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Author: 0 Presidential election sees upheaval but no change in outlook

Hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon marked further poll gains, almost catching up with erstwhile favourite Francois Fillon , a conservative former Prime Minister. More than 80 percent of her voters are sure of their choice, according to polling company Ifop. She might face questions on Tuesday though on an investigation by a French prosecutor into the activities of her party in a regional council in northern France, news of which broke just hours before the debate.

Author: 0 Pope Francis on Easter: Hold Fast to Faith Amid Wars and Hatred

On Easter Sunday , the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, he will read his twice-annual "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message in St. After Mass, Francis toured the square in his open-topped, white popemobile and waved back to well-wishers. Francis has repeatedly championed the dignity of migrants fleeing war, persecution or poverty.

Author: 0 North Korea Launches Missile, Military Officials Believe It Has Failed

He did not elaborate. Part of his mission will be to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the US will defend them against North Korean aggression without acting in a way that might tip the region into open conflict. Meanwhile, hundreds of military vehicles and tens of thousands of soldiers gathered at Kim Il-sung Square on Saturday morning in Pyongyang as a band played rousing military music in support of the troops.

Global News Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states
Author: 0 Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states

Rain chances pick up to start the new work-week, with showers lingering into Wednesday . Highs return to the low 80s. Temperatures will reach into the lower 70s today and will dip to the upper 60s by tonight. It is possible we could see one or two stronger storms with gusty winds and small hail. FIRST ALERT FOR WEEKEND STORMS: A more dynamic storm system has the potential to bring some big changes next weekend.

Author: 0 North Korean missile test fails, United States and South Korea say

McMaster said President Donald Trump has made clear he will not allow the nuclear-armed Pyongyang regime to put the USA and its regional allies under threat. "Let me assure you, under President Trump's leadership, our resolve has never been stronger". We will see what happens! Sinpo is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has previously tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing.

Author: 0 United Nations set to wrap up Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

The United States is the top financial contributor to U.N. peacekeeping and its 16 missions, assessed for more than a quarter of the costs in 2016. Corker recalled his disgust at hearing of the United Nations sexual abuse cases uncovered previous year in Central African Republic.

Global News Aftermath of Terror Attack in Sweden - It Could Have Been Worse
Author: 0 Aftermath of Terror Attack in Sweden - It Could Have Been Worse

According to the Washington Post , Friday's attack marks the "first major apparent terrorist strike in Stockholm ". Another person has been arrested in connection with the attack, a Swedish court official said. Her husband, Joachim Lindstrom, disagreed: "It was not unexpected". Hundreds of flower bouquets covered the steps leading down to the square next to where the truck ploughed into the Ahlens department store, with more piled up under boarded-up windows.

Global News South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches
Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches

Meanwhile, President Zuma used his 75th birthday celebrations in Soweto to lash out at opposition parties, saying that he is doing well and "has no stress". Manganye said the reason the group had not been heard from since September last year was because a number of the demands they made last year had been addressed through their internal engagements with the ANC leadership.

Author: 0 Tension spikes over N. Korea, but Pyongyang barely notices

The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a US aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. McMaster said various United States military and intelligence agencies are working on providing options to "have them ready" for Trump "if this pattern of destabilizing behavior continues".

Author: 0 Sisi vows to hunt down Egypt church bombers in Tawadros visit

He recalled watching his son wearing white vestments and singing at the service. "He was like an angel, standing in the middle of the deacons singing", Maher said . Mahmoud believes the move, along with a similar draft bill that would allow el-Sissi to pick the nation's highest judges, would give the executive branch the authority "to silence any dissenting voice".

Author: 0 Turkish PM declares victory in referendum

In what will be a blow to Mr Erdogan, however, the country's three largest cities - Istanbul , Ankara and Izmir - voted No. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a group of supporters in his hometown of Antalya: "As of now, there is a truly new Turkey".

Global News Immigration arrests at the Mexican border plummet to a 17-year low
Author: 0 Immigration arrests at the Mexican border plummet to a 17-year low

Kelly also told the Homeland Security committee there's been a "little bit of increase in Mexicans" entering the US illegally from the north. Kelly said that the success at the border is due to the "huge amount of cooperation" from Mexicans and local Mexican authorities on both sides of the border, despite the widespread corruption due to trafficking fueled by USA drug consumption.

