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Marine Le Pen Presidential candidate's aide charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Marine Le Pen Presidential candidate's aide charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Both are key figures in the probe which followed demands by the European Parliament that Le Pen repay money she is accused of wrongly paying the two. Like Le Pen, other presidential candidates are trying to bolster their global profile. Ms Griset is a close friend of Ms Le Pen as well as her cabinet director. PARIS Feb 24 Fidelity International fund manager David Simner said on Friday he would continue to have a "healthy" allocation to French bonds and would look to buy up more, arguing ... Read More

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Steve Bannon says media 'always wrong' about Trump

Steve Bannon says media 'always wrong' about Trump

He was the one person; I watched 16 people kill each other. Trump admitted that the media was very upset by his repeated criticisms, but that he would continue to do so, citing the First Amendment. "You saw that on election day, and you're going to see that more and more". "It's fake, phony, fake", Mr. Trump said. But it was "a little rigged against him". Read More

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All much quieter on Academy Awards front

All much quieter on Academy Awards front

I also liked to dress my cat Tiger up in baby dresses when I was a little girl, so I've obviously been channeling my calling as a fashionista for some time now. Any other year Portman would have won for her interpretation of Jackie Kennedy but Hollywood is having a love affair with " La La Land " (as evidenced by its astonishing 14 nominations) and Stone is radiant as a struggling actress who dreams big. Read More

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GOP lawmakers face angry Trump foes at town halls

He was loudly heckled and booed when he defended President Donald Trump and his policies on health care and immigration, with the occasional cheer thrown in by his supporters by Brat's support of gun rights and fewer regulations. From Maine to Montana, Democrats and their allies are spending this short congressional recess protesting elected Republican politicians who for the most part are trying to avoid the events that often turn into shouting matches. Read More

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Simone Biles to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Though we have no idea what Mr. T has been up to since his stint on " The A Team ", his last TV appearance was playing himself in the TV movie WrestleMania XXX in 2014. Biles' Rio teammate Laurie Hernandez was the victor in the show's 23rd season, along with professional dancing partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. "I think it would be cool to be with Sasha". Read More

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Trump's Top Delegates Talk Immigration In Mexico

Trump's Top Delegates Talk Immigration In Mexico

First, there's the issue of the wall that U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to build along the U.S. Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray was less sanguine. Earlier, Trump administration issued guidance on deportations that could apply to every undocumented immigrant in the U.S. and enable state and local law enforcement to act as immigration officers. Read More

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VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia says

The move came after authorities said banned chemical weapon VX was used to kill Mr Kim. Malaysia has not blamed the North Korean state for the death, but says North Koreans were clearly behind it. "The only precaution I know of would be administration of the antidote before this went down". " Unlike other chemical weapons, the VX doesn't evaporates from the skin surface". Read More

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USA troops wounded in Iraqi offensive against Mosul

USA troops wounded in Iraqi offensive against Mosul

Iraqi forces last month ousted Islamic State from eastern Mosul and embarked on a new offensive against the militant group in densely-populated western Mosul this week. Iraqi commanders expect the battle in western Mosul to be more hard than the east, however, in part because tanks and armored vehicles can not pass through narrow alleyways that crisscross the city's ancient western districts. Read More

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The nuclear bunker that went to pot

Wiltshire Police attended the site after gathering intelligence. However, blast doors remained in place, along with security features which meant the bunker was " almost completely impenetrable " for police officers. This was an enormous set-up. Police in the United Kingdom discovered a large cannabis factory after raiding a nuclear bunker on Thursday. Insp. Franklin said, adding that the find is one of the biggest ever discovered in the area. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway's uniquely feminist opposition to feminism

Conway is scheduled to speak at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. "I don't think think I have to explain myself if I'm not going to go on TV for a week", she continued. "There are a lot of women that have a problem with women in power". President Donald Trump's senior counselor told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that her "grievance is really full coverage; we want the full story told". Read More

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Brooklyn Takes a Flyer on KJ McDaniels

McDaniels and Tyler Ennis before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline. Unloading McDaniels to the Nets frees $3M in cap space to use on the buyout market for Houston. McDaniels signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Rockets in 2015 after being traded to Houston by the Philadelphia 76ers late in his rookie season. Read More

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Ocean City included in top 10 U.S. beaches list

Ocean City included in top 10 U.S. beaches list

Florida's Siesta Beach took the top spot in the US, while Baia do Sancho in Brazil was named as the best beach worldwide. Coming in at number one was Siesta Key outside Sarasota which was the best-rated beach in the nation. Brelade's Bay Beach, located in St. Brelade, one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Hollywood's beach ranked sixth, followed by Pensacola Beach and St. Read More

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Kim Jong-nam killed by chemical weapon, say Malaysian police

One is a North Korean man, and two are the women who police believe wiped Kim's face: Siti Aishah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam. It is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. The body believed to be that of Kim Jong Nam has yet to be identified by next of kin, so Malaysia is refusing to release the remains. "Very, very toxic", he said. Read More

