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Hollande calls on French to back Macron, prevent Le Pen "risk"

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Macron embraces globalization and European integration, Le Pen channels the forces of discontent that triggered Brexit and brought Donald Trump to power. Manuel Valls, a former Socialist prime minister on the right-wing of the party who broke with Hamon's campaign after failing to beat him for the party ticket, said he would be ready to work with Macron. Read More »

Aaron Nola: Aaron Nola lands on DL with back strain

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Nola, 23, felt some soreness in his lower back during his most recent start last Thursday against the Mets. Nola's back improved with treatment but he still experienced some tightness during a side session Sunday. Nola was scheduled to pitch Wednesday. Pivetta owns a 3-0 mark with an 0.95 ERA in three starts this season with the IronPigs. Allowing 20 hits and eight earned runs in all this season, the up-and-coming hurler has also posted a ideal 2-0 record and 15 strikeouts against six walks. Read More »

Présidentielle : le duel Macron

Le candidat socialiste Emmanuel Macron sort avec 23,09% suivi de la candidate du Front National (21, 7%) qui à l'âge de 24 ans a effectué sa première campagne électorale. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan échouerait de quelques milliers de voix. Mais la semaine devrait surtout être marquée par une "vague d'investitures" aux législatives, selon un haut cadre du parti. Read More »

France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoff

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But considering Macron secured nearly 24% of Sunday's first-round vote and he has all of the other candidates support now, he is seen as the likely victor. Macron first sought a debate with Le Pen in February "which she refused". In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro-EU ex-banker and former Economy Minister who founded his own party only a year ago, had 23.9 per cent of the votes against 21.4 per cent for Le Pen. Read More »

Marine Le Pen temporarily stepping down as National Front party leader

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He quit the government a few months later. "The reality is that [Macron] needs to secure another eight to ten million votes over the next two weeks to secure a victory", wrote the Eurasia Group's Charles Lichfield, citing some uncertainty that Macron's anti-Le Pen coalition of center-right and far-left voters would hold together and vote in significant numbers in two weeks. Read More »

Plus qu'une illusion — Jean-Luc Mélenchon

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Huit points devant François Fillon arrivé en deuxième position. Comme en 2012, le député européen échoue au premier tour de ce dimanche 23. Pendant les deux premières années, les gens étaient simples et mélangeaient tout. "Nous prenons nos responsabilités parce que l'accession à la présidence de la République de Marine le Pen serait trop grave pour le pays, trop grave pour la sécurité du monde". Read More »

LG all set to launch its G6 Indian edition today!!

The G6 is LG's first flagship smartphone with a "bezel-less" front, boasting a high 80.3% screen-to-body ratio. We have the power button which is also a fingerprint scanner, at the back along with that interesting looking dual-camera setup at the back. Read More »

Le journal de 12h30 : Macron-Le Pen, deux finalistes inédits

Dans une courte allocution à l'Elysée, le chef de l'Etat a mis en garde contre l'arrivée au pouvoir du Front national qui "diviserait profondément la France" et remettrait en cause sa place en Europe et dans le monde . "Face à un tel risque, il n'est pas possible de se taire ni se résigner dans l'indifférence", a-t-il ajouté, tançant au passage, sans le nommer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon qui n'a pas appelé au soir du premier tour à faire barrage contre le Front national. Read More »

Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election

The Euro rose to a five-month high against the dollar before paring back gains. Stocks on major indexes almost everywhere are surging in a decisive risk-on trade, while traditional safe havens like gold and Treasurys are selling off. The euro jumped in relief, and was last up 1.3 per cent at US$1.0873 (RM4.78), having been as far as US$1.0940, the highest since early November just after Donald Trump's USA election win. Read More »

March for Science draws thousands worldwide

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Nye, who served as an honorary co-chair for the March for Science , chided lawmakers who ignore scientific research in areas like climate change and railed against the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts. In New York demonstrators stretched for 10 blocks along Central Park West, wedged between the park and a line of buildings on a gray and dreary day. Read More »

Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed

Instead, Ossoff , who would become the youngest member of Congress if elected, forced a June runoff with the GOP front-runner, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , which will check the temperature of the 2018 races. But Ossoff's haul fell short of the majority threshold required to outright win, despite him getting support from prominent Democrats and celebrities and attracting millions of dollars in outside donations. Read More »