Global News Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US
Author: 0 Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

The Islamic Republic says its military power poses no threat to other countries and is merely based on the doctrine of deterrence. Hassan Rouhani on April 14. "We must create an economy that supports production and respects the role of the people in the economy". Raisi was appointed past year by Khamenei to manage a wealthy Islamic charity that controls Iran's holiest shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

Global News South Korea: North Korean missile test fails
Author: 0 South Korea: North Korean missile test fails

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's celebration of his country's military might ended in an embarrassing whimper last night when a missile launched from the rogue nation's eastern coast exploded nearly immediately after taking flight. Concern has grown since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to a deadly gas attack. A South Korean defense official said the action took place in Sinpo, a port city in eastern North Korea.

Global News Trudeau Packages Legal Pot As A Means To 'Protect Children'
Author: 0 Trudeau Packages Legal Pot As A Means To 'Protect Children'

The government aims to establish "significant penalties " for those who engage young Canadians in "cannabis-related offences" and a "zero-tolerance approach" to drug-impaired driving, along with a "robust" public awareness campaign. Producing or distributing marijuana outside the government regulation would be considered serious offenses, officials said. The RCMP and the Canadian Border Services Agency plan to work together, along with local police, to uphold laws governing illegal ...

Global News Spanish Navy in illegal incursion into Gibraltar waters
Author: 0 Spanish Navy in illegal incursion into Gibraltar waters

Former Conservative peer Michael Howard made more bellicose statements over the strip of land on Sunday, saying the United Kingdom could defend Gibraltar as it did with the Falklands Islands when the British archipelago in the South Atlantic was invaded by Argentina.

Global News Tillerson says US missile strikes carry message for others
Author: 0 Tillerson says US missile strikes carry message for others

They include placing more missile defenses in the region, having a greater USA military presence on the seas, and sanctioning anyone, including Chinese firms and individuals, that does business or facilitates business with the Kim regime. "I don't see any upside to it because the idea that we would use a nuclear weapon even against North Korea is highly unlikely". Japanese officials later revealed that one of the missiles splashed into waters around 200 km off Japan's northeastern coast.

Global News Russian Federation says U.S. strikes in Syria 'play into extremists' hands'
Author: 0 Russian Federation says U.S. strikes in Syria 'play into extremists' hands'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday condemned as "flagrant USA aggression on Syria" a US missile strike on a on a Syrian air base this week and criticized Gulf Arab states for supporting it, state television reported . Haley reiterated the comments of Rex Tillerson, the USA secretary of state, who insisted that defeating Islamic State was the priority for the White House.

Author: 0 US Confident It Can Intercept Any North Korean Missile

A senior US White House official said Trump wanted to work with China and described the discussions over North Korea as a test for the US-Chinese relationship. He added it "met standards in all categories" but was programmed to fly only a short distance. The launches are considered to be in violation of a United Nations resolution.

Author: 0 North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

He said the president has asked the national security council to integrate the efforts of the Defense and State departments and USA intelligence agencies to develop options if "this pattern of behavior continues and if the North Korean Regime refuses to denuclearize".

Author: 0 Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. In a special Easter Message to Nigerians, Senator Tinubu said Jesus Christ died for mankind. Rather than the limerick-priest subsisting exclusively on yeast, let us be yeast so that we celebrate Easter not just today, but everyday. It is equally horrifying to see Boko Haram's treatment of Christians, especially young Christian women, in Nigeria, and to witness the countless atrocities committed by radical Islamist groups.

Author: 0 Indian contingents to stay in Haiti as United Nations ends peacekeeping

The blue helmets first came to Haiti in 2004, after a rebellion saw Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide ousted. A new peacekeeping mission will follow for an initial period of six months, comprised of just 1,275 police to continue training the national police force and assist in developing the rule of law and promoting human rights in Haiti.

Global News McCain: US Administration 'Partially to Blame' for Chemical Attack in Syria
Author: 0 McCain: US Administration 'Partially to Blame' for Chemical Attack in Syria

According to Russian state-owned Sputnik , Hadid said that all such measures would be taken in full cooperation with Russia. The U.S. strike on a Syrian air base came in response to the Assad regime chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, killing some 100 civilians and wounding hundreds of others, mostly children.

Author: 0 Australia PM Turnbull puts free trade deal with India on backburner

Modi nicely drew cricket analogies to describe the ties between the two countries. "Prime Minister Modi and I are committed to continuing work on that but I think we've got to be realistic about timing". Moreover, Turnbull revealed that his new "priority" was to complete the Chinese-led regional deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Author: 0 Russia-US Relations Have 'Worsened' Under Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin

It denied preferring Trump to his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, during the election campaign and said it would judge his administration by its actions rather than its words. Secretary Tillerson delivers an opening statement at a joint press availability with #Russia 's FM Lavrov in #Moscow . The U.S. says the United Nations doesn't need action from the investigate because there are already mechanisms in place to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria.

