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Kenyans Wanjiru, Keitany in London Marathon double

Kenyans Wanjiru, Keitany in London Marathon double The women's marathon was missing its defending champion. "It was becoming tougher and tougher. I have tasted world record pace which was good for me". Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia finished third. At 30km she was 78 seconds ahead of second-placed three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia and held on to her lead and charged down The Mall to win in 2:17:01, the second-fastest... [Full Article...]

Security guard at Jayalalithaa's bungalow found murdered

Security guard at Jayalalithaa's bungalow found murdered Another on-duty security guard was also injured, PTI reported. The body bore no external injuries, but another r watchman, who had injuries, was found tied with a rope near the estate gate. The police are now investigating the matter for more leads. The police are at the spot and investigating the incident, and area has been barricaded and cordoned off. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'ready to hit back'

North Korea 'ready to hit back' Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have. While Trump has put North Korea on notice that he will not tolerate any more provocation, U.S. In 2009, President Barack Obama said, "On the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has abandoned its own commitments and violated global law". Chinese experts said they see little immediate possibility of hostilities breaking out, but warned that Be... [Full Article...]

Anti-migrant party turns further right

Frauke Petry, the party's public face and under whose leadership the party has already shifted rightwards, shocked supporters on Wednesday by announcing she would not lead the AfD's campaign for a September 24 federal election. Police secure the city centre of Cologne. One police officer escorting party members into the suffered an injury to his face, leading to the arrest of a male protester. [Full Article...]

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held North Korea has detained a US citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three. The man, a Korean-American in his 50s identified only by his surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss aid and relief activities, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Trump's administration is re-evaluating its relationship with Iran, including whether to remain in the nuclear deal, said Trump, adding he would "see what happens". "We will have to overcome Iran's efforts to destabilize yet another country and create another militia in their image of Lebanese Hezbollah". "We're analyzing it very carefully". [Full Article...]

Centrist Macron, rightist Le Pen win French vote

Macron won 23.7 percent of the vote and Le Pen 21.7 percent, an Ipsos/Sopra Steria estimate showed. The last polling stations close at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. Over 60,000 polling stations opened Sunday at 0600 GMT for some 47 million eligible voters, who will choose between 11 candidates. They are followed by conservative Francois Fillon, with 19.9% and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon ... [Full Article...]

Trump Assesses China Highly over N. Korean Issue

The White House maintains there is no evidence North Korea has those capabilities. The vice president says the US wants to achieve this through peaceful means, but all options are on the table. Wang, the foreign minister, declined on Tuesday to comment on the piece, saying Global Times editorials do not reflect official foreign policy. [Full Article...]

Near-final French results: Macron, Le Pen on top

Near-final French results: Macron, Le Pen on top It sets up a battle between Macron's optimistic vision of a tolerant France and a united Europe with open borders against Le Pen's darker, inward-looking "French-first" platform that calls for closed borders, tougher security, less immigration and dropping the shared euro currency to return to the French franc. [Full Article...]

May: June snap election 'most important' in her lifetime

Mr Blair said: "I feel for the first time since I first came into politics, I look at the British political scene at the moment and I actually nearly feel motivated to go right back into it". He spent just under an hour on the visit, knocking on a door himself - of a local Labour Party member. But that's not the point for me. The prime minister's move was undoubtedly influenced by recent opinion p... [Full Article...]

France tense on the eve of presidential election

He was also carrying the addresses of police stations. Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris , France, April 20, 2017. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve accused her of trying to capitalize on the attack. The former economy minister left the government to start his own political movement. [Full Article...]

China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

After boasting that the USS Carl Vinson strike group was being dispatched to the Korean Peninsula in a "show of force", the USA was forced to walk back the claims after it emerged that the ships in question were actually on their way to participate in military exercises in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction. [Full Article...]

Germany welcomes Macron success in French election first round

A run-off will take place on May 7 between the last two contenders standing, provided none of the 11 candidates scores an absolute majority in the first round. Le Pen follows in the footsteps of her father Jean-Marie, who made it through to the 2002 presidential run-off in what came as a political quake for France. [Full Article...]

France At Crossroads Ahead Of Presidential Vote

The last polling stations close at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET) with usually reliable exit estimates due nearly immediately afterwards. "The election of either Le Pen or Melenchon would put Paris on a fast-track collision course with (EU officials in) Brussels", said James Shields, professor of French politics at Aston University in Britain. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court directs Kerala govt to reinstate former DGP TP Senkumar

Supreme Court directs Kerala govt to reinstate former DGP TP Senkumar A bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur said that the DGP was removed in disregard of the rules. The Kerala government had on April 11 defended in the apex court its decision to transfer Senkumar, saying he had protected "erring" police officials in the 2016 Puttingal temple fire tragedy in which 110 people were killed. [Full Article...]

Bill O'Reilly fired from Fox News, hours after meeting Pope Francis

Bill O'Reilly fired from Fox News, hours after meeting Pope Francis Shame on you", Colbert said. Wendy Walsh, a former commentator on O'Reilly's show, came forward this month saying he cut her loose after she refused his advances following a dinner business meeting at the Hotel Bel-Air. As for her allegations against O'Reilly, they are quite vague so far but, her attorney, Lisa Bloom, who is also representing two other accusers, claims Heldman was also harassed ... [Full Article...]

AIADMK rules out change in CM, Palaniswami to stay

The Panneerselvam camp on Thursday discussed the developments in the ruling AIADMK, which has made a decision to sideline Sasikala and Dinakaran and let a panel of leaders run the party. Asked about speculation in political circles that Sasikala, who is serving a prison term in connection with a disproportionate assets case in which Jayalalithaa was also an accused, was preparing to quit as genera... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister to announce details of tough new citizenship test today

The removal of skilled visa sponsorship for entry-level ICT jobs like test engineers and web developers was welcomed by the IT Professionals Association (ITPA) however the president of the 8000-member body, Robert Hudson, said that too many remained on the list eligible for two-year visas. [Full Article...]

Macron leads French election, to face-off with Le Pen in second round

Sunday evening local time, with 71 percent of votes counted, the French Interior Ministry said Le Pen received 23.3 percent of the vote while Macron received 22.98 percent. The former prime minister who lost the Republicans nomination to Fillon a year ago said he would vote "without hesitation" for Macron against the far-right, "which would lead France to disaster". [Full Article...]

U.S. will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal

U.S. will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal In Australia, Pence's mission was to soothe any lingering hurt stemming from a tense telephone conversation Trump had with the prime minister in January. Australia is the only country to have fought alongside the U.S.in every major conflict since World War I. "We will honour this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance", Pence said at Turnbull's harbourside official reside... [Full Article...]


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