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Global News French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack
Author: 0 French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

Islamic State claimed it was responsible for the attack and named Abu Yusuf al Beljiki as the attacker - though it is believed this could be a pseudonym for Cheurfi. She wants to tighten French borders controls and build more jails, and says authorities are not doing enough to protect citizens from attacks like Thursday's.

Author: 0 Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack

Belgian security officials had warned French counterparts before the attack that El Osri was a "very unsafe individual en route to France" aboard the Thalys high-speed train. Brandet said officers were "deliberately" targeted, as has happened repeatedly to French security forces in recent years, including in the run-up to the 2012 election .

Global News China 'seriously concerned' over North Korea missile warnings
Author: 0 China 'seriously concerned' over North Korea missile warnings

Pence met in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, focusing on the United States resolve to defend Japan and persuade China to assume a larger role in dealing with North Korea . sanctions. There were no reports in Chinese media about a more intensive military reaction. "We're building our military rapidly", Trump said at a press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Global News Britain could see its first full day without coal
Author: 0 Britain could see its first full day without coal

The amount of coal used in the United Kingdom has been declining since 2016, when coal power generation dropped to a record low in Q2, making up just 5.8 per cent of the nation's energy mix from 7.25 per cent the previous year. "It's really down to the growing levels of renewables", Burt said by phone. "It's a milestone in a transition to fuels that will be more flexible and sustainable", said David Elmes, head of the Warwick Business School's Global Energy Research Network.

Author: 0 North Korea says don't mess with us as US plans next move

A US-sponsored draft of UN Security Council statement condemning Pyongyang's missile test, which some media claimed had been blocked by Russian Federation, was actually withdrawn by Washington after a wording disagreement, Moscow said. Pence also said the USA would protect freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the sea lanes vital to global shipping where China has been staking claim to disputed territory.

Author: 0 North Korea: Beware of a super mighty strike

According to South Korean military sources, the move is aimed at subduing North Korea's intent to provoke the South into warfare. On April 17, North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile that exploded within seconds after it took off, according to US and South Korean defense officials.

Global News Venezuelans gear up for major march against Maduro
Author: 0 Venezuelans gear up for major march against Maduro

The spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the organization is "concerned" about what's happening in Venezuela and urges that "all efforts be made to lower tensions and prevent further clashes". Maduro this week said he was dramatically expanding civilian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez and giving each member a gun. Liliana Machuca, a teacher in Caracas told the AP she believes protesting is her only option after all the "abuses" she says have been committed ...

Global News Mike Pence: USS Carl Vinson Location Snafu Wasn't Intentional
Author: 0 Mike Pence: USS Carl Vinson Location Snafu Wasn't Intentional

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Department of Defense got its timeline wrong and announced the Vinson's deployment to the Korean peninsula too early. Another reporter warned that USA allies like South Korea and Japan could interpret the mix-up as "false encouragement" that the U.S. was responding to provocations from North Korea.

Author: 0 Fox dumps popular host Bill O'Reilly

The network has pummeled CNN and MSNBC in the ratings since the presidential election in November. O' Reilly's show, "The O' Reilly Factor", has been the most watched program on Fox News and was coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Global News Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith
Author: 0 Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Easter celebrates the most radiant dynamic force there is - the resurrection of Christ. "As Christians, we believe that Jesus has risen and our journey with our Lord has been renewed and therefore, it is important for us to forgive and forget all those that may have hurt us and seek forgiveness from all those that we might have hurt", he said.

Author: 0 Thousands fill St Peter's Square to hear Pope Francis celebrate Easter Mass

Tens of thousands of faithful have been enduring heavy security checks to hear Pope Francis celebrate Easter Sunday Mass at St Peter's Square in the Vatican . Turning his attention to Europe the Holy Father prayed that the Risen Lord would grant hope to those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people.

