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Le Pen's claims are contrary to historical truth

The unusual distinction prompted commentators to give Le Pen the epithet "Pink Marine". Le Pen's comments are in sharp contrast to apologies for the roundup issued by former President Jacques Chirac in 1995 and by current President François Hollande. Read More »

Mosul fighting has displaced almost half a million Iraqis

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It went on to call on the USA -led coalition "to give priority to the safety of civilians while carrying out airstrikes against Daesh". Displaced Iraqi men arrive at a processing center in western Mosul on April 14, 2017, before they are transported to refugee camps. Read More »

How North Korea's Existence Depends on China's Economic Support

However, North Korea didn't respond to Wu's request to visit Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. The secretive state has carried out several missile and nuclear tests and claims to have developed a missle that can strike the USA mainland although its latest launched failed on Sunday. Read More »

Bucks knock off Raptors in series opener

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That should not happen with the size advantage the Raptors have. They couldn't shake the pesky Bucks though and Spencer Hawes scored on a tip-in at the buzzer - an ugly possession that saw Milwaukee grab four offensive rebounds - and the Raptors' lead was down to 55-52 at halftime . Read More »

Trump targets visas program for highly skilled workers

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump wanted to visit "a company that builds American-made tools with American workers". Attorney Sara Blackwell, who advocates for American workers replaced by foreigner visa holders, said she's "hopeful". Read More »

Marine Le Pen strives to rebrand Front National as Jewish defence party

Le Pen, who wants to leave the euro, hold a referendum on European Union membership and curb immigration, in return accused Macron of "speaking like old fossils that are at least 50 years old". However, events like a collapse of the EU's immigration deal with Turkey - which has prevented large influxes of migrants into the European Union, would certainly lead some voters to opt for Le Pen's anti-immigration rhetoric, and narrow the gap in the second round. Read More »

British pound jumps higher after election is called

It aims to prevent early elections except in two exceptional circumstances: either by a two-thirds majority vote in the House of Commons or a vote of no confidence in the incumbent PM. She said the parties which opposed Brexit "underestimate [their] decision to get the job done". While such a strategy seemed in line with the first remarks on the election released by the leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, it seemed significant that the Labour leader's statement made no ... Read More »

Trudeau Proposes Bill To Legalize Recreational Pot

The new law would allow adults 18 and over to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in public, share up to 30 grams of dried marijuana with other adults and buy cannabis or cannabis oil from a provincially regulated retailer. Read More »

Hillary Clinton apologized to Obama on election night

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He urged her to concede defeat. "Give me the phone, I'm calling him", she instructed her aides. But it seems that the most costly mistake made by the Clinton was not capitalizing on the momentum gained by her rival, Bernie Sanders and failing to inspire passion outside or even within her own campaign. Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey could hold referendum on European Union membership bid

The decision now needs to be rubber-stamped by the Turkish cabinet to come into force. Binali Yildirim made the call during an address to legislators from his ruling party, as the country's main opposition party prepared to apply to the country's highest electoral board to seek an annulation of Sunday's vote which gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp a narrow win. Read More »

Theresa May seeks snap elections ahead of Brexit

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May officially began the Brexit process on March 29 by triggering Article 50, the legal mechanism needed to begin the divorce process and officially start talks with the EU. Tusk will chair a summit of the other 27 European Union national leaders in Brussels on April 29, where he expects them to agree negotiating guidelines he has proposed. Read More »

Melania And Barron Trump Are Moving Into The White House

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The White House said 21,000 people are expected to attend the annual tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. The children attending the event, some wearing red caps with Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" on them, took part in the race and egg hunt, decorated cookies, wrote thank-you letters to United States soldiers and participated in other fun activities. Read More »

This Is What Brits Are Asking Google About Theresa May's Surprise Election

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The IMF said the negative economic effects of the Brexit vote were materialising more slowly than it had expected. In the wake of an announcement that May will make an unexpected statement in Downing Street at 11:15 a.m. Conservative party sources suggest May wanted to shut down speculation about her participation early on. Opinion polls show May's Conservatives have a lead of more than 20 percentage points over the opposition Labour party. Read More »

British Prime Minister Calls for Early Election

After Theresa May called for a General Election this morning, United Kingdom voters have taken to social media to express their thoughts and predictions for our future. "In this general election it is clear that only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority". I want to explain the reasons for that decision, what will happen next and the choice facing the British people when you come to vote in this election. Read More »

North Korea: Mike Pence says 'time for failed dialogue is over'

Pence arrived in Japan. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks with members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea not to test USA military might by pursuing its nuclear weapons programme, citing recent strikes in Syria and Afghanistan as proof of American "strength and resolve". Read More »

Trump Lashes Out at Tax Return Protesters: Who Paid Them?

