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Neymar ne jouera pas le Clasico — Officiel


Le buteur auriverde a encore une infime chance d'affronter les Merengues, les dirigeants catalans ayant présenté un autre recours devant le Tribunal arbitral du sport espagnol. Etant donné l'enjeu de la rencontre, qui s'annonce décisive dans la course à la Liga, les Blaugrana ne pouvaient pas se permettre de prendre des risques. Read More »

Hollande votera Macron face au "danger" du Front national — Présidentielle

Benoît Hamon, 6,35% des voix. Le président sortant, qui a renoncé à briguer un second mandat de cinq ans après un exercice du pouvoir marqué par une impopularité record, a en particulier mis en garde contre "un danger de rupture avec l'Union européenne" en cas de victoire de Marine Le Pen qui prône une sortie de l'euro et un referendum sur l'appartenance de la France à l'UE. Read More »

Présidentielle: à J-13 du second tour

La candidate n'a pas hésité à critiquer le programme de son adversaire qu'elle considère en faveur de " la mondialisation sauvage, la dérégulation, l'immigration massive, le communautarisme ". Mais le commissaire européen aux Affaires économiques et financières, le Français Pierre Moscovici, se refuse à pavoiser trop vite. Evoquant son ascension, François Hollande avait ainsi estimé une dizaine de jours plus tôt dans un entretien au Point qu'elle n'était que le fruit d'un "concours de ... Read More »

Présidentielle. Hollande appelle à voter Macron

La présence du Front national fait une nouvelle fois courir un risque au pays. "Face à la menace terroriste", a-t-il renchéri, l'extrême droite "stigmatiserait une partie de nos concitoyens au regard de leurs origines ou de leur religion" et "mettrait en cause les libertés et les principes qui fondent la République". Read More »

Nuclear sub USS Michigan heads to South Korea as "show of force"


Envoys from the US, South Korea and Japan are also due to meet in Japan on Tuesday to discuss the current crisis. South Korea's Defense Ministry has said North Korea appears ready to conduct such "strategic provocations" at any time. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will join Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Gen. Joseph Dunford in briefing the Senate on North Korea. Read More »

Corbyn urges Scots to back Labour against 'vicious' Tories


He added: "This could spell bad news for the Brexit-hit pound; the prospect of losing further ground to the euro may be heightened by uncertainty surrounding June's General Election, with sterling volatility far from over". Tory party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin said the country would be at greater risk of terrorist attack if governed by the Labour leader as he is "not suitable" to make "uncomfortable decisions" relating to terrorism and security. Read More »

California: Teens rush Oakland regional train, rob riders


One purse and a duffel bag were seized along with five phones. "We've been authorizing overtime for key stations, specifically Oakland", she said. The teens reportedly all fled into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before officers could arrive, reported SFGate .com. Read More »

Syria chemical attack undeniable, says OPCW chief

On Wednesday (local time), France said it would soon provide proof of the Syrian regime's involvement in the latest attack as well. "Definitely, 100 percent for us, it's fabrication", he said. The draft had also called for investigators to visit the Shayrat airbase - bombed by the United States after the attack - to "verify allegations concerning the storage of chemical weapons" there. Read More »

France's Le Pen resigns from party leadership to focus on presidential bid


In 2002, when Jean-Marie Le Pen, then head of the National Front, went to a presidential runoff, nearly all the other political forces put up a united front against the far-right party to prevent his election. A daily rolling poll released by OpinionWay on Monday said the candidate of the newly created On the Move party would defeat Le Pen by 61% to 39%. Macron was an economy minister in Socialist President Francois Hollande's administration but grew frustrated at his inability to push ... Read More »

What the snap general election means for the pound


The U.K.'s having another election in June, this time to decide which party will be running the country during its separation from the European Union. The Labour leader has also promised greater access to leisure, arts and sports across the country, and to expand the publicly controlled bus network. Read More »

Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over


According to unofficial results, the "yes" campaign won with 51.41 percent of the vote, with the "no" camp garnering the remaining 48.59 percent and overall the voter turnout was at 85.46 percent. Global monitors say the electoral board's decision removed an important safeguard against fraud and was "contrary to Turkish law". In the statement, Tezcan urged the results not to be finalised until the case was concluded and said the party's lawyer would deliver the paperwork to the court later ... Read More »