Author: 0 Pope Francis shakes hands with Bill O'Reilly

Perino closed Wednesday's show saying: "It is the end of an era here at Fox News Channel". Representatives at Fox News and its parent, Twenty-First Century Fox , were not immediately available for comment about how O'Reilly might be replaced.

Global News Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe
Author: 0 Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe

A cop was shot dead on the Champs-Elysees shopping street before a Kalashnikov-wielding murderer was himself killed. But the prosecutor said there was "a lack of known elements of radicalization" in the suspect's past and he was released for lack of evidence of a threat.

Global News USA pushes UN Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel
Author: 0 USA pushes UN Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley initiated today's Security Council meeting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hoping to hear the perspectives from both sides. Russian Federation is a close ally of Iran and, like the USA, has veto power on the Security Council. Haley opened the meeting by thanking United Nations special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov for going beyond "bashing" Israel, but most of the fifty-four speakers stuck to the script of past meetings.

Author: 0 France's Macron wary of far-right and far-left

But Le Pen's supporters dismissed her opponent and his ideas. The top two candidates will go up against each other in a run-off election May 7. That is because the leanings of France's next president will likely determine the future of Europe.

Global News China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue
Author: 0 China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

The U.S. has stepped up its warnings to North Korea over its missile program and nuclear weapons tests. South Korea's Air Force Operations Command and the U.S. Those possibilities include defensive exercises or Chinese concerns over North Korea . South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a debate over the planned deployment in South Korea of a US -supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system, which has angered China.

Global News Paris attack: Police officer shot dead, another wounded, Champs Elysees closed off
Author: 0 Paris attack: Police officer shot dead, another wounded, Champs Elysees closed off

The officials spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss details of the probe into Thursday night's attack . But even leaving out the potential impact on voter sentiment of the latest deadly attack in a series that has hit France in the past two years, neither was totally assured a spot in the May 7 runoff round.

Author: 0 Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

His tweet Friday comes as he tries to bolster USA support for hard-line proposals on immigration and foreign policy. Given the Trump administration's insistence that it will not give any indication of its plans for military action until after they are executed, the Iranian government must calculate that a barrage of United States cruise missiles could fall on Tehran at any moment.

Global News US, Iran trade barbs over landmark 2015 nuclear deal
Author: 0 US, Iran trade barbs over landmark 2015 nuclear deal

As President Trump wages a rhetorical battle with North Korea over its nuclear program, his secretary of state says the nuclear deal with Iran will now be placed under review. It was a signature foreign policy achievement for previous US President Barack Obama, but Trump has vehemently criticized the deal, without definitively saying that the US would unilaterally walk away from it.

Author: 0 In his own words: Text of Trump's latest complaints about Canadian trade

It was unclear exactly what Trump was referring to with that comment - whether it was Canada's supply management system, its decision to impose import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, or something else entirely. That leaves plenty of time for Trump to adopt MacNaughton's "glass is half full" outlook on Canada-U.S. trade. "That milk is already going to go into another system, which forces that system to be oversupplied, so then their price drops even more yet", Von Ruden said.

Global News Paris gunman 'attacked police in 2001'
Author: 0 Paris gunman 'attacked police in 2001'

A statement from the Islamic State group published by its propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was "one of the Islamic State's fighters". The Champs Elysees shooting is the latest in a series of attacks by Islamist militants on France in recent years in which more than 200 people have been killed.

Author: 0 Venezuela officials: 12 dead in overnight violence

Sure we're exhausted, but we've got to stand strong. But for the most part, he created a zone of calm amid another chaotic day of a now three-week-old protest movement. GM said Thursday its only factory in Venezuela was confiscated a day earlier, as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country roiled by economic troubles.

Author: 0 Georgia election a 'wake-up call' for US Republicans

Last Tuesday it was a special election in Kansas where the Republican candidate did just enough to win. Mr Price had won the seat in the 2016 election by a margin of 23 points - something Mr Ossoff, a political neophyte hopes he can turn around in the run-off against Ms Handel.

