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Frenchman Who Gunned Down Cops on Champs-Elysees ID'd

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said the note apparently fell out of the pocket of Karim Cheurfi , a 39-year-old with a criminal record, after he was shot dead. The people of France will not take much more of this. The two top finishers in Sunday's election will advance to a run-off on May 7. Shortly after the attack on Thursday night, several French media reported that the Belgian authorities had notified France of the probable arrival in Paris on Thursday morning of a ... Read More »

Republican Ron Estes Wins Congressional Seat in Contested Race

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A surprise strong showing for the Democratic candidate may signify a slight shift in a traditionally Republican state. The Republican Party on Tuesday narrowly survived the United States' first real electoral response to President Donald Trump's election when Ron Estes won a close race for a House seat in traditionally Republican Kansas vacated by the new Central Intelligence Agency director. Read More »

Trump says no government shutdown, predicts new health care bill will pass

Grappling with other national security concerns, Trump said he did not see a role for the U.S.in Libya, adding that the U.S. "We have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant, and I've been saying it for a long time". On Thursday, an attacker in Paris used an automatic weapon to shoot officers in the center of the Champs-Elysees. As of Trump's comments, French authorities had not concluded whether the attack in Paris was terrorism-related. Read More »

White House says 'armada' still heading to Korean peninsula

Meyer and USS Michael Murphy and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain , will arrive off the Korean Peninsula by the end of April, multiple U.S. McMaster was asked why the Vinson strike group was moving to the Korean Peninsula during an interview with Fox News on April 9 . "Combined Forces Command had been on standby from early morning April 7, after we received intelligence reports around April 6 that the North would carry out a massive provocation", the military ... Read More »

China asks Russia to help 'cool' N Korea situation

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But U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday that the Trump administration had settled on a policy that will emphasize increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, North Korea's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow Kim's regime. Read More »

Belgian linked to drugs, not Paris attack: prosecutors

French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard. The terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack - giving the attacker a war name indicating he had ties in Belgium and praising him as a "fighter of the Islamic State", the Independent of the United Kingdom reported . Read More »

Two Seattle police officers shot in botched robbery, one in critical condition

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A female officer was shot in the chest, but her bullet-resistant vest stopped the bullet. Two Seattle Police officers are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after being shot responding to a botched robbery. One officer, 30-year-old Hudson Kang, was shot in the chin by a robbery suspect. One officer is in serious but stable condition, the other two were released from the hospital, according to a KING report. Read More »

Facebook plans to improve content management after video of Cleveland murder

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According to a recent report on TMZ , it appears that employees at the fast-food chain spotted the fugitive and hatched a plan to keep him at the drive-thru window long enough for police to reach him. Melania reminds President Trump to raise hand for national anthem The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer, and - if this video is anything to go by - her presence will be a huge help to her husband. Read More »

Pence Wanted North Korea To See 'Resolve In My Face'

The US had accused Russian Federation of blocking a council statement on Wednesday that China, North Korea's closest ally, had agreed to by insisting on including language from previous council statements calling for "dialogue" with Pyongyang. Read More »

PTI to hold rally in Islamabad next Friday

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Last fall, Khan had threatened to shut down Islamabad with street protests demanding the prime minister's resignation, but he called off the demonstrations after the Supreme Court said it would address the issue. Copies of the verdict have been forwarded to the Eastblishment Division and Attorney General as well. Sharif and his PML-N party breathed a collective sigh of relief as the fear of an "extreme verdict" - the Prime Minister's ouster - dissolved and gave way to celebrations. Read More »

Pence greeted in Sydney by Turnbull

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Pence and Turnbull said they were aligned in their opinion that China should use its leverage with North Korea to de-escalate the nuclear threat from Pyongyang. looks to strengthen economic ties and security cooperation amid disputes in the South China Sea and tension on the Korean peninsula. "Australia has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in every major conflict in the past 99 years". Read More »

Fleeing with student, teacher took guns, cash and wife's car

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations initially said the two had been found on a commune, but later said they were discovered in a cabin. After being told the two they wouldn't be a good fit at the ranch, one ranch resident said Cummins became angry and stormed off. Read More »

Paris shooting: One police officer killed, two injured near Champs Elysee

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French prosecutors said they have now opened a terrorism investigation into the attack . Cheurfi served 10 years in prison after firing on two plain-clothes officers in 2001 as they tried to apprehend him in a stolen auto. Cheurfi's neighbour said: I think everyone here is in shock. Security forces are more widespread in Paris since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years, and France remains under a state of emergency. Read More »

Man responsible for Paris shootout was a French national

The attack overshadowed the last day of campaigning for Sunday's presidential election first round, bringing raw issues surrounding Islamist militancy to the fore. That's why French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced dramatic security measures. The shooting has not officially been declared a terrorist act but anti-terrorist forces are leading the investigation, French President Francois Hollande said. Read More »

Trump inaugural attracts record $107 million in donations

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The Ricketts family also donated $1 million to a Super PAC in support of Trump a year ago. US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the National Governors Association and his administration in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 27, 2017. Read More »

Australia opposed to resuming search for missing MH370 aircraft

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The $AUD200 million ($USD150.54 million) search for the aircraft was suspended when Malaysia and Australia rejected a recommendation to search north of the 120,000 sq km area already canvassed, saying the new area was too imprecise. "It does, however, increase our confidence in that estimate, so we are now even more confident that the aircraft is within the new search area identified and recommended in the MH370 First Principles Review". Read More »

Why are protests rocking Venezuela now?

