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How The Champs-Élysées Attack Affects The French Presidential Election

Forensic experts investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Friday, April 21, 2017 . But it is claimed the "ISIS terrorist" was let out early following an appeal ruling, giving him the opportunity to carry out last night's deadly attack which has left one police officer dead. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

A few 21st Century Fox executives outside the news division had said that they wanted a resolution and that O'Reilly would have been fired earlier had he worked in their groups, according to people familiar with the matter. Dr Walsh told TODAY Extra she was invited to fly to NY to meet the host after she had appeared as a guest on the O'Reilly Factor from a Los Angeles studio. Read More »

Belgian minister: Paris gunman was French national

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France has seen the rise of populism in recent years. Cops have said they are hunting a second suspect who may have been involved in the attack, during which the gunman targeted a patrol auto in the busy tourist area of Paris . The attacker had reportedly talked of killing a policeman on the social media app Telegram. As well as the assault rifle used in the attack, a pump action shotgun and knives were in his vehicle, Molins said. Read More »

EPA chief to tour lead-contaminated Indiana housing complex

The memo, provided to The Hill, said the EPA would also "begin the necessary steps to initiate an early out/buyout program" this year following a workforce restructuring directive from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week. But Pruitt did not address the topic while speaking briefly to the media following the meeting. After receiving a conviction of a $2,500 fine and 20 hours of community service, the employee was suspended from the EPA for 21 days, the inspector general said. Read More »

Good work on Libya Trump tells Gentiloni

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When asked which Congressional victory he wanted to get next week, Trump said , "I want to get both, are you shocked to hear that?" "We can't consider Africa as the second Chinese continent", the Italian prime minister said, noting Beijing's ever-increasing role in providing aid and spurring development. Read More »

If India retaliates Pakistan can not fight back: Parrikar

India, apparently, also sought copies of the chargesheet and judgement given out by the Pakistani military court. India's external affairs ministry issued a demarche to Pakistan's high commissioner in Delhi, described Jadhav's trial as "farcical" and said the sentence, if carried out, would be viewed as "nothing short of premeditated murder ". Read More »

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defies Supreme Leader to run for Iranian presidency

Mr Ahmadinejad described comments by the supreme leader suggesting he not run as "just advice" shortly after submitting his registration. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recommended Ahmadinejad not enter the contest. On April 26-27, the Interior Ministry will formally announce a final shortlist of candidates approved by the Guardian Council . There has been heated debate over whether the council has the constitutional footing to block candidates. Read More »

More Americans Than Ever Support Marijuana Legalization

Nearly 3 out of 4 of the poll's participants said the federal government shouldn't stop the sale and use of marijuana in states that have already legalized it. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws , even in those states where it is legal. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN... Read More »

Ian Poulter loses PGA Tour card following Valero Texas Open disappointment

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Sergio had been 0-for-73 in his major championship career since turning pro. One is the heavy -1250 favourite with two at +600, three at +6600 and the unlikely Grand Slam at +25000. Patrick Reed at No. 15 is the highest-ranked player at the Texas Open. Mackenzie Hughes is +16200 and Brad Fritsch +3300. Poulter fell one stroke short of retaining his card at last week's RBC Heritage and needed around a top-30 finish this time around to secure his future, only to follow an opening-round ... Read More »

Iran Foreign Minister calls US bombing of Syria unacceptable

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President Donald Trump, before his election, described fighting ISIS and seeking Assad's removal at the same time as "idiocy ". "I view the USA missile strike as an aggression, as it took place without an approval from the United Nations and without any investigation on behalf of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which could have identified those responsible behind the use of chemical weapons", Muallem said. Read More »

Trump praises Chinese efforts to rein in 'the menace of North Korea'

The defence ministry said US and South Korean air forces were conducting an annual training exercise, codenamed Max Thunder, until April 28. Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests a year ago and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Paris shooting: Gunman was under investigation for terrorism links, local media reports

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has issued a statement, saying an Islamic State "fighter" carried out an attack into the Champs-Élysees in Paris . Within hours, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which came just days ahead of a tense presidential election . Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron said he was in solidarity with law enforcement and offered his condolences to the family of the dead police officer. Read More »

A Brutal Crackdown On Gay Men In Chechnya

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Horrifying news continues to pour out of Chechnya. Novaya Gazeta has said it fears for the safety of its journalists after threats were made during a large gathering of elders and Islamic leaders in Chechnya. Now, according to the British government, Chechnya's president, Ramzan Kadyrov , plans to eliminate the LGBTQ community by the start of Ramadan, May 26 this year. Read More »

Labour's Corbyn sets election tone, targeting British establishment

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Aides described the meeting as "very positive" and shadow chancellor John McDonnell said there was a "great atmosphere", while deputy leader Tom Watson described it as "very buoyant". Ms May said: "I think it is right that schools are best placed to prioritise the needs of their pupils and can use their funding to ensure that they are supporting any pupil facing disadvantage, financial or otherwise". Read More »

Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats

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House election in Kansas last week. Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez are traveling together on the tour. He won a majority of votes in all but two of Kentucky's 120 counties - though Hillary Clinton won the two most populous counties. Read More »

Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers

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A federal criminal complaint filed in Orlando alleges Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, made multiple threatening calls involving bomb threats and active shooter threats to numerous JCCs in Florida. On one call placed to the Chabad South Orlando, which is a Jewish day school and preschool, Kadar said he was coming to the school in five minutes with an AR-15 rifle and two handguns to kill dozens of children. Read More »

More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike

Israel Prisons Service spokesman Assaf Librati said that hunger strikers would be disciplined and later added that Barghouti had been transferred from Hadarim prison to Jalami prison, near Haifa, 48 kilometers to the north. Around 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners from six jails in Israel have kicked off an open-ended hunger strike to protest the awful jail conditions. Read More »

BC party leaders to stake out positions in first election campaign debate

The Liberals haven't said where party leader Christy Clark will be today but she continued pushing her platform of creating jobs by investing in infrastructure while visiting Maple Ridge on Thursday. "We want to make sure we lower taxes for people", said Clark. In response, Clark said Horgan wouldn't deliver the NDP's daycare plan until most kids in daycare now "have a driver's license". Read More »

Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation

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North Korea did not refer to the mix-up but said the United States and its allies "should not mess with us". This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. Tension on the Korean Peninsula has risen this month, with the Trump administration stepping up pressure on North Korea and two major anniversary events in North Korea . Read More »

Iran Condemns Paris Attack But Blames Western Policies

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A pump-action shotgun and knives were found in the gunman's vehicle. French newspaper Le Monde reports that whilst the identity has not yet been officially confirmed, the individual named is a native of the riot-hit migrant suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis and was considered by the security services as an "excessively dangerous" individual. Read More »

More than just a civic poll

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The Delhi chief minister said if someone casts his vote in favour of the BJP, the person should know that his vote is going for a Delhi with "filth, dengue and chikungunya" for the next five years. While the body will continue to use Gen 1 EVMs in this election, Srivastava said he hoped that his would not affect the poll tturn out. The party has also attacked the BJP for projecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its campaign. Read More »

Bound Dog Lost by Westjet Spotted in Hamilton

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Authorities are trying to determine whether "one or more people" might have helped the attacker, Brandet said. "Thousands of people helped me". "We have offered to pay for Cooper's vet bill and will work on getting them back home as soon as they are rested", Stewart said in the release. Read More »

Iran reiterates commitment to nuclear deal

In Washington , Trump jjoined Italian Premier Gentiloni for a White House news conference at a tense time for Europe, which was reeling anew from a deadly attack in Paris on Thursday ahead of a pivotal presidential vote in France on Sunday. Read More »

Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

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The City of Buffalo is partnering with the National Arbor Foundation and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The township has achieved this recognition for 41 consecutive years by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation . Read More »

Rashford the hero as Man Utd defeat hard-fighting Anderlecht

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Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) reacts during the UEFA Europa League football Fenerbahce SK vs Manchester United at the Fenerbahce Ulker Stadium on November 3, 2016 in Istanbul. Wayne Rooney could be thrown into action sooner than planned by Manchester United to solve a growing injury crisis that has left manager Jose Mourinho to warn: "We're in trouble". Read More »

We do not know Kulbhushan Jadhav's location or health condition: MEA

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India has dismissed the allegations of Jadhav being a spy, calling Pakistan's action "premeditated murder". Sharif's statement came hours after India's External Affairs Sushma Swaraj warned Islamabad not to go ahead with the death sentence, which New Delhi would see as an act of "pre-mediated murder". Read More »

Paris attack: Manhunt for second gunman

A French national, the man shot two officers in 2001 after being stopped by a police auto, according to the source. French President Francois Hollande , who has convened a meeting of France's Defence Council for Friday morning, said he was convinced the shooting was an act of a "terrorist character". Read More »

Labour MP: 'Election is not about changing Government'

May has previously backed her predecessor David Cameron's pledge to cut the figure to the "tens of thousands", but there had been speculation in British newspapers the Conservatives might not include the promise in their election manifesto. Read More »

British parliament backs PM Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election

With little resistance in Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a surprise election to take place in just seven weeks' time. After debating the motion put forward by May in the Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs voted in favour of the June 8 election, passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. Read More »

Police Officer Killed, Two Injured In Shooting

Police secure the Champs Elysee Avenue after the shooting incident Thursday night. Islam convert Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead in Joue-les-Tours while trying to attack police with a knife December 20, 2014. "We have to be strong and be vigilant". "Today fundamentalist Islam is waging war and. the measures are not being taken to limit the risks", she said on RFI radio. Read More »

3 killed in shooting at Russian intelligence agency's office

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One other visitor was reported injured in the attack. The FSB is Russia's main domestic security and intelligence agency. One FSB officer and one visitor were killed on spot and one was wounded. Attacks on Russian law enforcement are generally rare occurrences outside the country's volatile North Caucasus region. Authorities under President Vladmir Putin have also cracked down on neo-Nazi extremists within the country, despite stoking nationalist sentiment since the annexation of Crimea ... Read More »

Celta Vigo-Man United, Ajax-Lyon in Europa League semifinals

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Celta went into their second leg against Genk on Thursday with a 3-2 aggregate advantage and Pione Sisto's 63rd-minute strike boosted their chances of progression. It took Celta five years to battle back from the brink but they returned to La Liga in 2012. "They are three very good teams left in the competition, but we fancy ourselves and we will focus on ourselves", Shaw told MUTV before the draw was made. Read More »