Global News Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide
Author: 0 Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

It's the churches 8th annual hunt, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, who say it's a fun way to get the family together and educate children about the importance of the Easter holiday. Defined as the foundation of the Christian faith, adherents witness the priest light the paschal candle before mass commences at the church, signifying the light of Jesus entering the world.

Author: 0 Trump enters US-Canada milk fight with threat to end NAFTA

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered some unusually harsh remarks about Canada, slamming the country's dairy supply management system as a "one-sided deal" that disadvantages American farmers. The Dairy Farmers of Canada said it is confident that the Canadian government will "continue to protect and defend" the country's dairy industry. Canada's dairy sector is protected by high tariffs on imported products and controls on domestic production as a means of supporting prices that ...

Author: 0 US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

General Motors said it is ceasing its operations in Venezuela because of an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. The 17-year-old boy was shot by gunmen on motorbikes who also threw tear gas canisters into a crowd of protesters, Amadeo Leiva, head of the Clinicas Caracas Hospital which treated him, said.

Global News 'No Doubt' Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons: US Defense Secretary Mattis
Author: 0 'No Doubt' Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons: US Defense Secretary Mattis

Answering questions as to whether the Syrian regime had recently moved some of its aircraft to a Russian military base in Syria's northeastern Latakia province, Mattis said: "No doubt they dispersed their aircraft in recent days ". "I can say authoritatively they have retained some, it's a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and it's going to have to be taken up diplomatically and they would be ill advised to try to use any again, we made that very clear with our ...

Author: 0 Paris attack: ISIS claims responsibility after 1 killed on Champs-Elysees

The gunman tried to run, and wounded two other officers as he fled before he was killed. That can be a clue. Eyewitness Badi Ftaiti said: "They were running, running". French authorities had not identify the gunman, but President Francois Hollande said there was "no doubt" the attack was terrorism. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from the Champs Elysees that the avenue has been completely cordoned off.

Author: 0 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

The Supreme Leader said a year ago, without naming Ahmadinejad, that the former president's candidacy is not in the interest of the Iranian people, thus calling on him not to run. While conservatives are anxious that Ahmadinejad or Baghaei's presence might split their votes, allies of Rouhani are also concerned about the attractiveness of populist candidates with nationalist anti-establishment slogans.

Global News Gunmen attack military compound in Balkh, kill 8 Afghan soldiers
Author: 0 Gunmen attack military compound in Balkh, kill 8 Afghan soldiers

Afghan officials offered conflicting numbers of casualties in the incident, at a major headquarters in northern Afghanistan often used by foreign military advisers. Thomas added that he has no indication of any casualties among coalition forces. The Taliban fighters wore army uniforms and drove through military checkpoints before launching the raid, a military spokesman said.

Global News Cardell Hayes sentenced for fatal shooting of former Saints star Will Smith
Author: 0 Cardell Hayes sentenced for fatal shooting of former Saints star Will Smith

At least with 25 he has the opportunity to be reunited with his family, " said Fuller, according to ESPN . The jury likewise rejected the defense's theory that Cardell Hayes had acted in self-defense. Testimony ahead of the sentence has been emotional. Hayes never looked at his mother as she testified. And Hayes' mother pleaded through her tears for mercy for her son.

Global News Boris Johnson 'dismayed' by Russia's UN Syria veto
Author: 0 Boris Johnson 'dismayed' by Russia's UN Syria veto

President Vladimir Putin said after this week's meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Russian Federation was ready to return to the arrangement. He also backed U.S. calls to find a political solution and said the G7 leaders were ready to work with Russian Federation to end the violence in Syria.

Author: 0 Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

May says holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country " certainty and stability " as it negotiates its departure from the European Union. The region's MPs unanimously backed the Prime Minister in her successful bid to force an early general election . The British Prime Minister is seeking an election to copperfasten her mandate ahead of Brexit negotiations.