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Author: 0 Le Pen gains support after Paris attack but Macron still seen winning

Voters will go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of the French presidential elections. Le Pen has made efforts to distance her party's image from the open racism of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who previously led the party and whom she kicked out in 2015 following his latest conviction for inciting racial hatred against Jews.

Author: 0 Even among Trump advisers, Syria policy is uncertain

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US position on Syria hasn't changed after American warships launched a military strike on an air base in Syria Thursday in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack that killed at least 70 civilians earlier in the week.

Author: 0 Stanley Hotel to host annual Easter egg hunt, brunch

April 15. "The kids all get together and hide all the Easter eggs and they supervise for all of the designated areas". ARAPAHOE - Easter Pow-wow Committee is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual drug and alcohol free event for the community of all ages.

Author: 0 Easter Egg Hunts in Salem and Wamac on Sunday

A special activity for children with special needs will be held at 1:00 p.m. and an activity for visually impaired children will be held at 2:00 p.m. Registration is now closed for the special needs activity. At SM, Toy Kingdom and Snack Exchange has eggs-traordinary and unbelievable toys and treats, gifts, and surprises for kids of all ages. Thousands of kids and their families took part in an Easter Egg Harvest at People's Church in northwest Fresno.

Author: 0 Justice Department threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Sessions sent letters to the nine jurisdictions, including Philadelphia , New York and Chicago, in the latest sign that the Trump administration intends to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate in its promised crackdown on illegal immigration.

Author: 0 Trump says it is time to end war in Syria

He added, "But I was very impressed with President Xi, and I think he means well and I think he wants to help". He labeled Syrian President Bashar Assad a "butcher", a week after ordering a military strike that he once criticized Barack Obama for contemplating.

Author: 0 General election is on for June 8

An early vote is also expected to delay Brexit talks. With the Prime Minister needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. Still, elections have a habit of delivering unexpected outcomes. Britain's second female prime minister, who took over last summer following her predecessor David Cameron's failure to convince voters to back the European Union, also appears to have won strong popular ...

Author: 0 Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election

The first poll conducted entirely after Thursday's attack suggested Ms Le Pen had gained some ground on Mr Macron. The far-right and anti-EU Marine Le Pen and three other candidates - Francois Fillon , Jean-Luc Melenchon, and Emmanuel Macron - are in a neck and neck race that ends Sunday, when French take to the polls for the first round of voting.

Author: 0 Pence, Turnbull urge China to pressure N. Korea

But concerns about the US-Australia relationship go beyond a sour first impression, as Pence will have to address thorny questions about the administration's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its strategy in the South China Sea and the regional security challenge posed by North Korea.

Author: 0 United States tax reform coming soon, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin says

Some other new revenue would come from eliminating certain tax breaks, although he would not specify which ones. The secretary added, however, that the administration "fundamentally believe [s] in dynamic scoring" and will judge the proposal's impact on the deficit accordingly.

Global Media Amit Shah to meet BJP CMs on Sunday, may discuss governance agenda
Author: 0 Amit Shah to meet BJP CMs on Sunday, may discuss governance agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN "Vesak Day", the most important in the Buddhist calendar. In March 2015, he made the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades. "With changing times, a need may arise that we may have to change our working style".

Global Media US VP says 'the sword stands ready' against North Korea
Author: 0 US VP says 'the sword stands ready' against North Korea

The president's warning comes as a senior North Korean official has told the BBC, North Korea will continue to test missiles regularly and any military action against it by the United States would prompt "all out war". Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times . A concept paper circulated to council members ahead of the meeting states that North Korea's "pursuit of weapons of mass destruction represents one of the gravest threats to worldwide peace and ...

Author: 0 What's next for the Iran nuclear deal?

Trump, who repeatedly blasted the Iran accord during the president campaign, kept up the attacks Thursday. Trump has regularly criticised his predecessor for signing the deal , which he described yesterday as "a bad one, as bad as I've ever seen negotiated".

Global Media How the Latest Paris Shooting Could Shape the French Presidential Election
Author: 0 How the Latest Paris Shooting Could Shape the French Presidential Election

It is unclear what impact the attack will have on the first round of already very unpredictable presidential elections on Sunday. "Paying homage to the policeman killed on the Champs-Élysees". "Enough of laxity, enough of naivety", Le Pen declared. François Fillon , a conservative from the center-right Republican Party. The gunman was reportedly shot dead by police.

Author: 0 Theresa May's U-turn on calling an election

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called the decision "a huge political miscalculation" and accused May of "putting the interests of her party ahead of those of the country". European Union officials say Britain's surprise election will not interrupt the bloc's preparations for Brexit talks - though they will slightly delay the start of negotiations.

