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European stocks snag modest gains after French-election rally

European stocks snag modest gains after French-election rally

Mathew Elliott described the first round results as the people rejecting the establishment, ahead of Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron facing off in the second round of voting. "I am the presidential candidate". The other seven candidates were far behind. "I'm on the ground to meet the French people to draw their attention to important subjects, including Islamist terrorism, on which Mr Macron is , to say the least, weak", she said . Read More

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European rights body puts Turkey on notice over crackdown, Erdogan powers

Why should we want any longer? Ankara reacted angrily to the downgrade, blaming "political motives" for the vote which it said left "no choice to Turkey but to reconsider its relations with PACE". Media reports said in November 2016 that Turkey and Russian Federation were in talks on the purchase of the S-400 system. Do you think he could be the vehicle for a solution? "Some of what I said was clumsy and might have been wrongly interpreted", he said on Twitter . Read More

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Mogherini Calls for Full OPCW Probe Into Suspected Chemical Attack in Idlib

The agreement was brokered after a sarin attack that year killed hundreds of people outside the Syrian capitol of Damascus. The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on the situation in the Middle East on Thursday, and certain permanent members of the Security Council said they are still dedicated to finding the source of the alleged use of chemical attacks in in Syria. Read More

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Issues Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement

Trump said the creation of the state of Israel after the Holocaust was "an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people". News 25's Hank Davis has more on National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this frightful evil and we will never be silent. "That is why we are here today", Trump told the audience, "to remember and to bear witness". Read More

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Texas Lawmaker on a Hunger Strike to Protest Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

Texas Lawmaker on a Hunger Strike to Protest Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

She has heard anxious and fearful concerns from the families in her district. As the daughter of an immigrant, Rep. Neave said fighting the bill is a personal and spiritual journey. "We want to encourage community policing efforts, and this will have a detrimental effect on this efforts here in our state". 'This doesn't just affect the immigrant community, it impacts everyone who will need to prove he or she is a citizen'. Read More

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Yes, it's snowed! Arctic blast brings a flurry of snow to Lincolnshire

Yes, it's snowed! Arctic blast brings a flurry of snow to Lincolnshire

According to forecasters, the United Kingdom will be hit by a wintry blast of snow, hail and gales during the period before the May bank holiday weekend. The Met Office said that during next week, the brightest and driest weather will be in the west, they expect it to spread to the country. "These could be quite sharp in places so, obviously, there's an additional warning to gardeners and horticulturalists". Read More

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German FM: Netanyahu cancelation would be regrettable

Tel Aviv (dpa) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had cancelled on him, after Gabriel refused to accede to the Israeli leader's ultimatum. Breaking the Silence is a group of former Israeli combat soldiers opposed to Israel's almost 50-year occupation of the West Bank. Berlin has been increasingly critical of the settlement policies of Netanyahu's right-wing government in occupied territory Palestinians seek for a state. Read More

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Brazilian bandits stage brazen $40 million heist in Paraguay

Brazilian bandits stage brazen $40 million heist in Paraguay

Brazil's Federal Police Department said law enforcement agents had so far recovered the equivalent of almost $1.5 million in Brazilian reals, Paraguayan guaranis and American dollars. The target of the raid was Prosegur, a firm specializing in safely transporting cash. In addition to overwhelming security at the facility, the raiders caused multiple diversions around the city, setting vehicles on fire to block roads and detonating explosives near police headquarters. Read More

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Venezuelans shut down roads and highways as protests enter 4th week

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways as protests enter 4th week

Maduro has been resisting the opposition's drive to remove him for more than a year. Maduro on Sunday said he wouldn't give in to opponents and again urged them rejoin negotiations they broke off last December. "I'm staying here until 6 p.m". But opposition leaders had no plans to meet with Maduro. A Venezuelan opposition activist demonstrates against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , on April 24, 2017. Read More

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Islamic State attacked Iraq forces

Islamic State attacked Iraq forces "with chemical weapons"

He said seven Iraqi soldiers suffered breathing problems and were treated in a nearby field clinic. A senior Isis religious leader has been killed in an airstrike in western Mosul, Iraqi government forces have claimed. He added: "The federal police managed to shoot down a Daesh drone in northern Al-Tayaran district and launched artillery attacks targeting terrorist headquarters in the old city". Read More

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Canada has been 'very rough' on US

In the 1990s, he said it about Japan. It happened in September 2005, between Liberal prime minister Paul Martin and Hu Jintao, then the most powerful person in China. But Ross insisted the current spout of maple-flavoured indignation is indeed spontaneous. "We will only accept a new agreement that works for B.C.", Clark said. Read More

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Russian FM: No proof for reports on persecution of gay men

