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Global News Macron-Le Pen face-off: EU supporter vs. economic nationalist
Author: 0 Macron-Le Pen face-off: EU supporter vs. economic nationalist

Over 60,000 polling stations opened Sunday at 0600 GMT for some 47 million eligible voters, who will choose between 11 candidates. The first results are expected at around 8 p.m. If Le Pen or Melenchon reach the second round, it will be seen as a clear victory for the populist wave reflected by the votes for Donald Trump and Brexit.

Global News China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea
Author: 0 China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea

There are fears a misstep by the North or US President Donald Trump could causes disaster. Kim on Monday warned that a nuclear war "may break out at any moment ", while Haley on Tuesday emphasised that Washington is not looking for a fight "so don't try and give us one".

Author: 0 No impact of Australian visa move on Indian techies, says Nasscom

Earlier in the week, Senator Hanson said while the government might deny it was talking tough on temporary foreign worker visas because of One Nation, "we all know the truth". Sounding like an echo of President Trump, Turnbull said "we are putting Australians first". Mr Dutton said Australians "shouldn't be embarrassed to say we want great people to call Australia home".

Global News Sack Sasikala, Dinakaram before unity talks: Panneerselvam camp
Author: 0 Sack Sasikala, Dinakaram before unity talks: Panneerselvam camp

The OPS faction claims that merger talks have not started between the two factions and subtly hinted about OPS having the people's mandate to become CM. The OPS camp also said that the resignation must come in the form of resignation letters from Sasikala and Dinakaran, who she appointed as her deputy before being jailed for corruption.

Global News SC orders reinstatement of TP Senkumar as Kerala DGP
Author: 0 SC orders reinstatement of TP Senkumar as Kerala DGP

The order was passed on Senkumar's petition, challenging the High Court verdict which upheld the government's action. While reading out the order, the apex court bench, comprising of Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak Gupta, also observed that Senkumar was transferred "arbitarily" and that police officers can not be made "scapegoats by politicians", the report added.

Author: 0 Fox News dumps Bill O'Reilly over harassment claims

United States television network Fox News on Wednesday removed one of its most popular hosts from the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and "inappropriate behaviour". "But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today", he said in a statement . "I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers".

Author: 0 Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

National Front lawmaker Jean-Lin Lacapelle, a member of the party's executive board, was confident that Le Pen could count on "pockets of support" from all the eliminated candidates and predicted that she'll try to shift the debate back to her core issues.

Author: 0 Wynne lays out plans to cool Ontario's sizzling housing market

Ontario's finance minister, Charles Sousa , is concerned about speculators - or "property scalpers" as he calls them - driving up house prices. - A 15% non-resident speculation tax to be imposed on buyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area who are not citizens, permanent residents or Canadian corporations.

Author: 0 New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith's Killer Sentenced to 25 Years

Prosecutors and former Saints star Will Smith's family made it clear Thursday that they felt Cardell Hayes got off with too light a punishment after being convicted of killing Smith and wounding his widow. On the first day of the hearing, Racquel Smith , Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, along with other friends and family members, took the stand and talked about the impact Will Smith's death has had on their lives.

Global News Turkey rejects European Union call for referendum probe
Author: 0 Turkey rejects European Union call for referendum probe

Thousands have protested in Istanbul and Ankara since Sunday's referendum , which has set into motion the transformation of Turkey's system of government from a parliamentary into a presidential one. The High Electoral Board said it assessed appeals from the CHP and two other parties at a seven-hour meeting on Wednesday. "Everyone should respect the outcome, especially the main opposition".

Author: 0 MCD polls: Low turnout as parties raise EVM doubts

Kejriwal said that the Election Commission had earlier agreed to let us check the EVMs before Delhi elections, but later said that they could be checked only after the polls. The Delhi CM retweeted comments of party volunteers, some of whom blamed the low turnout on "doubts" over the machines and cited the example of the presidential election in France on Sunday in which paper ballots were used.

Global News Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27
Author: 0 Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27

The 91m-high dump came crashing down on neighbouring homes on Friday, as the country marked the traditional new year. The 13 injured were receiving treatment at the Colombo's main state hospital. According to Major General Ranasinghe about 180-meter long and 75-meter wide section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump had collapsed on to an area where 145 houses were located.

