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Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

Macron handily defeated far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff, and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers in the mid-June legislative election. His victory was the third-straight defeat for far-right populist parties in Europe, following losses in the Netherlands in March and in Austria last December. Read More »

North Korea Accuses US Of Plot To Kill Leader Kim Jong

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The ministry of state security statement , carried by state news agency KCNA, said the CIA and South Korean intelligence services had "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK". Giving details of the failed assassination plot, the statement said that the killer was told that the use of biochemical substances "including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not require access to the target". Read More »

Trump pledges to move quickly on Comey replacement as interviews begin

Four candidates to be the bureau's director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at Justice Department headquarters. Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division. She faced resistance from Democrats during her confirmation over her alleged participation in discussions about detention policies at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba. Read More »

Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

Among those expected at the Justice Department on Saturday are acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe and Alice Fisher , a top Justice Department official in the George W Bush administration. Trump's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticized Comey's firing, which came on Tuesday. Read More »

Tennessee Senator withdraws Secretary of Army nomination

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He graduated from West Point and served as an Army physician. Mark Green quickly saw opposition from Democrats who became anxious his personal views wouldn't bode well for soldiers or potential recruits. His initial nominees for secretary of the Navy and secretary of labor also withdrew their nominations. Green is a Republican state senator from Tennessee. Read More »

Huge, Unprecedented Ransomware Attack Hits Around the Globe

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Doctors reported seeing computers go down "one by one" as the "ransomware" took hold on Friday, locking machines and demanding money to release the data. "This is a virus that attacked Windows platforms". "This is one of the largest global ransomware attacks the cyber community has ever seen", said Rich Barger, director of threat research with Splunk, one of the firms that linked WannaCry to the NSA. Read More »

South Korea to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China

Yet if Moon's ascent can be described as a triumph for South Korea's young democracy, it may pose a challenge to an already wobbly US position in Asia. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang, March 7, 2017. Read More »

Kaspersky Lab: WannaCry virus targets 74 countries, hits Russian Federation most

The relentless ransomware attack ravaging organisations across the world may have stopped spreading to new machines - at least briefly - thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated. Patrick Ward, a 47-year-old sales director, said his heart operation, scheduled for Friday, was canceled at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. "Both staff and patients were frankly pretty appalled that somebody, whoever they are, for commercial gain or otherwise, would attack a health ... Read More »

Palestinian Shot Dead By Israeli Forces In Nabi Saleh

The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Saturday issue the protests that raged in the West Bank in support of striking Palestinian prisoners as well as USA efforts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Israel says conditions meet all worldwide standards. "Mr Napier called on anti-apartheid activists around the world who have participated in hunger strikes to up their game and do everything possible to exert pressure on Israel on behalf of the prisoners". Read More »

Quel programme pour la passation de pouvoirs — Nouveau président français

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La rumeur dit que c'est à ce moment précis que le futur ancien président transmet à son successeur les codes nucléaires. Le 8e président de la Ve République recevra dimanche les clés de l'Elysée. Au moment d'évoquer Sarkozy, il s'était contenté de lui adresser ses vœux " pour la nouvelle vie qui s'ouvre devant lui ". Il y sera reçu par la maire PS Anne Hidalgo qui avait soutenu la candidature de Benoît Hamon, avant de voter Macron au second tour mais en tenant à préciser qu'il ne s'agissait ... Read More »

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update

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Then again, maybe there will be some juicy new creative hardware to follow up on the wonderful Surface Studio, which will reinforce the message. Here's everything you need to know. Windows Timeline will enable you to quickly and easily " hop back into files, apps, and sites as if you never left ". When it abandoned Placeholders, Microsoft said users found the idea confusing and sometimes mistakenly thought files were available offline when they were actually still in the cloud. Read More »

Crude inventories drop sharply, as imports decline

A source also told Reuters that seven million barrels is roughly two days' worth of oil imports into Japan, the world's fourth biggest importer. In another bearish blow to crude oil prices, the EIA, in its Short-Term Energy Outlook said that the U.S. Read More »

What the final vote count could mean for B.C.

Prof. Richard Johnston of the University of British Columbia said that while the Greens share some common policies with the NDP on issues such as electoral reform, the party must evaluate whether it should back the party that didn't get the most seats or votes. Read More »

Législatives : 428 candidats investis par la République En Marche

Parmi les candidats investis on trouve également des proches d'Emmanuel Macron: Benjamin Griveaux, qui fut son porte-parole d'En marche!, candidat dans la 5e circonscription de Paris; Sacha Houlié, délégué national d' En marche!, candidat dans la 2e de la Vienne (Nouvelle Aquitaine); Mounir Mahjoubi, responsable de la campagne numérique, qui affrontera dans la 16e circonscription de Paris le patron du PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. Read More »

Qatar strongly condemns shooting attack in Qatif in Saudi Arabia

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The ministry also called on the culprits to surrender themselves to the authorities. "Workers were shot at by terrorist elements from the neighborhood to obstruct the project and protect abandoned houses used to ... A local newspaper reported Saudi security forces shot dead a man wanted for extremism and violence. Early Saturday more gunfire sounded in the area, where authorities blocked roads, a resident said. Read More »

Pope canonizes 2 children who claimed to see Virgin of Fatima

They said she revealed to them three "secrets" - apocalyptic messages foreshadowing the Second World War, hell, the rise and fall of communism and the death of a pope - and urged them to pray for peace and turn away from sin. Pope Francis stood for several minutes in front of the tombs with his eyes closed and head bowed. The first secret was a vision of hell that Mary showed to the children, full of lakes of fire with screaming souls in torment. Read More »

Harper, Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

Harper and the Nationals have reached a $21,625,000 deal for the 2018 season, a contact that covers the slugging outfielder through his past year before he can become a free agent. Harper is a four-time All-Star over five seasons of play. "I think it shows the comfort level Bryce has with the organization and that we have with him", Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. Read More »

Trump Names Michigan Supreme Court Justice To Federal Appeals Court

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Senate Democrats, who have promised their base that they will resist Trump at every turn, will be as determined to defeat or slow the confirmation of his lower court nominees as they were to stop Justice Gorsuch. Louis. Adler, a professor at the Case Western University School of Law, wrote in a column for The Washington Post , "Those of us who doubted Trump would take judicial nominations seriously may have some crow to eat". Read More »

China's Xi Discusses Nuclear Issue With New S. Korean President

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Xi told Moon China had always upheld the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and that the nuclear issue should be resolved through talks, which were in everyone's interests, according to a state television report. State media say he was involved in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, which is one of the primary places North Koreans can go for overseas work. Ties between Seoul and Beijing have soured over the South's deployment of a controversial United States anti-missile system aimed ... Read More »

New front to seize Iraq's Mosul from IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that no USA combat troops will stay in the country after the fight against the Islamic State is concluded. After all, the last time US troops pulled out of Iraq, they were back just three years later. After opening up a new front in northwest Mosul last week in order to stretch the militants' defenses, Iraqi forces say the battle for Mosul is now in its final phase. Read More »