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French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

The president-elect made his comments in a speech to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Paris less than an hour after Le Pen conceded the election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed his win, but appeared cautious about proposals to support his economic plans either by relaxing European spending rules or with a dedicated stimulus fund. Read More

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Stephen Lynch: Michael Flynn probe 'could be much wider'

Stephen Lynch: Michael Flynn probe 'could be much wider'

The senior members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee says classified military documents show that the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, did not ask permission or inform the USA government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations in 2015 and for lobbying that helped Turkey's government. Read More

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Women march in Venezuela as unrest continues

Maduro's proposal, announced last Monday, has enraged the US-backed opposition, prompting them to call for ever larger protest rallies to demand re-call elections in an attempt to oust the socialist president. Although the statement made no mention of it, a senior administration official later told AFP that US Vice President Mike Pence had also met Borges, but "did not participate in the full meeting with General McMaster". Read More

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Indian court rules liquor baron Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt of court

Indian court rules liquor baron Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt of court

Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Tuesday started contempt of court proceedings against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya who has been accused of turning into a defaulter of Rs 9,000 crore loans including interest payments. Apart from a court inquiry, Mallya has been probed by India's anti-money laundering agency Enforcement Directorate that works under the stewardship of department of revenue of Finance Ministry. Read More

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Cried because of support and not the MLA- Charu Nigam

Cried because of support and not the MLA- Charu Nigam

Charu's senior had to rush to the spot and speak to Radha Mohan. This incident that took place in the Kareemnagar area of Gorakhpur, UP where some locals took to the streets to mark their protest against the liquor shop in their area. I am thankful to them to have shown the truth with least manipulation. "My training has not taught me to be weak". Three senior IPS officers met the chief secretary in Lucknow on Monday evening and demanded strict action against the MLA and others who ... Read More

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82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

Twenty-one were 21 freed in previous negotiations in October and three were rescued by the military. " I also appeal to Nigerians not to stigmatize the girls because of the experiences". Psychosocial therapy. there has to be rehabilitation. According to him, efforts should be made to re-orientate the freed girls before sending them back to their families. Read More

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to the martyred CRPF personnel

Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony in Raipur said that this cowardly and unfortunate act exposes desperation and frustration. On Wednesday, the government appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the new Director General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and has attempted to galvanise its security apparatus by ordering a revamp of the intelligence gathering mechanism. Read More

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Clapper says Russian Federation now emboldened to interfere

Clapper says Russian Federation now emboldened to interfere

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was sacked for refusing to uphold President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven terror ridden countries, also testified about Russian meddling in the USA election. Clapper said the Russians collected information on both Republicans and Democrats but only chose to release damning information about the DNC. Also in May, President Putin himself refuted all allegations of meddling in the U.S. Read More

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Trump wants to make America fat again

Trump wants to make America fat again

In a Monday press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said newly-appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has moved to "make school meals great again ". Muñoz said the Obama administration built a lot of flexibility into the rules to ensure school districts would be able to comply, and 99 percent of them have done so. Read More

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

Flynn resigned in February following reports that he had diplomatically engaged Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to Trump taking office and that Flynn may have misled Vice President Mike Pence about that conversation. That was before FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed that the FBI was, in fact, investigating that question. Yates , Clapper and Brennan are now due to appear at a public hearing of the House committee that has not been scheduled. Read More

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AAP crisis: Kapil Mishra challenges Arvind Kejriwal to contest open elections

I am filing an FIR against you", Mishra said, addressing the media in Delhi and reading out a letter he wrote to the AAP convener. "Had I not written to the ACB, you would have not removed me in a hasty manner", he added. Mishra said he has been told Kejriwal will use the whip and remove him from the assembly in a special session on Tuesday. Levying fresh charges, the former Delhi minister alleged that a Rs 50-crore land deal had been arranged for the family of Kejriwal's brother-in-law, S K ... Read More

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Israel hits back at 'rights violator' Erdogan

The Turkish leader called Israel's treatment of the Palestinians "racist and discriminatory", and said Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip "has no place in humanity". He also noted it was impossible to maintain peace and stability without finding a fair solution to the Palestine issue. Are they unsure of their own fate? Adding that, "Israel adheres strictly to full freedom of worship for Jews, Muslims, and Christians - and will continue to do so in spite of baseless slander". Read More

