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Marine Le Pen calls for an end to Russian Federation sanctions

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that Russian Federation was not seeking to influence the upcoming French election but had the right to communicate with French politicians. "We can't believe anyone in this dirty game", he told EUobserver. She launched her election bid in February with an anti-Islam stance. She has visited Moscow on several occasions, enjoying positive Russian media coverage. Read More

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Syria was warned of US strike threat: military source

Syria was warned of US strike threat: military source

A Syrian official says a United States missile strike on an air base in the country's center has killed seven people. American forces fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat airbase in central Syria overnight-the first time the USA has carried out direct military action against President Bashar al-Assad´s troops. Read More

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House leaving town with GOP health care bill in shambles

House leaving town with GOP health care bill in shambles

He said he would have preferred having the House hold hearings featuring industry experts discussing the potential impact of the legislation. At a White House meeting this week , staffers for President Trump warned Republicans that the President isn't happy about their failure to pass healthcare reform, and if they don't do it soon, Paul Ryan will lose his position as Speaker of the House. Read More

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French presidency frontrunner Macron tells rival Le Pen nationalism means war

As well as leaving the single currency, Le Pen wants more import duties and more powers for the police, while Macron wants more European integration, free trade, and community programs to fight crime. "I want to recover the optimism of the French", said 39-year-old centrist Emmanuel Macron , now tipped to win in May, asserting that entrepreneurs and businesses are job creators. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani says Trump abetting Syria 'terrorists'

Iran's Rouhani says Trump abetting Syria 'terrorists'

Moscow says it is halting an agreement with Washington aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions during their military missions in the Syrian airspace after USA launched a missile attack against a Syrian army airbase. But the Syrian state media claimed that seven civilians, including four children, were killed in the strikes . In a letter Saturday to Congress, Trump officially explained his rationale for getting America involved more forcefully in Syria. Read More

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Senate set for dramatic showdown over Trump's Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Senate set for dramatic showdown over Trump's Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Mitch McConnell invoked the "nuclear option" to circumvent a Senate Democrats' filibuster -- effectively changing Senate rules from needing 60 votes to a 51-vote simple majority on Senate confirmation cloture, or debate. The vote was a delaying tactic by Democrats. It's a sad day for the Senate, and for the United States. In 2013, Democrats were in the majority under the leadership of Sen. Read More

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Rose, Garcia tied for Masters lead after three rounds

Rose, Garcia tied for Masters lead after three rounds

Hoffman was the man to watch yesterday as he carded a seven under-par 65, but his round of 75 today takes him to a share of the lead with Garcia . He is 10 shots off the lowest score, held now by 4 people - Americans Charley Hoffman and Rickie Fowler, Thomas Pieters of Belgium and Sergio Garcia, the Spaniard who is the sentimental favorite to win the title. Read More

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Pence: Trump is going to move the United States embassy in Israel

Congress passed a law making Jerusalem the official home of the embassy in 1995, and presidents at the time and since - Clinton, Bush, and Obama - have all signed waivers delaying the move. Trump had promised unconditional support for Israel. Also in DC, Jason Greenblatt, the US special representative for worldwide negotiations, continued meeting prominent Israel figures. Read More

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Japan extends North Korea sanctions

U.S. Pacific Command said the North had fired a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile from a land-based facility near Sinpo on the DPRK's east coast. South Korea, 17th in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, are scheduled to face No. 65 Hong Kong on Sunday before meeting No. Read More

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US, China leaders hail progress after first meeting

US, China leaders hail progress after first meeting

He did not elaborate on the progress or the problems. President Donald Trump is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend at Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago in Florida . Days before his meeting with Xi, Trump said he was ready to deal with North Korea alone if China did not do more to restrain Pyonyang. Earlier, Trump and Xi arrived in Florida for their first series of face-to-face meetings. Read More

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Michael Flynn Initially Failed to Disclose Russia-Linked Income

The aide was not authorized to discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity. "I can't go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now", he said on Meet the Press Daily . But the extent of payments by the Russian and Turkish interests to Flynn is only now coming to light with his new financial disclosure filings and information compiled by congressional investigators. Read More

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Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court

On Thursday, McConnell, the chamber's senior Republican, led the Senate in scrapping the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees, in order to advance Gorsuch's nomination. Instead McConnell kept Scalia's seat open, a calculation that is now paying off for Republicans and Trump. Republicans have called Gorsuch superbly qualified and one of the nation's most distinguished appellate judges. Read More

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Vettel sets blistering pace in China

