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Le journal de 12h30 : Macron-Le Pen, deux finalistes inédits

Dans une courte allocution à l'Elysée, le chef de l'Etat a mis en garde contre l'arrivée au pouvoir du Front national qui "diviserait profondément la France" et remettrait en cause sa place en Europe et dans le monde . "Face à un tel risque, il n'est pas possible de se taire ni se résigner dans l'indifférence", a-t-il ajouté, tançant au passage, sans le nommer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon qui n'a pas appelé au soir du premier tour à faire barrage contre le Front national. Read More »

Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election

The Euro rose to a five-month high against the dollar before paring back gains. Stocks on major indexes almost everywhere are surging in a decisive risk-on trade, while traditional safe havens like gold and Treasurys are selling off. The euro jumped in relief, and was last up 1.3 per cent at US$1.0873 (RM4.78), having been as far as US$1.0940, the highest since early November just after Donald Trump's USA election win. Read More »

March for Science draws thousands worldwide

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Nye, who served as an honorary co-chair for the March for Science , chided lawmakers who ignore scientific research in areas like climate change and railed against the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts. In New York demonstrators stretched for 10 blocks along Central Park West, wedged between the park and a line of buildings on a gray and dreary day. Read More »

Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed

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Instead, Ossoff , who would become the youngest member of Congress if elected, forced a June runoff with the GOP front-runner, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , which will check the temperature of the 2018 races. But Ossoff's haul fell short of the majority threshold required to outright win, despite him getting support from prominent Democrats and celebrities and attracting millions of dollars in outside donations. Read More »

Iseq soars to nine-year high as investors cheer French vote

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Le Pen went on the offensive against Macron in her first public comments Monday. "The voters who voted for Mr. Melenchon are angry voters". Analysts and world leaders have been watching the election closely - after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and election of US President Donald Trump challenged liberal values and the political establishment. Read More »

Pour Marine Le Pen, "une première étape est franchie"

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Ce premier tour a mobilisé les Étaplois qui se sont déplacés en nombre. "Leurs affiches figurent donc sur les panneaux électoraux des bureaux de vote". Présidentielle: la France du vote MélenchonDIRECT. "Moi j'ai exprimé mon désaccord avec les politiciens actuels et je vais voter blanc au second tour". Read More »

U.S. stocks futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election

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Names of 2017 French presidential election candidates are seen printed during the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris , France , April 23, 2017. "He's the most open of the candidates". France's interior ministry said turnout reached 69.4% before polls closed, comparable to the 70.6% in the first round of presidential voting in 2012. Read More »

White House demands wall funding as crucial budget vote nears

That's not because former Clinton supporters would now back Trump; only 2 percent of them say they'd do so, similar to the 1 percent of Trump voters who say they'd switch to Clinton. The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted April 17-20 of 900 adults, including more than 400 who were interviewed by cell phone. But the Post dramatically submerged a comparison of just how unpopular Trump was: He still beats Hillary Clinton in a 2017 matchup. Read More »

Turkish protesters rally against election board

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Hundreds of people lined up outside election board offices in Ankara and Istanbul to submit petitions requesting the board reverse its pronouncement. This would allow Erdogan to rejoin the governing AKP he co-founded, or to lead it. Hundreds of people, some brandishing flares, marched through the anti-Erdogan Istanbul district of Besiktas in a new protest against the result, an Agence France-Presse photographer said. Read More »

Pyongyang menace Washington de le "rayer" de la carte

Selon Reuters, qui cite un communiqué de la Maison-Blanche, les deux dirigeants se sont accordés sur l'urgence de la menace que représente le programme nucléaire et de missiles de la Corée du Nord et se sont engagés à coordonner leurs efforts en vue de la dénucléarisation de la péninsule. Read More »

Les manifestations ont fait 20 morts en trois semaines — Venezuela

Le silence était parfois interrompu par l'hymne vénézuélien, quelqu'un récitant un chapelet ou des applaudissements en hommage aux 'tombés' pendant ces 21 jours de protestations. L'objectif de cette "course de fond" est plutôt l'élection présidentielle de décembre 2018. "Le gouvernement doit se retirer, il doit écouter le peuple, le peuple ne veut plus de communisme ni de révolution, ni rien de ce qui nous a amené tant de souffrance", a témoigné à l'AFP Rosibel Torres, avocate venue ... Read More »

