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Important séisme au large de la côte ouest de la Turquie

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L'épicentre du tremblement de terre a été situé à environ 84 km au nord-ouest de la province côtière égéenne d'Izmir, a déclaré le Centre sismologique euro-méditerranéen (EMSC) sur son site internet. D'une magnitude de 7,2, il avait fait plus de 600 morts. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Lire la suite »

Gulf Crisis Explanation: Qatar ties with Iran and Islamist Groups

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Morocco, a close ally of the Gulf countries, said on Sunday it would remain neutral and offered to facilitate dialogue. This is likely to add to the Saudi outrage that Qatar is "too close" diplomatically to Iran , though the recent moves against Qatar have virtually obliged them to seek basic supplies from Iran and Turkey, two close nations that are willing trading partners for them. Lire la suite »

Netanyahu Urges UN to Dismantle its Palestinian Aid Agency

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Abu Hasna, speaking in Hebrew on Israel Radio, also warned that if "UNRWA is gone" in the Gaza Strip, where food, educational and health services are provided, "two million people will turn into IS (Islamic State) supporters". Some terror tunnels were just discovered in Gaza , under some UNRWA-run schools, prompting this UNRWA condemnation. UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said the organisation got its mandate from the 193-member UN General Assembly , and only the Assembly could take it away. Lire la suite »

Législatives en France : le mouvement de Macron obtiendrait la majorité absolue

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Selon les projections par sièges, REM et son allié du MoDem raviraient dimanche prochain entre 400 et 455 des 577 sièges de l'Assemblée nationale, largement au-dessus de la majorité absolue (289 élus). Seule Annick Girardin fera face à un second tour difficile. Quant au Front national, un mois après son score record au second tour de la présidentielle, il obtiendrait seulement 1 à 10 sièges, contre 2 lors de la précédente législature. Lire la suite »

'Wonder Woman' outperforms Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' at box office

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Without the pesky preview amounts, the Friday-to-Friday drop would have been less than 50%, and gave a signal to Warner Bros. and DC Comics that they were going to be happy by the end of the weekend. This brings the worldwide total to $833 million. " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 " will round out the top five for the weekend with $6.2 million from 2,911 locations. Lire la suite »

Ivanka Trump: I Wasn't Expecting This 'Level Of Viciousness' In DC

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Ivanka Trump stopped by Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Monday to explain that she didn't expect this "level of viciousness" in Washington, D.C. But Trump said she is just trying to focus on her goals. Since the White House press staff have begun to defer all questions about the investigation into Russian election to President Trump's legal team, the vacuum of surrogates willing to appear on Trump's behalf has fallen to family members: Donald Trump Jr . Lire la suite »

House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

So I guess he's saying Trump didn't realize NY citizens holding public office were not exempt from the law. Responding to the president's vow to testify under oath, CNN reporter Manu Raju asked on Twitter , "Will Trump regret this?" We have a better chance of Birdman will release Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" before President Trump releases the James Comey mixtape and here's why: There ain't no tape! "I'm not hinting anything". Lire la suite »

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

It means Puerto Ricans have U.S. citizenship, but can't vote in presidential elections and have just one congressional representative, who has limited voting powers. "The bad side of it is that we are not a full part of the United States", he told NPR's Greg Allen and Marisa Peñaloza earlier this year. He told The Associated Press that even among voters who supported statehood, turnout was lower this year compared with the previous referendum in 2012. Lire la suite »

President Trump Willing To Testify Under Oath On Comey

Trump's lawyer says the president "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to stop investigating anyone, and Republicans suggested Comey was reading too much into it. After Comey's testimony , Trump knows better than anyone that threat is real and gathering. "And some of the things he said just weren't true". Comey told senators he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation. Lire la suite »

Le mouvement de Macron obtiendrait la majorité absolue — Législatives en France

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Le patron du PS, éliminé à Paris, fait partie du cortège des battus, avec les anciens ministres Mathias Fekl, Pascale Boistard, Aurélie Filippetti, François Lamy, Kader Arif, Christian Eckert. La France insoumise de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, obtiendrait, elle, 10 à 23 fauteuils, PCF inclus. Macron en marche vers une majorité écrasante (Le Figaro ), Macron plie le match (L'Opinion ), Un coup de maître ( Le Parisien ), L'OPA (Libération ). Lire la suite »

