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Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

In his favor, analysts say, is the fact that 35 percent of voters thought Macron was the best candidate to put the French economy on the right track, against only 20 percent for Le Pen, according to a recent Odoxa poll. A nuclear power with a seat on the UN Security Council and tens of thousands of troops around the world, France is a key USA ally in the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) group and major diplomatic player. Read More

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Trump expects Senate to change House-passed health bill

He said as many as 4.5 million people in California were able to afford coverage as a result of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act and a third of those on the plan are children. The bill passed after a lengthy struggle by Republican leadership to balance the desires of moderates concerned about coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and hardliners dedicated to fully repealing ObamaCare. Read More

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US timberland returns tick up, ahead of US-Canada trade spat

Justin Trudeau has told Donald Trump that his Government will "vigorously defend" the interests of the Canadian softwood lumber industry , following the announcement of new USA countervailing duties on Canadian imports. That could hurt Canada, which sends 75 percent of all exports to the United States. Last week, Trump in his speech in Wisconsin promised to fight against Canada's dairy trade practices that harm American farmers. Read More

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Tories `leading fightback against SNP´ with major gains in local elections

Tories `leading fightback against SNP´ with major gains in local elections

Ms Sturgeon said: "If you compare north and south of the border, the Tories polled less in Scotland than Jeremy Corbyn did in England, and yet Jeremy Corbyn has been written off as a disaster". Their surge in the polls will be made flesh as the local election results dribble in today. Mr Rowley said: "Labour's approach is clear and consistent: we will categorically refuse to do any deal with another party if it would result in further austerity being imposed on local communities". Read More

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House measure demands stricter sanctions against North Korea

House measure demands stricter sanctions against North Korea

The Trump administration has not ruled out a military strike against North Korea's missile program but says it first wants to tighten sanctions against the regime and is even prepared to negotiate in the right circumstances. The ministry said after a series of contacts and payments, the agents told the North Korean last month that the type of biochemical substance had been decided and would be supplied by the Central Intelligence Agency. Read More

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Voters go to the polls to elect councillors across Scotland

Voters go to the polls to elect councillors across Scotland

A total of 1,227 councillors are being elected across the 32 councils. Ms Sturgeon said: "What we've seen across Scotland today of course is the SNP vote holding firm". In 2012 the SNP had high hopes of what would then have been an upset if it defeated Labour but it fell well short and Labour kept its majority. Said Mr Anthony Wells of polling company YouGov: "They will provide some vital information about the pattern of support and where parties are performing particularly strongly or ... Read More

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US 'Not Going to Be Very Happy' If NKorea Tests Nuke

US 'Not Going to Be Very Happy' If NKorea Tests Nuke

The USS Carl Vinson is pictured above on April 29 in Tshushima, Japan. In Australia, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull used a commemoration of a Second World War naval battle to warn North Korea against military threat. "But eventually, he'll have good missiles". "I mean, we'll see". "That, as we would say, trumps trade". Francis was asked as he traveled back to Rome from Egypt on Saturday local time (Sunday morning Seoul time) about North Korean ballistic missile tests and USA warnings of ... Read More

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Russia: Syria Safe Zones Closed to US Coalition Planes

Russia: Syria Safe Zones Closed to US Coalition Planes

An official with Russia's military general staff said other countries may eventually have a role in enforcing the de-escalation areas. This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of. Read More

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Death toll 'as high as 140' after Taliban attack on base

The resignations came as US Secretary of State Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan for a visit during which he is expected to meet US troops stationed there and Afghan officials. Russian Federation is believed to be the source of an influx of weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, said in a press conference on Monday. Read More

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Telangana students shine in Eamcet (engineering)

Telangana students shine in Eamcet (engineering)

The entrance examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada, on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education ( APSCHE ). Take print out of AP EAMCET Rank Card 2017 before your Counselling Dates. The official website sche.ap.gov.in may be very busy, as lakhs of candidates will access this particular site at the same time. Read More

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Tillerson Meets ASEAN Ministers For Support On North Korea

A senior State Department official told VOA that Washington is urging Southeast Asian countries to "cut diplomatic ties" with Pyongyang. Some countries have told the US they "are taking measures and steps, relooking (at) the size of North Korea's diplomatic presence in individual countries, their activities, their commercial transactions that are conducted under diplomatic cover in the light", Murphy said. Read More

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Israel shows off new F-35 jet at Independence Day event

Israel shows off new F-35 jet at Independence Day event

They said the resolution remains political in character and still includes criticism of Israel. The Foreign Minister expressed his dissatisfaction with those countries that did not vote in favor of the resolutions, considering their move as an encouragement to the occupation authority to continue its illegal practices in the occupied city of Jerusalem and a retraction in the positions and principles of these countries, some of which claim to defend the principles of worldwide law and ... Read More

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77 miles of Mississippi River closes to traffic

77 miles of Mississippi River closes to traffic

Six deaths are now blamed on flooding in Missouri, while four occurred in Arkansas. The Meramec and other rivers in Missouri and IL rose sharply after significant rain in the past few days. Flooding has closed dozens of roads and Amtrak has suspended its rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis . Still, residents of one of those downriver towns - West Alton, where about 500 people live - were urged to evacuate on Wednesday because the levee there was threatened by the swollen river. Read More

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Tony Parker to Miss Rest of the Season

Tony Parker to Miss Rest of the Season

In a series against a team like San Antonio, which won't get very high or low no matter what is happening in the game, the Rockets are going to have to keep their cool to prevail. "We played at our pace, not theirs". San Antonio's trio of Kawhi Leonard , Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge did the bulk of the work, combining for 64 points. Read More

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Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport

Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport

Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of the Syrian capital, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit. Hezbollah was established in the 1980s in Lebanon and is a designated terrorist organization in Israel, the United States and other nations. The Damascus hub is reportedly used by Hezbollah to transfer weapons between Iran and Syrian government-backed fighters on some of Syria's ... Read More

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Tillerson says nearly no trust between US-Russia

On the South China Sea, Secretary Tillerson made a particular appeal to his counterparts that all parties involved to "stop militarization, construction and reclamation of land in the South China Sea area" while talks are going on. Tillerson's State Department is facing a budget cut of more than 28 percent that the Trump administration outlined in its first budget proposal. While some voiced optimism that the workforce could end up more efficient, several expressed anxiety about the ... Read More

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Kejriwal more interest in Goa, Punjab, alleges BJP

Several leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Congress' Ajay Maken, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and other leaders have already cast their vote. There are 13,022 polling stations, of which Delhi Police have deemed 3,284 as sensitive, while 1,464 are hypersensitive. A Maharashtra Congress leader, Shehzad Poonawala, tweeted about the EVMs in Delhi: "Better we call them (E) xtremely (V) ulnerable (M) achines". Read More

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Krauthammer Predicts Single-Payer Health Care in Less Than 7 Years

Krauthammer Predicts Single-Payer Health Care in Less Than 7 Years

States are laboratories", the Dem leader added. And President Trump turned heads Thursday night when he appeared to endorse Australia's universal health-care system as superior to the US system. "States are a good place to start", she also said. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act squeaked through the House, but Republican leaders forced a bad vote on many of its caucus members. Read More

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What are the odds? Students caught stealing statistics exam

What are the odds? Students caught stealing statistics exam

Blanton said the Office of Student Conduct will also conduct a separate review to determine if the students will face punishment at the university. Kiphuth was not in Cain's class. Other students were astounded by the feat and had suggestions for how the suspects should be punished. Lynch told police that he had entered the office once before that day without finding what he wanted, and had successfully snatched a paper earlier in the semester. Read More

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