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Author: 0 France begins voting in second round of presidential election

Emmanuel Macron vs Le Pen: Second round of voting in French Presidential Elections today. A security scare caused by a suspicious bag prompted a brief evacuation of the Louvre museum courtyard where Macron planned to celebrate election night.

Global News Nigerian president meets freed Chibok schoolgirls
Author: 0 Nigerian president meets freed Chibok schoolgirls

The presidency announced late on Saturday that months of talks with the jihadists had "yielded results" some six months after 21 other Chibok girls were freed with the help of global mediators. The International Committee of the Red Cross has tweeted what might be the first public image of the Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram extremists.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidency

Polling companies release victor projections immediately afterward. Macron has argued that France must rethink its labor laws to better compete globally and appealed for unity and tolerance that Le Pen called naive. Once I finished the interview, he raised his glass of champagne and said "Vive la France". In France, it is a test of whether voters are ready to overlook the racist and anti-Semitic past of Ms Le Pen's National Front party.

Author: 0 Chris Hughton: 'Missing out on Championship title is difficult'

The south coast side needed just one win from their final three games to claim the title, but lost twice before drawing at Villa Park to allow Newcastle United to cancel out a seven-point gap and be crowned champions. Obviously I think it's the right time to talk when everything is fine and if not, it doesn't matter. Lansbury was far from the only Championship star to move to Aston Villa over the course of the season, with Conor Hourihane, Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan and Ross ...

Global News Euro strengthens as Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election
Author: 0 Euro strengthens as Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election

More French voters seem to have been against Le Pen's nationalism than in favor of Macron's deregulation, their disgruntlement reflected in today's low voter turnout . "France has sent an incredible message to itself, to Europe and the world, " said Macron ally Francois Bayrou, tipped among his possible choices for prime minister.

Author: 0 PM could win Commons majority of 48 based on local election analysis

Jeremy Corbyn admitted his Labour party now faces a challenge on a "historic scale" if it is to win the June 8 general election. "Defence Minister Michael Fallon said: "(These are) encouraging results but I am cautious about predicating the general election on them.

Author: 0 Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

Now she can add her gains in the presidential election to the list. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has conceded the French presidential election, trailing centrist Emmanuel Macron by about 30 percentage points with 90 percent of the ballots in.

Author: 0 Netanyahu Slams 'Absurd' UNESCO Vote, Vows To Cut More Funding

The Swedish Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that it had "consistently strived for European Union unity on this resolution" but "since the European Union unfortunately has not been able to stay united, and since Sweden believes the current text is acceptable, Sweden has voted in favour".

Global News Venezuela street protests again turn deadly as overhaul of constitution begins
Author: 0 Venezuela street protests again turn deadly as overhaul of constitution begins

An 18-year-old man was reportedly killed in Wednesday's protests. Local media published footage showing two protesters being knocked over by a National Guard vehicle. The opposition and some worldwide powers fear the "constituent assembly" is a ploy to avoid regional and local elections this year. Borges said it would deny Venezuelans the right to express their views at the ballot box, and he urged the military to prevent the "coup" by Maduro.

Author: 0 Seoul: US defence system can stop Kim's missiles

In a show of force against North Korea, the USA has dispatched USS Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean peninsula and was on Saturday spotted sailing north offshore Nagasaki in Japan towards North Korea. This was a small missile. Trains on Tokyo's biggest subway were halted for 10 minutes Saturday morning after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Prince Philip Decides 96 Is a Good Retirement Age

Ever the joker, Prince Philip treated a well-wisher to his customary humour after it was announced that he would be stepping down from carrying out public engagements this autumn. The queen's husband said Thursday he will carry out scheduled engagements for the next few months but won't take on new ones starting in the fall.

Global News Royals shutout by Indians
Author: 0 Royals shutout by Indians

Rays 6, Blue Jays 1: Logan Morrison and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers and Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. His fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 10 games and scored Lorenzo Cain , who had doubled. "Once the ball is handed off to the bullpen, I knew we were in safe hands".

Author: 0 UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink

Conservatives have made historic advances in local elections across the United Kingdom, gaining more than 500 councillors, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forcing Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland.

