• Centrist Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president
Centrist Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

If confirmed, Le Pen's showing would nonetheless be stronger than her National Front party has seen in its 45-year history. The preliminary results are based on a sample of ballots counted at polling stations around the country, which are then used to predict how the country votes as a whole.

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  • Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day
Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day

Details of the plan must still be worked out over the next several weeks. "The President's expressed a desire to achieve peace in Syria ... and we're looking at all ways in order to achieve that", deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

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  • Trump, speaking at Holocaust memorial: 'We'll never be silent'
Trump, speaking at Holocaust memorial: 'We'll never be silent'

Dermer praised the USA missile strike on a Syrian airfield that Trump authorized in retaliation for Assad's chemical weapons attack in that country's civil war. The comments, which led to a quick apology from the press secretary, were decried by Jewish groups: The Anti-Defamation League asked Spicer and the White House to take a course on Holocaust...

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  • Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements
Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

And when Prince Philip visited Bolton back in 2009, the Queen's husband was full of jokes. Public service and duty have been ingrained in every engagement, visit and tour overseas that they've carried out together during the past 70 years.

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  • Venezuelan Women Protest Against President Maduro
Venezuelan Women Protest Against President Maduro

April in Venezuela continues anti-government protests, which often degenerated into clashes with police. On Saturday, tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro are marching dressed in white offering roses to security forces.

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  • Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory
Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory

A total of 262 councillors were elected on a Labour platform, although one of them had been expelled from the party after the ballot papers had been printed. They chose to fight the election on the issue of an independence referendum, they talked about nothing else, they didn't have any policies for local government.

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  • Mehbooba Mufti: 'Modi alone can pull Kashmir out of this mess'
Mehbooba Mufti: 'Modi alone can pull Kashmir out of this mess'

The directive follows a communication from the Union Government asking the state to stop unauthorised broadcast of Pakistani channels. Kashmiris are being terrorised. Er. She said that PM Modi showed his strength by visiting Pakistan amid tensions between the two countries, the report added. "Whatever decision he takes, the country will support h...

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  • 'May the Fourth Be with You': 'Star Wars' Fans Mark 40th Anniversary
'May the Fourth Be with You': 'Star Wars' Fans Mark 40th Anniversary

Speculation about Leia's part in the upcoming Star Wars film has been rife since the passing of Carrie Fisher in December. But overseeing George Lucas' newly teeming galaxy now requires its own keepers of the faith as well, known as the Lucasfilm Story Group.

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  • Cop, notorious Lashker militant among 5 killed in terror attack
Cop, notorious Lashker militant among 5 killed in terror attack

Besides, a policeman Raqeeb, special police officer Farooq Ahmad and a civilian Ghulam Hassan were injured and have been referred to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar and Army's 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar . Massive pro freedom slogans rent the air at the funeral procession of the slain ultra. Pakistan's army, meanwhile, accused Indian troops of shooting a...

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  • Prince Philip's retirement has many asking 'who's royally next?'
Prince Philip's retirement has many asking 'who's royally next?'

Her Majesty's private secretary made her wishes known to Buckingham Palace's staff at a meeting on Thursday, where he conveyed that "the Cambridges will be expected to step up and undertake more state business and do less of their own campaign work", a source told The Times .

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  • United Kingdom election: Sturgeon plays down Tory threat in Scotland
United Kingdom election: Sturgeon plays down Tory threat in Scotland

The SNP amassed more councillors than in the 2012 local elections, thereby remaining the largest party in local government north of the border. "We won the local government election in Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place", the Conservative leader said.

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  • UNESCO Rejects Israel Sovereignty Claims Over al-Quds
UNESCO Rejects Israel Sovereignty Claims Over al-Quds

In its 201st session, being held in Paris, UNESCO's Executive Board voted on Tuesday with a majority in favour of the Jerusalem item in the draft resolution titled "Occupied Palestine". "Israel will not stand silently by in the face of this shameful resolution", Danon said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked UNESCO, who reject...

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  • The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Position Boosted by Pittenger & Anderson Inc
The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Position Boosted by Pittenger & Anderson Inc

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.88% of the company's stock. IFM Investors Pty Ltd bought a new stake in The Coca-Cola during the fourth quarter valued at $2,170,000. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 10th were issued a dividend of $0.2261 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. The median estimate represents a 3....

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  • UK PM Theresa May maintains strong election lead in weekend opinion polls
UK PM Theresa May maintains strong election lead in weekend opinion polls

But she insisted the SNP had "won this election comfortably" with her party ending up with "more votes, more seats, more councils where we are the largest party, not just compared to every other party but compared to five years ago". Ian Lavery, Labour's national campaigns co-ordinator, said he was not sure why Mr Burnham had not been there but he ...

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  • North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un
North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un

It did not mention Kim Jong-un by name, but he is widely referred to as the supreme leader. It can detect incoming North Korean missiles and shoot them out of the sky. North Korea denied involvement. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea ". Vice President Mike Pence cautioned that the countr...

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  • Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport
Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport

In September of last year, Ottolenghi observed, "Flight records show that Iran Air's flight 697 - the Tehran-Damascus route - was operated 66 times over the last year, including three times from Abadan, on Sept. In practice, however, Hezbollah forces in Syria are focusing primarily on fighting against ISIS, which has led Syria to complain that the ...

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  • Trump fires back at Clinton in late-night tweet storm
Trump fires back at Clinton in late-night tweet storm

Amanpour also asked Clinton whether she was a victim of misogyny. Comey said, "look this was awful it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might of had some impact on the election but honestly it wouldn't change the decision". Giuliani, an ally of President Donald Trump's, during the election bragged that former agents told him in advance of new em...

