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USA intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military, chemical experts

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Russia's hopes for a thaw in Russia-U.S. ties following Trump's election have been shattered by the congressional investigation into alleged ties between Trump's campaign associates and Russian Federation. Secretary Tillerson told President Putin peace can not happen in Syria while Assad is still in power. As the council debated its response on Thursday, the United States fired cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase that the U.S. Read More »

Fear That Turkey's Vote Closes Door On Democracy

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Reuters also reported that an initial assessment by the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - the European monitor that was supposed to have been overseeing the voting - concluded that it "did not meet democratic norms". Read More »

Jean-Luc Mélenchon ne reconnait pas les résultats actuels

Paradoxalement, les déçus sont nombreux dans les rangs de ses partisans, eux qui voyaient leur favori accéder au second tour de la présidentielle. C'est une défaite en demi-teinte pour Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Malgré une fin de campagne en boulet de canon leur champion Jean-Luc Mélenchon ne se qualifie pas pour le second tour de l'élection présidentielle. Accompagné de deux soutiens européens (la portugaise Marisa Matias, membre du Bloc de gauche, et l'espagnol Pablo Iglesias, leader de ... Read More »

Ossoff Campaign: Jon Didn't Vote In 2012 Because He Was Studying Abroad

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Candice Broce says a runoff is a continuation of an initial election under Georgia law. Ossoff will face Karen Handel in the runoff election on June 20. It has been a solidly Republican House seat for almost 40 years, but the tide has turned to such a degree against the Republican Party, that they are trying to rig a game that they should have already won. Read More »

France : Macron et Marine Le Pen qualifiés pour le second tour

La candidate du Front national a lancé "un appel" aux "patriotes sincères" pour "sortir des querelles périmées, des a priori et des ressentiments". Selon ces mêmes estimations, au terme d'un match à quatre serré, le candidat des Républicains François Fillon (19-20,3%) et le candidat de la France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon (19,5-20%) sont éliminés, au coude-à-coude pour la troisième place. Read More »

Number of ISIS terrorists killed by US bomb jumps to 94

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The US launched GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb in combat for the first time Thursday, hitting IS tunnel network in a remote, rugged area of eastern Nangarhar province. "It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield", General John Nicholson, commander for United States forces in Afghanistan, said at a news conference. Read More »

Chloe describes escaping from van in river

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The courageous young girl swam to shore near Tumbulgum, NSW, on April 3, and hiked to the nearest farmhouse to raise the alarm. I've got no doubt whatsoever that that woman is a hero. "I can tell you the mother was trying to get one of her children out of the auto when she passed away". She spoke of her escape from the sinking vehicle on April 3, saying she loved and missed her mum and siblings, Ella-Jane, 11 and Jacob, 7. Read More »

Oppose candidates who back Brexit at any cost, Blair urges voters

Normally, Conservative-supporting papers will seize on favourable opinion polls for the Tories and play down any that give encouragement to Labour. Approval for May as a leader is leagues ahead, compared to Corbyn. According to an analysis for the Times , the Conservatives are on course to win 12 seats in Scotland while Labor will be wiped out from its former political stronghold. Read More »

North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

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North Korea watchers here say the commentary appears to be Pyongyang's response after Chinese experts and media have recently called for escalating sanctions against the North, including the suspension of oil exports, in case of its sixth nuclear test. Read More »

Replay "On n'est pas couché" samedi 22 avril : les vidéos des interviews

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Une déclaration inattendue pour celui qui interroge les politiques depuis plusieurs semaines sur le plateau d'On n'est pas couché , aux côtés de Vanessa Burggraf et Laurent Ruquier . Je n'ai jamais réussi à mettre un bulletin dans une urne. Voici tout ce qui a attiré l'attention de Laurent Ruquier cette semaine. Je le dis. On oublie parfois que la démocratie, ce n'est pas un exercice strictement électoral. Read More »

"Je voterai donc en faveur d'Emmanuel Macron" — François Fillon

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François Fillon n'est pas parvenu à se qualifier pour le second tour de l'élection présidentielle. J'assume mes responsabilités, cette défaite est la mienne et c'est à moi seul de la porter. "L'abstention n'est pas dans mes gênes, surtout quand un parti extrémiste est aux portes du pouvoir". L'ancien premier ministre a demandé à ses troupes de "rester unis et déterminés" pour affronter les prochaines élections législatives de juin. Read More »

