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France votes in cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday

France votes in cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday

They vote early so as not to be influenced by the mainland results, due on Sunday evening at around 1800 GMT (2.00 p.m. ET). Most of the 11 candidates in the first round campaigned against the Europ...

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Arsene Wenger's Arsenal demise is overstated

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal demise is overstated

The 20-year old appears to have lost his place in the Manchester City team, as he is predominantly on the bench if he is not completely excluded from their match day squad and the Nigeria worldwide sa...

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Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

Trump and Abe agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions. North Korea asserts that it fears nothing and will obliterate the USA and its allies with its " treasured nuclear swor...

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Taliban attack on Afghan base: Toll increases to 140

President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of the army chief of staff and the country's defense minister, according to a statement from the president's office. Afghan soldiers stand guard at the...

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North Korea Detains US Citizen, the 3rd American Being Held There

North Korea Detains US Citizen, the 3rd American Being Held There

Troubling news broke out of North Korea early Sunday morning after an American citizen was arrest by North Korean officials on Saturday. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Kor...

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China's Xi, in plea to Trump, urges caution in handling North Korea

China's Xi, in plea to Trump, urges caution in handling North Korea

The two leaders spoke by phone Monday, according to Chinese state media CCTV , which reports that Xi told Trump he "hopes all parties remain restrained instead of intensifying the situation". North K...

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Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are planning to lead a series of events created to call out Trump's work and words on the economy, trade, health-care reform and his ...

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Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection

Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection

Rouhani made the remarks in his meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Saturday in Tehran, noting the great capacities Tehran and Tbilisi maintain in economic, scientific and cul...

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Kashmir student unrest resumes as educational institutions re-opened after a week

Kashmir student unrest resumes as educational institutions re-opened after a week

The report suggests that pro-azadi and Islamist slogans were raised by the protesters while the police fired tear gas shells. Police fired into a crowd of stone-throwing students in Indian-held Kash...

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Sharif survives Panamagate, SC says not enough evidence to disqualify him

Sharif survives Panamagate, SC says not enough evidence to disqualify him

Such a move would leave Sharif's party in power, but trigger intense turmoil just when the economy is showing modest growth and security has improved as the civilian government and the powerful milita...

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Labour leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected

Asked whether it could be cancelled under Labour, he said: "We will have a strategic defence review immediately which will include all aspects of defence". Mr Corbyn refused to be drawn on whether he...

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Theresa May accused of 'opportunism' over election by EU Brexit negotiator

Any deal secured by May under Article 50 of the EU treaties must be approved by MEPs in a vote at the end of the two-year process, giving the European Parliament an effective veto. Some opinion poll...

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King Salman receives El-Sisi in Riyadh

King Salman receives El-Sisi in Riyadh

He has been an adviser at the Saudi Embassy in Washington since late past year. Prince Khalid Bin Salman has been appointed Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the USA in place of Prince Abdullah Bin Fai...

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Australia unveils tougher citizenship laws

Stand alone English - reading, writing and listening - tests will be introduced and must be passed, permanent residents must have lived in Australia for four years rather than one and the citizenship...

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France's choice: European globalism or populist nationalism

France's choice: European globalism or populist nationalism

The mood had grown heavier among supporters as the time of the results approached. That in turn reduces the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit t...

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Charity Worker Detained in Egypt for 3 Years Credits Trump for Release

They were arrested in May of 2014 on alleged child abuse and trafficking charges with little to no evidence to back the claims. Both had been in prison since May 1, 2014 on charges of child abuse an...

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Euro jumps as Macron emerges as favorite to lead France

Euro jumps as Macron emerges as favorite to lead France

He pledged to unite "patriots" behind his agenda to renew French politics and modernise the country against Le Pen and "the threat of nationalists" as mainstream political leaders urged voters to back...

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Polls show Macron, Le Pen going through to French election run-off

Polls show Macron, Le Pen going through to French election run-off

Macron received 23.8 percent of the votes and Le Pen 21.6 percent, according to French research firm IFOP. Even Macron, the former Rothschild investment banker and economy minister in a Socialist go...

