lord 'El Chapo' given 10 years in prison

Father-in-law of drug lord 'El Chapo' given 10 years in prison

A Mexican judge has sentenced the father-in-law of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to more than a decade in prison, Mexican officials said Friday.

19 killed as Myanmar bus plunges into gorge

19 killed as Myanmar bus plunges into gorge

Nineteen people were killed and 21 injured after their bus toppled into a ravine in eastern Myanmar, police said Saturday.

Thames garden bridge scrapped by mayor

Thames garden bridge scrapped by mayor

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has finally pulled the plug on the controversial plan for a garden bridge across the Thames, announcing that he would not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

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