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Turnout is high for French presidential vote

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On Saturday, police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station, briefly causing panic as some passengers rushed out of the way. Around 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect voters on Sunday, with the contingent boosted in Paris after the Champs Elysees shooting . Read More »

United States top envoy accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffSchiff: Trump breaking Iran deal "a grave mistake" Trump may miss deadline on Russia report Schiff: Dems failed to convey why Russian meddling matters MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday warned President Trump's administration against abandoning the Iran nuclear deal. Read More »

North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

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South Korea says a US nuclear-powered submarine has docked in the southern port of Busan, but it isn't expected to participate in joint naval exercises with South Korea. I don't understand why he was suddenly arrested", the source was quoted as saying. She praised China's increased pressure on North Korea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the phone call, told reporters he would "continue to maintain close contact with the U.S., and maintain an advanced alert monitoring system". Read More »

Opposition alleges "widespread fraud" in Turkish referendum vote

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Opposition complaints and calls for a new vote centered on a decision by electoral officials to use and tally ballots that did not have an official stamp, despite a 2010 law that requires such official validation. " The main opposition party not recognizing the results is not an acceptable thing ", Yildirim said. Global monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported a series of irregularities, including more than a million ballots cast without the particular ... Read More »

North Korea detains third American citizen amid heightened tensions

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An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will "wipe out" the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region. Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), its chancellor Park Chan Mo told Reuters yesterday. Read More »

Obama doesn't mention Trump in speech

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Obama's office noted that other past presidents of both parties used public venues earlier than Obama. He encouraged students to talk to people who have opposing viewpoints, asking a college Republican panelist to discuss his campus experiences. Read More »

Australia 'committed to' China extradition treaty, but opposition has heard nothing

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The agreement on cyber security was struck following a meeting between Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Chinese politician Meng Jianzhu in Sydney on Friday. The debate would focus on the disallowance motion that remained on the books. Tasmanian Liberal Eric Abetz raised his objections to the agreement in the Coalition party room and the former prime minister, Tony Abbott, intervened publicly to argue the treaty should not proceed. Read More »

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Certified With Android Nougat

The inventory list announced by IHS Markit shows that the components of the Galaxy S8 carry a total price tag of $ 301.60 and that the added $ 5.9 in manufacturing costs raise the bill to 307.50 dollars for each unit. While it's not clear if Samsung wanted to play safe after the Galaxy Note7 debacle jolted the company previous year, the Galaxy S8's battery seems to be a decent performer. Read More »

Top officials say USA must confront Russian Federation for arming Taliban

Earlier on April 1, three security personnel were killed and six school children wounded after a suicide vehicle bomber targeted a military convoy in Khost, 150 km southeast of Kabul. "We discussed his initiative to make the government ... more responsive to all of the Afghan people, and we all recognize the challenges to this government of that effort presented by enemies of the Afghan people who refused to renounce violence", Mattis said. Read More »

The Patriots go to Washington -- some of them, at least

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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, April 19, 2017 , during a ceremony where he honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl LI victory. Ugh. Mr James also pointed out that only 27 players attended the event in 2005. Galynn Brady , Tom's mother, has been battling cancer and is now in Boston which may be the reason for his inability to attend the event. Read More »

Arkansas executes 1 death row inmate, but 2nd gets temporary stay

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On Thursday, Ledell Lee was put to death in the state's first execution since 2005 . The stay had come just minutes before Williams, 46, was scheduled to begin undergoing the lethal injection process and approximately an hour after Jack Jones, 52, was pronounced dead by state officials. Read More »

S.Korea confirms North Korean live-fire drill on army anniversary

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In Washington, the State Department said it was aware of reports that a USA citizen was detained in North Korea but had no further comment because of privacy considerations. It held its first classes in 2010. The Chinese foreign ministry has previously said any sanctions taken against North Korea must be approved through the UN Security Council, and it opposed unilateral sanctions. Read More »

Texas Senate approves creating state music museum in Austin

Of all the cities in the Lone Star State, it only makes sense that Austin would be home to Texas' music museum. The latest Texas news from The Associated Press. A central museum also would enable Texas to retain memorabilia that might otherwise end up in Nashville or Washington, D.C., he said. Approved 24-6, SB 1147 next goes to the House, where a committee approved an nearly identical bill earlier this month. Read More »

