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Macron, Le Pen continue to lead in poll as voting day looms

Macron, Le Pen continue to lead in poll as voting day looms

He has enjoyed the backing of Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who recently joined his electoral camp. Two of the candidates are proposing major reforms when it comes to France's place in the Eu...

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Pence sends warning to N. Korea aboard USS Ronald Reagan in Japan

Pence sends warning to N. Korea aboard USS Ronald Reagan in Japan

Predictably, the gesture prompted a fierce response from Pyongyang, which dubbed the supposed deployment of the strike group in the Sea of Japan as a "reckless act of aggression". An official at the...

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Corbyn kicks off United Kingdom election campaign, vowing to overturn 'rigged system'

On the other side, many on the right of the party will see the revision of the 2015 manifesto as an opportunity to rid the Conservatives of all traces of David Cameron and George Osborne's "modernis...

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UK parliament approves June 8 general election

UK parliament approves June 8 general election

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, leaves his home in London , Britain April 19, 2017. May said on Tuesday that she had been reluctant about asking parliament to back h...

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U.S. carrier group was not steaming straight to North Korea

Pressed by reporters as to why the White House did not clarify the conflicting information, Spicer said that his statements were not false. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes the nuclear...

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100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge honoured in Calgary

The younger princes, who have both served in the armed forces, will be among the first to leave a pair of boots, as Canadian and French young people place them at the site to remember those who lost t...

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USS Carl Vinson Not In North Korea, So Where Is It?

As North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un led a huge show of military strength - parading the country's new submarine-based ballistic missiles and carrying out a failed missile test - the flotilla of USA war...

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Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Some of the residents took to the streets to support the government. "This is the moment", said Raquel Belfort, a 42-year-old protester in wealthier eastern Caracas , sporting a hat in the yellow, ...

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Abe, Pence united on North Korea stance

Trump said last week it had been sent to waters near the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea, but which headed towards Australia instead. "To him, North Korea is a game he has to win to p...

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Korea rolls out missiles

In his New Year's address, Kim said North Korea had entered the final stage of preparing to test-launch an ICBM, which would lead to a game-changing security environment as it could potentially delive...

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Paris attack: Police launch manhunt for second gunman still at large

Most of the major candidates canceled campaign events that had been scheduled for Friday after a police officer was killed and two others injured in a shooting late Thursday that the government was tr...

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U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy dismissed by Trump administration

U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy dismissed by Trump administration

He will continue to serve on the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the agency said. The Trump administration announced that Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, the current deputy Surgeon Gene...

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More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike

Palestinian leaders, including Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi, have backed the strike. The hunger strike is led by...

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'Speculator' arrested over Borussia Dortmund bus attack

'Speculator' arrested over Borussia Dortmund bus attack

Based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, German authorities had assumed "terrorist involvement", spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said at the time. Another letter claiming responsibility for t...

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Pilot ejects from jet on US aircraft carrier headed to Korea

Martin pointed out last week that the Vinson battle group would not be arriving in the Korean peninsula until next week, on April 26. Like Spicer, he said it will wind up near the Korean Peninsu...

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North Korea's Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons

United States officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by Beijing - reclusive North Korea's sole major...

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Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea 'menace'

One diplomatic source told the JoongAng Ilbo about Trump's remark, "While it bears confirmation if President Xi really did make such a remark, the Korean public would react sensitively, and because ...

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UK Labour leader vows to 'overturn rigged system'

Mr Corbyn said Labour was the party of "hope and opportunity" for everybody, before speaking about his plans to abolish zero-hours contracts and to introduce a £10 an hour living wage for everybod...

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Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

US Homeland Security officials have been on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to do fingerprinting and security interviews with refugees in the past few weeks. Trump's executive order does no...

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to follow Atletico Madrid example

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to follow Atletico Madrid example

I understand that it's important to win titles but first it's important to set the base, and then to win". He worked very hard, his behaviour was great. He has searched for an alternative to Costa who...

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Allies silent over 'show of force' by USA carrier

The Vinson's strike group had been scheduled to make port visits to Australia, but on 8 April the US Pacific Fleet announced it would "sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Oce...

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Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15%

The biggest portion of the plan - a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers - targets the Toronto corridor. However, Kavcic said the impact in Toronto could be more muted than it was in Vancouver, as th...

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Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

Republicans have a 52-48 Senate majority and all of them support Gorsuch, as do a handful of Democrats. The U.S. Senate today voted 54-45 to confirm Neil Gorsuch for a seat on the Supreme Court. T...

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US Defies Both Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Deal: Iran FM

US Defies Both Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Deal: Iran FM

Zarif was responding to statements from Washington that called for a revised nuclear deal as Iran continued to pose a threat to the world, Efe news reported. The diplomat said the intensified lang...

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In Syria Syria's Assad is an 'arch-terrorist': British FM

In Syria Syria's Assad is an 'arch-terrorist': British FM

But they have become clearer in the days since Trump ordered airstrikes punishing Assad for a chemical attack. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Johnson said the defence was "absurd and mendacious" a...

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World should join United States in tackling N Korea threat

Two weeks ago, the U.S. announced it had ordered the deployment of nuclear aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson on the Korean peninsula, a move that was interpreted as a warning against Pyongyang's ...

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Paris shooting: Marine Le Pen launches tirade against Islam after terror attack

Paris shooting: Marine Le Pen launches tirade against Islam after terror attack

Controls on immigration and national security are cornerstones of Le Pen's National Front agenda, and on Friday she said she would reinstate border checks and expel foreigners who are on intelligenc...

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May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election

With Mrs May needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. United Kingdom commentators say the relentl...

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Saudi seeks 10% renewable energy in six years: minister

Saudi seeks 10% renewable energy in six years: minister

The UN estimates that more than 7,700 people have been killed over the past two years and more than 40,000 wounded in impoverished Yemen, which faces a serious risk of starvation. Congressional source...

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Pro-IS note said to be found near Paris gunman

One of the key questions is how the attack might impact on the vote. Shortly after the attack, pundits said it would benefit the hard-line and anti-Muslim Le Pen in the elections, which are schedule...

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Ann Coulter asked back to Berkeley after scrapped visit

Off-campus clashes between Trump supporters and masked, self-described anti-fascists have also erupted in recent weeks. Civic Center Park for the April 15 rallies. "Our job is to stabilize the situati...

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VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia

Pence added that "all options" remain on the table but the U.S.is "quietly confident" that China will pressure North Korea on its weapons program. Trump's frustration over the agreement and reports ...

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Trudeau defends supply management, wants 'fact' based trade talk with US

The U.S. dairy industry has won over a president who is predisposed to fighting against any trading partner with a perceived advantage over American workers. Trudeau says he wants to have a fact-based...

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Narendra Modi assures Sheikh Hasina of early solution to Teesta

Narendra Modi assures Sheikh Hasina of early solution to Teesta

He also announced that Bangladesh would be given "a line of credit $500 million for Bangladesh's defence procurement, which will be guided by Bangladesh needs". "India has always stood for the prosper...

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South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed: Mike Pence

South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed: Mike Pence

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on April 18, adding that the United States was "working closely" with China to engage Pyongyang. "We express the resolve of the people of the United States of Ameri...

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