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EU Commission throws weight behind Macron in French election

Both go through to a runoff on May 7. Hints on improving the economy boosted some speculation that the European Central Bank may signal the end of its bond-buying scheme, encouraging investors to shift to European shares. The European Union's head office said France faces a choice between the defence of the EU and those "seeking its destruction", the Telegraph reported. Read More »

Man beaten while jaywalking says it's a blur

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Nandi Cain, 24, was punched about 20 times by Anthony Figueroa, a Sacramento police officer, in the course of an April 10 arrest for suspected jaywalking , Burris alleged. The Sacramento Police Department called the video troubling when it first came out, but declined to comment on the lawsuit. The sheriff's department did not answer HuffPost's inquiries. Read More »

South Korea Considers Naval Military Drills With US Carl Vinson Carrier

The show of force didn't go unnoticed in Pyongyang, which threatened to sink the carrier, which it likened to a "gross animal". "It is important for them to hold a United States citizen hostage at this point to prevent Washington from carrying out a decapitation of [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-un", former defector Ahn Chan-il told reporters, referring to the North's fears that the U.S. Read More »

Paris shooting: second man sought by police

ISIS swiftly claimed the attack was carried out by one of its "fighters". Nearby, a police officer laid a white rose at the site where the gunman, armed with an automatic weapon, killed his comrade, unleashing a firefight in which the assailant was killed and two other officers were wounded. Read More »

Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee In First Execution Since 2005

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Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Three more men are scheduled for execution in Arkansas this week, two on Monday and a third on Friday. The rushed schedule was prompted by concerns that the state's supply of Midazolam was going to expire at the end of the month. "It's not surprising that some of the executions have been stayed, but obviously last night we felt the right decision was handed down". Read More »

Paris - Présidentielle: Hollande appelle à voter Macron

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Distancée de 2,22 points de pourcentage et 790.090 voix, Marine Le Pen a échoué à gagner la première place que lui ont attribuée les sondages pendant la quasi-totalité de la campagne présidentielle suite à un léger essoufflement de sa dynamique électorale dont les thèmes les plus forts - sécurité, terrorisme, immigration - ont été notamment occultés par les " affaires " jusqu'à l'attentat perpétré sur les Champs Elysées le 20 avril 2017. Read More »

Welcome to biggest week of Trump's presidency

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In addition, 96% of Republicans who voted for Trump said they would do it again, so there was no buyer's remorse, as the poll put it. President Donald Trump is getting ready to mark his 100 days in office as the least popular commander in chief of the modern era at this point in their presidency. Read More »

Tillerson in Moscow: US-Russia relations 'at a low point'

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Responding to a question about the danger of their antagonistic positions related to Syria spiralling into "a conflict between the two nuclear-powered countries", Mr. The missile attack on Assad's air base hurt Russia's prestige. The attack prompted USA missile strikes on a Syrian air base, widening the gap between Washington and Moscow. Read More »

Protesters clash with police in Paris after French election vote result

Politicians on the moderate left and right, including the Socialist and Republicans party losers in Sunday's first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 runoff. "Wishing him all the best for the next two weeks". Macron has already enlisted some 50 sitting Socialist lawmakers to his cause, as well as a number of centrist party grandees. Read More »

WW2 Map Packs Appear To Be A PS4 Timed Exclusive

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The game launches November 3 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game is available for pre-order on Amazon UK . There is still plenty more details to be revealed about Call of Duty: WW2, so make sure to stay tuned for any information that comes out of the livestream announcement this coming Wednesday. Read More »

Erdogan to rejoin AK Party after official referendum results released

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Both Turkey's bar association and worldwide election monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that the illegal move may have swung the knife-edge vote, which will give Mr Erdogan the power to appoint and fire ministers, name half the members of the country's highest judicial body, hold the leadership of a political party while in office, and possibly stay in power until 2029. Read More »

Macron/Le Pen, deux visions opposées s'affrontent au second tour (SYNTHESE) — France/Présidentielle

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La dirigeante du FN a d'ailleurs subi la concurrence dans l'électorat protestataire de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, qui a fait de très bons scores en banlieue parisienne et dans le centre du pays. Mais "une partie des catholiques observants", proches de la Manif pour tous, "va aller vers Marine Le Pen , dans l'idée que les +points non négociables+ exprimés par le pape Benoît XVI sur la défense de la vie et de la famille priment toutes les questions économiques", anticipe le politologue. Read More »

North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

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The news were confirmed by the North Korean university that he works in. North Korea, which has been criticised for its human rights record, has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the United States, with which it has no formal diplomatic relations. Read More »

Turkish opposition to appeal referendum result

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The eroding personality cult of Ataturk suffered its biggest blow yet when Turkey voted April 16 to expand the powers of the presidency, undercutting the parliamentary system that Ataturk imposed almost a century ago. The opposition on Friday appealed to the Council of State - the nation's highest administrative court - seeking to overturn the electoral board's controversial decision validating unstamped ballot papers. Read More »

USA to honor Australia migrant resettlement deal

Pence also confirmed the U.S. would honor a controversial refugee program with Australia that would resettle 1,250 asylum seekers in the U.S. President Trump has described the Obama administration refugee deal as "dumb". Pence and Turnbull said they were aligned in their opinion that China should use its leverage with North Korea to de-escalate the nuclear threat from Pyongyang. Read More »

What the French Elections Mean for Investors

The top two vote-getters advance to the runoff. The market will likely fully price in the outcome of the second round today in favor of Mr. Macron. Moscovici said he believed Le Pen would not be the next French president but feared that she could still garner about 40 percent of the vote. Read More »

Trump Faces Yet Another Crowd-Size Problem at First Easter Egg Roll

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Along with his wife Melania and 11-year-old son Barron, Trump's older sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and their wives, and daughter Tiffany also attended the event. "We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before, and we are right on track". The event has been traditionally arranged by United States first ladies since 1878. Read More »

Man held after 2 Alabama children found in trash container

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When police arrived at the home, Neither McCullogh nor the children were at the apartment. Police say officers were sent to the 700 block of Alabama Avenue on a welfare check on the individual and children. "The Houston County Department of Human Resources, as well as family members, met the children and investigators at the hospital", Glover said. He took off when officers tried to talk to him, and ran into the back door of another apartment. Read More »

Former President Barack Obama holds 1st public event since leaving office

He is planning, he said , to henceforth devote much of his energy to working with young people to encourage them "to take up the baton and take their crack at changing the world". "Just a tip for you young people, listening to understand, rather than listening to respond, that will save you a lot of heartache and grief". While Obama will take the stage with six students and have a dialogue with the group, he is not expected to take questions from the audience. Read More »

Xi calls Trump, seeks restraint on North Korea

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DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. While North Korea nearly certainly needs more time to create a solid-fuel ICBM, test launches for its existing liquid-fuel ICBMs, including KN-08s and KN-14s, could come much sooner. Read More »

Turkey election board rejects petitions to annul referendum

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Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's electoral board has rejected the oppositions' petitions to annul the referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency. Worldwide election monitors, including from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, noted a series of irregularities, and said the decision to accept as valid ballots without official stamps undermined safeguards against fraud and was contrary to Turkish law. Read More »

Trump ramps up pressure on Democrats over border wall funding

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The White House has threatened to cut subsidy funding for about 6 million Obamacare recipients but has offered to fund the program if Democrats yield on this partial funding proposal for the border wall. However, last week the White House introduced a new spending measure that seems to have scuttled that progress and could, potentially, result in a government shutdown. Read More »