My visit to Armenia, Poland aimed at furthering our friendship Vice President

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The Indian Vice-President will be accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari and a multi-party delegation comprising Union Minister of State for Small, Medium and Micro Industries Giriraj Singh and members of Parliament Sitaram Yechury, D.P. Ansari will also address students and faculty at the Yerevan University. The president and prime minister will host banquets in his honour. Ansari's visit coincides with the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations with Armenia and 60th ... Read More »

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

It was not immediately clear who would replace Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim. A senior American military official in Kabul said Monday that it appears likely the attack was either carried out by or planned by a Pakistan-based Taliban faction known as the Haqqani network, which is a USA government-designated terrorist organization. Read More »

Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

The South Korean tech giant is selling Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8 at just $666, down from $720 that is listed in other channels. Face down front, face down back and side drops resulted in cracks and shattering on all sides for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which is a first for a smartphone. Read More »

North Korea detains third American amid rising tensions with US

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The man, identified as Kim Sang-duk, who also uses the name Tony Kim, is said by South Korean media to be a professor who had been teaching at a university in Pyongyang . Two other Americans, including 21-year-old University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after trying to steal a propaganda banner as souvenir, and Christian priest Kim Dong Chul, who is serving ten years for espionage, have contributed to the increasing strain in relations ... Read More »

Dadasaheb Phalke award to K Viswanath

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His films highlight traditional Indian music and dance forms. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is conferred by the central government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. Union government has declared the award on Monday. Viswanath's classical films Sankarabharanam (1979) and Sagara Sangamam (1983) were included among list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time. Read More »

French election: Global reaction to Macron-Le Pen race

In many ways, the contest between Le Pen and Macron is much like the fierce contest one witnessed between US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton last November: Trump stood for "America first" and was against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, globalisation and immigration, whereas Hillary stood for a liberal world order and equal citizens' rights for all Americans. Read More »

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 takes 5 minutes to load on PS4

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The long load times can be perhaps attributed at least in part to Ghost Warrior 3 adopting an open-world style, leaving behind the more linear nature of its predecessors. "Ultimately we feel like this inconvenience is rewarded with a comfortable experience once the game is loaded". Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 releases tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Read More »

Trump says wall 'important too' against drugs

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Many budget experts say that there is about a 50/50 chance that the government will shut down at the end of this week and largely agree that the determining factor for whether or not it does is Trump himself . " POTUS' insistence on the wall is a sign of weakness, robs children of investments in their future & has bipartisan opposition", House minority leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted . Read More »

Babri Masjid demolition case: Advani, Joshi, Uma to be tried for conspiracy

Mohammad Basheer. "The court should punish so that no one dares to demolish any religious building", he added. Lalu said it was he who ordered the arrest of Advani in 1992. The SC further ordered that trial is to be conducted in Lucknow and Rae Bareli courts and should be completed in two years. The bench also ruled that Kalyan Singh, currently the governor of Rajasthan, enjoys constitutional immunity and won't be tried right now. Read More »

Trump Signs 'Buy American And Hire American' Executive Order

The H-1B visa programme allows numerous country's biggest tech firms and other multinationals to bring foreign workers to the U.S., but federal bodies will now be instructed to crack down on abuse of the programme. workers with similar positions. In addition to targeting the H-1B visa programme, Trump's forthcoming orders will also bolster his campaign pledge to support "buy American" policies. Read More »

Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert

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The court in February ruled it would not hear the case and maintained the decision. But the ruling did not specifically say the expert had to be assigned to assist the defense as opposed to being a neutral expert helping both sides. While some of the conservatives indicated that was enough, liberal Justice Elena Kagan said the 1985 ruling went further, noting that it was specific about the expert assisting the defense. Read More »

Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

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The ceremony was held on Sunday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem. The march is being led by a few dozen survivors from different camps, of which includes Israeli Chief Rabbi Meir Lau. There has been no previous historical event like this: "extermination divorced from any political conflict, divorced from territorial issues, or from a struggle for dominance". Read More »