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United States and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea

United States and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea

The U.S. and Japan will jointly maintain high-level surveillance, Abe also said, referring to the countries' ongoing joint naval exercise involving the U.S. In lieu of that, Pyongyang may test another...

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Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce 'breathing easier' after victory at Liverpool

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce 'breathing easier' after victory at Liverpool

Returning to Anfield for the first time since sealing his £30 million exit, Benteke pounced just before half time to covert Yohan Cabaye's cross at the far post. 'Thirty-eight points has been very goo...

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Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

New data show that the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in MA soared last year when compared to the prior year. The ADL tally includes a much broader array of incidents, such as distribution ...

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France braces for runoff between nationalism and globalism

France braces for runoff between nationalism and globalism

In a foretaste of the battleground ahead, Macron sought in his speech on Sunday to portray himself as a force for unity - he has repeatedly dismissed Le Pen as a divisive figure. France has been under...

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Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were part of a small group of aid workers who were locked up over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges, even though they were in Egypt on behalf of the ...

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Treasuries Slide Across Curve as French Vote Damps Safety Demand

Treasuries Slide Across Curve as French Vote Damps Safety Demand

Analysts say the fact that opinion polls consistently called a Macron-Le Pen run-off could also boost market confidence because the polls suggest Macron should win easily in a second round. They bur...

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

He noted how Japanese businesses were creating jobs in the USA through trade and direct investment, citing SoftBank Group and Toyota Motor. "The United States of America will always seek peace but u...

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Afghan defense minister, army chief resign after deadly Taliban attack

In 2015, Afghan security forces suffered record casualties, with more than 6,500 killed as Taliban militants made territorial gains. Mattis' visit also comes after the USA dropped a GBU-43/B Massive...

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Trump Says US-Russia Ties 'May Be At An All-Time Low'

Trump Says US-Russia Ties 'May Be At An All-Time Low'

Shortly after Tillerson and Lavrov finished speaking to reporters, Trump said in a news conference in Washington that the U.S. is "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and that their ...

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Kenya's Keitany breaks Women's-Only world record at London Marathon

I'm just going to try to do that, you have to be good on the day. Robbie Simpson and Andrew Davies finished 15th and 16th respectively while Swansea's Josh Griffiths , running his first maratho...

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Saudi king's air force pilot son named envoy to US

Saudi Arabia named King Salman's son who is an air force pilot as ambassador to Washington. After their initial talks, the Saudi news agency said the two men "reviewed the strong and brotherly relat...

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2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

Gen. Joseph Martin today insisted that he believes the troops "continue to progress" toward the city's "liberation". Federal Police forces moved 200 metres (yards) deeper into the Old City, getting ...

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N.Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held

N.Korea detains U.S. citizen; at least 3rd American being held

He said he was informed that the detention had "nothing to do" with Kim's work at the university but did not know further details. Yonhap said Kim, in his late 50s, had been involved in aid progra...

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First Christian Church Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt

First Christian Church Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt

There will be different age groups again this year. Asbury United Methodist Church, 1341 Grandview Road, Altoona, will hold an Easter egg hunt at the church pavilion at 2 p.m. EASTER EGG HUNT: 9 ...

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Israel Held Palestinians Go On Hunger Strike

Israel Held Palestinians Go On Hunger Strike

Even when a permit is granted, the families are required to wait in a yard outside the prison, sometimes for hours without sits or shades.The prisoners also demand periodic medical checkups and to inc...

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Significance of Passion Week from Palm to Easter Sunday

He was skeptical that a state of emergency imposed after the Islamist attacks on Palm Sunday was adequate security and said the church wanted further guarantees, Middle East Monitor reported April 1...

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North Korea warns of 'great war' as USA tensions escalate

Trump has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increasing pressure on North Korea with the help of China. "I said I had high regard for President Trump's ability to use actions and words...

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