Battles within and outside German nationalist convention

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Two police officers were injured and a vehicle was set ablaze when violent protests broke out in Cologne, where the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party (AfD) is holding a convention. "[Petry] has been unable to stop the AfD, which began as a party of euro critics, from becoming more and more a catch-all for racists, rightwing nationalists and the far right", Cologne's daily Stadt-Anzeiger said. Read More »

"On tourne clairement aujourd'hui une page de la vie politique française" — Macron

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Costume et cravate bleu marine, visiblement détendu , le candidat d'"En Marche!" a salué quelques électeurs dans la salle, avant de prendre la pose pour une photo avec l'équipe du bureau de vote. " Le président, dès qu'il a eu les premières estimations solides, vers 20h15, a appelé Emmanuel Macron pour le féliciter pour sa qualification pour le deuxième tour de l'élection présidentielle ", toujours selon l'Elysée. Read More »

"Ce résultat est historique" — Marine Le Pen

La présidente du FN accède au second tour de l'élection présidentielle. Ce débat va enfin avoir lieu. Les Français doivent saisir cette opportunité historique qui s'ouvre. Je lance un appel à tous les patriotes sincères, d'où qu'ils viennent, quel qu'ait été leur parcours et leur vote, à sortir des ressentiments parce qu'il y va de l'intérêt supérieur du pays, c'est essentiel qui est en jeu: la survie de la France. Read More »

Coast Guard hoists ailing men off 2 cruise ships

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The vessel alerted Coast Guard Station Montauk that a 47-year-old crew member was experiencing flu-like symptoms and going in and out of consciousness at 8:25 a.m., according to Coast Guard officials. The helicopter crew airlifted the man to Norfolk International Airport. Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Barbay, operations unit controller for the case, said it was the Coast Guard's "priority to deliver the man to medical care as quickly and safely as possible". Read More »

Mass evacuations postponed in Syria after bombing targeting buses

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Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned a deadly attack in southern Aleppo in Syria, according to a statement issued on Monday. "While the United Nations was not involved in this agreement or evacuation process, we are ready to scale up our support to evacuees", Stephen O'Brien, the U.N. Read More »

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

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He had been planning to travel some 4,000 kilometres to Perth in the country's far west, but was caught out by a broken bumper, which was dragging across the ground, according to a statement from New South Wales state police. His arrest came on day two of "Operation Go Slow", with double demerits for speeding, mobile phone use and seatbelt offences applying until 11.59pm on April 25. Read More »

Official says NKorea ready for US aggression

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North Korea has raised the terrifying prospect of nuclear war amid recent developments that have seen the US Navy send a strike group into the Korean peninsula to boost defences and provide a more physical presence in the area. "I don't think [the USA would] be sending the vice president to Seoul if they were going to respond militarily.also the U.S. policy review on North Korea was concluded last week and basically ruled out military options", said Walsh. Read More »

Voting begins in French presidential election

Security has played an important part in national debate since Thursday's killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist in Paris , with some arguing it could increase Le Pen's chances. Following a series of unexpected events on the global stage including "Brexit" and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, the world's attention is now focused on France, wondering how the EU's third largest economy will respond to the rise of populism, protection and sentiment against globalisation. Read More »

USA top envoy accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Trump didn't specifically weigh in on the French election, nor would he say outright whether he supported countries staying in the EU. "Today Secretary Tillerson and the Trump administration placed the security of the American people and the world at grave risk", said the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in response. Read More »

Babysitter abducted two boys, police say

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Police say the little boys were last seen Wednesday morning while they were being taken care of by a baby sitter, 50-year-old Michelle Rogers of Wilmington. Rogers is described as a black female and was last seen wearing a white and black shirt, dark jeans and red sneakers. Police believe the children may be in 'imminent danger'. Read More »

May on course for landslide election victory

The union will launch an "all-embracing campaign" in the next few days among its near-200,000 members to support Labour. Backing for the Lib Dems suggests that the party's clear anti-Brexit strategy is appealing to hardcore Remain voters. Trust in Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell to run the economy well is at 15% lower than it was for Ed Miliband and Ed Balls ahead of the 2015 election (21%). Read More »