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North Korea Detains Third US Citizen

Kim is one of three US citizens now held in North Korea . He was caught in October 2015. Although it is not clear why he was arrested, a series of foreign missionaries have previously been targeted by Pyongyang as a threat to the country's authoritarian regime. Read More

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Macron Wins Over Le Pen As France Thrusts Toward Run-Off Elections

Marine Le Pen, 48, leader of the Front National, proposes a more disruptive programme of higher social spending, financed by money-printing, coupled with a withdrawal from the euro and possibly the EU. Almost 47 million people are eligible to vote in the eurozone's second biggest economy. Ms Le Pen moved swiftly to position herself as the hardline candidate on Islamist extremism, calling for France to take back control of its borders from the European Union immediately and deport all ... Read More

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Polls project Macron, Le Pen to face off for French presidency

The candidates have created plenty of debate in the country, all offering dramatically different visions of Europe, immigration, the economy and French identity. " Marine Le Pen has a heinous message which really doesn't correspond to my values as a youth as a citizen of the world". Pascal Perrineau, president of Sciences Po's respected political research institute, Cevipof, said: "The PS no longer has a structure, a goal or respect, and has become irreconcilable". Read More

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Australia, New Zealand Strike Back at North Korea Threat

Australia, New Zealand Strike Back at North Korea Threat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Trump administration is reviewing whether to add North Korea to the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. However, Sunday's threats are consistent with others North Korea has made in past weeks. China on its part, has taken some action, by and large, aimed at appeasing the Trump administration. Read More

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Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Following her release, President Trump sent a U.S. government aircraft to bring Aya and her family to Washington DC, reported the Washington Post . The Obama administration unsuccessfully pressed Sissi's government for their release. We can't say for sure if the video, which fades between a Washington Post article about the Trump administration negotiating Hijazi's release and a slide show of photos of Hijazi visiting the White House to the blaring strains of Lee Greenwood's "God ... Read More

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European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay

European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay

Something is leading a change in opinion, as looking at bets placed so far today, 48% of punters are putting their money on a Labour win, with only 35% putting their money behind the current prime minister. Melania reminds President Trump to raise hand for national anthem The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer, and - if this video is anything to go by - her presence will be a huge help to her husband. Read More

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China maintains 'combat readiness' amid North Korean threats

China maintains 'combat readiness' amid North Korean threats

Mr Pence used the camera-time to thank Australia for publicly calling on China to step up and help put the pressure on North Korea, but said the USA would take action if China didn't respond. The worldwide community could also seek to institute a global ban prohibiting Air Koryo, the North's state-run airline, from transiting airports around the world, Cha said, adding that the carrier has been accused of transporting bulk cash, luxury goods, and materials for Pyongyang's illicit activities. Read More

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Macron tops French election, to fight Le Pen in second round

Gunther Krichbaum, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and head of the parliamentary European affairs committee, said Macron's victory was "a valuable signal" for German-French cooperation. With Ms Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union, and Mr Macron proposing even closer co-operation between the bloc's 28 nations, the outcome of the first round of voting on Sunday after a wildly unpredictable and tense campaign means the run-off will have undertones of a ... Read More

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Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote: Projections

France's 10 per cent unemployment, its lacklustre economy and security were issues that top concerns for the 47 million eligible voters. She said her National Front party will represent "the great alternative" to the French people. The selection of Le Pen and Macron presents voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the EU's future and France's place in it. Read More

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Caracas: Two Killed At 'Mother Of All Marches'

Maduro, addressing supporters Wednesday, said he was "anxious" to see elections take place sometime "soon" and repeated his call for dialogue, something many in the opposition see as a stalling tactic. "There are a lot of people in the opposition and they are full of courage."The march followed a fortnight of violent protests triggered by a Supreme Court decision in March to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress - which it quickly reversed under global pressure.The court's move ... Read More

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Trump welcomes to White House US aid worker freed from Egypt

Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to secure the freedom of Hijazi, 30, a USA citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Egyptian authorities claimed a local man accused Belady of kidnapping his son, according to imprisoned journalist Omar Hazeq of Egypt's Mada Masr independent online newspaper. Read More

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'Facebook Killer' found dead after police chase

'Facebook Killer' found dead after police chase

The chase lasted 2 miles before Stephens took his own life, police said. Stephens was found dead after a brief police pursuit in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Stephens' vehicle sustained minor damage after a trooper couldn't stop in time and hit the auto, but no injuries to law enforcement were reported. There were no injuries to law enforcement or members of the public. Read More

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USA steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russian Federation talks

USA steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russian Federation talks

But asked about the possibility of further intervention, the secretary of state said Washington's "first priority" in Syria was to defeat Islamic State terror group, also known as Daesh. Still, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he believed that Trump didn't need to consult with Congress. "And I think that's when the president will make his decisions", said Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, during an appearance on CNN's " State of the Union ". Read More

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Fired Bill O'Reilly BEGGED To Keep Fox Show In Desperate Emails

Fired Bill O'Reilly BEGGED To Keep Fox Show In Desperate Emails

For two decades, O'Reilly and his show "The O'Reilly Factor" had been the linchpin of Fox News' success as the most visible and most watched host. The email was sent to Politico by mistake. She then explained that a few weeks later, she was alone in an elevator with O'Reilly, where he appeared to have checked her out as she walked out. And 21st Century Fox is much bigger than O'Reilly, Fox News and its aging , conservative audience. Read More

