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France goes to the polls in tight election race

French media reported that voters lined for up to three hours in Montreal in a queue that stretched for over 2km, suggesting an exceptionally high turnout after arguably the most remarkable election campaign in memory. Three suspects close to the attacker remain in custody, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Saturday. It sets up a battle between Mr Macron's optimistic vision of a tolerant Fra... [Full Article...]

Macron-Le Pen 'in French run-off'

But Le Pen supporters were equally enthusiastic. "The first step. has been taken". First a lawyer, then a politician, Le Pen has served as a European lawmaker since 2004 and since 2010 as a regional councilor for the northern region of France, a hardscrabble land where she feels at home. [Full Article...]

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

The AfD has seen its support plummet as the refugee influx to Germany has slowed in recent months, after Merkel let in more than one million asylum seekers since 2015. "We don't want to be a minority in our own country, but we already are in some respects", Meuthen said. Around 600 delegates rejected Petry's call to adopt a more moderate-sounding "Realpolitik" programme meant to shut down the pa... [Full Article...]

Islamic State Chops Ears Off 33 Jihadists Who Fled Mosul Battlefield

Islamic State Chops Ears Off 33 Jihadists Who Fled Mosul Battlefield That area has been whittled down to about 6.8 percent of Iraqi territory after extensive military operations, which are still going on in the city of Mosul, he said . They also announce that the targeted location was in fact a "fighting position" for Syrian Democratic Forces, who are allies in the US mission to fight the Islamic State. [Full Article...]

Trump Predicts Le Pen Will Do Well in the French Election

Trump Predicts Le Pen Will Do Well in the French Election According to CNN, the deadly attack on a police bus in the French capital on Thursday night has dramatically changed the course of the French presidential poll campaign. One was killed and two were wounded before the gunman was shot dead by return fire as he attempted to flee on foot. The gunman had a note in his pocket praising the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Le Pen Posts Strong Showing, Pro-Europe Eyes Turn to Macron

The selection of Le Pen and Macron would present voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the European Union's future and France's place in it. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tweeted an appeal to all voters to back Macron in the second round, "to combat the National Front's disastrous project to take France backwards and to divide the French people"... [Full Article...]

Trump's Tax Reform Reveal Won't Tell Much, Aide Says

In February, Trump promised a "phenomenal" tax plan within a few weeks, without offering details. "Our goal is to make this a smarter, more effective process that reduces the kind of systemic risks that harmed so many Americans during the financial crisis of 2008", Mnuchin said . [Full Article...]

Arkansas pitchers run out of gas, fall to Auburn in series finale

Arkansas pitchers run out of gas, fall to Auburn in series finale So was one of his two hits Saturday and his first home run of the season Friday. They shifted second baseman Carson Shaddy to the left side of the infield, placing three defenders in the 90 feet between second and third base. Thompson went back to one of his most reliable bullpen arms on Sunday, providing Mitchell (5-1, 2.70 ERA) with a quick opportunity at redemption, just like the second-year A... [Full Article...]

Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

If you don't repudiate the malicious and false statement of your own Justice Department, then have the decency and courage to come to New York City, look our police officers in the eye and tell them they are soft on crime. These cities normally do not permit police or municipal employees to inquire about one's immigration status. "M$3 any of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the wei... [Full Article...]

Kenya: Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Ease to Victory At Boston Marathon

Kenya: Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Ease to Victory At Boston Marathon In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon by using her initials, K.V. Switzer, to secure a bib. A year later, then-20-year-old Switzer told her coach at Syracuse University, Arnie Briggs, about Gibb and said she wanted to run Boston . [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens action against US Navy

Pyongyang should be fully aware of what it is getting into as Washington clearly warned of unprecedented action that could include a preventive strike should it cross the line by going ahead with another nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test. [Full Article...]

N Korea displays new missiles as United States carrier group approaches

N Korea displays new missiles as United States carrier group approaches Pence, who has called the North's failed missile test a day earlier "a provocation", said the US and its allies will achieve its objectives through "peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary" to protect South Korea and stabilize the region. [Full Article...]

Trump Rebukes Italian Prime Minister, Calls For No US Intervention In Libya

Mr. Trump was a supporter of the British decision to exit the European Union and has stated his preference for one-on-one trade and defence agreements with USA allies. "Now is the moment for the US and Italy to work together to stabilise the situation and broaden the support for the Tripoli government to other actors", Gentiloni said in a speech in Washington on Thursday before he saw Trump. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's Conservative Party hold 19 point lead in United Kingdom election poll

Corbyn beats May when voters are asked who sticks to their principles most: 47% say Corbyn and 46% May. British elections are fixed in law but can be changed with a two-thirds majority in the Commons - a threshold easily passed during Wednesday's vote. [Full Article...]

North Korea: US Far More "Vicious" and "Aggressive" Under Trump

North Korea: US Far More While China advocates for diplomatic outreach, the officials said the goal of engagement would have to be North Korea's denuclearization. DPRK has promised to give a fit reply to any provocation by the United States , saying it is capable of hitting targets on US soil. [Full Article...]

Budget Chief Offers Compromise To Fund Border Wall

The White House is offering Democrats a dollar-for-dollar deal to fund Obamacare subsidies and the border wall in the upcoming spending bill, according to budget director Mick Mulvaney, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer shot it down, with snark. [Full Article...]

President Trump Quietly Negotiated the Release of Egyptian-American Captive, Says Report

What we're treated to is a bunch of Ken Burns style pans, scans, and zoom-ins of pictures of Trump and his family hanging out with Hijazi in the oval office as "I'm Proud to be An American" swells in the background. On Thursday night, Hijazi arrived in Washington , D.C., after the Trump administration successfully secured her released. President Trump's reset with Egyptian officials, as well as i... [Full Article...]

British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attack

Officers have also carried out three arrest warrants at addresses in the Hertfordshire area and other warrants have been executed in Milton Keynes. She was taken to a north London police station and has since been bailed. If seen the public are advised to call 999 immediately'. CCTV images showing him are being reviewed by investigators. A total of 12 people attended hospital suffering burns. [Full Article...]

Oppose candidates who back Brexit at any cost, Blair urges voters

He said the Tories were likely to win but a big Labour vote could constrain the PM, whose "unreasonable" policy was being driven by her party's right wing. "There is no way we can countenance any kind of arrangement or coalition with the Conservative party and likewise with the Labour party led by Jeremy Corbyn", the Lib Dem leader said. [Full Article...]

KKR bowls out RCB for lowest IPL total: How Twitter reacts

Talking about the probable XI in today's match , Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa might be expected to open the innings, unless you see some surprise from the captain and start the innings with Sunil Narine. They can not do so as he is out in the third over. He is not playing any aerial shots, but Kohli, along with AB De Villiers , have formed a solid partnership. [Full Article...]

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