Pourquoi Les Républicains ont été incapables d'imposer une cohabitation — Législatives

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Les titres des quotidiens nationaux de lundi ne laissent aucun doute sur la couleur de la future " chambre bleu Macron " (L'Humanité). "Ni ses 24% du premier tour de l'élection présidentielle, ni les 50% d'abstention de ce dimanche ne doivent donner l'illusion d'une France convertie à la +Macron-mania+", relève ainsi Nicolas Beytout dans L'Opinion (milieux d'affaires). Lire la suite »

EU and UK citizens should not fret over Brexit future, Davis says

This could include a continuation of the triple lock on the state pension, or axing plans to means test winter fuel benefits offered to pensioners, both of which would bring the Conservatives in line with DUP policy. Securing the rights of United Kingdom citizens in Europe and European Union citizens in the United Kingdom will be a key priority when the Brexit negotiations begin next week, alongside the divorce bill and Northern Ireland, Mr Davis told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Lire la suite »

Merkel urges Mexico to stop 'disappearances'

Merkel praised Mexico's "strong commitment to free trade", in a veiled jab at Trump's attacks on globalisation. Germany and Mexico have pursued policies tailored toward exporting manufactured goods, and both ran trade surpluses of more than $60 billion with the United States a year ago. Lire la suite »

In tweet, Trump calls James Comey a 'cowardly' leaker

The New York City federal prosecutor who expected to remain on the job when Mr Trump took office but ended up being fired said he was made uncomfortable by one-on-one interactions with the president - just like Mr Comey was. His lawyer said the President "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr Comey stop investigating anyone". Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel noted on "Fox News Sunday" that no evidence has yet been produced of collusion ... Lire la suite »

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

As the Pride of the Panhandle is preparing for PRIDE 2017, one board member reflected on the Pulse massacre. "As a police department, this is something we would like everyone to know that we stand by and strongly support our LGBTQ residents, allies and visitors", said Miami Police Department spokesperson Christopher Bess. Lire la suite »

Watch Kevin Spacey's Epic Opening Number from the 2017 Tony Awards

Those who tune in Sunday night will get to see Spacey do impersonations of former President Bill Clinton, Jack Lemmon and Johnny Carson. Nixon won the best-featured actress in a play for a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes , about a greedy southern family's underhanded business practices. Lire la suite »

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes turned a corner with Canadian Grand Prix win

Hamilton's record is remarkable in Montreal - his six wins in 10 races leaves him one shy of Michael Schmacher's record total of seven victories at the circuit. Hamilton entered the day trailing in the points race by 25 points to Sebastien Vettel, who finished fourth. Asked if he felt Verstappen had been over-optimistic, Vettel replied: "I haven't seen from his point of view, but obviously I wasn't expecting it". Lire la suite »

Iranian minister blasts Trump's 'repugnant' message after Tehran attack

Gorjizadeh said the terrorist incidents in Tehran showed the ignominy of the terrorists' mission, on the one hand, and the greatness of the Islamic establishment and the Iranian security forces, on the other. The assault came at a sensitive time in the Persian Gulf, where several leaders, emboldened by President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia , severed ties this week with Qatar, the one Arab country in the region that maintains relations with Iran. Lire la suite »

"Match plié" mais pas de "Macron-mania", selon la presse — Résultats législatives

C'est un " recul sans précédent de la gauche ", a reconnu le Premier secrétaire du PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, qui a mis en garde contre le risque de " l'unanimisme " au Parlement. Rappelons que la majorité absolue se situe à 289 députés. Le mouvement obtiendrait 10 à 23 fauteuils à l'Assemblée , PCF inclus. Mais "la division des forces de gauche se paie très cher", regrette le communiste Pierre Laurent. Lire la suite »

Iran: Tehran attackers had fought in IS strongholds of Mosul, Raqa

It said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out "terrorist operations in religious cities". Members of Iranian forces take cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. "I am sure Persian Gulf Arab countries are behind this", said Nahid Ghanbari, a 21-year-old university student studying accounting. Lire la suite »

May's fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

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Labour , the main opposition party, won 262. In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable - and the most unnecessary. DUP leader Arlene Foster's initial comments were non-committal: "The prime minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great ... Lire la suite »