There were conflicting explanations why. But while anti-government protesters accused riot police of being behind the attack, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said armed groups hired by Maduro's opponents were to blame. The protests were further fueled when the government barred the opposition's best-known leader, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, from holding public office. Read More »

MPs overwhelmingly vote for snap general election on 8 June

The vote would be a battle of "the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all", he said. "Every Conservative vote will strengthen the UK's negotiating position in Europe - every vote for another party will weaken it", McLoughlin said. Read More »

Euro steady below three-week high, focus on French election

Macron is the only candidate so far to have said he has talked with Obama, a popular figure in France. The incident was small compared with the terror attacks that the French have witnessed recently - often leaving dozens dead - but its timing in the midst of the country's most volatile election in years has raised alarm on already tense streets around the country. Read More »

India, Australia sign MoUs on combating terrorism, civil aviation security

Modi and Turnbull asked the negotiators of India and Australia to schedule an early meeting on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement. "Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014, which was followed by our Prime Minister's visit to Australia in November that year", Jaideep Mazumdar, Joint Secretary (South), said at the weekly media briefing here. Read More »

United Kingdom tourist killed in alleged Jerusalem knife attack

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The family of British student Hannah Bladon, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday, said they are "devastated" by the "senseless and tragic attack". "This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife. chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems", the Shin Bet statement said. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launch

Meanwhile, US and Russian Federation are reported to have been on a different page over a US-drafted UN Security Council statement to condemn Pyongyang's latest but failed ballistic missile test. The US, meanwhile, has conducted missile defense drills with the South Korean and Japanese navies, sent its newest F-35 stealth fighters to train in South Korea, flown B-1 bombers to South Korea, and just Thursday commenced "Max Thunder", billed as the second-largest military flying exercise between ... Read More »

USS Carl Vinson Wasn't Sailing to Deter N. Korea as Announced

Last week President Trump said an "armada" was being sent. Citing U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, The New York Times reported that those officials were perplexed why the Pentagon did not correct the media reports of the Carl Vinson's sailing timeline, given the increased tension on the Korean Peninsula, especially after the Trump administration's decision to go after the Syrian government early this month. Read More »

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

General Motors announced that it was shuttering operations in the country after authorities seized the factory on Wednesday.A man shouts anti-government slogans during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela , Thursday, April 20, 2017. The neglected factory has not produced a auto since 2015, but GM still has 79 dealers that employ 3,900 people in Venezuela, where for decades it was the market leader. Read More »

New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith's Killer Sentenced to 25 Years

Hayes faced the possibility of a maximum 60-year sentence, but was hit with a shorter punishment. Hayes was ordered to serve concurrent sentences and was given credit for time served. Hayes addressed Racquel Smith , telling her he never knew she was injured. John Fuller , defense attorney for Cardell Hayes , spoke to reporters Thursday outside the courthouse after a judge sentenced Hayes to 25 years for manslaughter in the death of Will Smith and the wounding of his wife Racquel. Read More »

Former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping student captured

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Authorities received a tip that the pair may have taken up residence in the woods in Siskiyou County, perhaps for more than a week, bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said. The primary photo used and reprinted so many times by law enforcement, the media, and even our office, is inaccurate. The wife, who works for the Maury County school system, said she had not seen her husband since March 13. Read More »

North Korea's Missile Threat

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From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Read More »

Trump, Patriots Criticize NY Times Over WH Obama Photo Comparison

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The Patriots clapped back on Twitter, saying the tweets lacked context. The same personnel stood on the steps behind team players and Obama in 2015. Trump claimed he saw a crowd that "looked like a million and a half people" and White House spokesman Sean Spicer claimed the "dishonest" media framed the photos to make the president's crowd look smaller. Read More »

US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

In a statement , Exxon said it "understand [s] the statement today by Secretary Mnuchin in consultation with President Trump". With the European Union's looser rules on companies conducting business in Russian Federation, the Italian oil company Eni was likely to step in and claim the rights, Exxon said. Read More »

Trump says US-Russian relations may be 'at an all time low'

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The United States intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical weapons experts discussing plans for a poison gas attack in Idlib province, CNN reported , citing an unidentified senior intelligence official. Tillerson reiterated the USA belief that Assad ordered the attack, though he stepped back from the U.S. charge that Russia was covering up Assad's culpability."With respect to Russia's complicity or knowledge of the chemical weapons attack, we have no firm ... Read More »

Hamilton 'chilled' until Vettel came through

The Finn, who has replaced retired champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, started third but a spin behind the safety vehicle dropped him down the field.Fifteen cars finished Sunday's 56-lap race, with neither McLaren making it to the flag.Fernando Alonso's hopes of a points finish were dashed by a driveshaft failure, while team mate Stoffel Vandoorne was sidelined with fuel pressure problems. Read More »