Iseq soars to nine-year high as investors cheer French vote

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Le Pen went on the offensive against Macron in her first public comments Monday. "The voters who voted for Mr. Melenchon are angry voters". Analysts and world leaders have been watching the election closely - after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and election of US President Donald Trump challenged liberal values and the political establishment. Read More »

Pour Marine Le Pen, "une première étape est franchie"

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Ce premier tour a mobilisé les Étaplois qui se sont déplacés en nombre. "Leurs affiches figurent donc sur les panneaux électoraux des bureaux de vote". Présidentielle: la France du vote MélenchonDIRECT. "Moi j'ai exprimé mon désaccord avec les politiciens actuels et je vais voter blanc au second tour". Read More »

U.S. stocks futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election

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Names of 2017 French presidential election candidates are seen printed during the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris , France , April 23, 2017. "He's the most open of the candidates". France's interior ministry said turnout reached 69.4% before polls closed, comparable to the 70.6% in the first round of presidential voting in 2012. Read More »

White House demands wall funding as crucial budget vote nears

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That's not because former Clinton supporters would now back Trump; only 2 percent of them say they'd do so, similar to the 1 percent of Trump voters who say they'd switch to Clinton. The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted April 17-20 of 900 adults, including more than 400 who were interviewed by cell phone. But the Post dramatically submerged a comparison of just how unpopular Trump was: He still beats Hillary Clinton in a 2017 matchup. Read More »

Turkish protesters rally against election board

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Hundreds of people lined up outside election board offices in Ankara and Istanbul to submit petitions requesting the board reverse its pronouncement. This would allow Erdogan to rejoin the governing AKP he co-founded, or to lead it. Hundreds of people, some brandishing flares, marched through the anti-Erdogan Istanbul district of Besiktas in a new protest against the result, an Agence France-Presse photographer said. Read More »

Pyongyang menace Washington de le "rayer" de la carte

Selon Reuters, qui cite un communiqué de la Maison-Blanche, les deux dirigeants se sont accordés sur l'urgence de la menace que représente le programme nucléaire et de missiles de la Corée du Nord et se sont engagés à coordonner leurs efforts en vue de la dénucléarisation de la péninsule. Read More »

Les manifestations ont fait 20 morts en trois semaines — Venezuela

Le silence était parfois interrompu par l'hymne vénézuélien, quelqu'un récitant un chapelet ou des applaudissements en hommage aux 'tombés' pendant ces 21 jours de protestations. L'objectif de cette "course de fond" est plutôt l'élection présidentielle de décembre 2018. "Le gouvernement doit se retirer, il doit écouter le peuple, le peuple ne veut plus de communisme ni de révolution, ni rien de ce qui nous a amené tant de souffrance", a témoigné à l'AFP Rosibel Torres, avocate venue ... Read More »

My visit to Armenia, Poland aimed at furthering our friendship Vice President

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The Indian Vice-President will be accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari and a multi-party delegation comprising Union Minister of State for Small, Medium and Micro Industries Giriraj Singh and members of Parliament Sitaram Yechury, D.P. Ansari will also address students and faculty at the Yerevan University. The president and prime minister will host banquets in his honour. Ansari's visit coincides with the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations with Armenia and 60th ... Read More »

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

It was not immediately clear who would replace Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim. A senior American military official in Kabul said Monday that it appears likely the attack was either carried out by or planned by a Pakistan-based Taliban faction known as the Haqqani network, which is a USA government-designated terrorist organization. Read More »

Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

The South Korean tech giant is selling Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8 at just $666, down from $720 that is listed in other channels. Face down front, face down back and side drops resulted in cracks and shattering on all sides for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which is a first for a smartphone. Read More »

North Korea detains third American amid rising tensions with US

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The man, identified as Kim Sang-duk, who also uses the name Tony Kim, is said by South Korean media to be a professor who had been teaching at a university in Pyongyang . Two other Americans, including 21-year-old University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after trying to steal a propaganda banner as souvenir, and Christian priest Kim Dong Chul, who is serving ten years for espionage, have contributed to the increasing strain in relations ... Read More »

Dadasaheb Phalke award to K Viswanath

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His films highlight traditional Indian music and dance forms. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is conferred by the central government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. Union government has declared the award on Monday. Viswanath's classical films Sankarabharanam (1979) and Sagara Sangamam (1983) were included among list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time. Read More »