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Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

An estimation by research firm Elabe for BFMTV show that Macron won the presidential race with 65.9 percent of votes, while Le Pen scored 34.1 percent. The centrist Macron, 39, formed his own party only last year, and his election victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen on Sunday has destroyed the dominance of the centre-left and centre-right parties which have governed France for almost 60 years. Read More

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Tillerson: Trump will not rush USA climate policy review

WALDHOLZ: Despite the uncertainty over American policy, All eight nations agreed to try to reduce emissions of methane and black carbon, major contributors to warming in the Arctic. And the incoming chair, Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, said the Paris accord and the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable development would guide the council's work. Read More

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Crude prices rise in expectation of Aramco supply cut

Crude prices rise in expectation of Aramco supply cut

Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, has notified at least one Asian refiner of its first cut in crude allocations since an Opec output cut took effect in January, a source told Reuters on Wednesday (May 10). Also supporting prices were comments from Algeria's energy minister that Algeria and Iraq favour extending global supply cuts when OPEC meets this month. Read More

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North Korea open for USA talks under 'right conditions'

It's the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as it pursues a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the US mainland. A photo on file of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. In total, North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and U.S. sanctions and is also developing long-range missiles to deliver atomic weapons. Read More

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Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote

Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote

David Kustoff, a freshman Republican, in her vehicle after a town hall event on Monday. As Kustoff pulled into a driveway, Wright began to scream and strike the windows on Kustoff's auto and even reached inside the vehicle. The House of Representatives recently and narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, a long-promised repeal and replacement of the American Care Act (Obamacare). Read More

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Florida Police Dog Takes Bullet Meant For Deputy

Florida Police Dog Takes Bullet Meant For Deputy

The suspect, Phillip Oshea, was killed in the Friday gunfire. Palm Beach deputies were called out just after 4 a.m. Friday to Duggans Pub regarding a robbery. A man wanted for armed robbery in Raleigh died Friday in a shootout with Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies in Jupiter, Fla., according to the Palm Beach Post . Read More

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May 2017 BOE MPC votes 7-1 to leave rates unchanged

May 2017 BOE MPC votes 7-1 to leave rates unchanged

Only Krista Forbes, who is due to leave the MPC in June, voted for a rate rise. MPC holds #BankRate at 0.25%, maintains government bond purchases at £435bn and corporate bond purchases at up to £10bn. That 2017 forecast was little changed from a 2% prediction made in February. This sounds worrying. In addition, he discusses "negative real income growth" this year. Read More

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Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium

Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium

In a freakish interview taped hours after introducing the idea of scrapping the briefing altogether, Trump said he was serious about the possibility to "just don't have them". On Wednesday, Trump told NBC News that he had fired Comey because he was a "showboat" and "grandstander" - contradicting earlier White House statements that he was dismissed because of his public statements past year on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Read More

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White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat

Asked whether anyone in the White House had an audio recording of the dinner, as Trump suggested in a tweet earlier on Friday, Spicer said: "I'm not aware of that". "I think the process is going to move quickly", Trump said while aboard Air Force One to give a college commencement speech. In testimony to the Senate intelligence committee, he also cast doubt on White House claims that Mr Comey had lost the confidence of his staff. Read More

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Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

Ten seconds of security camera footage released by the police appeared to show a man, knife in hand, lunging toward a policeman falling backwards onto the ground, then jumping on him while wielding the knife and making stabbing motions. "It's time for Jordan to stop this double game". And Palestinian media outlets are reporting that in response to the attack, Israeli forces have restricted access to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam. Read More

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North Korea open to USA talks under 'conditions'

North Korea open to USA talks under 'conditions'

It was not immediately clear how the protest was conveyed, since North Korea and the United States have no diplomatic relations and virtually no official channels of communication. The Oslo group included Thomas Pickering, former USA undersecretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to the United Nations , Robert Einhorn, former US special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, and Suzanne DiMaggio, a director and senior fellow at the US think tank New America, ... Read More

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North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap

Talks between North Korea and the United States could be held if the circumstances were favorable, a senior Pyongyang diplomat said on Saturday in comments carried by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. President Moon has questioned the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) systems in South Korea and has criticized the system's deployment before the election, arguing that it took away the new government's ability to make a decision on the matter. Read More

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France's Macron meets Merkel Monday, French troops overseas soon after

