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French voters skeptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on key issues


He criticised Marine Le Pen's "rude manners" and called her "the heir", a reference to her father, who has been convicted of racism and anti-Semitism. Mr Macron joined the man's son and anti-National Front protesters at an annual commemoration near the Louvre Museum in Paris . He visited Paris's Holocaust memorial. Read More »

Kremlin Reveals What Putin, Trump Discussed Over the Phone

The U.S. will be sending a representative to the Russian-Turkish mediated peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Wednesday and Thursday. Trump has been muted in his criticism, but tensions between the White House and the Kremlin have resurfaced after the suspected use of the chemical agent sarin against civilians prompted Trump to strike a Syrian regime airbase also used by Russian Federation. Read More »

Labour lose Glasgow City Council after decades of control


Labour's former council leader Frank McAveety, who retained his seat in Shettleston, said: "The SNP predicted they could return 56 councillors, they've only returned 39 councillors. Ms Davidson said: "I think you have seen in both language and design, the SNP attempt to assimilate the party for Scotland and Scotland for the party". Read More »

Venezuelans block roads after president's crisis move


Demonstrators block a major highway in Caracas during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, May 2, 2017. Five people have been killed in Venezuela's unrest since late Monday. "They don't realize how lost they are in their violence. What they are trying to do is kill the constitution". "We have deep concerns about the motivation for this constituent assembly which overrides the will of the Venezuelan people and further erodes Venezuelan democracy". Read More »

Korea says US, S. Korea tried to assassinate its leader

Neither the Central Intelligence Agency nor the NIS has commented on the claims. None of the accusations have been verified. The ministry demanded that the spy agencies apologize for the "heinous" plot and execute the agents responsible. In a statement the powerful ministry of state security, said it had foiled a "vicious plot" by a "hideous terrorists' group" to attack the North's "supreme leadership". Read More »

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory


Voters often use local elections to punish the ruling party. At time of writing, most but not all of the results have come in. We've gained seats in some places, we've held councils that many predicted we wouldn't. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said that this week's elections showed Labour was "finished" as a viable opposition to a Conservative Party which was heading for a landslide majority larger than those enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. Read More »

Venezuelan Women Protesters Face Security Forces


They never had so many patients coming in from a protest as they had on Wednesday. A few of the women on the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas chose to go topless. Maduro's administration has armed the urban guerrillas that support Chávismo. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Friday that 85 members of the military in Caracas had been arrested for opposition "repression", adding that their relatives had asked him to publicize the detentions. Read More »

Far-right contender Le Pen advocates French food

Kalifat has called anti-immigration and anti-EU Le Pen a "candidate of hate". Lépante says Macron , who has called a notorious Muslim radical "a good guy," will "dramatically increase the Islamization of France , and will do everything he can to force us to submit to Islam". Read More »

Jakarta governor given two-year prison sentence for Blasphemy

Hardline Islamic groups opposed to having a non-Muslim leader for the city capitalized on the trial to draw hundreds of thousands to anti-Ahok protests in Jakarta that shook the centrist government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The shock of Ahok's guilty verdict, passed down by the North Jakarta District Court on Tuesday morning, further contributed to the index's downward spiral. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi in hospital due to food poisoning, to be discharged soon


This is the second time this year that the 70-year-old Gandhi has been admitted to the hospital. In November past year, she was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram for viral fever and then discharged a few days later. Earlier, this year in March, the senior leader had been overseas with son, and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for a routine medical check-up. She has been to the hospital twice after that. Read More »

Trump abruptly axes FBI's Comey in midst of Russia probe

Now, six months later, when, frankly, the emails matter not at all, and the subject has turned to the president's potential transgressions, Mr. Trump removes the person doing the investigating while citing as the cause Comey's treatment of the president's vanquished rival. Read More »

Virginia appeals court skeptical of Trump's revised 'travel ban'

King added that several of Trump's comments against Muslims were still on his campaign website when the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued its injunction against the ban. Trump's attorney is trying to persuade the appellate judges that statements Trump made on the campaign trail shouldn't factor into their decision in this case. Read More »

Putin congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election


So, France has taken the easy way out, and voted for more of the same. "France is one of our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new President on a wide range of shared priorities", a statement said. Ms Le Pen said she would call for a new political force to challenge the legislative elections. On Monday, a French national holiday, the president-elect joined President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the end of World War II. Read More »

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey


Trump says, "The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement". When ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl pressed Spicer today about the Comey's inaccurate statements to Congress regarding Clinton aide Huma Abedin's handling of emails, Spicer said he'd have to speak to the president first. Read More »

12 killed, including 10 S Korean children, in China accident


South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the South Korean children attended a kindergarten affiliated with an global school catering largely to Koreans resident in China. Black smoke could be seen billowing from the end of the tunnel afterwards. The children, between the ages of three and six, died at the scene. Officials from the South Korean Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs said that the delegation was visiting China to tour historical sites, including places where ... Read More »

The favorite wins again, as Always Dreaming takes the Kentucky Derby

That's partly because Todd Pletcher, his star trainer, opted to give him more "foundation" and "education" by running him in an allowance race March 4 at Gulfstream Park on Fountain of Youth day, instead of in the actual Fountain of Youth. Classic Empire, last year's champion 2-year-old and the morning-line Derby favorite, was jostled leaving the gate. I got a good position early and then he relaxed. Read More »

Macron's French Bistro Party Lands Him in the Soup


Her plans to restore France's borders with its European neighbours, pull out of the eurozone and hold a referendum on leaving the EU had sown fear of another devastating blow to the bloc after Britain's vote to leave. Later in the evening, he was filmed visiting supporters at the famed La Rotonde bistro in southern Paris , a "Belle Epoque" hang-out for Picasso and other artists where a steak and chips costs 28 euros ($30). Read More »

Huge opposition rally due in Venezuela

The unrest has left at least 29 dead in the past month. It was not yet clear if that person was the man who died. An injured opposition supporter is helped by others during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , Venezuela, May 3, 2017. Read More »

'Everybody' has better healthcare than US, Trump says


Obviously Bernie Sanders got a kick out of this, because he's been fighting for a universal healthcare system-single payer, Medicare for All-for decades. And support for a nationalized health care plan wasn't just something Trump talked about during his latest campaign for president. In dinner remarks after their meeting, Turnbull celebrated the unity of spirit that brought the two countries together against Japan in World War Two, and said Australia and the United States are united ... Read More »

FIFA gives N American WC rivals 3 months to bid

Federation Internationale de Football Association said the council ratified a proposal from a few weeks ago after an earlier decision to raise the number of participating teams from 32 to 48. The OFC will receive an automatic slot, with the winners of their qualification event now having to play-off against a side from another region in order to secure a World Cup place. Read More »