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Losing Republican candidate Francois Fillon had already called for his supporters to back Macron. "It seemed essential to me to take leave of the presidency of the FN". Le Pen seized on a jihadist attack that claimed the life of a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris three days before the vote to stress her tough line on immigration and Islam.
  • French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

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    Le Pen said on TF1 TV on Tuesday that "there is a revolt of the people against the elite" seen in Britain's Brexit vote and in the election of U.S. The Socialist candidate, former French prime minister Manuel Valls, whose party holds a majority in the legislature and whose French President Francois Hollande is the most unpopular in modern French record-keeping, got just 6 percent.
  • Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

    Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

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    The second-place finisher in Beijing, Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine, was disqualified during the games for doping. Russia's Tatyana Chernova has been disqualified after the International Olympic Committee re-analysed one of her doping samples from Beijing and found that it had tested positive for a steroid.
  • France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

    France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

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    Investigators searched a home early Friday in an eastern suburb of Paris believed linked to the attack and police detained for questioning three of the gunman's family members - routine in such cases. Thursday's attack reminds voters of the security challenges the country is facing, Boucek said. During the debate Le Pen, who was being tipped by pollsters to top the list in the first round of the election Sunday but who has been losing ground in recent days, emphasized her long-standing call ...
  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

    Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

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    A pass-through isn't taxed under the corporate code. Simply by releasing a plan Trump is demonstrating that he is "interested, engaged" and even if it does not match the House plan, it will spark further discussions, the lobbyist said. There is some question as to how specific Trump's plan will be, and some possible ideas are already drawing objections. He also thinks a lower corporate rate would unite the Trump White House's business-leaning and nationalistic wings.
  • 10 killed as van strikes roadside bomb in Kurram

    10 killed as van strikes roadside bomb in Kurram

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    Ten people, including six children and two women, were killed in the blast, officials said. The injured people were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar, reportedly. The military also sent a helicopter to evacuate the wounded to the key city of Peshawar . As many as 24 people were killed due to a blast outside an imam bar gah whereas another incident of the same nature left a man injured during the last month.
  • Food and Farm-Milk Dispute story

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    His administration plans to roll out its ideas to renegotiate the trade deal in two weeks. After months of sparring, the two are joining forces against a new dairy pricing policy in Canada they say is hurting American farmers, according to Schumer's office.
  • May seeks to snatch Labour votes with energy-price cap

    May seeks to snatch Labour votes with energy-price cap

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    Asked whether the Labour manifesto would keep an existing commitment to renewing the Trident nuclear-weapons system, Corbyn, an opponent of nuclear weapons, would say only that the party's platform is still being written. The Defence Secretary left the door open to tax rises, admitting the Tories do not want to commit to too many "prescriptive" targets in its general election manifesto.
  • A Brutal Crackdown On Gay Men In Chechnya

    A Brutal Crackdown On Gay Men In Chechnya

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    The Russian LGBT Network , a St. Petersburg-based advocacy group that has begun to evacuate gay men from Chechnya , confirmed these reports to the Washington Blade. Who are these people? The mandate is deeply ingrained in Shariah, which draws on the Quran. Other journalists who have even mentioned the story or defended Novaya Gazeta have also come under threat .
  • May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales

    May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales

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    The Electoral Calculus is now predicting the Tories to win 410 seats, which would give the ruling party a whopping parliamentary majority of 170 seats. The seven-point fall in UKIP vote is in line with YouGov's wider national figures. He added: "But even if this continues to be a difficult election overall for the party, their local campaigners and sitting MPs seeking re-election will be hoping that their hard work will enable them to buck what now appear to be the national trends".
  • Mani row reverberates in Assembly, protest erupts on the street

    Mani row reverberates in Assembly, protest erupts on the street

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    Chennithala said the Minister had exceeded all limits of decency by his open-ended statements. However, speaker Sreeramakrishnan rejected the demand saying that an adjournment motion may be considered. "My comments were edited and used to defame the government", MM Mani told India Today. "It was a stage-managed protest led by vested interests". Mani also said that Vijayan and party state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had called him over phone and sought his explanation.
  • North Korea 'ready to hit back'

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    Despite a broadly positive meeting between U.S. president Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Florida last week, uncertainty remains about what line Mr Trump might adopt, after he fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to a deadly gas attack, and said the North Korean situation "will be taken care of".
  • N Korea tension: Volleyball spotted in nuclear test site

    N Korea tension: Volleyball spotted in nuclear test site

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    The source added that Beijing is also not ruling out the beginning of May as a possible time for a test. The daily points out that USA threats are meant to keep North Korea from improving its nuclear capabilities. Satellite images have revealed that workers at the nuclear testing site have been playing volleyball. Satellite imagery of the site in recent weeks indicated Pyongyang was preparing for another nuclear test, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula.
  • On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

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    He added: "As the survivors grow older, frailer, and fewer, we are making a mark to say: 'We remember, we will honour, we will not forget, and we will do all in our power to prevent a recurrence'". There were six candle lighters to represent the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust at the event. Kooperman, a Liberty resident and former executive director of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, was born after World War II in Germany in a camp for displaced people.
  • Boy arrested after 1300km solo drive

    Boy arrested after 1300km solo drive

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    Police have released no details on why the boy wanted to drive the Perth, whether he would be charged or whether he had refueled during his journey. He was stopped by a highway patrol on the Barrier Highway at Broken Hill, one of Australia's main outback mining centers.
  • China launches first unmanned cargo spacecraft

    China launches first unmanned cargo spacecraft

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    In the following days, technicians will continue the testing and inject fuel before the launch, the statement added. The spacecraft is created to dock with the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, or "Heavenly Palace 2", where two astronauts spent a month last October in China's longest ever manned space mission.The cargo spacecraft mission will provide an "important technological basis" for the construction of China's space station, according to state media.