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Trump 'optimistic' at Neil Gorsuch's swearing-in after weeks of tumult

In remarks in the Rose Garden, Gorsuch said he was humbled by his ascendance to the nation's high court and thanked his former law clerks, saying of his former law clerks, "your names are etched in my heart forever". McConnell previous year refused to consider the nomination of President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland , and then worked to discard with the custom of 60 votes needed to break a Democratic filibuster . Read More »

Dortmund player injured in bus blasts before Champions League match

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The explosives appear to have been hidden in a hedge and were set off as the bus passed. "That's accurate", Frauke Koehler, a spokeswoman for the federal public prosecutor's office, said when asked to comment on the ARD report. Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has said he briefly considered withdrawing the team from the Champions League after the attack on their team bus. Read More »

European stocks soar on French election result

With most of their voters expected to back Mr Macron over Ms Le Pen, polling and analysts suggest he should score a comfortable 60-40 victory in the second round run-off in a fortnight. "Now, we have an enormous responsibility to defend the French culture", she told supporters. "You took your own national destiny into your hands", he said. Read More »

Macron largement vainqueur au second tour, selon des sondages — Présidentielles françaises

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Quinze ans après la qualification surprise de son père, Jean-Marie Le Pen, qu'elle a mis à la retraite, Marine Le Pen, l'héritière ambitieuse, accède donc au second tour dès sa deuxième campagne présidentielle. "En une année, nous avons changé le visage de la politique française". Ils appellent à voter pour Emmanuel Macron . Pour le secrétaire d'État aux Affaires européennes, Harlem Désir, le rassemblement du second tour doit également se faire au nom des " valeurs européennes ". Read More »

Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

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The embassy represents USA interests in North Korea, since Washington and Pyongyang do not have direct diplomatic relations. PUST opened as a sister school to China's Yanbian University of Science and Technology, where the now-detained Kim had previously taught , according to CBS News. Read More »

Over 100 soldiers dead as Taliban hits Afghan army base

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said. The slaughter lasted around six hours. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared Sunday to be a national day of mourning in honor of the Afghan forces killed. Read More »

North Korea cranks the heat, threatens to sink US ship

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. Read More »

China ups calls for calm after tense weekend on Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang has ramped up its rhetoric in recent weeks, threatening to hit back against any provocation. The editorial said China would "sound its own alarms and ramp up their military immediately" if USA and South Korean forces advance through the demilitarized zone with a clear mission to dethrone North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and overthrow his regime. Read More »

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

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Speaking from Henin-Beaumont, in northern France, one of the towns were the mayor is from her National Front (FN) party, Le Pen said that the vote was "an act of French pride". No one was killed in the 1976 attack but it proved a pivotal moment for the young Marine Le Pen. Kalifat said he was "worried to see National Front making it to the main event of French democracy", but "satisfied to see a republican in the lead" - a term which means a person who is attached to the French nation's ... Read More »

Aujourdhui, lundi, commence la campagne du second tour

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Quel avenir pour ces formations au lendemain de ce scrutin dévastateur, plus encore pour le Parti socialiste que pour Les Républicains? Manuel Valls a souligné " la gravité du moment " avec la qualification de Marine Le Pen. - Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, candidat Debout la France à la présidentielle, a indiqué qu'il annoncerait son choix " en début de semaine ", après avoir réuni les instances de son parti. Read More »

'Next question!' Russell Westbrook in heated confrontation with journo defending Steven Adams

In April 2010, a super-young but super-talented Oklahoma City Thunder team - driven by Kevin Durant , Russell Westbrook and James Harden - made its first National Basketball Association playoff appearance. There are no injuries to report for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And when Westbrook is on the bench, Oklahoma City is a much worse team. Butler connected on just seven of his 21 shots from the floor and didn't get to the free throw line. Read More »

South Korea Develops New Artillery Detection Radar To Counter North

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The mobile radar system, called "counter-artillery detection radar-II", will be operational starting in 2018, according to the country's arms procurement agency. This device can detect enemy artillery positions more than 60 km away, against the 40 kms range of Arthur-K. "With the successful development of the counter-battery radar, our military has laid the groundwork for destroying the origin of the enemy's provocations, if carried out, in the early stage of combat, through immediate ... Read More »

Présidentielle : à Bagnols, Marine Le Pen arrive en première position

Historique! Pour la première fois sous la Ve République, les deux partis qui structurent la vie politique depuis une soixantaine d'années, la droite et le PS, sont éliminés dès le premier tour d'une élection présidentielle. Sans indiquer s'il serait aux côtés de sa fille pour la campagne d'entre deux tours, le fondateur du Front national a précisé sur BFMTV qu'il serait "à sa place de citoyen au nom d'un certain nombre de milliers de Français, pour les rallier à la candidature de Marine Le ... Read More »

Présidentielle: accueil mitigé des résultats pour les Français de Montréal

Le Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France (Crif) a lancé dimanche soir un "appel clair à voter pour Emmanuel Macron " face à Marine Le Pen au second tour de l'élection présidentielle. Emmanuel Macron apparaît bien placé pour le second tour, la plupart de la classe politique française de droite comme de gauche ayant appelé à "faire barrage" à l'extrême droite . Read More »

Trump, Abe reaffirm united front against Pyongyang

China's willingness to press North Korea has sparked a battle between the nations' media outlets. Trump also spoke Monday with and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and they agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from what Abe called provocative actions. Read More »

Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

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The device offers a microSD card for expanding internal memory up to 256 GB. In the meantime, Samsung fans can check out the recently launched Galaxy S8 while Apple enthusiasts can watch out for the reveal of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus successors. Read More »

France votes in unpredictable presidential election

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Francois Fillon (C), member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, holds his ballot as he waits in line to vote in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris , France, April 23, 2017. Read More »

Passenger says flight attendant almost hit baby

An American Airlines flight attendant is on paid leave after a confrontation involving a passenger. Domestic airline BMI regional said it did not have an overbooking policy but in the exceptional cases where boarding was denied, volunteers for compensation would first be sought. Read More »

Trump to speak with China's Xi, Japan's Abe on Sunday, official says

Abe said Japan had begun naval exercises with the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier leading a strike group into the region. It turned its sights on Australia on Saturday for "blindly and zealously toeing the U.S. The council said North Korea's illegal missile and nuclear activities "are greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and expressed "utmost concern" at its "highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance" of six United Nations sanctions resolutions. Read More »

India should focus more on economic development: Chinese media

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China has enhanced the battle capabilities of its aircraft carrier, with more than 10 pilots from carrier-based jet fighters and commanders getting their certificates, making China one of the few countries capable of training its own pilots for aircraft carriers, the PLA Daily report said. Read More »

Pence says still "a chance" diplomacy can stop North Korea

While inspecting the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Pence warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the USA and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over". "He holds his cards close to the vest". U.S. officials believe that this factor also complicates the shoot-down strategy. "I think that the relationship that the president started building with President Xi down in Mar-a-Lago is clearly showing some positive signs". Read More »

Turkey condemns deadly Taliban terror attack

On Friday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesperson Col. John Thomas said that over 50 people, both servicemen and civilians, were killed in an attack by the Taliban terrorists on a military base in the country's northern province of Balkh in the base's mosque during prayers. Read More »