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Macron elected French president

The courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris, where Macron is due to speak after the result, was briefly evacuated on Sunday after a suspect bag was found. As happened in the USA election, Russian hacking attempted to interfere with the French election, dumping a massive trove of documents Friday night that seemed to design to attack Macron. Read More »

Tories make gains in United Kingdom local elections

Theresa May says the election is not in the bag despite strong local gains. May said she was "encouraged" by the results, but said it was important to keep fighting for votes. "But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment". May has a working majority of less than 20 seats in the 650-seat parliament but polling analysts have predicted she could increase that number by as many as 100 at the June 8 election. Read More »

Jio roars again; will offer 100% cashback on JioFi router

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Jio has already conquered the telecom market with a huge number of the customer base in its kitty. Under one of its plans, customers will get 100 per cent of the value of dongle (Rs 1,999) in discounts and free data benefits. However, the Rs 408 mandatory recharge is the additional cost which the user will have to pay in order to avail the services. The first plan is ideal for all existing dongle users whereas the second plan is ideal for laptop users, 2G/3G phone users and tablet users, the ... Read More »

Le Pen Congratulates Macron With Victory as Preliminary Results Announced

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Macron's final popular vote tally of 65.5 percent was a landslide and social media reacted to his win in a mixture of elation, relief and confusion as to why people were anxious he might lose out to Le Pen in the first place. Macron becomes not only France's youngest-ever president but also one of its most unlikely. Around 14.5 gigabytes of emails, personal and business documents were posted to the text-sharing site Pastebin just hours before the campaign period came to a close Friday night. Read More »

Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

This mission began in May 2015, when the plane set off from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas 5 rocket built by United Launch Alliance, a partnership between Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co. "Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers", Brig. Launched on May 20, 2015, Sunday's touchdown brought the OTV-4 mission to its end at one year, 11 months and 17 days, the X-37B's longest flight to date. Read More »

Krauthammer: Trump presidency 'normalized' but it is still scary

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As the US aims to further isolate North Korea, the likely next leader of South Korea might choose the opposite path. "However, this time it might be different with a potential risk of escalation with the US and a likely change in political relations between South and North Korea ". Read More »

US space plane completes two-year secret mission

Gen. Wayne Monteith in a press release . "Our team has been preparing for this event for several years, and I am extremely proud to see our hard work and dedication culminate in today's safe and successful landing". However, some experts outside the Air Force consider there is nothing aggressive behind the operation performed by the X-37B while being in orbit. It has capabilities that other countries aren't sure about, and so they're going to be very nervous about them. Read More »

Air Force's mysterious space plane lands, wakes up Florida

The vehicles are 29 feet (9 meters) long and have a wingspan of 15 feet, making them about one quarter of the size of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's now-retired space shuttles. The Secure World Foundation, a nonprofit group promoting the peaceful exploration of space, says the secrecy surrounding the X-37B suggests the presence of intelligence-related hardware being tested or evaluated aboard the craft. Read More »

Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts

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Kris Bryant had four hits, Miguel Montero homered and drove in two runs, and Matt Szczur and Addison Russell hit run-scoring doubles as the Cubs extended their winning streak to three. "We're hoping he has a good day", Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Unable to remember his last walk-off homer at any level, whether it was in the minors from 2001-04 or at Cretin-Derham Hall High School before that, Mauer had the ball in his locker for safekeeping afterward. Read More »

May the Fourth be With You, It's Star Wars Day

Though fans were initially afraid that "Star Wars" Day would go away, Disney instead used the opportunity to push " Star Wars " in all its stores and theme parks. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day. Many, including GameStop, LEGO, Hallmark and Build A Bear Workshop are offering special deals and promotions for the holiday. Read More »

Galaxy S8's Super AMOLED display is not defective, says Samsung

A memory chip super-cycle and the revival of the mobile business - damaged by the costly failure and fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 previous year - look set to underpin Samsung's profitability after the best quarterly result since 2013. It was up 0.07 percent, or 1.62 points from a day earlier, when it crossed the 2,200 mark for the first time in six years. However, it expects overall smartphone shipments to be flat quarter-on-quarter due to decreased sales of mid to low-end products. Read More »

Samsung Electronics sees stronger earnings from chips, phones after Q1 profit jump

The operating margin that measures the income against sales rose 6.2 percentage points on year to 19.6 percent in the first quarter. From the display panel business, it raised operating profit of 1.3 trillion won on sales of 7.29 trillion won thanks to increased demand in organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays and strengthening in liquid crystal display panel price. Read More »

Samsung Notches Highest Net in Years

Operating profit for the quarter was 9.9 trillion won the company said, confirming preliminary numbers released earlier this month. An anticipated boost in orders of OLED displays is also expected to drive up the profit line, along with the release of Samsung's new flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S8 - which is forecast to sell more almost 50 million units in its first year. Read More »

Trump threatens to scrap Korea trade deal

But the continuing development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is putting the U.S. on edge, with the Pentagon fearful of North Korea's potential capacity to fire a nuclear warhead at the continental United States. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard", President Trump said on North Korea , in an interview with Reuters . "We urge other partners with direct influence on North Korea to use their leverage to the full with the aim of easing tensions ... Read More »

Moments that matter in Trump's first 100 days in office

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The clip is densely packed with jokes made at President Trump's expense, including the appointment of his daughter Ivanka to a Supreme Court justice position in place of Democrat Ruth Bader Ginsburg - followed by a plug for her outfit that somehow links to the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Donald Trump says U.S. may a major, major conflict with North Korea