BJP chalks out its Gujarat poll strategy at Somnath meeting

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While addressing party functionaries at the BJP state executive meet in the temple town of Gujarat, party President Amit Shah once again stated his vision of completely removing Congress from the roots. In the 2012 polls, the BJP won 116 seats and the Congress 60 seats. BJP's strategy in Tripura involves sending central ministers to the state regularly to educate the people on the central government-sponsored schemes and point out the lapses in their implementation by the state government. Read More »

Mother of Todd Kohlhepp dies, coroner says

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A SC woman whose son faces seven murder charges has died. The quadruple homicide at Superbike was unsolved until November 2016, shortly after investigators found Anderson resident Kala Brown chained in a storage container on Kohlhepp's property near Woodruff In total, Kohlhepp is accused of kidnapping Brown and killing seven people, including Charles David Carver, Brown's boyfriend. Read More »

Un journaliste de RFI condamné à 10 ans de prison — Cameroun

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Le juge du Tribunal militaire de Yaoundé a décidé d'une condamnation à dix ans de prison ferme pour le reporter qui devra également payer une amende de 55 millions de Francs Cfa. Certes, le journaliste a, durant ce feuilleton judiciaire, échappé au couperet de la peine de mort et de la peine d'emprisonnement à vie. En le condamnant à cette lourde peine pour une prétendue " collusion " avec la secte islamiste Boko Haram, l'on peut dire que la justice camerounaise veut ainsi envoyer un signal ... Read More »

US President to Help Farmers in Dairy Fight with Canada

The US dairy industry says that agreement led to Wisconsin and NY companies losing millions of dollars in ultra-filtered milk exports due to a drop in demand for the ingredients from Canada. Trump also reiterated his threat to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ) with Canada and Mexico if it can not be changed. Trump said on Thursday "what they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace ". Read More »

North Korea's capital quiet for army anniversary

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After the meeting, Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said there was an open dialogue. North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »

Throat cancer robbed Erin Moran of her voice

Happy Days star Erin Moran died of complications from stage 4 cancer, according to the Harrison County coroner's office and sheriff's department. 'On Saturday the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury, Indiana, ' the statement read. Read More »

François Hollande va voter Emmanuel Macron

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Emmanuel Macron , sorti vainqueur du premier tour de la présidentielle dimanche, effectue une percée auprès des Français établis en Suisse romande, alors que ce vote était traditionnellement acquis à la droite. A l'étranger, le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker a souhaité " bon courage pour la suite " à Emmanuel Macron . C'est la première fois dans l'histoire de la Ve République que la droite est absente au second tour d'une élection présidentielle. Read More »

Anzac Day 2017: PM Turnbull visits troops in Afghanistan

Mr Turnbull also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Dr Haider Al-Abadi, and congratulated him on the strong military gains against ISIS, which has now lost more 60 per cent of territory it once held in Iraq. The Prime Minister reiterated the Federal Government's commitment to the war effort against the Taliban in Afghanistan and said Australia would continue to work with other countries to build up the country's security institutions. Read More »

Trump Administration Calls on North Korea to Free Jailed US Citizen

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Kim is a former professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China, close to the Korean border. An official at South Korea's National Intelligence Service said it was not aware of the reported arrest. The situation near the Korean Peninsula has escalated recently, following several missile and nuclear tests carried out by Pyongyang. Last week, Vice President Pence visited South Korea and Japan, warning that the US response to any use of weapons by North Korea would be ... Read More »

Georgia's Special Election Isn't Over Yet

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Democrats historically haven't had much success in the district, which sits just north of Atlanta. Or will Democrats regard it as a disappointment given the flawless storm of factors that seemed to be lining up in Ossoff's favor for Tuesday's vote? The 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff fell a few percentage points shy of an outright victory. Read More »

Younis Khan sheds light on his Pakistan retirement controversy

The gritty right-hander celebrated his achievement by taking his helmet off and saluting his teammates in the dressing room. On resumption, Younis became the first Pakistan player to cross 10,000 Test runs while a couple of deliveries later Azam reached his half-century. Read More »

Les catholiques ont mis Fillon en tête, les musulmans Mélenchon — Sondage

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Tout d'abord, Marine Le Pen s'en est pris au "mondialisme" et au libéralisme du fondateur d'"En marche!": "Monsieur Macron a bénéficié d'un brouillard savamment entretenu avant le premier tour". C'est une conviction mais il faut passer des paroles aux actes, c'est pourquoi je me suis mise en congé de la présidence du Front national . Les responsables LR avaient laissé éclater dans la matinée leurs divergences sur la position pour le second tour: appeler explicitement ou pas à voter ... Read More »