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Venezuela opposition vows fresh massive protests despite deaths

Massive protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro were held on Wednesday throughout the country as organized demonstrations outside of the Venezuelan embassies in Colombia and Peru were also conducted. The crisis escalated on March 30, when the Supreme Court tried to take over the powers of the National Assembly, the only lever of government Maduro and his allies do not control. Read More »

Early voting under way in French presidential elections

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There are approximately 6,000 voters registered with the French consulate in Western Canada, which opened five polling stations to accommodate them a day ahead of the vote in France. He was quickly arrested and no one was hurt, police said . Le Pen or Melenchon would struggle, in parliamentary elections in June, to win a majority to carry out such radical moves, but their growing popularity worries both investors and France's European Union partners. Read More »

Rouhani among 6 candidates selected for Iran election

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He further spoke about the country's economic situation adding that the officials should make serious efforts to improve the nation's livelihood. President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved Thursday by Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council to run in next month's election while former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred, state media reported . Read More »

OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicle

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Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian foreign minister and OSCE's chairman for Europe, tweeted that a thorough investigation is needed and those responsible will be held to account. The Russian foreign ministry claimed that the incident was likely a "provocation geared at breaking down the settlement process in Donbass". "It is a awful tragedy", German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement, calling for "an immediate end to the violence and unjustified accusations, especially on the ... Read More »

Turkey must investigate referendum doubts - European Commission

Turkey's main opposition party u. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in a central neighbourhood, clanking pots and pans and chant. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Trump joins a short list of leaders who have openly congratulated Erdogan, including Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Saudi King Salman. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of. Read More »

Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan

The American Health Care Act was pulled twice from a House floor vote last month amid strong opposition from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and some moderates. The amendment would allow insurers to charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions in states that get a waiver. With the Senate reconvening on Monday and the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a two-week recess, lawmakers will have only four days to pass a spending package to keep the ... Read More »

French Voters in Montreal Queue Around the Corner to Cast Ballot

French voters have started casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that is seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Hard-line right-winger Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who rails against Europe, was the first of the presidential candidates to vote in his constituency in the leafy Paris suburbs. Read More »

Now, Yogi reduces security cover of Akhilesh, Mulayam

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Though the Z-plus security has been maintained for three former chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, the security cover of almost 100 former legislators has either been reduced or withdrawn. The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh downgraded the security cover of several important Opposition leaders in a sudden move late on Saturday. Read More »

With Babri verdict, Advani is out of President race: Lalu

It is pertinent to mention here that a decade after the conspiracy charge was dropped by a lower court, the CBI had appealed to the Allahabad HC for its revival. Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tiwari said that the decision has put Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "morality quotient" on test. Read More »

Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

Ottawa is planning to set up a cannabis tracking system to collect information about marijuana products from licensed producers, distributors and retailers - just one of a host of proposed changes to be ushered in alongside legalization. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Sessions in the past has compared marijuana use to opioid addiction and promised to do his utmost to oppose its legalization in the long term. Read More »

Venezuela protests: Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day

Venezuela, mired in a political and economic crisis for months, has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks which has claimed 20 lives. The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas . Read More »

Britain's young royals open up about mental health

Addressing William , he says: "You've always said to me, you've got to sit down and think about those memories. But, you know, even Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother". "We have been brought closer because of the circumstances". "Someone has to take the lead and force that conversation". "But then when I analyzed it I could see that the changes I'd made in the previous year had all caught up with me, and my body had said: "We want a rest". Read More »

Imran Khan to hold protest rally to demand Nawaz Sharif's resignation

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Pakistan's stock market rose almost 250 points on Thursday, after having closed up 1.6 percent the previous day, showing investors are confident the court will not rule Sharif ineligible to be prime minister. The Panama Papers , which were published past year, released around 11.5 million secret documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca which documented offshore dealings of numerous world's rich and powerful. Read More »

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Up to 50,000 protesters were expected but police reported a crowd of no more than 15,000 . Frauke Petry, the party's public face and under whose leadership the party has already shifted rightwards, shocked supporters on Wednesday by announcing she would not lead the AfD's campaign for a September 24 federal election. Read More »

Accused gunman in Fresno shooting spree charged in motel murder

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Two Latina women and a child also crossed paths with Muhammad, who pointed the gun at them as they sat in their vehicle trying to flee, but he did not shoot. Police said a man fatally shot three people Tuesday in Fresno, California, in less than two minutes in what authorities are calling a hate crime. So, police say, he killed him. Read More »

Zarif: US Defies Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Pact

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that Tehran has so far met its obligations, but that the deal could only delay Iran's development of a nuclear weapon. Iran is prohibited from taking any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, under UN Security Council resolution 2231. Read More »

Marlins latest to feel power of Mariners' Haniger

Chen got out of the jam striking out Kyle Seager and getting Taylor Motter to pop out on his 100th pitch. Those last two plate appearances have come in the first three innings of Wednesday night's game against the Nationals. He actually ran into a little bit of trouble in the seventh inning. The Mariners offense has caught fire lately, as Seattle has scored a combined 19 runs in its last three games and five or more runs in seven of its last eight games. Read More »