Global News More than 60 children among 126 killed in Syria bus bombing
Author: 0 More than 60 children among 126 killed in Syria bus bombing

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, which targeted pro-government evacuees, but the two sides have both blamed each other. The Observatory said more than 24 were killed and scores more wounded. A statement from the spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary-General said: "The evacuations were being conducted in accordance with the agreement reached pursuant to the Four Towns agreement".

Global News Macron Must Win Big to Have Chance to Fulfill Pledges
Author: 0 Macron Must Win Big to Have Chance to Fulfill Pledges

In contrast to Ms Le Pen's anti-EU stance, Mr Macron defines himself as "progressive and pro-Europe". "I think people will be fairly confident that Macron will win in the second round, and the market will be relieved by that", said Insight fund manager and head of currency investment in London, Paul Lambert.

Author: 0 Minister: China wants nuclear weapons eliminated in Korea

Adding to geopolitical uncertainty, U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday "some very unusual moves" had been made by China over the past several hours without elaborating further. Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop pose for a photo during a visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney, Saturday, April 22.

Author: 0 Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win Kansas seat

Mike Pompeo resigned from Congress to serve as Central Intelligence Agency director in the Trump administration. Estes received 53 percent of the vote , while Thompson received 46 percent, a margin of seven percentage points. If the GOP is going to hold on to a comfortable majority in the House in 2018, they're going to have to do better. Estes was elected by a smaller margin than many Republicans would have liked, however.

Global News Afghanistan: Taliban Killed 140 Soldiers In Attack At Army Base
Author: 0 Afghanistan: Taliban Killed 140 Soldiers In Attack At Army Base

The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remains unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead as high as 130, as per AFP . Afghan officials are investigating that claim, but Zabihullah said he had no doubt that the gunmen had inside help. The Defense Ministry's spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, said 100 people had been killed.

Global News Dylann Roof transferred to death row in Indiana
Author: 0 Dylann Roof transferred to death row in Indiana

The U.S. Marshals Service took custody of the convicted killer from Eastover around 1:15 p.m. Friday, according to jail records and confirmation from Lt. He pleaded guilty to state charges and was sentenced to life in prison. The local facility is home to the federal death chamber. The last federal execution was carried out in 2003.

Global News Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
Author: 0 Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

CHP party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu also accused the electoral board of bias and favoring Erdogan's party. "Efforts to cast a shadow on the result of the vote by spreading rumors of fraud are futile and in vain", Yildirim said. "I am a mortal really, I could die at any time", Erdogan said during the interview. The head of the left-wing ODP movement, which is not represented in the Turkish parliament, had himself said in a message on Twitter that he was being detained for demonstrating ...

Author: 0 Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

On Friday, the U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, who was in Australia for an official visit, said: "If China is unable to deal with North Korea, the United States and our allies will". The latest flare-up in rhetoric was triggered by reports that the North was about to conduct its sixth nuclear test or fire a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

Qadoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said about 6500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons. Barghouti is now serving five life sentences for having a prominent role in the second Palestinian intifada - a period of uprising against Israel between 2000 and 2005 that saw the deaths of 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis.

Global News Trump backtracks, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'no longer obsolete'
Author: 0 Trump backtracks, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'no longer obsolete'

Trump remarked relations with the Kremlin "may be at an all-time low" while Putin told Russian TV the level of trust between the two nations had "not improved but has rather deteriorated". He also said he would consider renominating Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen when her tenure is up next year, though on the campaign trail, he had said he would "most likely" not reappoint her.

Global News Campaigning gets underway ahead of UK election
Author: 0 Campaigning gets underway ahead of UK election

Downing Street is considering proposals from broadcasters, including Sky News, which could see the Prime Minister being interviewed in front of a live studio audience. The nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker win. But shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry played down suggestions new taxes might be introduced at this level, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme she understood why "many people" on this salary might feel they are "not rich".

Author: 0 Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in next month's presidential election , according to state media. Meanwhile, Rouhani told supporters in the northern city of Qazvin that the election would be a selection between freedom and peace or their opposite, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Global News Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May
Author: 0 Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

Separately, Istanbul police detained 19 suspects on charges of attempted provocation for organizing protests against the referendum, Dogan News Agency reported. Istanbul police Wednesday detained several leftist activists involved in demonstrations against the "Yes" victory in the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers, a party and reports said.