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Jakarta's Christian governor Ahok found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

Syamsu Hilal, a member of an anti-blasphemy group who reported Ahok's comments to police past year, says "here we have witnessed that the judge has become a representative of God, that the judge has upheld justice". The maximum sentence is four years in prison for hate speech and five years for blasphemy. Vigilante groups frequently attempt with impunity to prevent Indonesia's religious minorities from practicing their faith and the country's gay community has faced a surge in persecution in ... Read More

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What is Cinco de Mayo anyway? The history of a holiday

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. If you're thinking May 5 is Mexican Independence Day, you couldn't be further from the truth. Napolean III had multiple motives on May 5th: For the leader of France, Napolean III, the battle at Puebla was an attempt at not only spreading his empire but at conquering a key Mexican access point to the USA, where he meant to lend support to the confederate army during the Civil War in an effort to keep the US ... Read More

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Israel Releases Footage, Claims Barghouti Sneaking Food during Hunger Strike

The Israeli authorities have alleged that Marwan Barghouti, who is leading a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, has been secretly eating, although Palestinian sources reject the claims. Marwan Barghouti , 57, played a lead role in the first and second intifadas and is one of nearly 900 Palestinian inmates hunger-striking in protest at the conditions of Israeli prisons. Read More

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Jain to file defamation case against Mishra

Jain to file defamation case against Mishra

Later in the day, he dared the party to expel him, which the party did, suspending him from the primary membership of the party. Earlier in the day, Mishra said he had shared with the ACB all the evidence related to the tanker scam that dates back to Congress leader Sheila Dikshit's tenure as chief minister. Read More

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Macron is Europe's man of the moment

Macron is Europe's man of the moment

Her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front party, is known for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, like describing Holocaust as a detail of history, and has referred to the Nazi occupation in the past as "not particularly inhumane". Read More

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North Korea detains another American citizen, news agency reports

The trumped up charges against Kim mirror charges made against other Americans, including 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier who was on a guided tour of North Korea when he tried to take a sign with political writing from his hotel. Kim Hak-song, an ethnic Korean, born in Jilin, China, and educated at a university in California, was detained Saturday on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, state media reported . Read More

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Russia, US agree to air safety measures for Syria

The new deal was penned by Turkey, which backs the opposition, as well as Russian Federation and Iran, who are supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It also said it did not accept Iran as a guarantor of the deal. It is also not clear how the safe zones will be enforced. The group called on the US and other Arab-allied countries to prevent the implementation of the deal. Read More

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Plagiarism or a 'wink'? Le Pen lifts conservative's speech

Plagiarism or a 'wink'? Le Pen lifts conservative's speech

France votes for a new president on Sunday in a ballot being watched closely by financial markets and France's neighbours as a test of the global populist wave. She launched a full-throttled attack on Mr Macron, calling him the candidate of "a morbid continuity, littered with the corpses of jobs transferred offshore, the ruins of bust businesses, and the gaping holes of deficit and debt". Read More

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Police pour in to Paris' train station, evacuate passengers

Police pour in to Paris' train station, evacuate passengers

The station is a terminus for suburban and national rail networks and Eurostar trains from London. The 200 people on board were confined to their trains from around 10:50pm as armed police searched the station. Within minutes, authorities began evacuating the entire station, the employee said. The operation was winding down by 1.30am local time, with the cordon around the station pared back. Read More

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UK PM May's Conservatives make gains in local elections

While it may be wrong to assume that the general election vote will mirror the patterns that have emerged today, Ukip's numbers in some general election voter intention polls have been dropping lately too. He was more cautious than Dame Margaret Beckett on the proposed Labour policy of raising tax for those earning over £80,000, saying that it would be a "mistake" to lower the upper threshold of £150,000 "for the kind of seats that we need to win across the country". Read More

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No deal took place between me and Kejriwal, Mishra lying: Satyendra Jain

I know Kejriwal will try to give clarification on all the allegations made by me in the Delhi Assembly today and also brand me as a liar and a corrupt. enough to fight court cases". Adding to the list of allegations against AAP, Mishra said that during the Punjab assembly polls there was massive corruption in the distribution of tickets and that AAP leader and spokesperson Sanjay Singh was involved in lobbying for overseas funding for the party. Read More

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