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Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

So far the names of only 14 candidates are known, but on Thursday afternoon "around 450" will be revealed, Jean-Paul Delevoye of Republic on the Move said . Numerous more than 57,000 French nationals in Canada cast ballots Saturday in the run-off election. That would force Macron, who will be inaugurated on Sunday, to share power with them in what is known as a "cohabitation" in France. Read More

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JKPL celebrates Cinco de Mayo

JKPL celebrates Cinco de Mayo

It also recognizes the many contributions of Mexican-Americans give to our nation. "[People] have this misconception about how Mexicans dress and how Mexicans act and how Mexicans are all partying and all that good stuff, however you want to put it, but it's not only that". Read More

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Russia's Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

Russia's Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

When he returns to brief Putin, will he advise giving Trump more time, to see if, say, by late summer the tempest will have settled down and talks resumed? From the USA side, the Lavrov visit should also force statesmen and sober-headed leaders on all sides of the partisan divide to step back and consider: are US interests served by the current deterioration? The uproar seemed certain to complicate Lavrov's mission in search of United States support for a Russian plan to create safe zones ... Read More

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Colbert gleefully responds 'I won' to insults from Trump

In his remarks to media Thursday, Trump said Colbert's crude comments "only builds up my base". "I can't believe how innocent Trump's people are", he said . "But don't worry - you won the ratings college", Colbert joked. If YouTube views were votes, Stephen Colbert would still lose to Donald Trump. For his part, however, Colbert said that he would absolutely do it again - though he admitted he would substitute certain words for others a second time around. Read More

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Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday. Comey's firing ignited a firestorm in Washington and has prompted speculation over whether Trump's decision hinged on his apparent anger at the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Read More

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Robert Mugabe Not Asleep But Resting His Eyes, Claims Spokesman

Robert Mugabe Not Asleep But Resting His Eyes, Claims Spokesman

Last week at a World Economic Forum Summit in South Africa, Mugabe sat slumped in his chair, wringing his hands, as he told a panel discussion in a low murmur that his country was not a "fragile state". "For the rest of his body, the president gets attended to in Zimbabwe". President Mugabe was seen sleeping in several meetings and conferences. "You were not allowed to even use flashes whenever he was in the room", he said. Read More

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Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

The SNP won the election nationally , with the largest number of councillors and the highest vote share of any party. And on Saturday she campaigned in Gordon, where the former first minister and SNP leader is the candidate. Maybe we are simply discovering that voters in Scotland are just not so keen on voting for the SNP in local elections - as was the case for Westminster elections until the party's 2015 success. Read More

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Trump to meet with Putin this summer

Cohen, former deputy director of the C.I.A., replied: "No". The photographer who stood feet from Trump as he talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, had told the White House that he was Lavrov's official photographer, the administration official said. Read More

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Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 2 dead

Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 2 dead

Giorgos Mylonas, 78, told The Associated Press "I was sitting on my porch". The train was traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route when it went off the rails near the. Search and rescue operations ended in the evening with no word from the dozens of emergency services workers of any further addition to the toll. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. Read More

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Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

France is deeply divided and the election result reflected a very disturbing rise in ultraright support, particularly in the rust-belt areas of the country. The defection highlights the disarray in the Socialist party, whose candidate Benoit Hamon attracted just six percent of votes in the first round of the presidential election. Read More

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SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

At the same time, the US Pacific Command said that it had detected and tracked the North Korean missile launch, but there was no confirmation that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. She was traveling from Norway, where she led a delegation that held an informal meeting with USA experts. As not even a single mistake should be made in the security issues, he continued, the Moon government should stop dragging its feet and reveal its clear position on the deployment of a US missile ... Read More

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Antonio Conte adored by Chelsea fans on social media

Antonio Conte adored by Chelsea fans on social media

An improved contract offer is likely, especially as Inter Milan covet the former Juventus and Italy boss. "I thought that Hazard and Pedro were exhausted and we needed more energy". We have the same ambition. After long celebrations on the field, Conte returned to the dressing room and was showered first by a large tub of water and then by a bottle of champagne poured by a semi-naked Diego Costa . Read More

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North Korea launches ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korea launches ballistic missile, South Korea says

A North Korean missile would need to travel more than 8,000 kilometres (4,970 miles) to reach the U.S. West Coast. The nature of the projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the latest launch as "totally unacceptable" and a "grave threat" to Tokyo. "The U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked this missile - and says flight data indicate that it was not an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM". Read More

