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French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

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But he now needs to consolidate a win in which a good part of those who backed him in the playoff against Le Pen came from political parties that voted to stop her rather than to put him in the driving seat for the next five years. Prime Minister Theresa May also discussed Brexit with Macron, saying "the United Kingdom wants a strong partnership with a secure and prosperous European Union once we leave", the spokesman added. Read More »

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

That means either B.C. NDP leader John Horgan would be asked to form a new government, with Green Party support, or a new election could be called. Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes. Read More »

Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Security Council resolutions, dominating talks. Xi congratulated Moon on his election and the leaders agreed to exchange special envoys as soon as possible, Yoon said. North Korea last week accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting with the South to assassinate Mr Kim using a biochemical weapon, an allegation impossible to verify - and following the killing of his half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in Malaysia with a banned nerve agent, a murder widely blamed on Pyongyang. Read More »

Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election

He once again failed to mention Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn even once. Jeremy Corbyn voiced his concerns about Donald Trump's plans to pull out of the Paris Accord on climate change. The ruling Conservative party termed the draft as a sign of the chaos that a Labour-led government would unleash on the United Kingdom if it were to win the general election. Read More »

Trump's lawyers: No Russian income in last decade with a 'few exceptions'

It says his tax returns do not reflect any "debt" to Russian lenders, but, depending on the type of debt, it would not necessarily be listed on someone's tax returns. "I might release them after I'm out of office", Trump said. Mr. Trump said after he was elected that his businesses would be placed in a trust managed by his sons. Read More »

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: state media

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The quake led to a power outage, but there have been no reports on casualties yet. Eighty percent of the injured and survivors have been relocated into tents, the Red Crescent said. The region is on an active fault line stretching from Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat into Iran's three provinces of north, central (Razavi) and south Khorasan, according to state news agency IRNA . Read More »

Korea Challenges South's New Leader

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The missile flew more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and an altitude exceeding 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). Read More »

New FBI boss could be revealed next week

The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. Read More »

France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron

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He then chose to be driven by military jeep rather than civilian limousine to the Arc de Triomphe, where he stood in the rain, without coat or umbrella, to light the flame in tribute to France's war dead at the tomb of the unknown soldier - a powerful reminder of France's role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence alliance. Read More »

Asian Wrestling Championship: Bajrang wins gold medal for India

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Earlier, Indian wrestler Sarita Mor (58 kg) also bagged a silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championship Finals on Saturday. Uzbekistan would emerge as the most successful nation of the day, with their team securing two gold medals. It is natural for us to jump up and down 2-3 kilograms and right now my original weight is 58kg, so I was comfortable fighting in this category. He got two more points as the referee warned the Korean. Read More »

U.S. signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

Officers from eight nations with Arctic territory met Thursday in Alaska for the biennial Arctic Council meeting, amid concerns over U.S President Donald Trump's climate policy. The council meets every two years to tackle climate change and other problems facing the North. But in opening remarks, he cautioned that the United States is reviewing several important policies, including how the Trump administration will approach the issue of climate change. Read More »

Drama at hunger strike

Without naming AAP in his speech, Mishra said there are a lot of people who have been troubled following his recent revelations on Arvind Kejriwal and hence are stooping to such levels. She went on to say, "Today my son is being blamed for being a BJP agent and you are silent". Kejriwal and his aides demanded Rs 5 crore from me and the rest Rs 20 crore from four other MLAs. Read More »

Trump Establishes Commission Investigating Voter Fraud

GOP Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is expected to be named vice chairman of the commission. Trump has previously claimed that between 3 million and 5 million people voted illegally in the November election. Crosscheck purged over 7 million people - majority Democratic, low-income, people of color, and many in critical swing states like North Carolina and OH - but only four people flagged by the system were ever charged with illegal voting. Read More »

Pope nixes Medjugorje visions but says shrine has benefits

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Pope Francis also was asked about the resignation of Marie Collins, one of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Many had spent days at Fatima in prayer, reciting rosaries before a statue of the Madonna. In 2000, the Vatican disclosed the long-awaited third secret of Fatima, describing it as foretelling the 1981 assassination attempt and the persecution of other Christian faithful. Read More »

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

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He cast his other main rival, Teheran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, as a thug who had boasted of personally taking on young demonstrators. Though he is leading in official polls, Rouhani faces a tough fight for re-election against conservative rivals who accuse him of failing to boost the struggling economy. Read More »

