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Emmanuel Macron Declared French President In Early Vote Counts

A Macron presidency with a coalition government could be a chance to change all that - or it could mean Macron has to fight with both sides every time he wants to push a policy through, warned Columbia University's Sheri Berman. His immediate challenge will be to secure a majority in next month's parliamentary election for a political movement that is barely a year old, rebranded as La Republique En Marche ("Onward the Republic"), in order to implement his programme. Read More

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Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

On the conservative end were Freedom Caucus Republicans, who felt the AHCA didn't repeal enough of Obamacare, like the provision that doesn't allow insurers to charge more based on preexisting conditions. The Senate's healthcare working group includes the Republican leadership, several committee chairmen and a combination of conservatives such as Ted Cruz of Texas and more moderate Republicans from politically important swing states such as Rob Portman of OH and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Read More

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MCD elections: BJP says confident on 220-plus seats

MCD elections: BJP says confident on 220-plus seats

In the overall tally, the ABP News poll gave BJP 218 seats out of 272 seats, AAP 24 and Congress 22. He also said both Congress and BJP were advocating corruption and creating a situation of intolerance across the country. Voting began in Delhi in a triangular contest for 272 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on Sunday. There were also complaints of faulty EVMs in North Delhi Burari area and South West Delhi's Kapashera due to which voting had to be stopped for a ... Read More

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US Government Warns Of Additional Venezuela Sanctions

Since taking over from ex-president Dilma Rousseff, Temer's ministers have been openly critical of Nicolás Maduro. The opposition accuses the elected president of manoeuvering to strengthen his grip on power. During a meeting with election officials on Wednesday, Maduro said a vote for the new assembly would take place in coming weeks. "And it has the effect of pushing out the possibility of elections this year and probably next year as well". Read More

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Ex-officer Michael Slager pleads guilty in shooting death of Walter Scott

By pleading guilty to a federal charge of violating Scott's civil rights, ex-North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager faces a maximum sentence of life in prison but avoids retrial on a state murder charge. The plea deal in the civil rights case, accepted by a judge Tuesday, makes no mention of race. Federal prosecutors would also agree to recommend Slager receive a three-level reduction in the offense level under federal sentencing guidelines , provided Slager does not engage "in conduct ... Read More

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Villagers on Vanuatu fear Prince Philip retirement

Villagers on Vanuatu fear Prince Philip retirement

Edward is the first family member to speak about Philip's retirement. Before he was Wednesday to the Queen, Prince Philip served with the Royal Navy during World War II and is already a royal since birth. Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was one of a number of dignitaries to be with Prince Philip in the hours after he revealed he will no longer be available for public engagements. Read More

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Hezbollah accuses Israel of bombing Damascus airport

Hezbollah accuses Israel of bombing Damascus airport

They, too, specified that the strikes targeted an ammunition depot complex near Damascus airport that is used by Iranian-backed forces supplied via an air corridor between the Syrian capital and Tehran. 23 April 2017: Alleged Israeli attack on a training camp used by militia in Syria's Golan Heights region, kills three members of the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces, according to the group. Read More

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Kante wins 2nd individual award in English soccer

Kante wins 2nd individual award in English soccer

The Football Writers' Association will announce the 2017 Footballer of the Year on Monday - and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes one of his players would be a deserved choice. Last month, global team-mate Paul Pogba hailed the former Caen player as having the ability "to run for 11 players", a comment that is reflected by the fact that he has attempted 114 tackles this season - a tally bettered only by Everton's Idrissa Gueye. Read More

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Sacked AAP minister seeks lie-detector test

Sacked AAP minister seeks lie-detector test

The same day, Mishra had sent off a letter to the Anti-Corruption Bureau asking why the water scam - where artificial water scarcity was allegedly created under the previous Sheila Dikshit government - had not been probed. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia termed Mishra's jibes unworthy of a response, while Kumar Vishwas, who had hit out at AAP leadership last week before reaching a truce, came out to vouch for Kejriwal's conduct. Read More

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Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

He said there was no exchange of "lists" during the visit. Apprising the media of meetings held with the Afghan leadership, he said that Afghanistan has expressed desire in restoring friendly relations with Pakistan. He acknowledged the contributions of Pakistan during the "Afghan jihad" and thanked the people of the country for their generous hospitality for the Afghan refugees. Read More

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Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

In truth, both sides can claim victory in the sense that they governed like adults rather than churlish children - which is not always the case in the chambers of Congress. "You've got a president who knows what he's doing when it comes to running the country. and I think the message that we're sending is that we are competent". Read More

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ISIS in Afghanistan is attacking the Taliban, killing dozens

ISIS in Afghanistan is attacking the Taliban, killing dozens

While military officials say the non-nuclear bomb strike was a tactical one, questions have arisen as to whether the US plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon did not immediately release further details of the incident. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said Wednesday that the fighting, which began the day before, has killed 76 Taliban fighters and 15 from the IS affiliate. Read More

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Osinbajo, Bukola, Dogara pay farewell visit to President Buhari

