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Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National

Choosing inside the system is no longer an option for French voters, who rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades in favor of Le Pen and the untested Macron , who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just previous year. Read More »

Campus announces new date for conservative pundit Coulter

University chiefs had sent a letter to the Berkeley College Republicans, one of the student groups responsible for the event, saying they were rescheduling the Coulter's appearance after consulting with campus police over safety. A conservative national group that was helping organize the event, Young America's Foundation, said Coulter also made demands of her own, including that any students engaging in violence be expelled. Read More »

US, North Korea flex their military muscle

On Sunday state media said North Korea's forces were "combat-ready to sink " U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which the USA says is due to arrive off the Korean peninsula "within days". South Korea's Yonhap news agency said six launchers, some intercept missiles and at least one radar have been deployed. Along with sending U.S. Read More »

Erdogan accuses French political scientist of 'inciting assassination'

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The opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) has repeatedly criticised the decision by the country's top election authority to accept ballot documents in envelopes without an official stamp. He described the decision to restart the monitoring process as "inadequate response to Turkey's readiness for cooperation". However, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn said it was "crucial" that the allegations of irregularities are addressed through transparent investigations . Read More »

12 die as rioting breaks out in Venezuela

The government responded as repressing the protests with rubber bullets and tear gas. The "silent protest" was a test of the authorities' tolerance for peaceful demonstrations. Unrest and looting also erupted in several other neighborhoods. Vice President Tareck El Aissami said Friday the country is facing an "unconventional war" led by opposition groups working in concert with criminal gangs. Read More »

North Korea Holds Drill to Mark Military Anniversary: Seoul

North Korea's drills coincided with military exercises held by United States and South Korean navies in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. Air China, the only Chinese airline that provides regular flights to North Korea , announced on Tuesday that it will resume flights between Beijing and Pyongyang from May 5. Read More »

Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans

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His smile. The way he talks is peaceful. That's what it felt like to me. Coach Harbaugh then presented Pope Francis with a navy and maize "Michigan Wolverines" Air Jordan 5 PE, along with a Wolverines football helmet that featured both American and Italian flags on it as well as a "No.226" sticker because he is the 226th pope. Read More »

Drunk Guy Attacks Security Robot, Gets Arrested

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Their most famous unit, K5, is a five-foot tall, 300-pound machine created to wander around corporate campuses and malls, scanning the area with a camera and calling security if anything is out of the ordinary. After Jason Sylvain assaulted Knightscope's K5 Autonomous Data Machine in a parking lot, he was arrested and stands accused of "prowling and public intoxication". Read More »

US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

The U.S. has emerged as the main backer of the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, supporting the group in their battles against the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. The dead, which included at least two rebels and five civilians, were killed in a first round of raids on the village of Duwayleh in Idlib province. Read More »

Crowds boo, hiss at Ivanka Trump during Berlin women's summit

The president's daughter- who now has an official White House position as an unpaid advisor - pushed back on the idea that she steered her father into his decision to launch USA strikes on Syria. recently to meet with Donald Trump. She added that her own personal experience and the fact that "thousands" of women have worked with and for Mr Trump for decades in the private sector "are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as ... Read More »

Bodies of 3 Sukma CRPF jawans brought home

Condemning the attack, the Home Minister said that the sacrifice of the jawans would not go in vain. Most telling were the comments by Home minister Singh, who rushed to Chhattisgarh capital Raipur this morning. A force of 99 men from the 74th battalion of the CRPF was deployed for the task, moving out in three groups of 30 to 36 men each. "The men were obviously exhausted and were walking back in disparate groups, a move completely against their SoP [standard operation procedure], when ... Read More »

Rex Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Trump's comments came a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" that he said undermined US interests in the region, mentioning Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. Iran helped to create and continues to fund Hezbollah, the Lebanese military and political organisation which the United States has listed as a terrorist organisation. Read More »

Theresa May Twice Refuses To Guarantee 'Triple-Lock' On Pensions

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John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has previously said: "Theresa May's refusal to commit the Tories to maintaining the pensions triple lock only further proves the Tories are abandoning older people". Is not the message to pensioners: you can not trust this Prime Minister or the Tories with your pension?" But Mrs May insisted that payments would continue to increase if the Tories win on June 8. Read More »

White House readying order to quit NAFTA

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The executive order could be unveiled in short order. The President has not made any decisions and a range of options are still on the table, but it's clear a faction within the White House is pushing for Trump to make a bold move on NAFTA before the 100-day mark. Read More »

Malia Bouattia: Controversial NUS president ousted in election

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Although her victory, by a margin of 130 votes, was greeted with whoops and applause, many responded with the approved celebration of shaking their hands above their heads. "During my term in office I want to spend my time listening, learning and leading", she said. In an emotional election speech before the vote she talked about death threats and harassment she has faced as President. Read More »

