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French election: Macron wins (France takes the easy way out)

Macron has said he wants continued intelligence-sharing with the United States and cooperation at the United Nations and hopes to persuade Trump not to pull the USA out of a global accord fighting climate change. In his letter, Duda said: "Poland and France are united by a centuries-long bond of cooperation and friendship". In the first round of the presidential election on April 23, Macron topped the vote with 24.01%, followed by Le Pen on 21.30%, in a crowded field of 11 candidates. Read More »

MCD Election 2017: Political reactions on civic body polls in Delhi

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Exit polls have predicted that the BJP will retain Delhi's three municipal corporations, voting for which was held on Sunday. The overall voter turnout stood at 54 percent; nearly same as that 2012 when 53.9 per cent polling was witnessed. "I reached the polling station at 8 am". There were also complaints of faulty EVMs in North Delhi Burari area and South West Delhi's Kapashera due to which voting had to be stopped for a few minutes. Read More »

Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel in first foreign trip

Speaking on Thursday, Trump said that he would use his trip to strengthen interreligious cooperation in the fight against terrorism. Senior administration officials told reporters the goal of the trip, especially the Saudi Arabia leg, is to unite the region against intolerance and help devise a long-term fix to stem radicalization, as well as better coordinating efforts to stop ISIS and isolate Iran. Read More »

Famine could spread to 3rd South Sudan county: New report

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Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their homes due to the civil war, said the U.N.'s child and refugee agencies in a statement Monday. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the ongoing conflict, among them more than 1,000 children, the United Nations added. At least 75,000 minors have crossed South Sudan's borders either unaccompanied or separated from their families. Read More »

Former S.C. Police Officer Pleads Guilty In Shooting Of Walter Scott

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A white former police officer has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a black man in SC, even as the Justice Department decided not bring charges against two officers involved in a fatal shooting in Louisiana. "This is justice for the family, but this is just the beginning". The North Charleston police chief fired Slager, saying he was "sickened" by what he saw. Read More »

Warm weather, falling wholesale prices hit Centrica's United Kingdom gross margins

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The utility reiterated its opposition to price regulation, which would reduce competition, cut choice and lead to potentially higher average prices, according to a trading update before its annual general meeting later on Monday. British Gas said in February that it would freeze its gas and electricity prices until August, in contrast to the likes of Scottish Power, Npower and EDF Energy, which all announced increases in tariffs. Read More »

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron hails 'new page of our history'

He has promised a France that would stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin but that also would seek to work with the Russian leader on what he says will be one of his top priorities: fighting the Islamic State group, whose extremists have claimed or inspired multiple attacks in France since 2015. Read More »

Israeli police: Palestinian attacker shot dead in Jerusalem

Palestinians wholly supported the resolution, as they want to see the formation of a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, and their approval just reveals the underlying Palestinian hatred of Israel; incidentally, a two-state solution was proposed when Israel was founded, but Palestinians rejected the opportunity. Read More »

Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea announced Sunday it detained another American over the weekend, raising to four the number of US citizens being held by the communist nation's authoritarian regime. When an American citizen is reported detained , the United States works with the Swedish Embassy in the North Korean capital, since the USA and the North do not have diplomatic relations. Read More »

Manchin: Hillary Clinton Made 'Horrific,' 'Horrible' Comments About Coal Miners

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On Wednesday's New Day , during a discussion of Hillary Clinton's recent interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, CNN political analyst David Gregory implicated "hatred" of Hillary Clinton at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as "misogyny" in Clinton's presidential loss as he called Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's behavior "horrendous". Read More »

Syrian forces used nerve gas in four recent attacks last month: HRW

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Photos and videos of the remnants of weapons used in the attack "appear to be consistent with the characteristics of a Soviet-made air-dropped chemical bomb specifically created to deliver sarin", according to the report . "Assad apologists have also asked: why would the Syrian government risk using nerve agents when the war seemed to be going its way?" The persistence of chemical weapons use in Syria's 6-year conflict underscores the limits of a 2013 U.S. Read More »

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will become more risky

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People also debate whether the security benefits of THAAD would outweigh drawbacks if relations worsen with China, which sees the system as a threat, and they have been angered by President Donald Trump's statement that he would make South Korea pay $1 billion for the system. Read More »

Macron win helps stocks and euro strengthen

The president of European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, said in a statement: "We remain extremely concerned by the still large support for parties of the far right, not only in France but across Europe". He will be the youngest leader in the current Group of Seven (G-7) major nations and has elicited comparisons with youthful leaders past and present, from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to British ex-premier Tony Blair and even late US president John F. Read More »

