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Global Media French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election
Author: 0 French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election

French opinion polls show Macron winning the election in a second-round vote where he would face off against Le Pen with Hamon set for a humiliating fifth place in the first-ound eliminator. Valls' endorsement is a mixed blessing for Macron, even though their political views are not far apart. He has never held elected office. The pro-business Valls has been scathing about his former education minister.

Global Media Russian state bank says it met with Kushner
Author: 0 Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

Jared Kushner has agreed to speak to the committee, which is conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, including whether there are any ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin, the White House said. A White House spokesman, Hope Hicks, confirmed those meetings, saying that nothing of outcome was discussed and that they went nowhere. The White House confirmed that Kushner had volunteered to answer questions about arranging meetings with the Russian ...

Global Media Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed 'fraud' charges
Author: 0 Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed 'fraud' charges

Fillon hired his wife from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1998 to 2002. Her husband was placed under investigation earlier this month. "When this case is approached calmly and with respect for the principles of law, I am convinced the innocence of Penelope and Francois Fillon will be recognised", Cornut-Gentille said in a statement released by the office of the presidential candidate.

Global Media Merkel Vows to Fight for Re-Election Following German State Win
Author: 0 Merkel Vows to Fight for Re-Election Following German State Win

Conservative governor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's popularity appeared to have trumped what has become known as the "Schulz effect". German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

Author: 0 Europe midday: French stocks buoyed by Macron lead in latest poll

At times, especially when Macron talked of France's place in the world, it felt like Le Pen had a point. "No, Madame Le Pen, don't put words in my mouth". Macron occasionally used humor to defuse Le Pen's attacks. Opinion polls show the pair holding a strong lead ahead of the more experienced centre-right contender Francois Fillon, and left-wingers Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Author: 0 Bolivia beat Messi-less Argentina 2-0 in qualifier

Argentina continued to struggle without their talisman and could not find a way back into the game, meaning it's more missed points for Bauza's team, who will now slip in the qualifying table after rising to third following the win against Chile .

Author: 0 UK Mourns the Death of Ahmed Kathrada

That October, Mr. Kathrada was indicted on charges of trying to overthrow the government, start a guerrilla war, and open the door to invasion by foreign powers. "We commend Mr Kathrada for his contribution to the nation as a whole during and after the struggle". "Because we were so close to the oppressor, it helped to keep us united", he said.

Global Media Low expectations ahead of Arab League summit
Author: 0 Low expectations ahead of Arab League summit

Since taking office in January, Trump has indicated he is willing to break with decades of U.S. policy by moving the embassy and being open to a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if both sides agree it. The two leaders highlighted the pivotal role of the Jordanian-Saudi Coordination Council, an instrument that helps pave the way for even closer relations by enhancing and institutionalising the strategic partnership between the two kingdoms.

Global Media South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour
Author: 0 South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

While Gordhan had confirmed that he was still finance minister upon leaving Luthuli house on Tuesday, reports by the EFF's Julius Malema and other sources close to the issue noted that the reshuffle was still likely to take place after the funeral of struggle-stalwart Amhed Kathrada on Wednesday, 29 March.

Author: 0 UK Foreign Office Urge Russia to Release People Detained at Unauthorized Rallies

The European Union is calling on Russian authorities to release demonstrators detained during a series of protests across the country on Sunday. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.

Author: 0 Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

The vote, which split the Scottish parliament between pro- and anti-independence parties, deepened the dispute between the two governments over both the need for and the timing of the vote. She says all parts of the U.K. - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - must pull together to get the best-possible deal with the EU. She stressed that "my argument is simply this: when the nature of the change that is made inevitable by Brexit becomes clear, that change should not be imposed upon ...

Global Media South Korea prosecutors to summon ex-President Park for questioning
Author: 0 South Korea prosecutors to summon ex-President Park for questioning

One of Park's lawyers said she would cooperate with prosecutors, who have not said how long they think their investigation would last. Her lawyers were otherwise not available for comment. Park had been summoned to appear for questioning at 9.30 a.m. (0030 GMT) on March 21, the office said in a mobile text message to media. She became the country's first democratically elected president to be removed from office.

Author: 0 Trump's debt collector Rex Tillerson heads to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The official said it is "essential" for allies to honor a deal made in 2014 to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. The news came as a number of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states expressed concern over what they considered increasingly aggressive behavior by Russian Federation, acts of terrorism by ultraconservative Sunni Muslim organizations and uncertainties toward President Donald Trump's security commitments in Europe.

Author: 0 London Terror Attack: Police Arrests 30-Year-Old Man From Birmingham

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts ", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. Masood was known to police, but considered to be on the periphery of those involved in Islamic extremism, police have said. He was named as Leslie Rhodes, a 75-year-old retired window cleaner from London .

