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Le Pen says will defend France against globalization

It's not like it wasn't expected, but now it's real. Choosing inside the system is no longer an option for French voters, who rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades in favour of Le Pen and the untested Macron, who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just a year ago. Read More »

Kiwi v euro on optimism Macron will prevail in French presidential poll

But it would be with heavy hearts that those on the left will vote for the En Marche candidate, who is just seen as too pro-free market for many of them. "He will win because he is able to unite people from the right and the left against the threat of the National Front and he proposes real solutions for France's economy". Read More »

Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US


Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: "We are delighted to be named the Best Regional airline by Money magazine". In order to keep affluent and loyal clients aboard, the "Big Three" Gulf airlines started to loan laptops and tablets for first and business class passengers on direct flights from their respective airports Dubai International, Abu Dhabi international and Hamad International in Doha to the United States. Read More »

Euro jumps, yen dives as French worries abate

The euro itself rose by as much as 2 percent after the initial indications from voting gave victory to centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, as predicted by weeks of polling. Many commentators expect the same fate for his daughter, but she has already drawn far more support than he ever did and she has transformed the party's once-pariah image. Read More »

Plan B vending machine on campus stirs controversy


The machine is the result of two years of hard work by former UC Davis student senator Parteek Singh. This undated photo provided by Shippensburg University shows the vending machine at Shippensburg University's Etter Health Center that provides the Plan B emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests. Read More »

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall


Both Republicans and Democrats are looking to the White House for signs of whether the president will blow up negotiations over some of his more politically-sensitive demands, like funding for the border wall. "The burden to keep it open is on the Republicans". On Obama's health law, Priebus said he'd like to have a vote on the GOP repeal-and-replace bill in the House this coming week. Read More »

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to 10000 Test runs

However, in a video message on the second day of the first Test in Jamaica , the 39-year-old said he had announced his retirement with a plan, with "honour after thinking and according to his wish". "I thought about bowing out of worldwide cricket three years ago but one of the motivating factors for me to stay was to get to ten thousand runs ", Khan said at the end of the day. Read More »

Kerala Minister calls IAS officer 'mad', abuses workers


Pembilai Orumai's agitation had captured the national imagination with its successful struggle demanding better wages and living conditions in the tea estates of Munnar. "The cross at Pappathichola was brought down as part of an RSS conspiracy and the act was similar to Babri Masjid demolition", he said. Mani's remarks drew sharp condemnation from the ruling coalition partner CPI and the opposition Congress and BJP. Read More »

Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote


An ex-investment banker whose marriage to his former school teacher has fascinated France, Macron said the results were a clear rejection of traditional parties. The two top vote-getters will go to a runoff election, which will be held on May 7. Unpopular Socialist President François Hollande did not run for re-election, unusual for an incumbent French leader. Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas Headed Home to TN

The end of the nationwide manhunt came after authorities received a tip-off on Wednesday night that the pair may have taken up residence in the woods in Siskiyou County, perhaps for more than a week. He said Thomas did not exhibit any anger toward her former teacher and showed no sign of elation that authorities found them. But Cummins was notably controlling and suspicious when it came to Thomas, Barry said. Read More »

Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump

The warship and its battle group are now holding joint drills with two Japanese destroyers near the Philippines, and it's scheduled to arrive in waters off the coast of Korea at the end of this month. Confusion has clouded the carrier group's whereabouts in recent days after president Trump suggested the "armada" was steaming towards North Korea when in fact it was sent towards Australia. Read More »

David Weir wins record seventh London Marathon wheelchair race


Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru recorded the greatest win of his career on Sunday taking the London Marathon in an unofficial time of 2hrs 5min 48sec. Kenyan Bedan Karoki finished one minute 53 seconds down in third on his marathon debut. So, how do I apply to take part next year? World records were being attempted by about 50 runners, including the fastest marathon in a sleeping bag and fastest marathon in Wellington boots. Read More »

Trump discusses North Korea in phone talks with Xi, Abe

Abe and Pence agreed at a working lunch that they will urge China to play a greater role in preventing further provocation by North Korea. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force and US Navy began Sunday joint strategic maneuver and communication drills involving two Japanese destroyers and the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson , which is headed for waters off the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Phillies hit 3 straight homers, beat Braves 5-2 for sweep


Michael Saunders led off the eighth inning with a double before the cascade of home runs from Hernandez, Altherr and Herrera . The Phillies (8-9) won their third straight game and fourth in the last five. Since baseball seasons are best judged in neat, 162-game chunks, Cesar Hernandez's year of excellence will be perceived as a little inside-out. 2B Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored. Read More »

Starbucks' most unusual drink yet - the Unicorn Frappuccino - is here


What's the mystical mixture made of? Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino is an instant Instagram sensation. The Unicorn Frappuccino is made with pink powder, mango creme and a sour powder topping that sparkles. BOOM. Sour Blue Drizzle sneaks its way to your tastes buds to even out the sweet. A similar promotional Starbucks drink, the Pokemon GO Frappuccino, had 48 grams of sugar and 7 grams of saturated fat in a tall beverage. Read More »

Taste test of the Starbucks Unicorn drink which changes color and flavor


It was made clear by the stares and judgemental eyes as I strutted out of there. The whole thing is topped with rich vanilla whipped cream and dusted with pink and blue sprinkles, pushing the limits of taste and imagination. The barista smiles at me and says , "No, I haven't tried it". The name is based on the purple/blue/pink colours involved. Kevin thought "it was better when you stir, because the tartness comes out". Read More »

