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Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election


Sarkozy was then later elected as President of the French Republic in May 2007 and later organised a renegotiation and ratification without a referendum, leaving the public furious.Eventually he brought the Lisbon Treaty to Parliament, against the wishes of the 15,449,508 people who voted no, and pushed the treaty through instead. Read More »

Kim Jong-un warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' against U.S.


North Korea has "a tremendous amount of artillery" right opposite Seoul , said Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., a senior imagery analyst at 38 North , a website focused on North Korea . It now reportedly has about 20 and is steadily churning out more. The statement was to condemn the latest failed ballistic missile test by North Korea , but failed to get through the top security body on Wednesday. Read More »

Obama's call hints at support for Macron in French election


Meanwhile, French Ministry of Interior Spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFMTV that the assailant "got out of the vehicle and shot at the police vehicle with an automatic weapon, killing one policeman instantly". It has also been in a state of emergency since the 2015 terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris , and suffered numerous incidents of terrorism since then. Read More »

French media report 2 police have been shot in Paris


The attack comes three days ahead of the first round of the presidential election to choose two candidates for a run-off May 7. Another witness identified only as Ines told France's BFM TV she heard a shooting, saw a man's body on the ground and the area was quickly evacuated. Read More »

Tillerson: Iran Deal Fails to Achieve Nuclear-Free Objective


The announcement of the review of the nuclear deal was made despite Iran fulfilling its commitments under the deal according to the latest review which was announced earlier this week. national interest and national security seen by Trump and his administration has got nothing to do with the issue of stopping Iran becoming a nuclear weapon holder", he claimed. Read More »

Canada's Trudeau Defends Dairy System After Trump Criticism


At issue is a new pricing agreement struck last spring by Canada's dairy farmers and processors that industry groups in Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Mexico and the United States say would price domestic milk ingredients, used for making cheese and yoghurt, below cost. Read More »

Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities


Thursday night's attack comes two days after police arrested two French nationals in possession of explosives and weapons in the southern city of Marseille. Delivery trucks were making their rounds. IS said the assault was the work of one of its "soldiers". The charges dated back to 2001, when the attacker was fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle. Read More »

GM's assets seized in Venezuela


Venezuela is now fighting claims of illegal asset seizures at a World Bank-sponsored arbitration panel from more than 25 companies, making it one of the most-frequently targeted nations in the world. People demonstrate against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , Venezuela, April 20, 2017. Ford suspended operations at its Valencia plant in December because of slumping sales. Read More »

Democrats roar back on air with new pro-Ossoff blitz

I like our chances in a runoff, but we need to wake up as a party. After the election, he tweeted: "Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia". In an interview Wednesday morning, Handel said she'd welcome Trump to campaign alongside her. Trump will be in Atlanta on April 28 for a National Rifle Association conference. Read More »

Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting hours after the attack, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif the Belgian". The gunman has now been named as Karim Cheurfi . "The assailants want death, symbolism, to sow panic, to disrupt the democratic process - the presidential election", he said. Read More »

Justin Trudeau, British royal family in France to commemorate Vimy Ridge

As Canadians marked the 100th anniversary of the ferocious battle fought at Vimy Ridge during World War One, B.C.'s premier on Sunday announced a $350,000 contribution for the creation of a park at the site in France. As for unity, there are those who say Vimy actually exacerbated divisions between English-Canada, which supported the war, and French-Canada, which opposed it, by pushing the country closer to conscription. Read More »

Goodluck Jonathan sends Easter message to Nigerians


Protestants, too, celebrate Jesus' victory over death. Christian families in Kolkata had started preparing for Easter on the morning of Holy Saturday itself. It is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. "The rest of the day will be for visiting and hosting friends and relatives", said Michael Biswas, a resident of Surendra Sarkar Road in Entally. Read More »

Trump takes direct aim at Canadian dairy

Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter Tuesday night to the governors of Wisconsin and NY that Canada is aware of their letter to Trump asking him to address Canada's dairy practices. The current system limits the amount of dairy and poultry Canada can import before a tariff kicks in. Industry groups in New Zealand, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and the United States complained that the new prices for Canadian milk ingredients under-cut their exports to Canada. Read More »

Sacked Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly to get $25m

Ailes and O'Reilly have denied the allegations. Stephen Colbert discovers that it's all in O'Reilly's 1998 novel 'Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder.' Watch the clip below! Two conference calls were scheduled between Bonner, Media Matters president Angelo Carusone and a number of unknown people, who were redacted in the email provided to POLITICO . Read More »

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons


In response to a question, Mattis said Assad "in recent days" has dispersed his aircraft in attempts to spare them from a prospective follow-on US attack. Syria's state-owned news channel Ikhbariyah also reported on the resumption of the twin evacuations, part of a swap deal among Syria's warring factions. Read More »

A look at Iran's presidential candidates


His populist economics and defiant attitude to the establishment had alienated even Ahmadinejad's hardline backers during his 2005-2013 tenure. Meanwhile, Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to the elections. Read More »

In surprise move, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for president