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  • Budget chief says spending bill still a 'win'
Budget chief says spending bill still a 'win'

On May 2, Trump took to social media to assert that the bipartisan spending package that had recently finished negotiations in Congress would not have required concessions to Democrats if the Senate dismantled the legislative filibuster, The New York Times reports .

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  • Angry miners at disaster site attack Iranian president's car
Angry miners at disaster site attack Iranian president's car

Mr Rouhani's visit to the mining disaster site comes ahead of Iran's May 19 presidential election. An explosion of methane gas collapsed a coal mine in Iran, killing more than 35 people and trapping others underground, according to Iranian state media.

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  • Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS
Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been forced to deny that he struck up a deal with the USA to keep American troops in the country after the defeat of Isis. Their progression should help the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) and Interior Ministry Federal Police troops who are painstakingly advancing from the south.

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  • White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles
White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles

The House, however, voted on the GOP-sponsored legislation Thursday afternoon, just a day after revisions were made to it, and without a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Because of that, there might be the potential in some states for a pregnant woman to be charged more for coverage. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled...

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  • Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises
Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises

Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie skipped a trilateral meeting with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Yokohama on Friday due to important domestic matters, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said. The leaders also reaffirmed strengthening the role of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) as part of the regional financial ...

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  • Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead
Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

This should really concern people, since so many Republican governors have already tipped their hand about how they feel about protecting their constituents by rejecting Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Twenty of Representative King's GOP House colleagues voted against the AHCA, some of them on the grounds that it did not go far enough in repe...

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  • Request an early sign of ties between Flynn, top Russian
Request an early sign of ties between Flynn, top Russian

Yates is expected to say that she told White House counsel Don McGahn that she was concerned Flynn's communications with Kislyak could leave Flynn in a compromised position as a result of the contradictions between the public depictions of the calls and what intelligence officials knew to be true, the person said.

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  • New Hamas chief to remain in Gaza: Spokesman
New Hamas chief to remain in Gaza: Spokesman

In 1992, after serving a three-year prison term in Israel, Haniya was sent into exile in southern Lebanon with other Hamas leaders. The worldwide community widely recognizes the area defined by the 1967 borders as the site of a future Palestinian state, sitting alongside Israel in a so-called two-state solution.

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  • British election: Labour offers Brexit pledge on European Union nationals
British election: Labour offers Brexit pledge on European Union nationals

In contrast, it accused the Conservative government of "rigidity and recklessness" in its approach to leaving the EU. Laying out his party's vision for Brexit in London on Tuesday, Starmer sought to offer British voters a clear alternative to May's plans for a "hard Bexit".

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  • German ban on full-face veils for public servants goes ahead
German ban on full-face veils for public servants goes ahead

Merkel who is facing elections in the Autumn, has lost support from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party over the migrant crisis. Burkas and full-face veils are vanishingly rare in Germany and nearly no public officials wear them.

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  • Rights of EU citizens in United Kingdom are top priority — EU Brexit boss
Rights of EU citizens in United Kingdom are top priority — EU Brexit boss

Ms May made a decision to convene the advance poll in order to achieve a majority in the 17-seat parliament and allow her to have her hands free to negotiate the Brexit as she sees fit. Mr Barnier denied that others were to blame for the ongoing uncertainty. Participating at the same conference in Italy as Juncker, Frenchman Michel Barnier, the E...

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  • US welcomes release of UN aid worker held in South Sudan
US welcomes release of UN aid worker held in South Sudan

The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said its base came under fire from the direction of a government-held town on Thursday in an area where the country's main rebel force controls some towns and villages. South Sudan's government and opposition forces have repeatedly targeted aid workers who are also trying to help hundreds of thousands o...

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  • 3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins
3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins

Footage released by the Israel Prisons Service show the longtime prisoner secretly munching on a chocolate bar, while hiding in his cell bathroom. "We call upon global organizations to put pressure on Israel to meet the demands of [hunger-striking] prisoners", the ministry added.

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  • Reporters barred from Kushner Companies event in China
Reporters barred from Kushner Companies event in China

Blake Roberts, a lawyer at the law firm of WilmerHale, which is Jared Kushner's personal counsel, said Jared Kushner had no involvement in the operation of Kushner Companies. While some investors see investment as an opportunity, others see it as a risk. One Chinese investor who attended the event, Wang Yun, told The Post: " Even though this is t...

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  • Suspect in officer's shooting found dead at motel
Suspect in officer's shooting found dead at motel

He is now in recovery mode. Delaney was shot in the head about 9:30 p.m., while he and three other officers tried to serve Tizaya Jordan Robinson, 25, of Boston, with a restraining order at the Motel 6 on Union Street, Morrissey said. Officer Delaney was transported to a Boston hospital and does not have life-threatening injuries. I went outsid...

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  • Buhari Travels For Medicals Again
Buhari Travels For Medicals Again

A statement from the president's office said Buhari had delayed leaving for London earlier Sunday so he could meet with the schoolgirls. Daily Trust said the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, early yesterday met behind closed-doors with service chiefs over the Boko Haram insurgency.

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  • Women March Saturday in Ongoing Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro
Women March Saturday in Ongoing Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro

A woman holds up a placard that reads "No more repression" during a women's march to protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas , Venezuela May 6, 2017. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez on Friday denounced the protest movement, and said opposition "terrorists" were attempting a kind of nonconventional warfare.

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  • Zebra on the loose in Florida
Zebra on the loose in Florida

The female zebra was first spotted in Balm, Florida walking along the south side of CR-672 near Amber Sweet Lane. The zebra was strolling along the side the road, deputies said, when it suddenly made a beeline for a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Nathaniel Jolley, 21, of Riverview.

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