10 years later, UK police still pursuing missing girl case

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Despite a massive global search and media coverage which prompted reported sightings from across the globe, her fate remains a mystery. London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said investigators still hope they can provide answers to what happened. Read More »

Israel Appointed Its First Muslim Female Judge

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The unanimous appointment of Hana Khatib, hailed by some Arab lawmakers as "historic", was carried out by the Committee to Elect Sharia Judges, known as Qadis , which is headed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked . Although Jerusalem Sharia Court Judge Iad Zahalka has told The Jerusalem Post that there has never been a formal prohibition on appointing a female Sharia Court judge, the issue has never come to a head to date. Read More »

HC restrains TN govt from opening liquor outlets

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Following this, the High Court passed an interim order restraining the Tamil Nadu government from reopening the liquor outlets for three months, and posted the matter to July 10 for further hearing. The High Court move comes after the opposition party DMK complained that the state government controlled by AIADMK is flagrantly flouting the Supreme Court's order on roadside outlets. Read More »

Trump may drop request for border wall funding in spending bill

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The emerging measure would increase the defence budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Mr Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday. The wall was a core campaign promise that Trump ran on, but the reality of the budget process is making it a hard one to keep. The latest proposal doesn't include funding for construction of a U.S. Read More »

Meetings in Japan as Tensions Mount

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Trump sent the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group for exercises off the Korean peninsula as a warning to Pyongyang, but USA officials say sanctions, not military strikes , are the preferred option. Security Council member countries that they must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korea . To avoid that, the Trump administration is ramping up diplomatic efforts to put pressure on North Korea . Read More »

Le Pen lashes out at "weak" Macron

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And you have the electors of Mr. Melenchon on the far left which are very Euroskeptic and anti-Euro that will certainly for a lot of them abstain in this vote. "But it just doesn't seem enough to win", said Gilles Ivaldi, a Nice University researcher into the FN, in comments echoed by pollsters. Sylvain Crepon, an FN specialist at Tours university, says Le Pen can not bridge the gap with Macron this time, but pressing those themes is vital for the party's future and its role in the ... Read More »

Trump challenges federal judge to high court duel over sanctuary cities

In May, the court will hear an appeal of a Hawaii judge's order blocking Trump's revised travel ban , which placed restrictions on citizens from six mostly Muslim countries. "The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the president, so the order can not constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds", he said. Read More »

Starbucks to Open Massive Roastery in Chicago

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It will be the third such massive retail store in the USA, following the opening of the first-ever such location in Seattle, which opened in late 2014, and a store that is set to open in New York City in 2018. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. Currently, there are 20 Starbucks stores in the US with Reserve bars, including three in downtown Chicago and one in Lake Forest, Ill. Read More »

Marine Le Pen upstages Macron with French factory visit

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Paris - French politics has entered uncharted territory after the "big bang" that saw off the presidential candidates of both the traditional left and right parties for the first time. Thanking Hollande in a tweet for his support, Macron appealed to the French to "remain true to France's values" in the runoff. Le Pen also hit Macron close to home with her politicking: Amiens is the town where he was born. Read More »

North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills as US Submarine Arrives

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The flurry of activity comes as North Korea marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army, a significant date in the country's calendar which raises the possibility of another North Korean nuclear or missile test. Trump said Monday the council must be prepared to impose stronger sanctions. President Donald Trump said Monday the USA would consider new sanctions against North Korea to discourage further nuclear development. Read More »

Trump 100 days, ridiculous landmark or bad start?

That 30 was more than anyone including Roosevelt, who only signed 9, the White House pointed out in listing the numbers for a slew of predecessors. The left-leaning Tax Policy Center estimated that Trump's plan for a 15% corporate tax rate would decrease federal revenues by $2.3 trillion between 2016 and 2026. Read More »

Maoists used villagers as human shields in Sukma: Home Ministry official

Singh told the officials to look for out of the box solutions to the problem of successive attacks on road opening parties in areas where development works were going on. Calling the ambush "cold-blooded" murder and act of "cowardice", Singh said, "It is an act of desperation and we accept the challenge". Almost 200 of them are reported to have died in six major attacks in Chhattisgarh since April 2010, local media reported. Read More »

The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary

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In Switzer's memoir, " Marathon Woman ", she wrote that coach Arnie Briggs told her, "No dame ever ran the Boston Marathon!". The Boston Athletic Association says that 61 of the runners who entered the race were visually impaired, including Stephanie Zundel, a 22-year-old blind woman who finished the race in just over five hours. Read More »

France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite

Macron and Le Pen, having narrowly routed France's mainstream candidates with 24 percent and 21.3 percent of the votes, respectively, will square off again May 7 in a final election. Even if Le Pen voters have been the most convinced and determined throughout the campaign - notably with a larger share of voters saying that they wouldn't switch their vote, and deciding earlier than for other candidates - she still displays too little appeal for voters beyond her core base to successfully ... Read More »