Author: 0 Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again

Tillerson is in Moscow to meet with Russian officials about the Syria civil war. Socialist Alternative opposes the endless US military interventions in the Middle East which are the main source of the massive crisis facing the people of Iraq, Syria and the region, from the Persian Gulf War to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and long before.

Author: 0 Bishop Angaelos comments on church attacks in Egypt

Egypt's interior ministry said Mahmoud Hasan Mubarak Abdullah had carried out an IS-claimed attack that killed 17 people outside Saint Mark's church in Alexandria on Palm Sunday. The traditional handing out of candies to children by Coptic Pope Tawadros II before the start of Easter mass on Sunday will also be cancelled. Egyptian churches in the southern city of Minya said they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin ...

Global News Booze ban: SC to hear plea against denotifying C'garh roads
Author: 0 Booze ban: SC to hear plea against denotifying C'garh roads

The Supreme Court has said that it would hear after vacations a matter challenging the decision to denotify highways to overcome the liquor ban. Mumbai: The recent Supreme Court (SC) order banning sale of alcohol within 500 metres of national or state highways is expected to severly impact the revenues in 12 major citites of the premium hotels across the country.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton calls for strikes against Syrian airfields

She warned that Russian Federation will do it again in the future unless the USA takes bipartisan action "to hold whoever was involved accountable". Regardless of Clinton's persisting inability to reflect on her own campaign's failures, the ongoing circus that is the current congressional efforts to investigate foreign interference in the election is looking more embarrassing by the day.

Global News North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says
Author: 0 North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

That missile flew about (40 miles) but what US officials said appeared to be a liquid-fueled, extended-range Scud missile only traveled a fraction of its range before spinning out of control. A man watches a TV showing file footage of a North Korea's ballistic missile at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Author: 0 Couple booted from United flight in Houston

The engaged couple from Park City, Utah , said that they were the last people to board United Flight 1737 and when they got to their row, found a man sprawled across their assigned seats, fast asleep. United offered a slightly different account in a statement obtained Saturday by KHOU-TV - adding the company was 'disappointed anytime a customer has an experience that doesn't measure up to their expectations '.

Author: 0 New Cold War? US and Russian Federation tensions spiking

Mr Tillerson, who has also had talks with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, admitted that US-Russian ties were at a "low point". Relations between the two powers have become strained over the Syrian crisis amid Moscow's continued support for President Bashar al Assad's regime.

Global News Arkansas inmates ask appeals court to review part of ruling
Author: 0 Arkansas inmates ask appeals court to review part of ruling

The state reacted to her decision by filing federal court appeals Saturday. It also comes after Arkansas Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order against the state to delay seven planned executions. A federal judge on Saturday blocked Arkansas' aggressive plan to execute seven inmates by lethal injection next week, following a flood of legal challenges in federal and state courts.

Global News Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast
Author: 0 Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

The Observatory's head Rami Abdurrahman said the dead included 109 people from al-Foua and Kfarya, among them 80 children and 13 women. The area controlled by rebels was hit by a auto bomb as buses carrying thousands of evacuees from pro-government areas were stuck after a population transfer deal stalled.

Author: 0 North Korea puts on a show for Day of the Sun

Ostensibly the event is to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim's grandfather, the North's founder Kim Il-Sung, a date known as the "Day of the Sun" in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name. North Korean state carrier Air Koryo offers regular service between Pyongyang and the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shenyang. North Koreans have been seen practicing choreographed dance routines in their brightly coloured national dress, reports CNN .

Author: 0 N Korea behaviour 'can't continue', Trump advisor warns after missile test

U.S. vice president Mike Pence used an address to American military personnel in South Korea to make it clear Washington would take a tough stance against the regime of Kim Jong Un. USA warships are steaming towards North Korea in their own show of force . Trump has backed away from a campaign promise to label China in that way.

Global News Pence lands in South Korea soon after failed launch by North
Author: 0 Pence lands in South Korea soon after failed launch by North

He is set to discuss North Korea with acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn. Pence's visit, full of Cold War symbolism, comes amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric on the Korean Peninsula. Right now, tensions between North Korea and the rest of the globe are at an all-time high. A promised missile launch in defiance of Chinese admonitions may have failed, blowing up nearly immediately on its test launch from the Sinpo region on Sunday morning in an increasingly tense Korean peninsula towards ...

Author: 0 Egyptian parliament approves 3-month state of emergency

The Egyptian parliament must approve the state of emergency within seven days. Egypt's interior ministry said Mahmoud Hasan Mubarak Abdullah had carried out an IS-claimed attack that killed 17 people outside Saint Mark's church in Alexandria on Palm Sunday.

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