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Bookmakers reveal the favourite for who will win the election

Bookmakers reveal the favourite for who will win the election Some commentators see a dominant Conservative Party crushing left-leaning Labour - an all but "coronation" of May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the European Union in June a year ago, giving her a free hand in the talks. [Full Article...]

Trump Draws the Line: It's 'Hollywood vs. Georgia' in June Runoff Election

Trump Draws the Line: It's 'Hollywood vs. Georgia' in June Runoff Election And as much as we can extrapolate from one single Atlanta suburb, Ossoff's near-win portends Democratic strength going into the 2018 congressional midterms. The proof will be in how many voters they turned out who didn't show up in November. Still, the close finishes in Georgia as well as conservative Kansas underscored Democrats' potential to capitalize on surging liberal energy following T... [Full Article...]

Macron, Le Pen Set for French Election Run-off

In third place is conservative Francois Fillon with 19.75 per cent just ahead of leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon with 19.45 per cent. "There is no other choice than to vote against the far right". "In the meantime, we have to choose what's best for our country". "Patriot and European, I will put my trust in Emmanuel Macron on May 7". The May 7 runoff will be between the populist Marine Le Pen and c... [Full Article...]

German anti-immigrant AfD party picks leaders for election drive

German anti-immigrant AfD party picks leaders for election drive The AfD, already with opposition footholds in 11 of Germany's 16 regional state assemblies, also adopted a program platform for the September 24 federal election, largely focused on stemming "unrestrained mass immigration" into Germany. "I will step aside during the campaign, as that's what the party congress apparently wants", Petry said , while pledging to remain party co-chairwoman "for now". [Full Article...]

Bulls Star Jimmy Butler Calls Out Celtics' Marcus Smart For 'Acting Tough'

Wade finished with 11 points and a fourth quarter he will want to forget. Sidelined by a broken thumb, Rondo extended his leg as Celtics forward Crowder walked by after hitting a jumper then having words to Bulls bench during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday (NZT). [Full Article...]

France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

They now advance to a second round vote that will held on May 7. However, fortune smiled upon Macron and Le Pen, who gathered support of 23.75 percent and 21.53 percent of voters respectively, according to the final figures of the French Interior Ministry. [Full Article...]

May on course for landslide election victory

May on course for landslide election victory The Labour leader refused to be drawn on whether he would be prepared to authorise a drone strike on the leader of IS - also referred to as Isis - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi if British intelligence discovered his whereabouts. He attacked Prime Minister Theresa May for wanting an election "without scrutiny" after her "carefully stage managed" appearances since calling the election last week. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer Says 'Let Down' Trump With Hitler Remarks

After these comments brought on much expected backlash, Spicer went on CNN to apologize. A day after claiming that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons during World War II and referring to concentration camps as "Holocaust Centers", Sean Spicer continued apologizing on Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi

In 2014, Egyptian authorities charged them with sexual abuse and trafficking of those children, a claim that human rights groups had long argued was unsubstantiated and false. Also released Thursday night were Hijazi's husband, Egyptian national Mohamed Hassanein, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump was criticized at the time for not publicly addressing human rights concerns or Aya Hij... [Full Article...]

Australia tells N Korea to invest in citizens, not arms

Hyeon Soo Lim, a South Korean-born Canadian citizen in his 60s, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 on charges of trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system and helping US and South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens. [Full Article...]

Thunder's Westbrook chides reporter after loss

Patrick Beverley tied the game at 79 with a 3-pointer and Harden also found his touch, scoring eight big points in the final frame, including a huge jumper from the top of the key with 41.8 seconds remaining to give the Rockets a five-point lead, a lead they never gave away during the insane finish. [Full Article...]

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

The massive attack is a setback for the Afghan government and its coalition allies faced with a persistent Taliban insurgency and the presence of ISIS and other terrorist groups. ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack last month on Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter. The army did not confirm that. The NATO-led military coalition deploys advisers to the base to train and assist Afg... [Full Article...]

Euro scales five-month peak on French election relief

Euro scales five-month peak on French election relief Despite Macron's plans to "relaunch the building of Europe", the combined scores of staunch eurosceptics Le Pen, far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon and nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan add up to around 46 percent. "It's more complicated than it looks - a new campaign is starting", said Francois Miquet-Marty of pollster Viavoice. "I will not be asking those who come and join me where they come from". [Full Article...]

American Airlines Now Embroiled In Passenger-Crew Incident

American Airlines Now Embroiled In Passenger-Crew Incident The passenger, reportedly traveling from Argentina, can be seen and heard crying, asking that the stroller be returned to her. Another uproar from a major airline, this time it happened on an American Airlines plane. "What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers", American said in a statement . United initially blamed its passenger, Dr David Dao, ... [Full Article...]

French Jews anxious over Le Pen's success in presidential vote's 1st round

French Jews anxious over Le Pen's success in presidential vote's 1st round At a gathering after the vote, Le Pen hailed the results as "historic", and expressed "profound gratitude" to her supporters. "From now on I have an enormous responsibility of defending the French nation, its unity, its culture and its independence", she said. [Full Article...]

Children crammed into 'super-sized' school classes like sardines, says Corbyn

Children crammed into 'super-sized' school classes like sardines, says Corbyn A Conservative spokeswoman dismissed Mr Corbyn's comments and pointed out that the number of infants in large classes had risen by 18% in three years in Wales. The party supports fixed term parliaments, but had said it would not stand in the way of an election. "This is a party absolutely determined to take the fight to the Tories about inequality and injustice in this country". [Full Article...]

At Least 12 Are Dead In Venezuela After A Night Of Protests

At Least 12 Are Dead In Venezuela After A Night Of Protests Anti-government protesters blamed riot police for the attack, but Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said armed groups hired by President Nicolas Maduro's opponents were to blame. "The government's already taken everything, all possibility of living our lives with dignity". As protests and looting continued into the night following another day of clashes between police and demonstrators in the cap... [Full Article...]

Soldier injured in stabbing attack near Jerusalem

Soldier injured in stabbing attack near Jerusalem Israel says the violence is fueled by Palestinian incitement. Recently, the Tel Aviv regime has handed down harsh sentences to the Palestinians purportedly convicted of stabbing attacks. Israeli forces killed at least 244 Palestinians in the same period, most of the Palestinians being identified as attackers by Israeli authorities, the rest dying in clashes with Israeli troops. [Full Article...]

'Nobody has a sense of humor'

'Nobody has a sense of humor' He is responsible for protecting America", Sessions said. Sessions' undermining of Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is a risky attempt to skew that much-needed balance of power. Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee on April 18. [Full Article...]

Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties

Al-Sisi has visited Saudi Arabia in response to an invitation extended by Salman earlier this month during the Arab League Summit that was held in Jordan. Many Egyptians were infuriated by the "betrayal" and described it as a sell-off to the kingdom. Sissi claims the islands were Saudi territory and had been leased to Egypt in the 1950s. [Full Article...]


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