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French presidential election at 2030 ET

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The two go through to a second round on May 7. France held the first round of its presidential election on Sunday, and for the first time the country's modern history, neither of the two winners were from the main two political parties. Le Pen said the second round would be a battle over France's future, with her vision of a France out of the European Union and behind reinforced borders radically different from her opponent's. Read More »

Gold falls after French election result revives risk-on sentiment

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But Macron's party spokesman, Benjamin Griveaux, said that Le Pen is hardly a vector of change. Le Pen, campaigning in a farmers' market in the small town of Rouvroy in northern France, told reporters Macron "runs for presidential election while having no program" on counterterrorism issues. Read More »

N.Korea detains United States citizen; at least 3rd American being held

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Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk and is in his fifties, was detained by North Korean officials at Pyongyang International Airport as he attempted to leave the country, Park said. As of Sunday night, North Korea's official media had not reported on the detention. Warmbier was accused of committing a "hostile act" for allegedly trying to steal a political banner and was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years hard labor. Read More »

Markets cheer Emmanuel Macron victory in French elections

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Kantor highlighted that the 48-year-old National Front leader recently "made comments against the historic record of the Holocaust which makes her no less unsafe than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide". His deregulation policies, she said, would lead to unjust worldwide competition against France's business interests, mass immigration and free movement of terrorists. Read More »

Trump heads into tough week yet with budget, health care battles

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White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration is prepared to make concessions to Democrats on health care reform in order to get the wall money. Secondly, the funding increase that is being requested for defence includes some money that will be used to help build Trump's wall. That's also the worst by far of any president since George H.W. Read More »

Milan pair face ignominious end to the season

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A win would have moved them into seventh at the expense of their San Siro neighbours but, having led 2-1, they conceded three second-half goals in just eight minutes and ended up losing 5-4 despite Mauro Icardi completing a hat trick. "We went ahead in the first half and had to close out the game and end it there". "I can not explain what has happened over the last month". Meanwhile, Atalanta remain on course to qualify for the Europa League after running out 3-2 victors against Bologna at ... Read More »

Russia's Chief Rabbi: If Le Pen Wins, Run

Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar warned that French Jews should leave that country if extreme-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is leading in the polls, should win the election. CRIF President Francis Kalifat on Friday said that Le Pen and Melenchon's growing popularity is "a real danger to our country's democracy". Unlike Le Pen, Mélenchon has been a huge critic of Israel and lambasted French Jews who support Israel. Read More »

Protests break out as French election results come in

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The market will likely fully price in the outcome of the second round today in favor of Mr. Macron. The vote, in which 77.30 percent of registered voters took part, gave a sweeping result against the candidates of the two main traditional parties. Read More »

Trump meets freed Egypt aid worker in Oval Office

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed Friday that Trump had discussed Hijazi's release with Sissi during the Egyptian leader's visit to the White House in early April. Hijazi was released from prison on Tuesday, after being detained for almost three years on human trafficking charges. The group denied all the charges, and human rights lawyers said the evidence against them was fabricated. Read More »

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

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A North Korean university has named the U.S. citizen detained on Saturday as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim. He said he could not immediately confirm Kim's hometown. Though no details on why Kim was detained have been released, the detention comes at a time of unusually heightened tensions between the US and North Korea. Read More »

Gold is getting crushed after the French election

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Gold fell off a cliff after projections showed Macron reaching the second round run-off with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, and after a brief recovery in overnight trading, has remained subdued. On Sunday, French voters went to the polls and gave independent candidate Emmanuel Macron the lead in the race with 23.90 percent of the vote. At a peaceful protest by around 300 people at the Place de la Republique some sang "No Marine and no Macron!" and "Now burn your voting cards". Read More »

Corbyn would put nation's security at risk, Defence Secretary says

Pressed on whether it would be in Labour's election manifesto as the party's shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith had previous promised, he said: "We haven't completed work on the manifesto yet". I know that with Theresa May, she would take them. In a separate report, The Guardian noted that Corbyn presented Labour's string of recent new policies, for example a £10 minimum wage and cracking down on corporate tax avoidance, as an alternative "to unlock opportunities for every single person ... Read More »

Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge

Gorsuch's wife, Marie Louise, holds the Bible. The oath is to be followed by a public ceremony at the White House where his former boss Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath . According to that outlet, "on the list is a plea that the court decide whether the Second Amendment grants a right to carry firearms outside the home". Read More »

Chinese president urges restraint in call to Trump amid North Korea tensions

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday that South Korean naval ships will conduct a training exercise with the aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson . "We completely agreed to strongly seek self-restraint from North Korea, which is still continuing its risky provocative acts", Abe said at the prime minister's office. Read More »

Liverpool fans are not happy with Dejan Lovren

There are games to play and we will be ready". "Honesty and desire is punished, I'm not sure it makes sense but it happens". I know how often we spoke about set-pieces but if we hit the ball [away] at the first post, then it's a bad corner. Read More »

France votes in divisive presidential election

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He has called on Socialist voters to back Macron , calling Le Pen "an enemy of the republic". Le Pen has written that she was "raised on honey and the acid of politics", a reference to her privileged life and the weight of her larger-than-life father and his defiant populism. Read More »

North Korea warns of 'great war' as USA tensions escalate

South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. If North Korea conducts a nuclear test, "Beijing will undoubtedly support the United Nations in adopting tougher sanctions against it, including oil embargo", said the newspaper, which is known for its nationalistic views. Read More »

American Airlines' employee suspended after row with passengers

In the caption for the video, Advanthava wrote that the flight attendant "violently" took the stroller from the mother and hit her with it just missing striking the baby as well. June 2016: An American Airlines flight attendant tells a passenger to "shut up" during an argument, after the airlines ran out of pasta on the plane. Read More »

French election: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron 'through to final round'

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More than 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers backed by rapid response units were patrolling as people cast their votes on Sunday. Le Pen or Melenchon would struggle, in parliamentary elections in June, to win a majority to carry out such radical moves, but their growing popularity also worries France's European Union partners. Read More »

Gas prices still inching up in northern New England

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Tennessee lawmakers decided last week to add another 6 cents per gallon to the price of gasoline by raising the state gas tax over a 3-year period, but local prices still remain far below the US average. Houston-area fuel prices were less than $2 a gallon a year ago when oil prices remained low, but were well above $3 a gallon prior to 2015. State of Tennessee- $2.16, down 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.17. Read More »

Egyptian-American prisoner freed by Trump intervention, returns to U.S.

Hijazi, an Egyptian who holds US citizenship, was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. Their release and the freedom of four other humanitarian workers were negotiated by Trump and White House aides, and Trump sent a USA government aircraft to Cairo to bring them home, the Post reported . Read More »

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

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Several more moderate GOP senators including Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska all expressed concerns with the prior version of the bill. "Hopefully, we're going to get both done, but we're going to get tax done". He said, for instance, that the House will vote on a health-care bill when Republicans are sure they have the support to pass it, according to several GOP aides on the call - suggesting that he does ... Read More »