Author: 0 North Korea's missiles will get better

Earlier, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country will speed up measures to bolster its nuclear program "at the maximum pace" in response to the new USA policy that calls for new sanctions and "maximum pressure and engagement". must be supported by its global allies if it is going to make any meaningful strides, adding: 'It's important for all of us to confront this regime...

Author: 0 French election twist to May Day in Paris

Mr Dupont-Aignan shocked many by agreeing to be Ms Le Pen's prime minister if she wins the presidency. Polls show Ms Le Pen lagging behind centrist front-runner Emmanuel Macron by around 20 points before Sunday's runoff and she needs to broaden her base to stand a chance of winning.

Author: 0 United States at odds with Russian Federation over Syria's no-fly zones

Syria's government has said that although it will abide by the agreement, it would continue fighting "terrorism" wherever it exists, parlance for most armed rebel groups fighting government troops. The main Syrian opposition body, the High Negotiations Committee, which includes political and armed groups, denounced the plan earlier as vague. A Syrian rebel spokesman who attended cease-fire talks in Kazakhstan says Syrian opposition fighters have "fears and doubts" over a deal that was ...

Author: 0 Trump vows 'we will confront anti-Semitism' at Holocaust memorial ceremony

Speaking to Holocaust survivors, lawmakers and Israeli officials, Trump said the USA has a duty to "confront anti-Semitism... stamp out prejudice [and] condemn hatred" both at home and overseas. More recently, press secretary Sean Spicer incorrectly stated that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II. "Today, we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge: Never again".

Author: 0 Protests continue in Venezuela after death toll reaches 37

An anti-government wearing a Wayuu Indians dress kneels in front of riot police blocking a women march from reaching the Foreign Ministry in Caracas , Venezuela , Saturday, May 6, 2017. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said in a statement that Maduro's "disregard for the fundamental rights of his own people has heightened the political and economic crisis in the country".

Author: 0 May The Fourth Be With You On National Star Wars Day

Grand Admiral Thrawn's re-introduction into the Star Wars canon was a delight for many who grew up in the early 1990s. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Global News Four killed in gun battle in Kashmir
Author: 0 Four killed in gun battle in Kashmir

Wanted militant Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar alias Setha, who had been on the run since August 2015 after his name cropped up in the Udhampur terror strike case, was killed in the attack when he tried to target the police party at Mir Bazar in Kulgam.

Global News Vanuatu tribe hopes for Prince Philip's 2nd coming
Author: 0 Vanuatu tribe hopes for Prince Philip's 2nd coming

However, 20 years on from... The Buckingham palace already released a statement about the issue but did not disclose the reasons for the Prince Philip's retirement. However, a well-placed source said there was no cause for concern about the health of the queen or Philip, who turns 96 next month. The show goes on and everybody shuffles around and we all fill in the spaces and keep it all going.

Author: 0 Pence: Israel embassy move under 'serious consideration'

The resolution also harshly criticizes the government for various construction projects in Jerusalem's Old City and at holy sites in Hebron, and calls for an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza without mentioning attacks from the Hamas-run Strip.

Author: 0 UK General election: PM May 'not taking victory for granted'

The results suggest Nuttall's party could be wiped out after it lost every seat it was defending, including being crushed in Brexit-supporting areas such as Essex and Lincolnshire, where the leader is fighting to become an MP. May's party replaced Labour as the largest group in Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Derbyshire. Former John Lewis managing director Andy Street won the West Midlands mayoralty by less than 4,000 votes over Labour's Sion Simon, after the second ...

Author: 0 Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border

The Lebanese militant group's Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, without specifying whether they were its own or belonged to the Syrian army or another of its allies. Peskov did not confirm if Israel had warned Moscow of the strike, saying only that the two nations' "defence ministries are in constant dialogue". But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm involvement.

