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Election présidentielle 2017 : Le Pen en tête devant Macron

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Mission accomplie: après son galop d'essai de 2012 (17,9 % mais éliminée au soir du premier tour), Marine Le Pen est en finale. A Dole , c'est Jean-Luc Mélenchon qui arrive en tête avec 23,66%, juste devant Emmanuel Macron (23,24%), Marine Le Pen (19,73%) et François Fillon (19,31%). Read More »

Macron, Le Pen To Face Off In Final Round

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Mr Macron, who quit current president Francois Hollande's Socialists only previous year ago to launch a new party, led the way with 23.7% of the first round vote, according to an exit poll by Ipsos and Sopra Steria. One protest leader called on the crowd to rally "against Marine and against Macron". Polls now suggest Le Pen will have a hard time convincing enough voters to join her in the second round. Read More »

May's Conservatives on course for sweeping election victory

But he called for a "movement of informed voters" to demand candidates make clear whether they would support the United Kingdom leaving the European Union with no deal, or one that does not give good access to the single market. This is naive. The opposite is true. "[May] wants a landslide majority so that there are sufficient numbers of Tory MPs [the Conservative Party members ] who will vote to leave Europe even if the deal does not deliver "exactly the same benefits" as membership of ... Read More »

France starts presidential vote overseas

One was killed and two were wounded before the gunman was shot dead by return fire as he attempted to flee on foot. Molins confirmed the arrest of three family members of Cheurfi for questioning and said the investigation is ongoing to identify any possible accomplices. Read More »

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike

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Following media reports that Washington could approve a military strike against Pyongyang if North Korea carries out yet another nuclear weapon test, the authorities of the Asian state warned that they were ready to respond to the U.S. China will be given a few months to get [diplomatic] results. It also frequently reports wild conspiracy theories, such as on Friday claiming the USA was planning to use chemical weapons against North Korea. Read More »

Labour rules out new European Union vote on Brexit deal

The document states that there should be "a schedule of annual payments" that would reflect the fact that loans and guarantees made by the European Union while Britain was a member extend beyond 2019. May said that "our opponents believe that because the government's majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course" on leaving the EU. Read More »

1200 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists launch hunger strike

Because Barghouti highlights two of Israel's most pernicious lies: that there is no one to talk to on the Palestine side (when in fact it is the Palestinians who are still seeking a partner for peace), and that the resistance to Israel's occupation is violent. Read More »

China's flag carrier halts flights to North Korea

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In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch have "reached the final stage". The administration's emphasis, the officials said, will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, North Korea's dominant trade and military partner. Read More »

Tragedy in Wagga with baby dead, man in custody

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Police say emergency services were called to the home in Kooringal about 5am on Monday after receiving reports of welfare concerns for the infant. Details surrounding the incident are still emerging, however it is understood the boy sustained head injuries. Read More »

House passes medical marijuana bill

The Senate passed House Bill 23, after amending it to include elements of the Senate bill. Heading into the committee hearing, the House version states that local governments may not adopt an ordinance to "protect a class of persons from discrimination, or reduce or expand a class of persons protected under state law from discrimination". Read More »

Man arrested over attack on German soccer team

Based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, German authorities had assumed "terrorist involvement", spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said at the time. The team's shares did slide slightly after the attack, but quickly recovered. He had also booked a room for the periods of 9-13 April and 16-20 April, at a stage where it was unclear whether Dortmund's home match against Monaco would be in the first or second leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Read More »

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

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Despite the poor effort, the Rockets were able to get support from Nene, who scored a team-high 28 points off the bench where he tied a National Basketball Association record for making 12 shots without a miss. Westbrook continues to average a triple-double for the series - 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11.3 assists. Oklahoma City was up by four at halftime and at the end of three quarters, but gave up 40 in the final frame. Read More »

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

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Until now, every president in the modern age could count on the approval of more Americans than disapproval at the 100-day mark. But as part of a routine procedure, the Office of Budget and Management has asked all federal agencies to submit their work plans in case the government is forced to shut down. Read More »

Résultat: Macron et Le Pen qualifiés pour le second tour de l'élection

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L'électorat de François Fillon a été tout à fait meurtri par l'idée qu'il a subi des mises en cause montées en épingle par les médias ou la majorité sortante. Il a appelé les militants de la France insoumise à la prudence face aux premiers résultats donnant sa candidature éliminée pour le deuxième tour. Mais les sondages ci-dessus la donnent largement battue. Read More »

German investigators check further claim for Dortmund attack

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed he considered withdrawing the German club from the Champions League following an attack on their team bus, but opted against it because doing so "would have been a victory for the perpetrators". Read More »

At Least 12 Are Dead In Venezuela After A Night Of Protests

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Venezuela was rocked by a night of fresh violence during anti-government protests that have now claimed nine lives in three weeks, after an official said Friday that another man had been fatally shot. The opposition rejected the allegation, saying the children had to be evacuated because of tear gas fired by Maduro's "dictatorship". But ruling Socialist Party leaders describe the protesters as hoodlums who are damaging public property and disrupting public order to overthrow the ... Read More »

Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said this while speaking at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney today. Pence, who arrived in Sydney late Friday, is on a three-day visit to Australia on the last leg of his Asia-Pacific tour, Efe news reported. A peaceful end to growing tensions over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic-missile ambitions remains possible thanks to China, U.S. Read More »

French election: Protesters scuffle with police in Paris

Sunday evening local time, with 71 percent of votes counted, the French Interior Ministry said Le Pen received 23.3 percent of the vote while Macron received 22.98 percent. He questioned the election projections and did not endorse Macron, saying instead that the French must vote their "consciences". Another "anti-fascist demonstration" took place later on Sunday in the coastal city of Nantes. Read More »

McDonald's order led police to Facebook killer in the US

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It's not known how long Stephens was in Erie, but Pennsylvania State Police Maj. Joy Lane expressed remorse for the family of Robert Godwin Sr., whose shooting death was shared on Facebook, as two of Godwin's daughters repeatedly told Lane she was not at fault for the tragedy. Read More »

U.S. expat ballots headed to Turkey as referendum nears

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Erdogan has resolutely campaigned for Turkish citizens living overseas to back him in the vote and so the Netherlands and Germany's decision to bar Turkish officials from attempting to rally support in their respective countries sparked fierce criticism from Turkey's president. Read More »

Australian citizenship law changes mean migrants will face tougher tests

Prime Minister Turnbull did not specify exactly what "Australian values" might mean, stating that the government would consult with the public before it decides which questions would be included in the new testing. Applicants will be asked to show certain steps and measures they took to get involved in the Australian community. Turnbull now feels that these tests are not enough to assess whether an applicant has understanding of and commitment to "Australian values" and responsibilities. Read More »

Who Is Aya Hijazi? Egyptian Prisoner Released After 'Travesty Of Justice'

Hijazi, an Egyptian who holds U.S. citizenship, was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. But on Friday, she entered the White House as a free woman, having flown home on a USA government plane after being acquitted in a Cairo court. Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. Read More »

France votes in presidential election amid high security

Marine Le Pen (L), French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, leaves a polling booth as she votes in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, April 23, 2017. Read More »

Barack Obama to speak at U. of C. on Monday

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Tickets to the speaking engagement were handed out to hundreds of people selected from area universities - such as Northwestern, Chicago State and Loyola - as well as groups dealing with minority issues, the Chicago Tribune's Clout Street reports. Read More »