His candidacy also could expose the fissures inside Iranian politics that linger since his contested 2009 re-election, which brought massive unrest. His pro-reform rivals said that vote was rigged. In one sign of official discontent with his move, several pro-Ahmadinejad websites were blocked in Iran beginning Wednesday morning. Mr Ahmadinejad's critics say his fiery anti-Western talk helped isolate Iran diplomatically. Read More »

Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, US says

United States officials have said that more than 50 people are likely to have died in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan on Friday, reports said. Army spokesman, Nasratullah Jamshidi, said the militants then went on a shooting spree, killing dozens of soldiers with rocket-propelled grenades and guns. Read More »

Killer of NFL's Will Smith apologizes to his widow in court

Buras sentenced Hayes to serve 25 years for manslaughter and 15 years for attempted manslaughter, to run concurrently, and without the possibility of probation or parole. The defense gets a chance to make its case for leniency Thursday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith . Smith, as well as her late husband's aunt, sister and sister-in-law, among others, testified Wednesday, each giving victim impact statements, court documents show. Read More »

Russian Federation relations hit another low after Syria attacks


It was stark evidence the president is moving ever further from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the US election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation. Read More »

'Mother of all marches' turns deadly in Venezuela, as Maduro arms militia


World Bank Data puts its GDP growth rate at 1%, after having seen -11.6% in 2016. Inflation is expected to top 700% this year, the International Monetary Fund says. "Although part of the population demands elections, the majority wants a radical change; we don't want to wait and see the destruction of the country". Read More »

Dennis Schroder produces well as Atlanta drops Game 2

After a season which saw new career highs in points, assists, steals, and field goal percentage, Wall has continued to impress. Most importantly, he was able to get to the free throw line 15 times, making 12 of his attempts and attacking the rim. Read More »

Spicer apologises for 'reprehensible' Holocaust comments


It was a mistake to do that". "It was a mistake to do that". Spicer landed in hot water Tuesday when he attacked Syrian butcher Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons by arguing that "someone as despicable as Hitler. Reaction to Spicer's initial comment continued Wednesday, with Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial inviting him to visit its website. Haider was joined by a Rachel Irwin, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, an organization working to elect ... Read More »

British parliament set to approve Theresa May's snap poll plan

The majority of 509 votes gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May her two-thirds majority, which is required to call an election under the Fixed Term Parliament Act . This election would allow May to be voted in as the prime minister. Responding to the Prime Minister's Downing Street speech, Labour leader Corbyn said: "I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first". Read More »

North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike'


United Nations diplomats said the proposed statement of condemnation had consensus from the other 14 Council members, including China, North Korea's biggest ally and a Council permanent member. But no one was predicting what might come next. "Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new President in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan", Pence said. Read More »

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor moved to Guatemalan prison

Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, has been detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and a high-profile symbol of government corruption. He was transferred to a Guatemalan military prison on Sunday, guarded by two dozen police officers and is facing extradition to Mexico. Javier Duarte, who until a year ago governed Veracruz state for President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), became a symbol of ... Read More »

Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack


The man who shot dead a French policeman in a suspected Islamist militant attack had served time for previous armed assaults on law enforcement officers, police sources said on Friday, as authorities sought possible accomplices. The gunman had opened fire outside a Marks and Spencer store on the Champs-Elysees - one of Paris' main shopping streets and an area popular with tourists. Read More »

Arkansas prepares to carry out first execution since 2005


The Arkansas governor has said the execution schedule is necessary, as the state's supply of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, voted with the 5-4 majority that refused to reverse the 8th Circuit's decision to allow the execution to take place. Read More »

Gunman shoots police officers in Paris; ISIS takes credit


Delivery trucks were making their rounds. SITE Intel, a US -based organization that monitors worldwide terror groups, reported ISIS' claims of responsibility for the attack that came came days before the first round of the French presidential election . Read More »

Venezuela Protest Against Government: Photos & Videos From the Scene


RICHARD BLANCO , Opposition Lawmaker (through interpreter): Today, people are in the street demonstrating peacefully, seeking a democratic exit to a situation that is already overflowing. President Nicolás Maduro's insensitivity has drawn global attention to the true challenges facing Venezuela: dangerously high crime rates, political corruption on an unprecedented scale, skyrocketing inflation rates and lack of essential goods and resources. Read More »

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran cautious; says MLAs meet not show of strength

A lookout notice has been put out against Dinakaran as the police is anxious he may try to escape. "However, the ministers could have convened the meeting at the party headquarters and told me about it", a visibly upset Dhinakaran said. "Due to some unknown fear, the ministers have taken the decision", he remarked. "The war for justice is to retrieve the party from the clutches of that family". Read More »

Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said he would meet his United States counterpart Donald Trump in Washington on May 16-17, in their first meeting since Trump took office in January. Asked whether the European Court of Human Rights could issue a ruling on the case, an ECHR official said that anyone could submit an appeal to the court once they have exhausted their options for justice at home, but that it would be hard to say in advance whether the court has ... Read More »

Animal Adventure Park wants you to help name April's baby!


To date, April's live YouTube channel has received more than 232 million live views and racked up 7.6 billion minutes of live watch-time total. HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. The calf weighs in at 129 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. The baby is nursing well. The park will reveal the top ten names and people will be able to come back and vote again for five days. Read More »