Author: 0 Trump's 'armada' for North Korea was actually sailing to Australia

Carl Vinson was actually sailing toward the Indian Ocean at the time the USA announced that it was heading to the Sea of Japan. It turns out the carrier group was never actually steaming towards the peninsula, but rather heading to joint exercises with the Australian navy.

Author: 0 Venezuela Protests Keep Pressure on Embattled Maduro

Protest organizers said that more than 40 people had been detained during the rallies in Caracas, in the western city of Zulia and the central states of Aragua and Carabobo. "It's been two years since I've been out on the streets", said Richard Morton, a 43-year-old electrical engineer who said shortages make it tough to import medical equipment, as he prepared to march under Caracas' hot sun.

Author: 0 White House denies misleading public in armada push

But - and this is the key - there was a narrative out there that a US aircraft carrier was headed into a very significant and conspicuous part of the western Pacific Ocean at a very key and tense time. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking to address confusion over a US aircraft carrier group, saying that its schedule had been disclosed earlier to be transparent.

Author: 0 Venezuela Capital Sees Its Bloodiest Night Yet as Protests Mount

Two students and a National Guard sergeant were killed in Wednesday's demonstrations, bringing the death toll in demonstrations this month to eight. Opposition leaders said a group of 11 people were electrocuted while trying to steal a refrigerator from a bakery protected by an electric fence.

Author: 0 US Vice President holds talks with Japan's PM about Pyongyang

Vice President Mike Pence at news conference on April 17, 2017, with South Korean Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, reaffirming America's strong ties with its allies. "I really can't comment on the electronic and technical capabilities of our military, but we certainly would recognize that that was a failed missile test, it failed nearly immediately", he said.

Global Media North Korea celebrates as tensions rise
Author: 0 North Korea celebrates as tensions rise

Tensions have risen as Trump takes a hard rhetorical line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who has rebuffed admonitions from China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programs seen by Washington as a direct threat. North Korea has made no secret of its desire to boost its military power, while a US naval strike group is approaching close to waters off the Korean Peninsula in a show of force, following high-profile USA military attacks this month on Syria and the Islamic State in a ...

Author: 0 French police seeks possible second suspect in Paris shooting

Police killed one man whom they said was armed shortly after the shooting, in which two others were severely wounded. Scraps of paper scrawled with the addresses of police stations and a satchel of weapons, munitions and the Muslim holy book were discovered in his vehicle.

Global Media Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general
Author: 0 Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

During her time as Deputy Surgeon General, Trent-Adams "advised regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and communicated the best available scientific information to advance the health of the nation", reads her biography on the Surgeon General's website .

Author: 0 Syria's allies pledge to retaliate after United States airstrike

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and warned that U.S. In the ongoing war in Syria, Russia has backed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad militarily. "Justified and appropriate though United States action was, it was also necessarily limited".

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike

Israeli prison service said that 1,187 inmates had launched a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoners' Day. These include more contact with relatives and loved ones, better living conditions and ultimately an end to the right of Israel's government to detain individuals without first giving them a fair trial.

Global Media Borussia Dortmund team bus attack suspect motivated by 'financial greed'
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund team bus attack suspect motivated by 'financial greed'

The suspect, identified as "Sergej W" , is of dual German and Russian nationality and has been charged with attempted murder, causing an explosion and inflicting unsafe bodily harm. In mid-March, he reserved the room for the dates of Borussia Dortmund's scheduled games against Monaco, and hoped to earn up to $4.2 million from the plan, Germany's Bild newspaper reported, with his profit growing the more the club's shares fell.

Author: 0 Controversy in U.S. over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts

America is "seeking to bring nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups one after another to the waters off the Korean Peninsula". It is headed to the Korean peninsula. North Korean state media has warned of a nuclear attack on the U.S. in retaliation for any signs of aggression, a threat that has been made numerous times before.

Author: 0 Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

A separate critical test in the Pacific region, to be held at the end of May, will examine the ability of the United States to shoot down a future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the US. The North has said such launches are an act of deterrence against a potential invasion by the US or South Korea. The UNIDIR said that "analysts also questioned the credibility of the United States" extended deterrence when President Obama did not attack the Syrian Arab ...

Global Media Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play
Author: 0 Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play

The WC-135 of the U.S. Air Force has been on standby for any mission since it arrived at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan on April 7. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently has accelerated missile and nuclear tests, heightening concerns over the regime's efforts to develop a nuclear warhead capable of striking the U.S.

Author: 0 Lib Dems pick candidates for two of their Yorkshire target seats

And he didn't leave out the pesky media and Establishment who keep asking him about Labour's position in the polls. Starting off, the Prime Minister defended her decision by saying that a speedy election was "in our country's national interest ", suggesting that this would promote unity in Westminster over Brexit.