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Minnesota dairy farms affected by US-Canada trade dispute

Trump launched his broadside after a brewing trade spat that has seen the USA dairy lobby accuse Canada of "systemic disregard" of its trade obligations, while the Canadian industry accused its American rival of "scapegoating". "We don't know what to expect from President Trump in terms of these negotiations but he's made it clear that he going to do what he can do to protect his own industries", said Brown. Read More

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Israel Police: Palestinian stabs woman in Jerusalem

An off-duty police officer pulled the emergency brake and tried to intervene after the man took a knife from a bag and stabbed Bladon multiple times in the chest. The woman was rushed to a medical centre but died soon after. The attack comes during the Easter and Passover holidays when police are on heightened alert because of the increase in tourism. Read More

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North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'

An investigation is ongoing, but Thibodeau said it is possible that the driver of the vehicle made a turn without seeing the motorcycle, and that glare limited visibility. "The time for action is now and by that we need to look at ways to put increased pressure on North Korea in order for it to recognize the reality that it needs to pursue de-nuclearisation", State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday. Read More

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Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

Former President Hamid Karzai tweeted: "I condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on our military base in Mazar-e-Sharif that killed and wounded many of our fearless soldiers". "The U.S. commitment is as strong as the hardest steel, and the barbarism of the enemy only hardens our resolve", it said. U.S. troops have been fighting there for almost 16 years against a resilient Taliban. Read More

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Charity Worker Returns to US After Being Detained in Egypt

The patriotic video set to the anthem "God Bless the U.S.A." celebrates a genuinely positive turn of events: the release of Aya Hijazi , a 30-year-old USA citizen and aid worker, from an Egyptian prison late Thursday. "I asked the government to let her out". The government of el-Sissi is disgusting, but Trump's embrace led to freedom for these aid workers. Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, says that Trump was directly involved in negotiations to free Aya Hijazi . Read More

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Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

Here's the mugshot of Tad Cummins from California. March 13 - Cummins leaves a note to his wife that he is travelling to Virginia Beach, Va. or the Washington, D.C. The girl's father has told news media he believes his daughter was brainwashed. "So we called 911 last night and we were calling that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation line or whatever so I guess the first sheriff got out here at about 2 a.m". Read More

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Egypt says second church bomber identified

Egypt says second church bomber identified

Isil claimed responsibility and threatened further attacks on the community. "A group that belongs to Islamic State carried out the two attacks on the churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria ", the group's news agency Amaq said. "The attack.will only harden the determination [of the Egyptian people] to move forward on their trajectory to realise security, stability and comprehensive development", he said in a statement. Read More

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Russia Relations At All-Time Low

Russia Relations At All-Time Low

He also said he did not know Russian president Vladimir Putin. "Putin is the leader of Russian Federation". Ten countries voted in favour of the text, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting no. On Syria, Trump chose to launch a targeted air strike after seeing the heart-breaking televised pictures showing victims suffering from Assad's chemical attack. Read More

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Sec. Kelly: US Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers

Many of them have gone to college in the US. Kelly noted estimates that as many as 10,000 Europeans fought with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, in addition to thousands more foreign fighters representing the rest of the globe including the Western Hemisphere, and "they have learned how to make IEDs, employ drones to drop ordnance, and acquired experience on the battlefield that, by our reports, they are beginning to increasingly bring home". Read More

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Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Security already has been a dominant theme in the campaign, and the violence on the sparkling avenue threatened to weigh on voters' decisions. Bloodshed had always been feared ahead of Sunday's first round of voting after a string of jihadist atrocities since 2015, and the shooting on the world-renowned boulevard forced security to the top of the agenda in the campaign. Read More

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Europa League Semi-Finalists Confirmed

Europa League Semi-Finalists Confirmed

Having won the opening leg 2-1 last week - a victory overshadowed by a lengthy delay because of crowd disturbances, Lyon broke Besiktas hearts on Friday (AEST) as a 7-6 penalty shootout win saw it advance to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League - Lyon was beaten by the same scoreline before keeping its cool in a penalty shootout of the highest quality at Vodafone Arena on Friday (AEST). Read More

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Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

Officials say more than 100 soldiers were killed or hurt after Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms engaged in an hours-long attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan. The attack is one of the heaviest blows dealt to the country's struggling security forces since the Taliban were driven from power in 2001. The Afghan army did not confirm that. Read More

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Sean Spicer Apologizes After Comparing Syrian President to Adolf Hitler

At a Newseum event this morning about the role of the press in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, Spicer described his comments as a "mistake" and told MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren that he let President Trump down. The letter said that while he's apologized for his remarks, they "exposed a serious gap in your knowledge of the Holocaust, its impact, and the lessons we can learn from it". Read More

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Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

Bill O'Reilly returns on Monday with a new episode of his " No Spin News " podcast less than a week after leaving Fox News amid sexual harassment accusations, according to his website . In his statement , O'Reilly remains defiant, insisting his exit from Fox News was "tremendously disheartening", while also slamming the "completely unfounded claims" that led Fox to end its association with him. Read More

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