Two People Arrested In Connection To Toddler's Death

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They held up a baby blue U.S. Polo Assn snow suit, a Batman onesie and black and grey sneakers with blue stripes and yellow shoe laces at a news conference. "My heart just really aches to think of this thing happening", said Marryman Porter, who attended Saturday's bake sale in the church. Tears were visible in her eyes. Read More »

Finance leaders downplay differences with Trump over trade

The meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which wrapped up Saturday, were dominated by concerns over the rising anti-globalization tide that carried Trump to the White House and set the stage for Britain to leave the European Union. Read More »

US Seeks "Reciprocal" Trade With Italy In Trump Meeting With Gentiloni

Trump was quick to dismiss the notion that the US would get involved in Libya, telling a joint news conference , "I do not see a role in Libya". When asked which Congressional victory he wanted to get next week, Trump said, "I want to get both, are you shocked to hear that?" However, reporters following the news conference said Trump had not been listening to the simultaneous translation when Gentiloni had made his remark and an official close to the Italian prime minister said the ... Read More »

Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

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Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister of public security said Tuesday, April 18, 2017, that he will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions. Qadoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said about 6500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons. However, Israeli troops and settlers had pulled out of the Gaza strip in 2005. Read More »

Home Match previews Predicted Tottenham starting XI for FA Cup semi

Fabregas added: "To have these kind of players and then when we are struggling at 2-2 in the second half we can bring these type of players it's fantastic and it worked very well". "I'm pleased because Michy started the game , a really important game ", said the boss. "It was an important game for him and his confidence", the Italian declared. Read More »

Trump to Welcome Italy's PM in DC

Trump made the remarks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who also sent his condolences to France. Italy is also a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the military alliance to which Trump says the USA contributes more than it receives. Read More »

US Begins Talks On Amending South Korea Free Trade Deal

We want to send an unambiguous message especially to north Korea that any attempt to use weapons of any kind against our allies in this region or American forces overseas will be defeated and will be met with overwhelming force", Pence said. Read More »

EU says death penalty would dash EU hopes

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The narrow victory of the "Yes" campaign in Sunday's referendum handed Erdogan sweeping new powers - most of which will come into force after 2019 - but was bitterly disputed by his rivals. "This country has carried out the most democratic elections, not seen anywhere in the West". "The crusader mentality in the West and its servants at home have attacked us", Erdogan told a crowd as he arrived at Ankara airport, referring to the foreign monitors' assessment. Read More »

Julie Bishop hits back at North Korea over war threats

China's state-run newspaper said Saturday that China would not engage militarily if the US makes a surgical strike on North Korea's nuclear facility, noting it would only resort to diplomatic channels to oppose such a move. "Mr Prime Minister, know that President Trump and I are truly grateful to you for calling on China even this week to play an even more active and constructive role in addressing the North Korean threat". Read More »

Jadhav row: India scraps talks with Pak coast guards

According to The Hindu's sources, the authorities in India would follow up with the appeal and mercy petitions only after Pakistan gives an official response to Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale's requests. India has cancelled maritime talks with Pakistan, slated for early next week, a development seen as a fallout of the death penalty handed down to its former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court in the neighboring country for alleged spying. Read More »

Final killer whale to be born in SeaWorld park welcomed

Last year, SeaWorld announced it was ending its orca breeding program. Gestation for orcas lasts about 18 months. Attendance at the theme parks has been falling amid negative publicity and criticism from animal rights activists upset by the treatment of captive marine mammals. Read More »

Labour is getting crushed in the opinion polls

May will be going into the election holding 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, with a working majority of 17. That delay mounts more pressure on negotiating parties, as the clock on the two-year deadline for negotiations began ticking on March 29, when May officially filed divorce papers to Brussels. Read More »

Egyptian American prisoners freed thanks to Trump

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An American imprisoned in Egypt for the past three years has just returned home, thanks in large part to Donald Trump's warm relationship with Egypt's brutal dictator President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Local and global rights groups have criticised the case, alleging a lack of evidence and complaining about the prolonged pre-trial detention. President Donald Trump meets with Aya Hijazi, center, an Egyptian-American aid worker, accompanied by her brother Basel Hijazi, in the Oval office of the ... Read More »

Cut North Korea's lifeline: PM to China

As the brown bomber jacket-clad Mr Pence was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched on, with one taking photographs of the vice president . Developing a hydrogen bomb is also a declared priority of North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK . His national security adviser, H.R. Read More »

Lyon players attacked by fans in Bastia

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And to make matters worse, fans once again ran stormed the pitch as the Lyon players were making their way to the changing room . On Thursday, Lyon's Europa League meeting with Besiktas began 45 minutes late after visiting fans threw projectiles and fireworks onto the home supporters, forcing them onto the Parc OL pitch. Read More »