Author: 0 Comey 'Mildly Nauseous' to Think Clinton Decision May Have Impacted Election

Clinton, according to sources with knowledge, is now working with former aides and donors to build an organisation that will fund and invest in groups that have impressed her since her 2016 election loss. He said he felt obliged to inform Congress in October when new Clinton emails were found in an unrelated investigation. During the hearing, the FBI chief was repeatedly grilled by lawmakers asking him why he revealed the Clinton investigation, but stayed quiet about the Trump-Russia probe ...

Author: 0 White House says budget deal contains wall funding

Mulvaney took the lead throughout most of the briefing, where he said that Senate Democrats were exaggerating their political victories while Trump actually "out-negotiated" them. "They wanted to try and make this president look like he could not govern", Mulvaney said. He went on to say the funding from this budget will go towards replacing an existing wall, not construction of the new wall.

Global News Merkel hopes for revival of frozen free trade talks with US - interview
Author: 0 Merkel hopes for revival of frozen free trade talks with US - interview

Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament has approved a government proposal that would ban the wearing of full-face veils for public servants while they are at work. "The draft law of the ban, which applies to public servants, military personnel, and juridical staff, does not make any mention of the Muslim burqa or niqab but clearly references religious veiling practices".

Author: 0 Famine could spread to 3rd South Sudan county: New report

In February, U.N. and South Sudanese government agencies declared that parts of the country were officially experiencing famine, with 100,000 people at risk of immediate starvation. He also called on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to comply with worldwide humanitarian law, including taking all feasible precautions to prevent civilian casualties.

Author: 0 I Love All Socialist Health Care, Not Just Australian Single-Payer

Trump raised eyebrows when he told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday in New York, "You have better health care than we do ". I think Australia needs to learn from President Trump. The president and members of the House GOP conference held a celebratory press conference at the White House after the bill passed by a thin margin. She added, "What works in Australia may not work in the United States".

Global News After 2 Months In Nigeria, President Buhari Returns To London Indefinitely…
Author: 0 After 2 Months In Nigeria, President Buhari Returns To London Indefinitely…

Vanguard reported that the ongoing agitation for local government autonomy in the country by the National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has gotten a boost as senators threw their weight behind the clamour. The duration of Buhari's absence will be determined by doctors, Adesina said. Buhari, left, meets with relatives of abducted girls after the releasing of 82 of the school girls on May 7.

Global News Hamas' new leader is ex-Gaza prime minister
Author: 0 Hamas' new leader is ex-Gaza prime minister

Former deputy chief Haniya will replace Qatar-based veteran leader Khaled Meshaal, who steps down at the end of his term limit and as Hamas looks to rebrand its image with a new manifesto and a more moderate stance towards Israel. Israel has also dismissed the document with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office calling it an attempt to "fool the world", and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan branding it "a mere PR stunt" aimed at gaining global legitimacy.

Global News Chibok campaign says 113 girls remain missing
Author: 0 Chibok campaign says 113 girls remain missing

In this October 13, 2016 photo, Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from Islamic extremist captivity are seen during a meeting with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, Nigeria . It is feared that other girls were strapped with explosives and sent on missions as suicide bombers. An unnamed Nigerian military official with direct knowledge of the rescue operation told The Associated Press that the girls were found near Banki, a town close to the border with Cameroon.

Author: 0 Feathers, Hats and Horses: Crazy Fashion of the Kentucky Derby

The Irish-bred colt went off at 16-1 odds and was the only contender to race overseas before coming to the Kentucky Derby. Right here. Right now. Whenever it rains for the Derby, it always throws the race into a much more unpredictable state because you're not sure how the track will play or how a lot of these horses will react to it.

Global News Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language
Author: 0 Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

The bill details the symbols of the state such as the national anthem and flag; the capital of Jerusalem; the official language of Hebrew; the right of return to Israel for diaspora Jews; Jewish settlement of the land; Israeli relations with the diaspora; the Hebrew calendar; and holy sites.

Author: 0 Trudeau says he swayed Trump not to bail on NAFTA

The announcement followed 24 hours of confusion over the status of the trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, after the White House indicated it was preparing an executive order withdrawing from the deal. While in Wisconsin, pushing his " Buy American , Hire American" order, Trump said, "NAFTA has been a disaster for the United States. and we're going to do some things".

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