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Gabon : visite éclair du président congolais Joseph Kabila à Franceville


A ce titre, il a reçu son homologue de la République Démocratique du Congo ( RDC ), le Président Joseph Kabila , pour recevoir de ce dernier les nouvelles fraîches de la crise socio-politique qui agite en ce moment son pays, la RDC . Ainsi, les deux chefs d'Etat ont mis en exergue la nécessité de consolider l'intégration économique de la sous-région, par la mise en œuvre des projets intégrateurs. Read More »

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election

She is trying to cast the election as a choice between stability under her leadership and chaos under Labour, whose left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn saw off a party revolt a year ago but is still struggling to impose his control. But Starmer offered to fight to keep the benefits of the single market and customs union-two things May has indicated she's prepared to give up-and envisaged a process whereby there would be a three to four years of transition after the obligatory two years of ... Read More »

Tel père, telle fille: le discours a peu évolué

Si Marine Le Pen n'accède pas à l'Élysée, la nouvelle fonction de Jean-François Jalkh ne devrait être que temporaire. Jean-François Jalkh reconnaît se "poser un certain nombre de questions", notamment au sujet de l'utilisation du Zyklon B dans les chambres à gaz. Read More »

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

But the North's forces still conducted a large-scale artillery exercise, according to the South Korean military. Crowds in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, laid flowers and paid respects at giant statues of the country's former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, one day after the minister of defense reiterated that the North was ready to use pre-emptive strikes or any measures it deems necessary to defend itself against "U.S. Read More »

Corruption ruling on PM delayed by court


The investigating team will submit its findings to the Supreme Court within 60 days, after which the judges will issue a final decision on Sharif's eligibility to hold public office. Pakistani opposition party lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session on Friday as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances. Read More »

US military's "mother of all bombs" kills 36 ISIS fighters

U.S. military officials have said the ISIS branch is largely comprised of former members of regional terror groups, including the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Thermobaric weapons differ from conventional explosive weapons in that they generate a longer, more sustained blast wave with greater temperatures. According to CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen, "the war in Afghanistan is at its lowest point for the Afghans and their American allies since the ... Read More »

Spicer: 'I Can't Guarantee' Gov't Won't Shut Down But We're 'Very Confident'

Radio and television shock jock Howard Stern branded Spicer a "laughingstock" who speaks 'fluent moron'. House aides said they were working with the White House to set a similar briefing for members of the House of Representatives. Donald Trump is pictured signing an executive order on April 21. 'I appreciate your agenda here, ' Spicer said at one point, again taking on Ryan. Read More »

North Korea's "large-scale artillery drill" raises tension with the West

PYONGYANG, North Korea - A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. A U.S. submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The U.S. has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to rein in the repressive regime. Read More »

N. Korea marks military day as US sub docks in the South


In Washington, the Trump administration invited the entire 100-member Senate for a briefing Wednesday on the escalating crisis. And while it is believed that North Korea has yet to produce a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead to the USA, it is steadily moving closer to that target. Read More »

Border Wall 'Will Get Built and Help Stop Drugs, Human Trafficking'

Trump has said Mexico will eventually repay the United States for wall construction, but the Mexican government has been adamant it will not do so, and Trump has not laid out plans to compel repayment. On Monday, White House officials seemed to walk back their tough talk on the wall, in an attempt to ensure that a new spending bill would be passed by Friday's midnight deadline. Read More »

Ivanka Trump booed, laughed at for defending father's support of women

Audience jeered as Ivanka Trump as she defended her father's treatment of women at G20 women's summit in Berlin on Tuesday. "I'm very proud of my father's advocacy", she said . Addressing the negative reaction, the moderator asked Trump to further address some of her father's public remarks about women. As the administration nears its 100-day mark, Trump has established a White House operation with such an unusual commingling of blood, business and government that it has surprised ... Read More »

"Attaque chimique" en Syrie: le renseignement français incrimine Damas

Toutes les informations reproduites dans cette rubrique (dépêches, photos, logos) sont protégées par des droits de propriété intellectuelle détenus par l'AFP. 'Nous sommes en mesure de confirmer que le sarin employé le 4 avril est le même sarin que celui qui a été employé dans une attaque intervenue à Saraqeb le 29 avril 2013', a déclaré M. Read More »