Russian FM: No proof for reports on persecution of gay men

Bilateral relations between Brussels and Moscow were on the agenda, as well as Syria , Libya, Iran , Ukraine and Crimea. "We feel the attempts by some of our colleagues to scrap the UN Security Council resolution on a political solution through inter-Syrian dialogue and go to the old rhetoric of regime change", Lavrov stated, adding that Russian Federation will oppose it. Read More

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Trade minister courts China for softwood as US announces duties

Further, "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard". Trump based his 2016 presidential campaign on increasing the number of jobs in the United States by renegotiating trade pacts like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), both of which Canada has signed. Read More

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Former Trump Aide Flynn May Have Broken Law, Lawmakers Say

Cummings said he would like to call Flynn before the committee to explain "why he concealed these payments". Now, he is the subject of multiple investigations. Now, a new development in the enduring Russian melodrama sheds some light on why the retired general may have wanted to broker a deal. Cummings also criticized the White House for refusing to turn over documents the committee requested about Flynn's foreign contacts during his three-week stint as national security adviser. Read More

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ISIS Members Killed in Mosul in 4 Days: Iraqi Army

ISIS Members Killed in Mosul in 4 Days: Iraqi Army

He also said coalition forces continued to provide air support for Iraqi forces despite an explosion that followed an air strike that was believed to have killed scores of civilians on March 17. "It's very complicated", Martin said. Iraqi forces launched the Mosul operation in October, moving toward the city from the south, west and north before assaulting its eastern side, which was recaptured earlier this year. Read More

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Spanish police arrest nine over terror attacks in Belgium and France

Spanish police arrest nine over terror attacks in Belgium and France

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the atrocities at Brussels airport and on a train on the city's subway that killed 32 people and wounded 300 more. Documents, computers and memory drives were seized in the raids as well as at least three guns and drugs including marijuana. The operation, which came after the eight-month cooperation with Belgian authorities, included a series of raids carried out at 4:30 am local time (0330 GMT) in Barcelona and the surrounding towns of L'Hospitalet ... Read More

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US Senate confirms Perdue as Trump's agriculture secretary

Following the Senate vote, Sen. We now have a leader at the USDA and agricultural organizations have welcomed the news of the confirmation of George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III as the next Secretary of Agriculture . Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, praised him by stating that during his confirmation hearing , "Governor Perdue demonstrated a real understanding of the challenges facing the agriculture industry and a ... Read More

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Venezuela protests claim three lives

Socialist Party officials dismiss the opposition marches as efforts to destabilize the government, pointing to protester barricades and vandalism, and have called on supporters to rally around Maduro . Further spurring outrage was a decision by the national comptroller's office earlier this month to disqualify Capriles from holding office for 15 years, dashing his hopes for the presidency. Read More

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Putin congratulates Erdoğan over referendum win

Putin congratulates Erdoğan over referendum win

The main opposition, including the Republican People's Party or the CHP, began a battle on Tuesday to annul the referendum which agreed to change Turkey's system of governance to an executive presidency. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , delivers a speech during a rally of supporters a day after the referendum, outside the Presidential Palace, in Ankara , Turkey, Monday, April 17, 2017. Read More

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North Korea failed missile launch increases US-NK tension

Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that "all options are on the table" for curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. Read More

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Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

The Washington Post reported that Deputy Police Chief Best said that two officers from the Seattle Police Department were still receiving medical treatment at Harborview Medical Center and they "are expected to survive". Get free real-time news alerts from the Seattle Patch. Another 19-year-old male suspect died at the scene after exchanging gunfire with police and has been identified as Damarius Butts. Read More

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Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkey carried out "dozens of simultaneous air strikes" on YPG positions in Hasakeh province overnight, confirming that a media centre was hit. Founded in 1978, the PKK has waged a decades long bloody campaign against Turkey. Turkey has called on the U.S.to end support for Syrian Kurdish groups including YPG, which the American administration sees as a key ally in the fight against Islamic State . Read More

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Trump's tax plan could face a budget deficit challenge

He has promised a "big tax reform and tax reduction" announcement on Wednesday. They fall when the government increases the amount of money taxed relative to spending, which reduces the share of the budget funded by bond-investors. He called the IMF's forecast for USA growth "a little conservative", saying that the country's economy could grow by 3 per cent or higher with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief. Read More

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North Korea threatens to sink United States aircraft carrier with single strike

North Korea's state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking a "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike", reported CNN . Pyongyang warned it will respond to any United States aggression and has threatened to lay waste to South Korea and Japan. There is no evidence yet it has done so or that it has missiles with the range to reach long-distance targets. Read More

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Top US General In Afghanistan Sees Russia Sending Weapons To Taliban

KABUL: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Almost 9,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan, in addition to thousands of worldwide coalition forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the assault. Read More

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