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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Jokingly told Labour may still be in search of candidates for the forthcoming general election, Mr Blair replied: "Well, I tell you what I fancy, I fancy doing whatever I can to at least make this debate in the election into a proper debate".
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.
In an interview on the BBC's World This Weekend, Blair also said he was so concerned about the prospect of Britain plunging out of the single market that he could even return to frontline politics, saying: "I look at the political scene at the moment and I nearly feel motivated to go right back into it".
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
The report said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was "inching close to the brink of war in an evil cycle of increasing tensions". There are renewed fears that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test on April 25, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its military.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...