Kenya's Mary Keitany sets new world record at London Marathon


Even that record appeared to be under threat for most of the race as Keitany found herself ahead of Radcliffe's record pace through 30 of the 42 kilometers. Keitany's compatriot, Jemima Sumgong, tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise out-of-competition doping test in Kenya in February. As the race was very fast anything can happen. Read More »

Trump touts plans to put 'American workers first'

Trump's executive order calls for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme to stop its "abuse" and ensure that the visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners. By law, companies are required to pay at least the prevailing wage for that occupation. Yes, H-1B visas are complicated, but they are still harmful ("Trump's not awful immigration order", April 19). Read More »

What we know about Paris gunman Karim Cheurfi

He had been arrested in February on suspicion of plotting to kill police officers but released because of a lack of evidence. A FORMER north Belfast priest based in Paris has told of the "resilience and a certain defiance" in the city following a suspected Islamic attack which left a police officer dead and two others injured. Read More »

Siniakova, Vandeweghe win; Czechs tie US in Fed Cup semis


In the second match, Siniakova outlasted Rogers 6-3, 6-3. Host Romania beat Britain in their controversial Fed Cup World Cup play-off in Constanta Sunday, with both Johanna Konta and Heather Watson failing to win their respective singles rubbers for the visitors. Read More »

Tigers OF Jones says he's feeling OK after being hit in face

Both benches and bullpens emptied, and Sano and Boyd were ejected . Jones was 0-for-1 on Saturday and is hitting.150 with one homer and four RBIs in 16 games. By the time the game was over, Castellanos earned another RBI with a single that scored Mikie Mahtook who was walked in the sixth inning. Francisco Rodriguez allowed a solo homer to Jason Castro in the ninth but recorded his sixth save in eight chances. Read More »

Kejriwal more interest in Goa, Punjab, alleges BJP

However, Kejriwal alleged in a tweet, "Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote". The exit poll by ABP News-C Voter, conducted among 14,503 respondents in 270 wards, claimed that the BJP will get a landslide victory in all three municipal corporations with 218 of the total 270 seats for which polls were held on Sunday. Read More »

Pence Highlights US-Japan Ties in Troop Talk Aboard USS Reagan

Pence was speaking to hundreds of US and Japanese sailors from the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in the Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay, Japan. A State Department official said yesterday that the USA would continue trying to further isolate North Korea economically, politically and diplomatically. Read More »

Bale returns to start El Clasico

Ramos was sent off with a straight red card in the 77th after a foul on Messi to stop the playmaker from a one-on-one situation in a breakaway. Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale warms up before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2017 . Read More »

Macron and Le Pen Advance to Runoff for French Presidency

Rapturous applause and wild cheering broke out as Marie Le Pen fans at her northern redoubt of Henin-Beaumont when they learned she had made it through to the second round of the presidential election. While the euro has moved as a result of developments in the election campaign, French bonds have borne the brunt of political risk. France's stagnant economy, its 10% unemployment rate and national security concerns topped concerns for the 47 million eligible voters. Read More »

Children in reported Mary vision to be made saints


The canonization of Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta Marto will take place in Fatima on May 13, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the reported apparitions by the two and the third visionary, Lucia Dos Santos. On 23 March 2017, Pope Francis issued a decree stating that the three children would be canonized without having a miracle attributed to their intercession, as is the norm. Read More »

Police search for boy after father found passed out at park


In a separate incident, Aramazd's father - Aramazd Andressian, Sr. - was found by a passerby at Arroyo Park in South Pasadena allegedly passed out by his vehicle. The mother was described by police Sunday as understandably "distraught". The terms specify that the parents trade stewardship of their son every other week, Saturday through Saturday. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez puts Arsenal ahead with free-kick

But Wenger said the tactical switch had the desired effect. "The opponent had more of the ball that we're used to - when we lost against West Brom and Crystal Palace we had 70% possession and today we had a bit less". "It's a massive honour to play for Arsenal and you have to give it 100 per cent week, in week out". "Obviously in recent weeks it has not gone well for us". Read More »

Inside Paisley Park on the anniversary of Prince's death


Clinton didn't speak about Prince from the stage, instead keeping the focus on his own funk, including "Atomic Dog", "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing", "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight". His music style was a mix of influences by soul, jazz, hip-hop, rock, disco, blues, electronica and folk. In fact, Prince was the biggest-selling artist in the United States in 2016 according to Nielsen Music , who report that his back catalogue of music and songs ... Read More »

Selfless runner wins hearts, not race at London Marathon. Here's why

More than 40,000 runners took part in the race, which began at Greenwich Park and Blackheath. As the BBC reports , Matthew Rees came to David Wyeth's aid just short of the finish line. Mr Rees has been praised for encompassing the spirit of the marathon. "This means so much, it's the greatest win of my career", said Keitany, a London victor in 2011 and 2012. Read More »

2 more aviation officers put on leave for dragging passenger


Airlines has announced to compensate all passengers on the flight in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat after refusing to give up his seat on an overbooked flight. To say United Airlines is having a week from hell would be an understatement. United Airlines will refund every single passenger who was the plane when a doctor was injured dragged off by airport officers in Chicago. Read More »

Trade, security matters key issues for Trump, Italian leader

Gentiloni said Italy supports free-trade agreements and its economy relies on exports. The meeting between Trump and Gentiloni comes weeks before Trump is set to travel to Europe on his first foreign trip as president. "And that role will come to an end at a certain point, and we'll be able to go back home and rebuild our country, which is what I want to do", Trump concluded. Read More »