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Asked in a later exchange if we can assume Trump will never release his returns, Spicer said he would "get back to you on that". We're likely to find out, because it appears unlikely Trump will ever voluntarily release his returns. And he will say whatever he can say at the time about why he's not releasing them. Denham's comments also overlook that Trump repeatedly promised he'd eventually release his tax returns during the campaign. Read More »

Alleged Facebook killer Steve Stephens found dead from self-inflicted gunshot

At a Silicon Valley conference Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly addressed the Cleveland case, saying Facebook has "a lot of work to do" and "we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this". State police say Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by state police in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner. "I don't want that man to die, I want him brought to justice", one of his sons, Robby Miller, said. Read More »

UK Prime Minister May to seek early election

Theresa May announced that she was calling for elections for June 8, almost three years before it was scheduled to happen. Tusk said he had a "good" telephone conversation with May after the announcement. May said that if there is not an election soon, "the negotiations with the European Union will reach their most hard stage in the run-up to the next scheduled election". Read More »

Special teams sink Sharks in Game 2 loss to Oilers

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For the most part, however, he was held in check by the Sharks . Best of all, the Sharks came back without Thornton. "But I like our chances if they're going to take six, seven penalties a night". Hertl led the way for the Sharks with three shots on goal. Jones dropped to 15-11 all-time in the playoffs, allowing two goals on 34 shots. The Sharks won three out of four to close the season, but that came after a stretch that saw San Jose lose eight of nine and slide from first to ... Read More »

21600-Pound Non-Nuclear Bomb Unleashed On ISIS Targets, 90 Killed

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The official said use of the weapon had nothing to do with sending a message to any other country, including North Korea. "Our team is in the area and they are doing clearance, so the figure might change as they find more bodies", Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, told CNN . Read More »

Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing found dead in vehicle

Stephens was accused of shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr .in Cleveland on Sunday and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook . Cleveland police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens' arrest. Stephens said in a separate video on Facebook on Sunday that he had already killed a dozen others. The video of Godwin's murder was up for about two hours before being taken down by Facebook , the company said, prompting the tech giant to reexamine how it flags such content. Read More »

Turkey rejects European Union call for referendum probe

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Turkish-European relations have become increasingly strained amid concerns over Mr Erdogan's human rights record and diplomatic spats over campaigning rules for expatriate Turks living in Germany and the Netherlands ahead of the weekend's vote. Read More »

Should Theresa May take part in TV debates before the general election?

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Corbyn, 67, enjoys grassroots support from left-wingers but is opposed by most of the party's more centrist lawmakers, who say that Labour under his leadership is not appealing to the middle classes. "I think actually it makes her look a little bit arrogant and a little bit complacent", said Liberal Democrat lawmaker Alistair Carmichael. Rather than helping the country unite, the election could widen divisions within the United Kingdom. Read More »

Sterling hits highest since December after PM calls for early election

Of almost 19,000 people who took the poll, asking whether Jeremy Corbyn was electable, only 33% said that he was. Alternatively, an early election is possible if a motion (simply stating "That there shall be an early parliamentary general election.") is agreed by the House of Commons by a majority of at least two-thirds of all seats (or without division). Read More »

Labour unveils free school meals for primary children

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Research confirmed by the National Centre for Social Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, suggests a significant improvement in the productivity and educational attainment of children that have had nutritionally balanced free school meals. Read More »

Greece And Creditors Make Breakthrough In Bailout Talks

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This is a vital issue for Athens , because the Greek government has promised voters that painful austerity measures are necessary in exchange for concessions to alleviate Greece's debt burden. Greece and its global creditors have been wrangling over key economic overhauls that would allow bailout supervisors to return to Athens to conclude negotiations, the first step toward unlocking the next tranche of bailout cash. Read More »

AIADMK leaders campaign with Jayalalithaa's corpse replica

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Dhinakaran is surprising opponents by pulling out too many tricks out of his hat. Both factions laid claim to the political legacy of the former Chief Minister, who had been elevated to an iconic position in the state following the numerous social schemes introduced by her government. Read More »

Trump calls Erdogan to congratulate him on referendum win

He made the call Monday after the "Yes" campaign won over 51 percent of the votes during Sunday's referendum , while the "No" campaign gained almost 49 percent. The new system takes effect at the next election, now slated for November 2019. "We neither see, hear, nor acknowledge the political reports you'll prepare". Read More »

Iraqi city still suffering 5 months after IS was run out

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We weren't able to get them down and they have been there for two days", the witness told Reuters . Civilians who were injured during the ongoing conflict between government forces and Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in Mosul are treated by medics at a trauma field hospital on March 29, 2017, which was recently opened under the collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Athbah in western Mosul. Read More »

Twitter Reacts As Theresa May Calls A Shock General Election

She explained that their approach to Brexit negotiations was "the right approach" and was "in the national interest" but other political parties continued to oppose it. May justified her change of heart, saying: "I concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election". Read More »

Census reveals who the 'typical' Aussie is

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Australia is definitely getting older, with the most recent United Nations data putting us as the fourth longest living country in the world. The typical migrant living in Australia was born in England and is 44-years-old. When Budhiraja moved India was not even a top four source of migrants to Victoria , with England, New Zealand, Italy and Vietnam holding the top four spots. Read More »

Troopers: Tow truck worker falls to death from I-95 overpass

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Mark Wysocky. Randolph, an employee of Pompano Beach-based Emerald Towing , fell to his death about an hour later, FHP said. The Florida Highway Patrol has not released the victim's name or job title. The wreck was the latest in a series of crashes either on or near the overpass, the northernmost connection to I-95 in the city, and it marked the second time in a year that a tractor-trailer wrecked there and hovered over the crowded highway. Read More »