Health Care repeal passes US House

With a House vote Thursday to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, the party showed it could pick up the pieces after a humiliating failure six weeks ago and demonstrated the first flicker of signs that it may be able to find consensus within its divided ranks. Read More »

Senate to vote on government funding bill today

Congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. With Democrats celebrating concessions they extracted in the spending bill, Mr Trump used a Rose Garden ceremony honouring the Air Force Academy's football team to declare he and Republicans got more from the legislation than might appear. Read More »

United States troops killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

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Army officials announced the surge after the Pentagon confirmed the deaths of two USA soldiers Wednesday night during an operation in the Nangarhar province near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Army Gen. John Nicholson, top commander of USA troops in Afghanistan, has pledged to eliminate ISIS in Afghanistan by the end of the year. Over 1,800 US troops have been killed in action in Afghanistan since the USA first invaded the country in 2001 to combat al-Qaeda. Read More »

Iranian presidential candidates hold first live televised debates

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But Rouhani, who has been president since 2013, has been criticized for his strategy of diplomacy with the West in exchange for foreign investment - he presided over Iran's negotiation of a nuclear deal with world powers, agreeing to limit the country's nuclear program for worldwide sanctions relief - which has failed to improve the lives of ordinary Iranians. Read More »

Actress appalled by Zim child sexual abuse

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Chopra was the chief guest as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador at the first fundraiser in Johannesburg on Sunday, helping raise 600,000 rands for projects to curb child abuse. "That is the state of the world". It needs men to support females and say we are proud of the women in our lives and the women around us who are an equal part of making the world a better place. Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan start joint survey after border clash

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The IG FC was addressing the media over a recent cross-border attack in Chaman, in which 12 people were killed and 40 injured when Afghan border forces opened fire on security personnel guarding a census team. The tension between two countries escalated after clashes earlier this week which killed 10 Pakistani civilians. On Sunday, Pakistan elevated its rhetoric by saying Afghan forces had suffered much more dramatic losses. Read More »

North Korea Detains Another US Citizen

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And Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in worldwide trade and hotel services, was arrested in 2015 and is serving 10 years on espionage charges. "Although such hostage talks don't usually lead to negotiation over missile or nuclear weapons. the added numbers can certainly hamper and limit options the U.S. Read More »

Raptors beat Bucks in six games to advance

That's even in spite of some horrid free throw shooting. And let's not forget that Jabari Parker should be back at some point next year. "This is just the start of the journey for this young group, and understanding it is not always easy to win, and can you handle it when things don't go well?" There's no shame in losing to a superior team. Read More »

Trump camp highlights first 100 days in new TV ad

Trump plans to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the US trade representative to conduct a study of USA trade agreements. But his most high-profile order, a temporary ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries entering the United States, was twice blocked in U.S. Read More »

Jews Hail Macron's Landslide Win Over Le Pen As 'Victory Against Hate'

But in signs of a possibly wrenching internal debate about the future, Le Pen's powerful niece - long rumoured to be a potential successor - said the election result had been somewhat disappointing and "reflection" was needed. "In the end people were, I think, a bit suspicious about that, and basically I think she's been discredited". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted to work together with Macron on a "progressive agenda" to "promote worldwide security, increase ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right Marine Le Pen in French presidential runoff

Far-Right candidates in Austria, the Netherlands and France have faltered. However, many French politicians were disappointed with the outcome of the election for a number of reasons. The win to them was a victory for France but also felt uniquely theirs. That result was far below the party's strong showing in local elections past year and came as its support is flagging in Germany following a scandal in which one of its top members made controversial statements on Adolf Hitler and the ... Read More »

Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

Save My Care says the campaign will include a mix of TV and digital advertising, costing more than a half million dollars. Democrats are also refusing to participate in any effort to dismantle Obama's law, while some Republican senators - Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - object to cutting Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled. Read More »

Le Pen's niece says FN failed to convince voters on euro

In a two-sentence statement, the White House also offered congratulations to Mr. Macron "and the people of France on their successful presidential election". She believed she was riding Trump's and Brexit's coattails into office, with a hard line position on immigration that she, like the American president, connected to Muslim extremism and terrorism at home. Read More »

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

The issue of pre-existing conditions was one of the main sticking points that caused the previous version of the bill to fail to attract enough Republican support to reach a vote in the House in March. CBO's analysis highlighted an $880 billion cut to Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, which Price sought to cast as a way to give states more leeway to experiment with the program. Read More »