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The French election and Europe's future

With no majority victor, the top two vote-getters-far-right leader Marine Le Pen of the National Front and Emmanuel Macron of the progressive En Marche! party-will face off on May 7, 2017. Yet the alliance statement by Dupont-Aignan's Stand up France' produced following the forming of the coalition noted that the return to Franc is not a pre-requisite. Read More

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Browns take Garrett No. 1, add Peppers and Njoku late

Browns take Garrett No. 1, add Peppers and Njoku late

Every draft is its own entity and offers its own opportunities based on the strength of a draft class. Every year, there's so much intrigue with the quarterbacks. "We were watching the TV (in the green room) and the commissioner said my name and me and my family just celebrated". "This is obviously a good group", Brown said. Read More

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Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling

Trump said he changed his mind after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him. "It shows that I do have a very big farmer base, which is good", Trump told the Post . Trudeau says the two agreed instead they could sit down and work on ways to make the deal better, a renegotiation process similar to what's been done in the past. Read More

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An 11th Hour Execution: Ledell Lee Dies at 11:56pm

An 11th Hour Execution: Ledell Lee Dies at 11:56pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court also refused to vacate the stay of execution that was ordered for inmate Stacey Johnson . Judge Wendell Griffen's decision was vacated Monday by the Arkansas Supreme Court, as we reported . Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Though Lee has maintained his innocence since the murder 24 years ago, his last efforts to stay his executions were met with denials from both Arkansas and federal courts. Read More

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MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs

The Aam Aadmi Party had been demanding that the elections be postponed till Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail fitted EVMs were made available. "Reports from across Delhi of EVM malfunction; people with voter slips were not allowed to vote". Two exit polls have predicted a landslide victory for the BJP in the MCD polls, giving over 200 of the 270 wards to the saffron party. The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the ... Read More

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North Korea is 'getting the message': US Vice Prez Pence

North Korea is 'getting the message': US Vice Prez Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that Washington will review and reform the free trade agreement with South Korea, citing "too many barriers" to U.S. For more than a generation, North Korea's leaders have sought to develop nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles on which to deliver them. "I know the president is hopeful that China will use its influence here on the Korean Peninsula with North Korea to achieve that objective", he said. Read More

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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Brazil's largest unions called for the strike to protest draconian measures to lower the public deficit , including raising the retirement age and slashing government welfare programs. 28 de abril de 2017, 18:33Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian unions and people are making history, asserted today former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during his assessment of the great participation in the general strike against the reforms fostered by Michel Temer . Read More

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North Korea stages massive weapons drill to mark special occasion

Reclusive North Korea said at the weekend it was ready to sink the US aircraft carrier, which Trump had ordered to waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning to the North. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said he and fellow Republican John McCain had dinner with Trump on Monday and discussed North Korea. Along with sending USA military assets to the region in a show of force, President Donald Trump is leaning on China to exert economic pressure on North Korea. Read More

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Blast, fire near Syrian airport

Blast, fire near Syrian airport

An Israeli missile strike has caused a huge blast at a "military position" near Damascus worldwide airport, Syrian state media report. Israel said the blast was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran providing weapons to Hizballah, but it stopped short of confirming it was responsible. Read More

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Army JCO, BSF jawan killed as Pakistan fires rockets at BSF post

Army JCO, BSF jawan killed as Pakistan fires rockets at BSF post

The killed are a junior commissioned officer (JCO) in the Indian Army and a head constable of the BSF, reported India Today . Indian troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively, the officer said . Another BSF jawan was also injured in the firing. Pakistani troops routinely target Indian posts, often - Indians officials say - to give cover to militants trying to cross over. Read More

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Muslim men killed over suspected cow theft in India

Muslim men killed over suspected cow theft in India

Two suspected cattle thieves lynched. The mob, comprising almost 20 people, caught hold of the two men suspected of plotting to steal cattle for consumption, and severely beat them with sticks, the officer told Reuters . But Updadhyay dismissed any suggestion that a vigilante group or association was involved in the latest incident. Activists have been making their demands more vociferously since Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, came to power ... Read More

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Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado

Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado

Almost 50 patients had been taken to area hospitals operated by East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare Systems, including one in critical condition, The Associated Press said. He noted that a triage centre was set up at the local high school. A severe weather statement, issued at 7:13 p.m. said radar detected a thunderstorm moving to the northeast. Read More

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U.S. growth hits 3-year low in Trump's 1st quarter

U.S. growth hits 3-year low in Trump's 1st quarter

Trump, who marks 100 days in office Saturday, rose to power on a message of nationalist economic revival. It was the poorest showing in more than seven years. The Fed projects annual growth of 2% this year and in the coming years. Consumption of nondurable goods rose at a 1.5 percent rate. A separate report on Friday from the Labour Department showed private wages and salaries accelerated 0.9 per cent in the first quarter, the largest increase in a 10 years. Read More

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Trump suggests Le Pen to win French presidential election

Trump suggests Le Pen to win French presidential election

Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison website, said in a news release that most companies include terrorist attacks in their policies, but that specific conditions must be met to cover a cancellation. A second suspect in the attack, which also injured three people, has handed himself over to Belgian police after they alerted the French authorities of his possible involvement. Read More

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Palestinians say 3 wounded at protests for prisoners

Palestinians say 3 wounded at protests for prisoners

A social media campaign called #saltwaterchallenge or #تحدي_مي_وملح, launched by Palestinians which highlights the plight of more than 1,500 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has gone viral. The prisoners have issued demands ranging from better medical care to phone access. The strike support committee said health condition of most of the strikers is deteriorating with some taken to prison clinics, WAFA reported. Read More