While Ferrari's wait for their first pole since Singapore in 2015 continues, the warning signs are there for Mercedes-Hamilton and his team will need to be at their best on Sunday to get their first win of the season. "It's not an overnight thing", Ricciardo said of closing the gap with Ferrari and Mercedes . He said , "Personally I'm happy with what I was able to get out of the vehicle this afternoon but obviously as a team and as a driver we want more". Read More

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Trump presented with plan to place nukes in South Korea

Trump presented with plan to place nukes in South Korea

Amid global nervousness that North Korea may be about to test its sixth nuclear device, and as more than 200,000 South Korean and American soldiers held their annual joint military exercises, a soccer match in Pyongyang - along with an inter-Korean ice hockey game held the same day in South Korea - wasn't bringing brotherhood any time soon to the Korean Peninsula. Read More

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Israel military says Palestinian killed Israeli in West Bank

Israel military says Palestinian killed Israeli in West Bank

It brings to 41 the number of Israelis killed in knife, gun and car-ramming attacks since October 2015. The alleged attacker was arrested, an Israeli army statement said, without giving details about him. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that they were " studying the matter ", but the news was taken as a friendly overture from Russian Federation in the local media. Read More

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Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences

US officials said the two sides agreed to increase cooperation on trying to get North Korea's to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and China acknowledged the need for more balanced trade with the U.S. The two sides need to further enhance their relationship so as to better serve the two countries and their peoples, and to promote world peace and prosperity, Xi said. Read More

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Theresa May lands in Saudi Arabia, forgoing headscarf

Theresa May lands in Saudi Arabia, forgoing headscarf

Saudi Arabia is Britain's largest trading partner in the Middle East, with exports of more than £6.5 billion in British goods and services to the country in 2015. May told the BBC she was "concerned about the humanitarian situation" but did not criticise the Saudi campaign. "What we are doing is continuing the links that we have had for a long time with countries that are important to us around the world". Read More

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Syria governor: United States missile strikes serve goals of 'armed terrorist groups'

Syria governor: United States missile strikes serve goals of 'armed terrorist groups'

The Syrian government responded to Thursday night's USA strike on its Shaayrat air base by quickly fixing the base and allowing the two planes to take off from there, the human rights organization said. missile strike on an air base in the country's centre has killed seven people. The U.S. missiles hit at 3:45 a.m. local time in Syria . The Russian Defense Ministry made no mention of any Russian presence at the base before, during or after the attack, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey ... Read More

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Trump to Abe: US to boost military defense against NKorea

The White House National Security Council presented the options as part of an accelerated review of USA policy on North Korea , ahead of Trump's ongoing meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to NBC News. "They discussed the challenges that introduces for both countries, but there's a real commitment that we work together to see if this can not be resolved in a peaceful way", he said. Read More

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Sweden says truck attack suspect is Uzbek-born

Officials have confirmed the previously released casualty figures - four dead and 15 injured. Swedish prosecutors said Saturday that the suspect in Friday's fatal truck attack in Stockholm is a 39-year-old Uzbekistan-born man. They said the suspect had been on their radar before but not recently, and did not explain why authorities apparently had not considered him a serious threat. Read More

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Gigi Sohn, counselor for former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, stated that the repeal means that all these companies can now sell user data and personal information to the highest bidder without the need of users' consent, notes The Verge. The Bill repeals regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc. Read More

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United States comment terse on latest North Korea missile

In recent weeks, Korea has also seen a significant introduction of new US military hardware. It flew a distance of around 60 kilometers, South Korean officials said. According to South Korea's ministry , the North is now developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). Trump on Twitter on March 17 said "China has done little to help" curb North Korea's actions. Read More

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Syria war: US missile strike leaves Russia bruised

Syria war: US missile strike leaves Russia bruised

We strongly urge our representatives to cancel their spring recess and immediately return to Washington to hold debates on and rein in Trump's illegal escalation of military force in Syria. Footage captured on a mobile phone allegedly shows United States air strikes hitting a Syrian airbase, according to Arabic news channel Ekhbariya TV. Read More

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Spanish ship off Gibraltar: 'Incursion' or 'routine?'

Spanish ship off Gibraltar: 'Incursion' or 'routine?'

But, she added, the British policy on Gibraltar would not change. British tourists on the top of the Rock in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain. And then there is the fact that Spanish, Gibraltarian, British and other workers can move freely back and forth over the border. The EU has rejected May's call in her letter for talks on the terms of the divorce and on a future trade deal to be held in parallel. Read More

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