France's Macron meets Merkel Monday, French troops overseas soon after

Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) party and Modem officials had been in talks all day to smooth out differences after Bayrou's party complained that they were under-represented in an initial list of 428 unveiled on Thursday. For now, Macron's party is holding firm. Like Macron, however, more than half of those candidates have never held elected office before. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron on Sunday. Read More

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10 laborers gunned down near Pakistan's port city of Gwadar

Gwadar forms the southern Pakistan hub of a $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of infrastructure and energy projects. The attack sites have been cordoned off. Suspected separatists often target non-native labourers in the Province. The attack has been claimed by the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an armed separatist group that has been fighting for an independent homeland for the ethnic Baloch. Read More

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Elections BC gearing up for eventful final count

If Clark requires the support of the Greens to govern the Pacific Coast province, she'll be dealing with a party staunchly opposed to both those projects. British Columbians will continue to await a final vote count that will determine what the government will look like moving forward. The NDP had 41 and the Green Party three. Read More

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Korean president talks to China, Japan

Korean president talks to China, Japan

Security Council resolutions. Relations between Seoul and Beijing have been growing sour amid the ongoing deployment of the USA missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a US anti-missile system in defense against the North. Read More

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Chibok girl to be reunited with family after three years

Tsambido said some politicians from Borno State were allowed to see the girls, who are now in the custody of the Department of State Services, lamenting that Chibok leaders, resident in Abuja, were denied access to the girls. Echioda said the release of the girls would give hope to parents of the remaining girls who were still in captivity that their daughters would also be freed soon. Read More

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UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

The problem appeared to begin Friday morning, when hospitals in the United Kingdom were crippled by a large-scale cyberattack that forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. CNN has not independently confirmed that number. European Union's law enforcement agency Europol described the attack as unprecedented in terms of its scale. Read More

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Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump was widely known to record some phone conversations at his office in Trump Tower during his business career, sometimes remarking to aides after a call as to whether or not he had taped it. The long and short of it is that when Clapper said he wasn't aware of evidence of collusion during a March 5 Meet the Press interview, he didn't mean that such evidence doesn't exit - he simply wasn't looped in about the FBI's counterintelligence investigation, which unbeknownst to Clapper has been ... Read More

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Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'pretty smart cookie'

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'pretty smart cookie'

The surge in tensions has rattled China, especially with Trump's repeated insistence that the USA would take on North Korea alone if Beijing fails to curb Pyongyang's provocative behaviour. "Today Australia and the United States continue to work with our allies to address new security threats around the world", Turnbull said. "Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary". Read More

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North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

North Korea said US and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state security ministry. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. The prosecutors on Friday said outgoing South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Lee Byung-ho and unnamed "masterminds in (the) CIA" are among those they intend to prosecute, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported. Read More

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2 die in shooting at Dallas-area college

North Lake College is a community college in Irving, which is just west of Dallas . Multiple news agencies are reporting that Torres shot Gonzalez three times as she sat in a chair. Two people are dead follow a shooting at North Lake College in Irving, Texas . Some students were seen running from various buildings to parking lots, however. Read More

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Whatcha baking? Bear visits home as woman bakes brownies

Whatcha baking? Bear visits home as woman bakes brownies

The woman said the bear spent about half an hour on the deck, standing up and putting its paws up on the glass sliding door leading to the kitchen. The bear was very persistent and wasn't even afraid of loud noise. "Though it looks cute on the railing, this bear was angry about not being able to get at the food", Mr Belfiore said told WFSB . The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the tags on the bear's ears mean that it was marked for research purposes. Read More

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Theresa May: The election result is not certain despite polls

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's call for an early general election was a display of "cheap opportunism" to defeat the Labour Party and win an absolute majority for her government, says a British academic. "These rules have created a cosy cartel which rigs the system in favour of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations". Corbyn, who voted to leave the EU's predecessor in 1975 but supported " Remain " past year, has been criticised for muddling the party's position on Brexit ... Read More

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Acting FBI Head Undercuts White House Claims on Comey, Probe

While Russian collusion is likely to be the nail in Trump's Presidential coffin, I fully believe that he hated Comey's high profile, tendency to speak and act independently, and refusal to toe the Trump party line. Although Trump thought Comey went too easy on Clinton, Rosenstein's memo made the case that Comey's public declarations about the Clinton investigation were unfair to her. Read More

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