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Israel puts Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for writing op-ed

Israel puts Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for writing op-ed

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed that authorities would not negotiate with the prisoners and said Barghouti had been placed in solitary confinement in another prison. Barghouti, who disputed the court's jurisdiction and didn't mount a defense, has been in prison since 2002. The Palestinian Prisoners' Club gave a larger number of 1,500 people on hunger strike. Read More

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Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

While Karen Handel , a Republican, came in a distant second with 37,993 votes which represent 19.8% of the votes in the special election for a U.S. House seat in a Republican-dominated section of Georgia. Trump had lent support to her through a series of tweets and robocalls. Great job Karen Handel! "We have an wonderful chance here, an extraordinary moment for Georgia", Ossoff told campaign volunteers as they headed out for a final round of door-knocking on Monday afternoon. Read More

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Trump's gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching

The news came amid of a week of tough talk from the Trump administration on trade matters, with import duties imposed on Canadian lumber and renewed threats to "terminate" U.S. "Withdrawing from #NAFTA would be a disaster for #Arizona jobs & economy", the Republican tweeted. "If you check my campaign, any of my speeches, I said I'll either renegotiate or I'll terminate", the president said Thursday. Read More

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Turkey Threatens Further Strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

USA troops were seen Saturday in armored vehicles in Syria in Kurdish areas in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking one another. Some footage posted online showed Kurdish residents cheering US -flagged vehicles as they drove by. Turkish military forces on last Monday carried out airstrikes on PKK targets located on Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq and Mount Karachok in northeastern Syria. Read More

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MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the election call as "a huge political miscalculation by the Prime Minister" which would allow the SNP to reinforce its democratic mandate to stage a second referendum on independence. Theresa May's Conservatives now hold 330 of the House of Commons seats while Labour has 229. The gap before talks begin in earnest in June gave her a "window of opportunity" to strengthen her hand by improving her slim 17-seat majority and pushing the next ... Read More

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Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South

Millions have been under flash flood watches and warnings as the storm moves over the southwest and Midwest states since Friday. A fire chief responding to the storm was killed on Sunday in Cleburne County, the county sheriff said. She said a shelter is being opened at First Methodist Church Life Center, 600 S. Buffalo, Canton, and a command triage center had been set up in Van Zandt County, but the Red Cross was having a hard time getting its volunteers there. Read More

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Logano pulls away to win at Richmond

Logano pulls away to win at Richmond

You have to have that "I will win" mentality. We've been waiting for months now for Joe Gibbs Racing to get back on track . "We can build on that and survive this part of the season where we don't have the fastest cars". The Toyota Owners 400 is no different than any other race, though. There was Kenseth, who dominated the first stage of the race and looked poised to contend for his first victory of the season, only to fade after his tire malfunction to finish 23rd. Read More

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Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff

Since many Dupont-Aignan voters had already been expected to switch to Le Pen for her second-round duel against the centrist Macron, his decision to ally himself with her was unlikely to prove a massive electoral boost for her campaign. Macron, on the other hand, is socially and economically liberal with a strong pro-European orientation. Following the US electoral college system, The Economist does the math and gives France 193 electoral votes. Read More

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McMaster: US Will Pay for South Korea Missile Defense System

McMaster: US Will Pay for South Korea Missile Defense System

The presidential office of Chong Wa Dae said later that South Korea's National Security Office Kim Kwan-jin held a phone talk with his USA counterpart McMaster in which both reaffirmed their initial agreement on THAAD . The U.S. has started to install key components of the missile defense system in a land site offered by South Korea. Trump, in the Reuters interview, praised Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man". Read More

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Israel official: 870 Palestinians remain on hunger strike

Israel official: 870 Palestinians remain on hunger strike

An Israeli minister said on Sunday that 300 Palestinians have agreed to end an nearly two-week-old hunger strike launched in protest at the conditions of their detention. Some analysts say it seems Abbas is seeking to increase pressure on Hamas in the impoverished strip, but he risks being blamed for worsening conditions in the enclave of two million people. Read More

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Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

Thousands of people who support action on climate change are expected to fearless the sweltering heat Saturday and march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March. The actor posted a photo on Twitter after the march with a caption saying, "Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice". Read More

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Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

McMaster reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the United States' alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region, South Korea's presidential office said. The timing of the launch suggested it was calculated to send a message as North Korea remained under the scrutiny of world powers, said Kim Dong-yub, an expert at Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul . Read More

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Multiple victims in San Diego shooting, suspect shot by police

The suspect was shot dead by three officers. Police said the shooting took place shortly after 6 p.m.at the complex, located on Judicial Drive, west of Interstate 805. Local media reported the suspect reloaded multiple times during the incident. According to ABC 7 , 'The victims were described as four African-American females, two African-American males and one Hispanic male. Read More

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China's Tourism Ban Causes 40% Drop in Chinese Visitors to South Korea

China's Tourism Ban Causes 40% Drop in Chinese Visitors to South Korea

Due to the controversy aroused by Trump's sudden call on Korea to pay for THAAD, National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-jin and his US counterpart H.R. "It's a billion-dollar system", Trump said in a White House interview . A spokesperson with South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN there was an attempted cyber attack last month on their systems originating from China, but would not comment when asked if THAAD was targeted. Read More

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Led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon

Operation Inherent Resolve is a joint effort between us military and coalition forces to support Iraqi Security Force operations against the Islamic State fighters. Since Friday, the women and girls from the group have received lodging, clothing, medical and psychological aid in Duhok, a Kurdish city north of Mosul , said a statement from U.N. Read More

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