Congress also passed a bill in 2016 approving sanctions against North Korea that President Barack Obama signed into law. Seoul retorted that under the Status of Forces Agreement that governs the United States military presence in the country, the South would provide the THAAD site and infrastructure while the U.S. Read More »

Alexander Levy shoots 63 to take 1-stroke lead at China Open

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Earlier in the day, Frittelli had fired a 63 to match the clubhouse record set by Levy on day one. Chawrasia, who started from tenth birdied par-3s on 12th and 16th and dropped shots on par-4 15th and 17th to turn in even par. South Korea's Soomin Lee , who broke his European Tour duck at the Shenzhen International a year ago, has sole possession of fourth on -10 after carding a brilliant seven-under-par 65. Read More »

Overwatch hero D.Va will be temporarily removed

The entire duration for the Heroes of the Storm Nexus Challenge 2.0 event will be for four weeks. This four-week-long event is part of Blizzard's larger push for Heroes of the Storm 2.0, an overhaul of the action strategy game that coincides with the official release of a new " Overwatch " hero Genji. Read More »

Samsung reports biggest quarterly net profit since 2013

Samsung suffered an embarrassing recall a year ago of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over exploding batteries, which cost the firm billions of dollars and dealt a blow to its reputation. So almost two-thirds of Samsung's operating income during the first quarter was generated by its semiconductor business. But the company has come under pressure on wider fronts. Read More »

High winds rake Southern California

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The utility asked customers to be patient as crews worked "around the clock" to restore power taken out by those major winds. The strength of the winds will likely decrease Friday afternoon before peaking again and developing into Santa Ana patterns. Read More »

Donald Trump: I thought being president would be easier

The President said he missed being able to take the wheel. People on social media sites immediately began to comment on the remarks. And he said he was still getting used to having 24-hour Secret Service protection and its associated constraints. Read More »

Berkeley Protests: Hundreds Rally After Coulter Talk Cancelled, Arrests Made

Ann Coulter , the conservative bomb-thrower, pulled out of her talk at UC Berkeley this week to avoid potential smoke bombs. Coulter was invited by the campus Republicans to speak at Berkeley. It's billed as the Alt-Right Delete news conference and rally put on by forces calling themselves anti-fascists. In February protesters started fires, broke windows and clashed with police, forcing Milo Yiannopoulos, then a senior editor for the conservative Breitbart News website , to call off his ... Read More »

NASA's Cassini Orbiter Makes First 'Grand Finale' Dive

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Cassini's latest trip was the first of 22 dives - the probe's "grand finale". Though the mission managers were confident that the first plunge would be successful, the team still took extra care, as the region where the plunge took place has never been explored before. Read More »

Samsung's Quarter One Earnings Released

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From the display panel business, it raised operating profit of 1.3 trillion won on sales of 7.29 trillion won thanks to increased demand in organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays and strengthening in liquid crystal display panel price. Read More »

Samsung Electronics has best quarter in three years

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Samsung said at a press conference that this year's facility investment would rise sharply compared with last year though the exact number has yet to be fixed. Elliott said it believes there is "room for even more progress" because of Samsung's earlier promise to make its board more diverse. A much-hyped voice-activated "virtual assistant" called Bixby wasn't ready to go when the phone arrived in US stores last week. Read More »

NASA successfully pilots spacecraft between Saturn and its rings

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Now in its final laps around Saturn, Cassini dove through the narrow gap between the planet and its innermost ring on Wednesday, where no spacecraft has ever gone before. Along with its successful dive came a set of historic photos of Saturn for many to marvel at. Cassini first spotted the hurricane in 2013. The spacecraft is on a trajectory that will eventually plunge it into Saturn's atmosphere - and end Cassini's mission - on September 15. Read More »

Verizon Wear24 launching May 11 with Android Wear 2.0 in tow

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You can find out more details about the Verizon Wear24 over at Verizon at the link below. It will be available in Verizon stores online and offline by May 11 and will cost you $349.99. The watch faces are also designed specifically to change in tandem with the location. It is IP67 certified so it can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Read More »

Baby humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid detection by predators

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To conduct their research, the scientists attached recording devices to humpback calves, something that had never been done before. "We know next to nothing about the early life stages of whales in the wild, but they are crucial for the calves' survival during the long migration to their feeding grounds", said the study's lead author, Simone Videsen of Aarhus University. Read More »

Princes William and Harry say they didn't talk enough after mother's death

Turning to her husband with a wry smile, she said, "Remember the first few days with little George?" William warned the British virtue of the stiff upper lip could damage mental health - a departure from the royal family's traditional stoic attitude amid crises ranging from the 1936 abdication of King Edward VIII to the death of Princess Diana. Read More »

First American Corporation (The) (NASDAQ:FAF) To Release Earnings

Heritage Financial Corp had a net margin of 22.88% and a return on equity of 7.96%. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of State Bank Financial Corp by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Heritage Financial Corp by 7.1% in the fourth quarter. The share price of the company (NASDAQ:THFF) was up +1.90%, with a high of 51.53 during the day and the volume of First Financial Corporation Indiana shares traded was 57816. Read More »

Nasa's Cassini sends first view from inside Saturn's rings as finale starts

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It was the first of 22 arranged close experiences to bring the mechanical test into unexplored domain between Saturn's cloud tops and its rings. "In the grandest tradition of exploration, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has once again blazed a trail, showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare", said Jim Green, director of the NASA's Planetary Science Division in a statement . Read More »