Author: 0 Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches, despite scorching heat

Instead of issues, the BJP went into these elections with just one face - that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi; general faith in Mr. Modi as a leader and that he will deliver has played the most significant role here", said Professor Sanjay Kumar, director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Author: 0 Mexico says fugitive ex-Gov. Duarte detained in Guatemala

Duarte governed the southern state of Veracruz for close to six years, and he had been on the run for six months, wanted on charges of organized crime. Javier Duarte in Guatemala by the November 10, 2016 detention of a person carrying two passports with photographs of Duarte and his wife — but with different names — at the airport in the Mexican border city of Tapachula.

Global News China Urges Korea Peninsula Denuclearisation
Author: 0 China Urges Korea Peninsula Denuclearisation

The tensions related to the North Korean issues escalated in recent months amid Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. " North Korea's threats of nuclear strikes against other nations further underlines the need for the regime to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs ", she told AAP on Sunday.

Global News North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike
Author: 0 North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea on Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the USA line". and its anachronistic policy hostile to the DPRK that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to the brink of war in an evil cycle of increasing tensions".

Global News Charity worker freed from jail in Egypt credits Pres. Trump for release
Author: 0 Charity worker freed from jail in Egypt credits Pres. Trump for release

Aya Hijazi was arrested in 2014 on charges of child abuse and human trafficking. Hijazi and her husband, along with four other humanitarian workers, returned to the US from Cairo on a government plane Thursday evening. According to the Washington Post , President Trump had asked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to possibly pardon Aya if she were found guilty.

Global News The UK would be welcome back in EU
Author: 0 The UK would be welcome back in EU

Theresa May has been accused of "political opportunism" by the European Parliament's Brexit negotiator who denied the election would strengthen her hand in negotiations. The battle lines were drawn between Farron and May because European leaders have insisted that Britain can not remain part of the Single Market without keeping free movement of people.

Author: 0 Protests Hit French Capital on Presidential Election Day

After conservative party contender Fillon was placed under investigation on March 14 on suspicion of embezzling and misusing public funds, he dropped in the polls and has since been competing for third place with far-leftist candidate Melenchon.

Global News French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen
Author: 0 French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen

Macron was projected to win between 23 and 24 percent in Sunday's first round, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with between 21.6 and 23 per cent, according to estimates on public television. Marine Le Pen placed third in her 2012 bid for the presidency, a year after taking over the National Front, and the defeat only reinforced her desire to win.

Global News France's politicians are uniting against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen
Author: 0 France's politicians are uniting against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen

While Islam has been a big part of Le Pen's campaign and the electoral debate, French voters in Muslim-majority Egypt said the topic did not affect their voting choices. France's prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve called on voters to support centrist candidate Macron , moments after the Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon conceded defeat.

Global News Turnout is high for French presidential vote
Author: 0 Turnout is high for French presidential vote

With his words, he drew a sharp contrast with his opponent, who has floated the idea of referendum - dubbed " Frexit " - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union . President Francois Hollande has cast his vote in the first round of the French election in his political fiefdom of Tulle in Correze, southwestern France.

Global News MCD polls: Cong leaders hope voters will remember their track record
Author: 0 MCD polls: Cong leaders hope voters will remember their track record

Overall, it predicted 19-31 seats for Congress and 23-35 for AAP. ABP-C Voter claimed that BJP will get 218 out of 272 seats, while AAP would get only 24 and Congress, which was hoping to make a comeback would get only 18-seats. Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said, "Based on reports from the ground, we will do well in the polls". Meanwhile, senior party leader Sanjay Singh was asked to leave a booth in Janakpuri by a polling official when he was talking to reporters inside ...

Author: 0 Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

Nina Morrison, a lawyer with the Innocence Project and an attorney for Lee, criticized the court's decision in a statement following the execution. With the support of other judges on the Supreme Court, could the debate around Lee's death and other executions planned in Arkansas ultimately lead to the Court deciding to abolish capital punishment in the United States? "I just feel like, once again, these families have been re-victimized", said Petty, now a state representative, who said ...