Assad: Chemical Weapons Reached Syria Via Turkey


The measure follows an initial round of sanctions announced last week, Canada's first against Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, since 2014, when a conservative government was in office in Ottawa. In a statement released before his meeting with Mattis, Netanyahu said he sensed a "great change" in the direction of USA foreign policy. “Making Russian a second language in the country is a gesture of gratitude to the Russian people from Syria , ” said Haddad, who has been in his post ... Read More »

UN should consider ´stronger sanctions´ on N.Korea

Pak Yong Sik reiterated that the country is ready to use pre-emptive strikes or any other measures it deems necessary to defend itself against the "U.S. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 UN Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House. Read More »

Trump Congratulates Erdogan on Disputed Turkey Referendum


John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader - and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. Turkey's main opposition party has filed a formal request seeking Sunday's referendum to be annulled because of alleged voting irregularities. Read More »

American's Detention An Act Of 'Flailing' North Korea Leader: Nikki Haley


The North's Rodong Sinmun - the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea - warned Tuesday of dire consequences in the event of a US-led pre-emptive strike. North Korean authorities have not yet disclosed the reason for the arrest. The North has also tested multiple high-thrust rocket engines, potentially for an intercontinental ballistic missile, and there has been a lot of activity around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, leading some observers to conclude that North ... Read More »

Syrian army expands control in Hama, Deir Ezzor


The rebels said the army was also joined by Iranian-backed militias in the push into Taybet al Imam, which was seized by rebels previous year from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army had now taken the town, after a ground assault this morning that caused losses on both sides after days of heavy bombing. Read More »

Microsoft says latest Shadow Brokers exploits already patched

Over the weekend, Microsoft released a statement refuting these claims and suggesting that everyone should be safe from these exploits - well, except for those who haven't installed the latest security updates. This would normally mean either that Microsoft somehow found (or purchased) all the vulnerabilities The Shadow Brokers were auctioning off, or perhaps that someone anonymously alerted Microsoft about the bugs. Read More »

How does a 50% drop in gasoline prices sound?

The accord last year between OPEC, Russia and 10 other producers was meant to boost prices by eliminating an inventory surplus of about 300 million barrels over the five-year average - equivalent to three days of global oil production. Since a trough in May 27, 2016, USA producers had added 372 oil rigs, a rise of 118 percent, Goldman Sachs said in a note. Markets have started in muted fashion for much of the week, only to be followed by declines once investors digest the latest metrics ... Read More »

Judge Halts Arkansas' Plan to Execute Seven Inmates


The state of Arkansas has appealed a federal judge's decision preventing it from executing several inmates before its supply of an execution drug expires at the end of the month. In her ruling, Baker said that, regardless of the difference, Arkansas' execution protocol doesn't outline what would happen if the inmate were to remain conscious even if given a double dose. Read More »

Brown happy as Celtic power into Cup final


They saw off Rangers 2-0 at Hampden Park, which sets up a clash with Aberdeen - at the same venue - next month. "Our league form hasn't been good enough this year and Celtic have now put us out of two cups at the semi-finals". It was Dedryck Boyata who broke up a Rangers attack and got his team on the front foot. Roberts slid a ball through to Griffiths and his pace took him one-on-one with Foderingham. Read More »

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to ramming truck into crowd, says lawyer


Two of those killed in attack were Swedish, one was British and one Belgian. Eight people were still in hospital on Tuesday, including two in a critical condition. But Eliasson said "there was nothing in the system that indicated that he would do anything like what happened on Friday". "I am not afraid to go to the city". Read More »

World stocks surge amid relief at French election

Macron", he said . But the campaigning over the next two weeks will be both brutal and gruelling. USA stocks staged a dramatic relief rally on Monday, as expectations for volatility plunged after a strong showing from market-friendly Emmanuel Macron in the first round of France's presidential election. Read More »

US submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. "We agreed to warn North Korea to stop any additional strategic provocation and take intolerably strong punitive measures against Pyongyang if it goes ahead with such provocations", Kim Hong-kyun told reporters following his meeting with Joseph Yun of the USA and Japan's Kenji Kanasugi. Read More »