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VX Nerve Agent Detected in Kim Jong Nam Death Probe: Malaysian Police

Malaysian police have identified a second secretary working at the North Korean embassy in the Southeast Asian country as a key suspect in the murder, deepening the suspicion that the North Korean government was behind the crime. SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and USA troops in case of another war. Read More

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Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveils punchy economic growth targets

China on Friday described itself as the "grand champion" of economic development and rejected US President Donald Trump's allegation of currency manipulation to gain unfair trade advantages. "Traders and investors are seeing the effect of the Mexican stance in tempering the U.S. administration's overt aggression and making a determination that the worst fears they held for the peso and the Mexican economy were overblown", said Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at CFD and FX provider ... Read More

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IGP: Atomic agency to sweep KLIA2 for traces of nerve agent

While Putrajaya and Pyongyang's spat over the murder of Kim Jong Nam continues, in walks Abdul Rani Kulup Abdullah, dubbed the king of police reports , to have his say. "Don't push us. This is not North Korea". He reportedly suffered seizures then died in an ambulance on his way to hospital. Police chief Khalid Abu Baker described the incident to reporters on Wednesday, demanding that North Korea send a diplomat to the city to assist in the investigation and named another North Korean ... Read More

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UAE Commander Killed in Yemeni Missile Attack

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country's military in a major blow to the USA -backed Saudi-led coalition, which heavily supports the government, officials said. Some 11,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign. Al-Mokha lies close to the Bab al-Mandab strait through which much of the world's oil passes. Read More

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"'This is our time", Pence tells CPAC

Vice President Pence forcefully defended on Thursday night the Trump administration's plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying the law known as Obamacare is a "nightmare" and that the administration is committed to "an orderly transition" to a new health-care system. Read More

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Did the PCB save Sharjeel and Latif from going to prison?

Nasir (Jamshed) insisted that we meet with this guy (bookie) and said he was a fan. "They wanted to target three players - Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Irfan". Shehryar Khan said the players had been provided 14 days to furnish their replies. "It is up to the government to decide whether the PSL final will be held in Lahore or not", he added. Read More

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Paris teens block schools, protesting police violence

The entrances to dozens of other schools were partially blocked. The demonstrations are the latest to be held in the capital over the alleged rape and other reported police abuses. French police responded that the penetration was accidental and that his trousers "slipped down on their own", leading an internal inquiry to claim there was insufficient evidence to prove intended rape. Read More

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Portugal detains ex-CIA agent for extradition to Italy

Italian prosecutors want her to serve a six-year sentence. 'She was detained on Monday night for imminent extradition. De Sousa's lawyer told the RTP television channel that "the very least that is expected from the US diplomacy is that it works with the criminal (authorities in Italy) for the situation to be resolved swiftly, at least via a presidential pardon". Read More

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Nintendo Switch Lacks the Ability Authenticate on Public Wifi

Nintendo Switch Lacks the Ability Authenticate on Public Wifi

The reveal was made along with some substantial news from Nintendo with regards to the console's eShop. First off the mark is FAST RMX from Shin'en Multimedia . This lets you earn points for buying and playing games, which in turn let you unlock in-game bonuses, download console themes and other digital perks, and even get discounts on Nintendo eShop purchases. Read More

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In Syria ISIS Loses Major City After Three Years

In Syria ISIS Loses Major City After Three Years

In the morning, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, from the Joint Operations Command, announced in a statement the start of an assault to retake control of Mosul's global airport and a military base nearby from IS militant group. The fight in Iraq and Syria is a transregional one, he said, involving the extremist group al-Qaida and similar groups, as well as ISIS militants. Over the weekend, Lt. Read More

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Trump, DHS chief Kelly conflict in messages on immigration crackdown

Trump, DHS chief Kelly conflict in messages on immigration crackdown

They also cited "a massive campaign" of deportations against Mexican and Latin American migrants and the pressure on USA firms to move their investments out of Mexico, thereby harming the economy. An NPR analysis of Thursday's events said Mexico was looking for "clarity" out of the Trump administration. Tillerson then chimed in, thanking "his good friend Luis", and noting he spent most of his life living in Texas, which means Mexico has always been his "very close neighbor". Read More

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FCC lifts transparency requirements for some internet providers

In a 2-1 vote Republicans passed a five-year exemption to enhanced transparency rules included in the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules. The privacy framework makes third-party sharing of much consumer data an opt-in regime, while edge providers-which are under the Federal Trade Commission's jurisdiction-have no such limitations, while Hill Republicans are working on invalidating the rules using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Read More

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Tottenham Hotspur v KAA Gent (Thur)

Tottenham Hotspur v KAA Gent (Thur)

It meant Tottenham were left needing to score twice more with 10 men and while Victor Wanyama gave the hosts temporary hope in the second half, Jeremy Perbet's late goal sealed Gent a surprise aggregate victory. Kiese Thelin's last-gasp header clinched Anderlecht victory on away goals after a 3-1 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in Russian Federation saw them draw 3-3 on aggregate. Read More

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