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Macron and Le Pen trade blows ahead of French election

Supporters of both candidates took to the streets, airwaves and social media to weigh on an election closely watched by financial markets and France's neighbours as a test of the global populist wav...

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Thousands march in Venezuela against government

Thousands march in Venezuela against government

Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities, denouncing Maduro for eroding democracy and plunging the economy into chaos. Maduro, who along with his supporters called for the cou...

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Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

Marine Le Pen of the populist, right-wing National Front Party has come in second place, having secured the votes of 7 million of her countrymen who agree it's time to put France first and shut down...

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Hamilton now 'understands' Sochi struggles

Hamilton was more than half a second slower than Bottas in qualifying and as the Finn made a blistering start from third and took the lead at the first corner, Hamilton did not make ground from fourth...

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North Korea says its missiles to target the U.S. mainland

North Korea says its missiles to target the U.S. mainland

USA and South Korean officials said the test appeared to have failed, in what would be a fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March. He said North Korea's most recent missile test r...

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Macron still ahead in French election as nasty campaign draws to close

With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday that overl...

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Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit Court in Tweet

In response to Trump's tweets , "America's Newsroom" host Bill Hemmer asked Spicer if he believed the Ninth Circuit "had it in for the White House". On Feb. 9, in a 3-0 decision the 9th Circuit C...

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Pres. Sirleaf congratulates Queen Elizabeth at 91

In Hyde Park at midday, 41 volleys in honour of her birthday were fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The Queen is Britain's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, having become queen o...

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THAAD missile defense system now operational in S.Korea

Bloomberg's story did not provide details on what would constitute an "appropriate" situation, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at Monday's press briefing that the administ...

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Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

We spoke with NPR's Richard Gonzales earlier from the site of one protest gathering. Thursday's rally at noon comes as Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump "Proud Boys" has said he will speak in ...

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Pence avoids direct answer on North Korea sabotage

Pence said the United States trade deficit has more than doubled in the five years since the U.S. A political solution through United Nations-brokered negotiations is needed to resolve the conflict ...

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Trump vows 'we will confront anti-Semitism' at Holocaust memorial ceremony

In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the US Capitol, Trump addressed an audience that included Holocaust survivors, Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer and the president's son-in-law Jared Kush...

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Formula One Russian Grand Prix sees Bottas secure first win

The German driver had clocked the fastest time during Q3 on Saturday, and with his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen claiming second spot on the grid, it was Ferrari's first front row lock out since the Fren...

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Israel Shoots Down Aircraft That Entered Airspace From Syria

The official said Israel launched the attack to boost the morale of terrorists - the umbrella term for any force fighting against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, which includes rebels and the Is...

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Trump Administration Loosens School Lunch Nutrition Standards

Republicans have always been trying to dial back the standards that became a pillar of former first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to curb childhood obesity in the U.S". School lunches are no except...

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Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

It is expected to be made public early on Monday. The spending agreement was the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to emerge since Trump was sworn in as President, and leaders on both side...

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New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

But Hamas said it had to delay the presentation after the Doha hotel withdrew consent to host a news conference by the group. Meshaal is expected to step down soon as leader of Hamas after serving w...

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France on high alert: May Day protesters to march against Le Pen

A May Day march attended by thousands of people in Paris was disrupted as scores of hooded youths threw gasoline bombs at riot police in full gear, who responded with tear gas and truncheons. 1 concer...

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Palestinian Authority pulls the plug on Israeli electricity to Gaza

Palestinian Authority pulls the plug on Israeli electricity to Gaza

Stores were closed and roads empty across the West Bank, the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for 50 years. Long-term Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who has been in prison for more t...

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Arsenal Simply Outdone By A Tottenham With Superior Talent

Arsenal Simply Outdone By A Tottenham With Superior Talent

City was held 2-2 by relegation-threatened Middlesbrough, but fifth-place Manchester United could also only draw with Swansea so remains a point behind its neighbor. "We controlled the game and missed...

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Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

Jackson's slaves were so important to him, that at least once he took out a newspaper ad seeking the return of a runaway slave. His comments also drew the condemnation of his political opponents. Ra...

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'Mother of all protests' in Venezuela

'Mother of all protests' in Venezuela

At least three people were killed in shootings during Wednesday's demonstrations across the country, officials and relatives said, bringing the death toll in protests since March 29 to at least nine...

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Chamber Marks Small Business Week

Chamber Marks Small Business Week

Every year annually since 1963, the President of the United States announces National Small Business Week , which recognizes America's small business owners and entrepreneurs. Our Nation also deser...

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Gov't relaxes healthy standard for school meals

But such rollbacks have been rejected by public health and nutrition advocates, who say the stricter nutrition rules are critical tools in the fight against obesity. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), School ...

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6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements

6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements

Spicer was also asked if Ossoff's relative success in the race shows that Republicans need to pay attention to demographic changes in the South. "We defied the odds, shattered expectations, and now ...

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Poor law & order situation, EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha by

Poor law & order situation, EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha by

The demand for the large deployment seemed unprecedented as the EC had asked for only 70,000 paramilitary forces personnel to conduct the entire Assembly elections held in 5 states recently. EC offici...

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North Korea hints at nuclear tests to boost force 'to the maximum'

The same day, the president said he would be honored to meet Kim under the right conditions. "I'll speak to anybody", Trump said then. Tensions are high over the North's nuclear and missile progra...

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Thousands march in rival rallies in France

Yet with many backers of first-round candidates considering abstention, the outcome is far from certain and Macron says that he isn't taking anything for granted. Addressing an audience at a May Day...

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Accused Paris gunman previously threatened police, but not on any watch list

Accused Paris gunman previously threatened police, but not on any watch list

Police later found a pump-action shotgun, knives and a Quran in his vehicle, while a handwritten note praising IS was recovered from near the dead assailant, police sources told local media. Security ...

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Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement

China has sparked regional concern by turning reefs and shoals in contested areas into artificial islands, installing military facilities and airstrips on some of them. Prior to the state banquet, Pre...

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Police injured in clashes with Paris May Day protesters

She said: "The euro has become some kind of weapon in the hands of the European Central Bank, the European Union". He denounced Mr Macron, her rival, calling him a "masked Socialist" and a candidate...

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Anthony Joshua proves that he is the king inside the ring

Anthony Joshua proves that he is the king inside the ring

We could rematch Klitschko again. You are a boxer's dream. There was an epic fifth round where Joshua knocked Klitschko down and then held on himself to survive, along with a knockdown a round later b...

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Duterte opens Asian summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

The tribunal previous year ruled largely in the Philippines' favour. On Sunday, three Chinese navy ships, including a guided-missile destroyer and a guided-missile frigate, were welcomed in Davao ci...

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Afghan Taliban: Our spring offensive will be more than military

Afghan Taliban: Our spring offensive will be more than military

Another US soldier was killed earlier in April while carrying out operations against Islamic State, also known as Isis, in the same province. Nangarhar is the same area USA forces targeted two wee...

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BJP's hat-trick in Delhi civic polls

BJP's hat-trick in Delhi civic polls

Yesterday, the BJP retained control of all the three corporations, bagging 181 wards while the AAP could win just 48 wards. Dilip Pandey, who was the party's Delhi convenor, on Wednesday resigned fr...

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