New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments


Landrieu declined to disclose a timetable for the removal of the other three monuments because of an "intense level of threats and intimidations" to the hired contractors who are being paid with private money. "You start losing where you came from and where you've been". T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis , the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War obelisk and dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place (1874), reports the New York Times. Read More »

Trump, Walker discuss Wisconsin dairy dispute

Premier Brad Wall says while the incoming tariffs on Canadian lumber exports to the USA, which will range from three to 24 per cent, are serious - they're not unexpected. "I think for us, we see some kind of tariff as something that's necessary to help balance the playing field on both sides of the border", he said. "They have more to lose than to gain if there's going to be some sort of retaliation", Wall said, but added the country needs to have a rational approach. Read More »

Trump faces obstacles as he makes his 100-days push


Republicans didn't have the political will or votes for repeal. Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a southern New Jersey congressman's health care bill revision could emerge from the House soon. According to the Hill , the current beta of the Affordable Care Act being floated by Rep. Tom MacArthur is a compromise hinging on "giving states the ability to have waivers to repeal a Obamacare regulation preventing people with pre-existing conditions from being ... Read More »

Présidentielle. Fillon éliminé, la douche froide à Avranches

François Hollande a annoncé qu'il allait voter pour Emmanuel Macron au second tour de la présidentielle face au "risque" que "l'extrême droite fait peser sur l'avenir de la France", dans une allocution télévisée en direct de l'... Ex-soutien d'Alain Juppé, Jean-Pierre Raffarin a jugé "trop facile de trouver un bouc-émissaire" en la personne de François Fillon . Personnellement je ne le crois pas. Read More »

US Denies Exxon Bid for Waiver on Russia Sanctions

In a statement that mentioned the company by name, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his department had made its decision "in consultation with President Donald J. "Until Russia abides by the Minsk accords and ends its illegal occupation of Crimea, the only changes to sanctions should be their intensification, not their dilution". Read More »

House oversight committee: Flynn might have broken the law

He didn't. And he should have reported those payments when applying for security clearance. "It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law". She alerted the White House in January that Flynn had been misleading in his account of a December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States in which economic sanctions against Russia were discussed. Read More »

Kejriwal crying foul over EVMs fearing failure: BJP


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today warned of launching a "movement" if the MCD exit poll results, which have predicted a BJP sweep, come true. "South Delhi polled maximum 26,87,685 votes, followed by North Delhi at 26,80,011 and East Delhi finished at 17,72,298", he said. "If this is what the exit polls are saying, it is clear that the EVMs have been tampered with and these fake exit polls are being put out to prepare a ground for the rigged results", he said. Read More »

43 dead, 109 wounded as ISIS attacks Christian church

Sunday's bombings, claimed by the Islamic State group, are the latest escalation by the extremist group - which recently vowed to step up its attacks against Egypt's embattled Christian minority. It also allows him to refer civilians to State Security Emergency Courts, which doe not allow an appeal process for defendants. Hours earlier, another bomb tore through a church in Tanta, a city in the Nile Delta. Read More »

France on edge on eve of presidential poll


Police shot and killed Cheurfi - identified from his fingerprints - during the incident, and later found a pump-action shotgun and knives in his auto. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but later freed. Read More »

DOJ says it will still enforce immigration law

In a statement, the Justice Department said Tuesday's order upheld the government's ability to enforce existing conditions on federal grants and said it "will follow the law with respect to regulation of sanctuary jurisdictions ". "Sanctuary cities" is a loosely defined term for jurisdictions that don't comply with immigration authorities. He is accusing cities such as San Francisco of "putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens" and says city officials ... Read More »

Vivendi prepares for Ubisoft takeover, reports claims


If Vivendi exceeds a 30 percent stake in Ubisoft, it is required under French law to submit a public offer for the company. Over the past three years, its Chairman Vincent Bollore has spent a significant amount of cash on acquisitions and he now has to defend his position. Read More »