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India skips Belt and Road meet

Mr Xi said China would contribute 100 billion yuan (£11.2 billion) to the Silk Road Fund, which was set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects . He said that a "new page of history" has begun for China, the Philippines and the ASEAN. "What I can tell you is that we have repeatedly said the Belt and Road is an open and inclusive proposal", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday. Read More

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Turkey blocks all access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks all access to Wikipedia

Turkey has blocked Wikipedia , the country's telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. In announcing the ban on TV matchmaking shows, the decree stated: "In radio and television broadcasting services, such programs in which people are introduced to find a friend. Read More

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New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

Haniyeh, a former prime minister, was selected as the group's leader in a vote held Saturday in both the Gaza Strip and Qatar simultaneously via video conference. While Haniyeh is expected to continue Meshaal's program of emphasizing improved relations with Arab countries around the region and reaching out to Western countries, his ascent to the organization's top position is seen as rebalancing influence within Hamas toward its Gaza leadership and its Qassem Brigades military wing, and ... Read More

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MLA plans stir against Mishra

MLA plans stir against Mishra

Late in the evening, police also attempted to interrupt Mishra's hunger strike. Doctors had, on Friday, advised hospitalisation to Mishra due to drop in blood sugar level and dehydration. The Karawal Nagar MLA, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, tweeted,"Fourth-day of Satyagraha". On May 10, the sacked AAP leader began his hunger strike who stirred a controversy by making corruption allegations against Arvind Kejriwal. Read More

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Trump Hires Law Firm to Rebut Suggestion of Russia Business Ties

Trump Hires Law Firm to Rebut Suggestion of Russia Business Ties

President Barack Obama had also reportedly warned Trump not to hire Flynn who was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under the Obama administration until he was sacked in 2014. Earlier Tuesday Senator Lindsey Graham said that while he has no knowledge or evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians, or any inappropriate business dealings, he would like to see any if it exists. Read More

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It appears BC has its first minority government in 65 years

It appears BC has its first minority government in 65 years

The campaign began four weeks ago with Clark and the NDP's John Horgan locked in a tight race to be premier, and Green Leader Andrew Weaver hoping to build upon his one seat in the legislature. "And we have also won the most seats". But Harrison's colleague suspects voters gave the Greens the benefit of the doubt this time around and warned that wouldn't be the case next time. Read More

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Corbyn: I am not a pacifist

Corbyn: I am not a pacifist

Mr Corbyn will use his speech to a leading worldwide affairs think tank to try to cast off his image as a pacifist unwilling to take military action while denouncing Mrs May's closeness to the Trump administration in Washington. Corbyn said Labour would support the renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons but if circumstances were reached where ordering their use was an option it would "represent complete and cataclysmic failure". Read More

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Jakarta Governor Given 2-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

Jakarta Governor Given 2-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

The judges actually went beyond the recommendations of prosecutors, who suggested that the most serious charge could be dropped and Ahok could be given a suspended sentence. Purnama had on a work trip a year ago said political rivals were deceiving people by using a verse in the Quran to say Muslims should not be led by a non-Muslim. Read More

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Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

The announcement however angered a section of the group who have revived the mutiny. The soldiers opened fire to prevent the former rebels from staging their own protest march, spokesman for the mutineers Sergeant Seydou Kone said. "Given such sacrifices granted to us during this hard time, we, soldiers. definitively renounce all financial demands", Fofana said in a statement broadcast on state television. Read More

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S.Korea military: N.Korea fires unidentified projectile

Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to comment when he was asked whether the latest missile launch was a success, and whether it represented a new level of threat. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. "All relevant parties should exercise restraint". Read More

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White House fumes after Moscow releases Trump meeting photos

The Lavrov meeting came just hours after Mr Trump fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , the man responsible for investigating allegations of collusion between the Republican leader's team and Russian Federation. But a photographer with Russian state-controlled media outlet TASS was allowed to both photograph the occasion and distribute the pictures online. The ambassador was also not mentioned in the official White House readout of the meeting. Read More

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GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

Those promises included that if you liked your doctor you could keep him or her, that the cost of health care would go down, and that you would have more health care options. "The amended bill immediately eliminates Obamacare taxes, protects individuals with pre-existing conditions, lowers costs, and reforms Medicaid to give states more flexibility". Read More

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