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Champs-Elysees gunman had note defending IS group

While he was still seen winning the first round with 24.5 per cent, his score slipped half a percentage point while Le Pen's rose by one to 23 per cent. Parliament voted in December to extend the ex...

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Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

The 51-year-old showed no signs of consciousness two minutes after the start of his execution, which began at 11.44pm. The initial eight executions would have been the most by a state in such a shor...

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North Korea detains United States citizen; at least 2 others being held

North Korea detains United States citizen; at least 2 others being held

North Korea, which has been testing its missiles in recent weeks, said a few hours ago that it was ready to strike a United States aircraft carrier. The reason for his arrest was not immediately avail...

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North Korea's neighbours brace for Pyongyang's next move

In several television interviews, Nikki Haley praised China's involvement in trying to pressure North Korea to cease missile testing and criticized Pyongyang's leader, Kim Jong Un, as unstable and par...

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Over 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

Over 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

Opening his first White House Easter Egg Roll Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump extolled the strength of America as thousands of kids, and some adults, reveled in the time-honoured tradition of roll...

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Chinese president calls for restraint on N. Korea

Security Council resolutions, and hopes "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation" on the Korean Peninsula, China's official broadcaster CCTV said. When asked what wou...

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Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Residents visited the Jewish museum in Jerusalem to pay their respects. "In Israel, sirens herald the national day of mourning and bring the country to a standstill for moments of silence in the m...

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Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resign after the deadliest Taliban attack ever on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he is "under no illusions" about th...

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In Turkey Istanbul police detains leftist activists after 'No' protests: party

In Turkey Istanbul police detains leftist activists after 'No' protests: party

Unofficial results show a narrow win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" campaign, which won 51.4 percent of the vote. Before the announcement, Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said the oppositi...

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Watch Obama's First Post-Presidency Appearance

Until Monday, Trump's Democratic predecessor had not given a public speech or an interview since leaving the White House on January 20. "I want to work with them to knock down those barriers and to ...

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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Unlike her father, who won 18 per cent in the second round of the presidential election in 2002, Marine Le Pen is expected to win more, maybe much more, in the May 7 runoff. The BBC's Hugh Schofield i...

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North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

The Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, acting on behalf of the United States in diplomatic relations with North Korea, stated that it was aware of the arrest but could not provide further details. The unus...

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Security tight as France votes for new president

Many analysts say that because of her far-right policies, Le Pen can not beat Macron in a head-to-head, national race. The Socialist Party's candidate, Benoît Hamon secured just 5.9% of the vote, wi...

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Trump eyes change to tax and Wall St rules

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who has been working with Trump on the new plan, originally set out to have a tax reform plan passed by the end of August but has been recently backing away from ...

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Thousands Honor Those Lost on Holocaust Remembrance Day

As Israel marked the beginning of Yom HaShoah yesterday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York: "Six million Jews, two-thir...

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Lavrov: US strike on Syria aimed at destroying settlement, changing regime

Lavrov: US strike on Syria aimed at destroying settlement, changing regime

Washington's bombing of the Syrian Shayrat Airbase on April 6 came in retaliation for the chemical attack allegedly launched by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against Idlib province's town of Khan S...

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Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election - polls

Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election - polls

Le Pen was also seen at 23.5 percent, down from 24 percent. Mr Macron attacked Ms Le Pen saying "nationalism equals war" and he wants "responsible politics". Their fundamentally different views on t...

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Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani less than two weeks after the USA dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb o...

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US Treasury's Mnuchin urges International Monetary Fund to enhance FX surveillance

US Treasury's Mnuchin urges International Monetary Fund to enhance FX surveillance

And, now, a White House tax reform plan. "The Treasury Department is the guardian of America's wealth, and a world wide symbol of American prestige", President Trump said a during brief statemen...

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Israeli Leaders Tell Mattis They Sense 'Welcome Change' in US Leadership

Israeli Leaders Tell Mattis They Sense 'Welcome Change' in US Leadership

The United States also fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield on April 7 in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack. On April 6, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Is...

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