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Zidane: French should stop Le Pen in election

Ms Le Pen has sought to appeal to people who feel left behind, with hard access to public services, mobile phone connections and other modern conveniences. The elder Le Pen labelled the gas chambers at Auschwitz a "detail of history". The voting intention figures for Macron among Melenchon supporters dropped by 13 percent from the previous survey conducted Monday through Tuesday, while the number of those who intend to abstain from voting rose by 7 percent to 41 percent. Read More

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Trump on the presidency: 'I thought it would be easier'

But the interchange also provided a glimpse of another aspect: how the office can humble, sometimes to tears. The survey has a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points. "I had so many things going", Trump told Reuters in an interview. The president has been at loggerheads with many news organisations since his election campaign and decided not to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington on Saturday because he felt he had been treated unfairly by the media. Read More

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Woman shot, six arrested in London as police foil terror plot

Mr Amoudi was arrested on Thursday after the raid in Harlesden Road - the house had been under observation by police. Mr Basu said he believes police have "contained the threats they posed" to the public. Meanwhile in a separate raid on Friday, a 47-year-old woman was arrested at an east London address on suspicion of conspiring to fund and support terrorism. Read More

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Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates

Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates

Families of Palestinian prisoners must apply for permits to visit them and are regularly denied entry into Israel on security pretexts. In the West Bank town of Ramallah, Barghouti's wife, Fadwa, joined about 1,500 marchers. "Through our hunger strike, we seek an end to these abuses". Al Jazeera has reported prisoners can suffer medical negligence , inadequate health care and denial of water . Read More

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China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

The THAAD system has been moved to South Korea in response to North Korea's increased missile and nuclear tests. He told the U.N. Security Council that failing to act against the North's weapons programs would be "catastrophic". Stepping back from suggestions of U. However, a pre-emptive attack is unlikely, U.S. officials have said, and the administration is pursuing a strategy of putting pressure on Pyongyang with assistance from China, North Korea's main trading partner and the ... Read More

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UC Berkeley offers Ann Coulter a different date

University Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said yesterday that given Coulter's insistence on giving her talk despite security threats, a new venue was sought. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, have postponed Ann Coulter's scheduled lecture on immigration at its campus over safety concerns and fear that the event could spark violent protests. Read More

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U.S. seeks talks with North Korea to solve nuke issue: Tillerson

U.S. seeks talks with North Korea to solve nuke issue: Tillerson

The United States plans to raise the need for diplomatic isolation of North Korea, including shutting down diplomatic missions around the world, when it hosts a special U.N. "We must act now, we are racing against time", said South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se, whose country is on the frontline of the crisis. "Bad!" He did not answer reporters' questions about the missile launch upon returning to the White House from a day trip to Atlanta. Read More

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Joint press conference by FMs of Russia, Syria and Iran

Joint press conference by FMs of Russia, Syria and Iran

Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed when Syrian warplanes hit a rebel chemical arsenal. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at Friday's trilateral meeting in Moscow , denounced last week's USA attack on Syria and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security". Read More

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Israel, Turkey Strike Syria

Israel, Turkey Strike Syria

Iran, Russia and Hezbollah support Assad's regime. "When we receive serious information about the intention to transfer weapons to Hezbollah, we will act". Activists running the widely followed Damascus-focused Facebook page Diaries of a Mortar reported hearing several explosions before dawn, which they said could be felt across the Syrian capital. Read More

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Turkish internet users 'unable to access Wikipedia'

Turkey Blocks said an administrative blocking order is usually expected to precede a full court blocking order in coming days. A block affecting all language editions of the website in Turkey was detected from 0500 GMT after an administrative order by the Turkish authorities, the Turkey Blocks monitoring group said in a statement. Read More

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Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on historic visit

Francis was greeted by Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as he got off the plane at Cairo airport. A crowd of about 15,000 people cheered and released yellow and white balloons with Francis, flanked by security, circling the Cairo stadium on a golf cart and waving to the crowds as a chorus sang a joyous hymn. Read More

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Four Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur

Four Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur

They were felicitated at the BJP office by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, state unit president K Bhabananda and President of Manipur state BJP Ksh Bhabananda Singh, among others. On March 15, the BJP formed a coalition government in the state under N Biren Singh. "Things have changed after the election". Trinamool Congress (TMC) lost its Manipur face with the lone MLA of the party, Tongbram Robindro Singh, joining the BJP. Read More

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Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

In subsequent tweets, Trump also said that he believed that both cases being brought up in the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit was an example of "judge shopping". But for the President to criticize the entire circuit, misses the fact that some of the judges on that circuit might have ruled in his favor had they had the opportunity to hear the case. Read More

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Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

His remarks come after Pyongyang carried out a missile launch on Sunday that the U.S. said was a failure. Trump administration officials in recent days have said the Obama administration's strategy of "strategic patience" was over. "The leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile", he said. Events could spur China to agree on action that would impact North Korea's entire economy, said an editorial Tuesday in the Global Times , run by the ... Read More

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Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

There were about 7,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails by the end of previous year, according to Palestinian prisoners' groups. "Israel has established a dual legal regime, a form of judicial apartheid, that provides virtual impunity for Israelis who commit crimes against Palestinians, while criminalizing Palestinian presence and resistance", he wrote . Read More

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President Trump's first 100 days: How would you grade his performance?

President Trump's first 100 days: How would you grade his performance?

The president says he "loved" his " previous life". The former Texas governor was one of many high-ranking administration officials the White House rolled out this week to trumpet Trump's accomplishments. "I thought it would be easier". During the interview, he handed out copies of what he claimed were the final Electoral College results. At this stage of his presidency Trump is the least popular U.S. Read More

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BJP begins shortlisting names for mayoral posts in MCD

BJP begins shortlisting names for mayoral posts in MCD

He said that he have hopes from the Delhi government to work in coordination with municipal corporation for Delhi's sake. The BJP, faced with allegations of a substandard handling of Delhi's civic needs, had sought to beat any anti-incumbency sentiment by dropping its sitting councilors and picking new candidates in 267 of the total 272 wards. Read More

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US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

This however still leaves the region of Afrin vulnerable to more Turkish attacks, although there is also a Russian army presence there. Officials at the Pentagon would not confirm whether forces had been dispatched to the border region specifically to deter fighting between Turkish and People's Protection Unit, or YPG, forces. Read More

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5 things Arsenal could learn from Tottenham

Now, Pochettino's got more Englishmen in his first XI than Arsenal do in their entire first team. "The target is clear for us", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "I'd appeal to all Spurs fans to think hard about whether they have any information about the person who did this". But Pochettino surely knows enough about English football, and specifically the enduring rivalry between the two clubs, to realise that the form book goes out of the window for this fixture . Read More

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Russian Grand Prix Qualifying Preview: 29th April 2017

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel lapped one minute 34.120 seconds - 0.263 quicker than teammate Kimi Raikkonen - during practice for the Russian Grand Prix. It was a scrappy session for Mercedes as both drivers struggled to get their Pirelli tyres into the right operating window, with their quickest laps coming several laps into the run. Read More

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California lawmakers vow to thwart new offshore oil drilling

California lawmakers vow to thwart new offshore oil drilling

The order directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review an Obama-era plan for selling federal leases for offshore drilling that runs through 2022. "You don't create jobs by signing a piece of paper if those jobs rely on a combination of economics and technology that the president doesn't control", Kevin Book, managing director at ClearView Energy Partners, told the New York Times. Read More

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