Osinbajo, Bukola, Dogara pay farewell visit to President Buhari

Presidency spokesman Femi Adesina said the 74-year-old doctors would determine how long he stayed in the British capital, where he spent almost two months undergoing treatment from mid-January. Buhari later tweeted photos of a meeting with Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara ahead of his trip. Adesina said Buhari, whose health issue has been a subject of discourse in the past months, will be gone for as long as possible, depending on doctors' advice. Read More

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Tillerson tells Kim Jong-un the United States doesn't want regime change

Murphy stressed ties with Pyongyang are a sovereign matter for ASEAN states, but confirmed that Tillerson had urged them to review their positions. "T$3 he United States is asking countries, including our partners in ASEAN, to take efforts to deny the revenue streams that North Korea has enjoyed around the region, and.to minimize [diplomatic relations] so that North Korea does not gain benefit from its diplomatic channels for its nuclear and missile aspirations", Murphy said. Read More

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Macron victory in France sends euro to 6-month high

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has claimed victory in the French presidential election after early exit-poll estimates revealed that he had defeated opponent Marine Le Pen. Still, there are reasons to keep the Champagne on ice. Le Pen, 48, had portrayed the ballot as a contest between Macron and the " globalists " - in favour of open trade, immigration and shared sovereignty - and her "patriotic" vision of strong borders and national identities. Read More

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Saw Kejriwal receive Rs 2 cr in cash: Mishra

Saw Kejriwal receive Rs 2 cr in cash: Mishra

Mishra yesterday alleged that he saw the Chief Minister taking Rs 2 crore from Health Minister Satyendra Jain. Summary: Maken said .Responding to "water tanker scam" allegations against former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit levelled by Kapil Mishra, Maken said, "They don't have an iota of evidence against any Congress leader". Read More

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Dannielynn Birkhead Spitting Image of Mom Anna Nicole Smith at Kentucky Derby

Dannielynn Birkhead Spitting Image of Mom Anna Nicole Smith at Kentucky Derby

Larry Birkhead and his 10-year-old daughter, Dannielynn , kept her mother Anna Nicole Smith's memory alive as they attended the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday. "[Me and] Dannielynn [before] she raided the dessert room", the father teased his Twitter posting with the hashtag, " #lifefullcircle ". In an interview with Steve Harvey in July 2016 , Larry opened up about the difficulty he's had with shielding Dannielynn from her mother's very public death. Read More

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North Korea Detains 4th American: State Media

The detention came after the North announced on Wednesday that Kim Sang-dok, a USA citizen who was invited to teach at the same university, was arrested on April 22 for "committing criminal acts of hostility aimed to overturn the DPRK". North Korea has long detained US citizens to use as bargaining chips. Officials confirmed Wednesday they also were holding an accounting instructor tied to the school, which was founded by evangelical Christians in 2010. Read More

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Syria violence kills 4, wounds child despite safe zones

The armed opposition delegation to the talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana said in a statement released early Saturday that the truce should include all Syria and not just specific areas. But an official with Russia's military general staff said other countries may eventually have a role in enforcing the de-escalation areas. The US expressed concern over Iran, saying the country had "only contributed to the violence, not stopped it". Read More

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Five challenges for France's new president

Five challenges for France's new president

Other estimations also indicate that Macron garnered between 65 to 66.1 percent of votes, and Le Pen between 33.9 to 35 percent. Macron supporters celebrating his victory at a rally outside the Louvre Museum in Paris. The grand internal courtyard of the renowned palace-turned-museum Macron picked for his celebration party reopened after several hundred journalists preparing for the election event had to leave because of the security alert over the suspicious bag. Read More

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Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime planes bombarded the rebel-held village of al-Zalakiyat and adjacent positions in the Hama countryside. It also called on the US and other Arab allied countries, to take "firm stances" to prevent the implementation of the deal. United States and allied aircraft will be banned from flying over much of Syria as part of a deal struck by Iran, Russia and Turkey to foster a cease-fire in the Syrian war, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday. Read More

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Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

A draft executive order that supported that principle, circulated three months ago, delighted conservatives but horrified civil rights groups. The order released Thursday instead included a blanket statement that "it shall be the policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law's robust protections for religious freedom". Read More

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Kim Jon-un claims he dodged a $100K US death plot

Kim Jon-un claims he dodged a $100K US death plot

The Ministry claimed that the North Korean man had been "corrupted and bribed" by South Korean intelligence services while he was working in Russian Federation. The Kim regime has been testing ballistic missiles in recent days, while the US began installing a defense system in South Korea that would ideally destroy missiles launched from the North before they hit their intended target. Read More

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His Support for Black Colleges Remains 'Unwavering'

His Support for Black Colleges Remains 'Unwavering'

The White House pushed back Sunday on questions about a signing statement President Donald Trump added to the latest government spending bill Friday that said his administration would treat minority spending programs - including one to help historically black colleges pay for construction - in a manner consistent with the Constitution. Read More

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Celtic's biggest win at Glasgow rival Rangers in 120 years

Or possibly we're reading way too much into this? He told RangersTV: "I do feel I have a responsibility going into next season, I have a personal pride in what I do and I don't want to be playing second fiddle to anybody". But Celtic were successful in an appeal against that decision, Brown's dismissal for a foul on Liam Boyce being downgraded to a yellow card by a Scottish FA disciplinary tribunal last Thursday. Read More

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