Boko Haram bombers targeted church holding vigil on UNIMAID campus

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A security guard in the University was killed by the explosions along with the suicide bombers. It was gathered that two university security personnel on duty were also affected, with one killed from the explosions which occurred. The incident, which happened on Saturday morning is the third time the suicide bombers are attacking the school. In an attempt to apprehend them, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security ... Read More »

IOC begins La Olympic bid evaluation

It was footage of El Moutawakel's victory in the inaugural Olympic women's 400-meter hurdles, a win that made her the first African-born Muslim woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and Benoit Samuelson's barrier-breaking triumph in the first ever Olympic women's marathon. Read More »

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Around 1,500 police officers will be deployed near the presidential palace located in the heart of Paris and the nearby Champs Elysees and other roads will be blocked off. Outside the Elysee, a few dozen supporters waved French tricolour and European blue flags at the arrival of the new president. Macron is seeking a majority of lawmakers so he can pass his programs. Read More »

China agrees to open market to US beef

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The United States is fast becoming a major LNG exporter, though few of its export cargoes to date have been shipped to China. For exports of gas, the US will now treat China "no less favorably" than other countries for which is does not have a free trade agreement, according to a joint statement released by the sides. Read More »

Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Comey, they said, declined to make such a pledge but told Trump he would always give him "honesty". President Trump also has since shifted the administration's account of what led to the firing, telling NBC News that he would have fired Comey regardless of any recommendation, after officials pointed to Rosenstein's memo as the driving force. Read More »

Trump to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump has also lightly criticized Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, but his administration has not acted to prevent or discourage Prime Minister Netanyahu from continuing to allow these settlements. A number of Trump administration officials have strong ties to Israeli leaders, and the White House has appeared to break from longstanding US support of a two-state solution. Read More »

Netanyahu: Abbas lied to President Trump

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Abbas also does not appear to have secured USA backing for pressure on Israel to end settlement construction in the lands the Palestinians claim for a future state - a major goal for the embattled Palestinian leader. Despite the lack of specifics, Abbas described his meeting with Trump as positive and said that "we build hopes on it". Trump did, however, call on Abbas to address incitement. Read More »

Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

Hebrew and Arabic are both Israel's national languages, but the bill states that Hebrew would be the lone national language. MK Avi Dichter (Likud), who initially proposed the legislation, said the bill will counter attempts by the Palestinians to undermine the Jewish state. Read More »

North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

Mr Trump "cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan, the statement added. The statement says the USA maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. The Trump administration in March declared a change in policy towards North Korea. Read More »

NJ residents grade President Trump on 100-day mark

But even if his core supporters still fully back him, he is the least popular United States leader in modern times at this stage of his presidency, polls show . Not anymore. From the first day of my administration, I have governed by a simple idea. In one example of Trump's impact on currency trading, average hourly volumes surged to $84 billion at 4 p.m. Read More »

Saturday, 9pm ET: Watch Judge Pirro's Sit-Down With Pres

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He outlined what could become a new plan to communicate with reporters, citing his dissatisfaction with his own press department after a spate of conflicting reports in the immediate aftermath of FBI Director James Comey's firing. President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro to discuss a range of topics including his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Tuesday, ongoing allegations of Russian collusion by his campaign in the 2016 ... Read More »

Philippines' Duterte confirms he's coming to Israel

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday (May 4) his telephone conversation this week with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss the Korean peninsula crisis was at the behest of his United States counterpart Donald Trump . "I'm also supposed to go to Israel". Police say they have killed only in self-defense, and the deaths of other drug dealers and users was down to vigilantes or narcotics gangs silencing potential witnesses. Read More »

North Korea detains fourth USA citizen

North Korea, which releases official statements through the Korean Central News Agency , has yet to mention anything about Trump's proposal for direct talks. Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter have both performed this role in recent years, though the U.K. Financial Times reports that the Trump administration as specifically requested Carter not to intervene at the present time to keep up the pressure on Pyongyang. Read More »

Sean Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump

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He said, 'I have nothing for you on that.' He could have said no. Perhaps the White House has a different definition of the word "threat" than literally everyone else in the English-speaking world. Although Trump did offer that Spicer is "a wonderful human being" and "a nice man", he refused to commit to keeping on his White House press secretary. Read More »

India likely to skip OBOR event in China

Billed as Chinese president Xi Jinping's ambitious project, the Belt and Road initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe. North Korea relies heavily on trade with China for its economic survival, and US President Donald Trump has urged Xi to use that leverage to put pressure on Pyongyang. Read More »