Global Media VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia
Author: 0 VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave as they arrive in Sydney on April 21, 2017 . He will also meet Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and host a gathering of American business leaders. "The steps we're seeing China take, in many ways unprecedented steps, bringing economic pressure to bear on North Korea are very welcome", Pence said.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Said He Was Sending An 'Armada' To North Korea

The actual location of the carrier, however, has become a source of some controversy as many observers had assumed it was heading directly to the Korean Peninsula. The Navy on April 8 said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson supercarrier to "sail north" as a " prudent measure" to deter North Korea.

Author: 0 No measures for homebuyers that could impact house prices in Toronto: Morneau

Ontario is also expanding rent control, which now applies only to units built before November 1991. BMO had concerns about rent control, noting that the change could slow the construction of rental units. Possibly the most far-reaching of these measures is a 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST). "Most of those projects are now on hold pending a review of this announcement and many of them will be cancelled and not proceed", he said.

Global Media Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court After Major Senate Rule Change
Author: 0 Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court After Major Senate Rule Change

Then Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky raised a point of order, suggesting that Supreme Court nominees should not be subjected to a 60-vote threshold but instead a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. The 49-year-old judge, a respected conservative on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, is expected to rely on a strict interpretation of legal language.

Global Media U.S. reviews 'failed' Iran nuclear deal
Author: 0 U.S. reviews 'failed' Iran nuclear deal

Zarif was responding to statements from Washington that called for a revised nuclear deal as Iran continued to pose a threat to the world, Efe news reported. The Trump administration has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal and the related sanctions that were lifted as part of the agreement. His tone suggested that even if Iran is fulfilling the letter of its nuclear commitments, the deal remains on unsure footing.

Author: 0 U.S. tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. Tensions have been rising as North Korea could conduct additional provocations around next Tuesday, when the communist regime celebrates the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army with a show of its military power.

Global Media 'The Promise' and 'Unforgettable' among this week's new movie releases
Author: 0 'The Promise' and 'Unforgettable' among this week's new movie releases

The Promise traces the fortunes of a small-town Armenian apothecary Michael Boghosian who is sensitively portrayed by Inside Llewelyn Davis star Oscar Isaac. Director Terry George has come out and said that he would like The Promise to be used as a historically educational film presented in schools when teaching the Armenian Genocide.

Global Media Attack gives French far-right more ammunition
Author: 0 Attack gives French far-right more ammunition

Philippe Ithurbide, the €1 trillion investment firm's global head of research, said the "one scenario that is highly credible and comfortable" is a second-round run-off between Macron and Marine Le Pen, the far-right Front National candidate - which Macron will then win.

Author: 0 Theresa May's June 8 snap election approved by Parliament

The early election is the latest twist a turbulent year in British politics, which was plunged into turmoil when the country unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union last year. May has said a successful election for her would be a vote of confidence in her government's key objectives of establishing more control over the UK's laws, finances and borders.

Global Media 'Saudi prince remains on top of world's richest Arabs list'
Author: 0 'Saudi prince remains on top of world's richest Arabs list'

It happened as U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh , to discuss Yemen with Saudi leaders. Saudi Arabia launched its deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015 with the alleged goal of pushing back the Houthi Ansarullah movement from the capital, Sana'a, and to reinstate the regime of Yemen's former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh .

Author: 0 Islamic State group claims Paris shooting, one police officer killed

Investigators searched a home early on Friday in an eastern suburb of Paris believed to be linked to the attack and police detained for questioning three of the gunman's family members. The BFM TV and L'Express poll puts Le Pen in second place with 21.5% of the vote. French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron warned France to rise above the fear of terrorism.

Global Media In Australia, Pence says US will honor refugee deal Trump slammed
Author: 0 In Australia, Pence says US will honor refugee deal Trump slammed

Australian government statistics from January indicated that 1,241 people were in the Nauru and Manus Island camps; the deal allows for up to 1,250 to be resettled. He's performing important duties like meeting with Australia's prime minister, posing very seriously in a leather jacket at Korea's demilitarized zone and choosing mandatory in-flight entertainment for the press.

Author: 0 Trump calls Canada's dairy trade policies a 'disgrace'

Trump's threat to do away with or amend NAFTA could adversely affect the economy of Canada, whose largest trading partner is the U.S. Members of Congress from Wisconsin and NY contend Canada is violating trade agreements, and they plan to raise the issue with President Donald Trump .

Global Media Awami League cancels 'mass reception' for PM Hasina
Author: 0 Awami League cancels 'mass reception' for PM Hasina

Besides Bangladesh, India has signed civil nuclear deals with the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Mongolia, France, Namibia, Argentina, Canada, Kazakhstan, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Japan. The two countries signed 22 agreements, including one on civil nuclear cooperation that aims to help Bangladesh develop its civilian nuclear program.

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