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Macron fields activists for French legislative elections

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They range in age from 24 to 72. It's no coincidence half of them happen to be women. The remaining 148 candidates will be announced before the final deadline of May 19th. "I signed up right from the beginning on the website", Jean-Baptiste Moreau, one of the initial 14, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "It's a very important issue, because when Macron talks about renovating French politics, it's not just to make it younger, but also to make it more representative of the diversity ... Read More »

New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

The two quickly got down to the major issues at hand, including the deployment of key components of the THAAD battery last month, as well as North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Relations with Japan have also been rocky despite an agreement reached between the two governments in 2015 regarding reparations for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery during Japan's colonial rule. Read More »

Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

Monday's survey for the Guardian newspaper put support for the Conservatives at 49 percent, up two points from the previous ICM/Guardian poll last week, with Labour down one point at 27 percent. Overall, however, the party lost councillors. Ms Hair also increased the party's share of the vote by 15% in Angus South in the Scottish Parliament election a year ago. Read More »

Odisha CHSE Class 12th Science Results 2017 Declared: check results @ orissaresults

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The Odisha board has already announced Class 10 results . The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha has been instituted to regulate, control and develop Higher Secondary Education in the state of Odisha. Girls outshone boys in the Plus II Science examination of CHSE. All the candidates who had written the exam are eagerly waiting for the Orissa Plus 2 science Results 2017 . Read More »

South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

As a student in the 1970s he went to jail twice for protesting against then-dictator Park Chung-hee, the father of Park Geun-hye. "I will take the helm empty-handed and will retire empty-handed", he said . Moon has promised to restimulate the flagging economy while checking the power of the chaebols. He also said he would give software startups a probation period for the payment of corporate taxes. Read More »

New South Korean President willing to visit North Korea

Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang . Read More »

Google warns of phishing email scam

Google Docs users, including yours truly, are receiving unexpected invites to view shared files. Do these satellite images prove North Korea is about to carry out another nuclear test? Because the malicious app looked legit, it essentially tricked users into trusting it with their security token, which is all that was needed to access the accounts. Read More »

Moon Jae-In Sworn In As President Of South Korea

Mr Moon started his five-year term yesterday, replacing his predecessor Park Geun-hye who was impeached over a corruption scandal that exposed cosy ties between the government and businesses, including South Korea's largest conglomerate Samsung Group. Read More »

Carney Sees Tougher Time for Households Even If Brexit Smooth

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Minutes of the interest rates meeting showed seven of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members voted to keep rates unchanged. Yet the BOE has sharply revised down this year's estimate for wage growth to 2 percent from 3 percent. So, a rate hike is not coming anytime soon. The central bank's Monetary Policy Committee expects to rise further over the year, peaking at a little below 3% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Yates tells senators she warned Trump about Michael Flynn

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The former head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that she had warned White House Counsel Don McGahn that Flynn had not been forthcoming to both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russian officials. Obama pushed Flynn out in 2014 from his job as director of the military's Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA. But then, Trump has yet to own a mistake he's made. Read More »

Severe storms, tornadoes possible in Oklahoma, Texas

Friday's cold front will also usher in much cooler air for the weekend. Meteorologists say most of the state faces a slight risk for weather to turn severe, meaning "unsettled conditions" could result in short-lived, isolated intense storms. Read More »

Vehicle carrying Corbyn runs over BBC cameraman's foot

Television footage showed cameraman Giles Wooltorton filming as the auto approached an entrance on Thursday (Friday NZ Time). "Millions of people here in the north east of England, and across our country, have loyally given the Labour Party their allegiance for generations". Read More »

Trump says Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

On Thursday afternoon, the president himself admitted that, even though he had cited the deputy attorney general's memo in the brief letter he sent Comey informing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director of his firing, the Rosenstein memo had in fact been of minimal importance in shaping his thinking. Read More »

Juventus' Dybala: I would have loved to play with Zidane

Benzema has had a very quiet season, especially of late and has not scored a goal since the beginning of April. Real Madrid progressed to the final of Champions League on aggregate 4-2 scoreline despite losing their semi-final second leg 2-1 to Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Read More »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in willing to visit North Korea

Moon, who takes office Wednesday, is unlikely to get a long honeymoon when it comes to North Korea. Moon, whose victory capped one of the most turbulent political stretches in the nation's recent history and set up its first liberal rule in a decade, will begin his presidential duties after the National Election Commission officially declares him as victor in a meeting Wednesday. Read More »

University City Apartment Shooting Leaves 7 Injured, 1 Dead

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We believe that he wanted his ex-girlfriend to listen to him carry out his rampage. But Zimmerman said investigators found "zero evidence to indicate that race played a factor in this bad and horrific crime". We pray for the victims and thank our first responders . Witnesses said Selis was wearing a black coat and sitting alone during the party for a man's 50th birthday Sunday at an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego . Read More »

Calls from Trump, Xi show Duterte's 'statesmanship' - Palace

Joe Crowley of NY questioned Trump's invitation of Duterte to Washington following what the White House described as a "very friendly" phone call between the leaders Saturday. PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Thursday that he spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the phone last Wednesday at the request of United States President Donald Trump . Read More »

Health Secretary Price defends nearly $1 trillion cut to Medicaid

That same promised amendment also changed the vote of Trump supporter Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), who said earlier in the week he planned to vote against the measure. Numerous 31 states that accepted Obama's expansion of that program are led by GOP governors, and senators have no interest in cutting their states' funds and taking coverage away from voters. Read More »

Trump, Lavrov meet amid FBI Chief firing

So much so, Twitter reports "Oval Office" and "Oval Office bugged" as popular search terms. The result was a public relations coup of sorts for Russian Federation and Lavrov in particular, who not only received a collegial Oval Office welcome from the president but also the photographic evidence to prove it. Read More »

Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, governors' wives visit rescued 82 Chibok girls

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She was among 83 teenagers who Boko Haram jihadists had agreed to release at the weekend but only 82 came back, said a spokesman for Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari . The militants are thought to be still holding more than 100 of the 276 taken from Chibok, north-east Nigeria, three years ago. Amnesty International quickly released a statement urging the government to respect the girls' privacy and not subject them to a media circus. Read More »