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Macron and Le Pen ahead

Macron and Le Pen ahead Sunday's vote is round one of two. The French are fools for going with the status quo, as they undoubtedly will, if what they want is an quake that brings about real change. Fillon, who says he is victim of a "dirty tricks" campaign, said in comments reported by Le Parisien newspaper that he would work to ensure France's institutions better protected the confidentiality of sensitive information. [Full Article...]

USA strategic assets scramble to Korean Peninsula

USA strategic assets scramble to Korean Peninsula The US 7th Fleet said the USS Wayne E Meyer and the South Korean navy's Wang Geon were conducting exercises in waters west of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting U.S. [Full Article...]

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances It is not clear whether the announcement means she will no longer lead the party but still concentrate on being the candidate in the election's second round on 7 May. Both Melenchon and Le Pen are nativist and anti-EU, one from the extreme right, the other from the far left. He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff on May 7 against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron but he and ... [Full Article...]

Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot Opinion polls predict that Mr. Macron will win the second round as a majority of voters regard Ms. Le Pen and her party as risky for France's democracy and its values. Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the National Front party that his daughter now leads but the two have had strong political disagreements at times. [Full Article...]

Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

He stayed on it and went the other way with it". Suzuki grounded out three times as his average dipped to.067 with one hit in 15 at-bats. It was the second time in three days the Marlins' pitching staff took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. [Full Article...]

Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban John Nicholson , the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan. In a joint briefing in Kabul with Gen. The fighting reportedly lasted some six hours. Appearing with Mattis, Gen. John Nicholson , the commander of US troops in Afghanistan, said the coalition is "sending a very clear message" to ISIS, which is seeking to establish a calipha... [Full Article...]

Macron campaign says it fought off cyberespionage attempts

In this photo combination, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris, Sunday April 23, 2017, left, and far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen waves at supporters after she delivers a speech during a meeting in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Sunday, April 2, 2017, right. [Full Article...]

Another US citizen detained in North Korea

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , citing unnamed sources, reported that a Korean-American man was arrested Friday at Pyongyang's worldwide airport while trying to leave North Korea. The ship began exercises Sunday with Japan, the Navy said. Crowds in Pyongyang , the North Korean capital, laid flowers and paid respects at giant statues of the country's former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong... [Full Article...]

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into secnd round

The Cavaliers blew away a lead and trailed the Pacers by two with less than 90 seconds left before James making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 to play to seize the victory. The situation is the same with the Toronto Raptors against the Milwaukee Bucks, in which the Bucks are now expected to grind out a seven-game series win. [Full Article...]

Aid workers' release is a victory for President Trump

Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to secure the freedom of Hijazi, 30, a USA citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Earlier this week, a court acquitted Hijazi of charges of child abuse and allowed her to leave the country. The court's decision came after months of backroom ... [Full Article...]

US, Iran Trade Barbs Over 2015 Nuclear Deal

And today, President Trump weighed in as well, blasting Iran for doing a "tremendous disservice" by not complying with the "spirit" of the agreement, which he again described as "terrible". But world powers were not convinced and the accord provided for regular inspections of facilities. Rouhani, a relative moderate, remains popular despite concerns that ordinary Iranians are not reaping economic ... [Full Article...]

New Zealand considering restricting laptops on flights from ME

New Zealand considering restricting laptops on flights from ME Bridges' visit is one of several senior ministerial trips to the region so far this year as New Zealand pushes to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) with the six member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). On March 25, the USA banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins of direct flights from eight countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar ... [Full Article...]

Chris Gayle becomes first cricketer to score 10000 runs in T20

Chris Gayle becomes first cricketer to score 10000 runs in T20 Kohli: Thank you. If you didn't know, today (April 18) was our 10th 100-run partnership, which is a record. The Jamaican power hitter edged a delivery from Basil Thampi down to third man to pick up his third run in the fourth over of the match, in the process bringing up the landmark. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's unrest claims 21st victim as new protests loom

Venezuela's unrest claims 21st victim as new protests loom The shooting brings the death toll up to 11 people killed since the unrest began a month ago. They held signs that criticised inflation, crimes and shortage of food and aid supplies in the country. Opposition lawmaker Freddy Guevara, relishing the feat, likened the protesters' arrival in the city's more humble neighborhoods as "crossing the Berlin wall". [Full Article...]

Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in central India

Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in central India With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the Naxalite movement, security forces stationed in the so-called Red Corridor have sounded the alarm that recent attacks on security forces could signal the start of a resurgence of anti-state activity by the armed insurgents. [Full Article...]

USA to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia

USA to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia Under the deal , the USA would take up to 1,250 refugees that Australia houses in detention camps on the Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Under the deal, agreed with former president Barack Obama late a year ago, the U.S. would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. [Full Article...]

Sukma encounter: Attack on CRPF cowardly and deplorable, says PM Modi

Sukma encounter: Attack on CRPF cowardly and deplorable, says PM Modi Six Central Reserve Police Force personnel were airlifted to Raipur in critical condition. It claimed,"Considerable number of Maoists are belived to have been eliminated (in retaliatory action by CRPF men) as the tell-tale sign indicate from the ground". [Full Article...]

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha: 'We gave Celtic too much respect'

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha: 'We gave Celtic too much respect' It's just now about him getting a chance. I felt I did that at times, although he did pretty well against me. Bates has played in those three clean-sheet games, while Hill has been injured and has only managed one or two training sessions in the past week. [Full Article...]

Peace with North Korea remains possible thanks to China, Pence says

Peace with North Korea remains possible thanks to China, Pence says Refugees are being held by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and on the South Pacific island of Nauru, under policies to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach the country by boat, often on sub-standard fishing vessels via people smugglers in Indonesia. [Full Article...]

'I Think The United States Has, Right Now, Enough Roles'

President Donald Trump is hailing Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts toward seeking stability in Libya, but dismissing the possibility of US intervention in Libya, saying the USA has "enough roles". OTTAWA-One day after his visit to the Trump White House, Italy's visiting prime minister told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau their two countries share a common wor... [Full Article...]


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