Author: 0 London attack suspect ID'd; Utah man among dead, church says

But he "was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack", police added. The attack echoed deadly vehicle rampages in Nice, France, and Berlin a year ago that were claimed by the Islamic State group. Born in Kent, Masood had been living in England's West Midlands region - where Birmingham is located - and had previous convictions, but not for terrorism offenses, police said.

Global Media Earth Hour to be celebrated tonight
Author: 0 Earth Hour to be celebrated tonight

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on Saturday, he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the worldwide Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Participants from six continents, more than 170 countries and 24 time zones will participate. "Back in 2010, WWF-Pakistan started celebrating Earth Hour and joined the global call for action against climate".

Global Media Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
Author: 0 Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

The chairman has attracted criticism for his handling of the surveillance information - first for keeping the information from members of the House Intelligence Committee for partisan reasons and then for saying his source provided the classified information on the White House grounds.

Global Media Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup
Author: 0 Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

Human rights groups say Turkey has jailed about 150 journalists, many of whom were arrested before the botched insurrection, for alleged ties to Kurdish rebels who are fighting the Turkish state. Bans on some campaign rallies by Turkish officials in Germany and the Netherlands have prompted Erdogan to accuse European leaders of "Nazi methods".

Global Media 46 dogs, saved from slaughter in South Korea, arrive at Kennedy Airport
Author: 0 46 dogs, saved from slaughter in South Korea, arrive at Kennedy Airport

But animal rights groups say dog farms are rare in China, due to high costs, and that most of the animals eaten there are strays, stolen or bought from dog shelters and retailers. An Edmonton man has been fined $1,200 and banned from owning pets for a decade after bringing in a husky "caked with urine and feces", with open wounds "infested wth maggots", according to the Edmonton Humane Society.

Global Media Ohio Co. under Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Author: 0 Ohio Co. under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

A few tornadoes may be "embedded" in the line of storms, and the system and will be similar to the severe weather that descended on Arkansas Friday night, Clarke said. These cities could be affected by this storm: Fordsville, Taffy, Ralph, Dundee, Magan, Deanefield, Narrows, Haynesville, Ellmitch and Bells Run. A brief isolated tornado is possible as well.

Author: 0 Trump's New Decree to 'Wreak Havoc' on Climate, Reward Big Oil

While Republicans have blamed Obama-era environmental regulations for the loss of coal jobs, federal data shows that USA mines have been shedding jobs for decades under presidents from both parties because of automation and competition from natural gas and because of solar panels and wind turbines, which now can produce emissions-free electricity cheaper than burning coal.

Global Media FBI investigation continues into Trump-Russia links
Author: 0 FBI investigation continues into Trump-Russia links

According to USA officials who spoke to CNN , during its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia , the FBI has come across information that suggests members of Trump's team may have coordinated the release of the emails with Russian hackers.

Author: 0 Scottish lawmakers to vote on independence referendum call

British Prime Minister Theresa May will press her case on Monday for a strong union in Scotland, using a visit to staff working on worldwide aid to say "there is no limit to what we can do" when Britain works together. She said: "We have made it clear: now is not the time to go back to another divisive referendum". The First Minister used her opening statement in Tuesday's debate to inform MSPs that she will return to the Scottish Parliament after the Easter recess to state what she ...

Global Media Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule
Author: 0 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

The gunfight which lasted for several hours erupted at around 6 am today in Durbugh village after forces cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of militants. As news of the civilian deaths spread, more people took to the streets in Chadoora and clashes between people and Indian forces intensified. One terrorists and two civilians were killed in an encounter that took place at Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir.

Global Media Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state
Author: 0 Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state

Before taking office in January, Trump promised to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - something adamantly opposed by Arabs as tantamount, in their view, to recognising Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Safadi, the foreign minister, said he expects the summit to signal a readiness for change. In recent weeks, there were signs that an embassy move is no longer imminent.

Author: 0 Israel's Netanyahu pledges to work with Trump on peace efforts

Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, drew criticism from Republicans and Trump for not naming Islam as an element in the threat faced by the United States in the Middle East and domestically. The accord, which Netanyahu opposed and Trump denounced during his campaign, gave Tehran sanctions relief in return for limits on its nuclear program.

Global Media US to cut aid; famine in sight
Author: 0 US to cut aid; famine in sight

Cemeteries are filling up with small unmarked graves, the deaths of children unreported to authorities, their suffering invisible to the world ", the UNICEF report said. At least 1,572 boys - some as young as eight - were recruited to fight or were used for support roles. More than two-thirds of girls in the country are now married off before their 18th birthday, up from 50 percent before the conflict.

Global Media Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory
Author: 0 Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

Parts of French Guiana, including schools and shops, were shut down on Monday, amid a general strike over high crime rates, the cost of living and lack of public services. Air France canceled all flights Sunday and Monday because of the strike. French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a delegation of ministers would be sent to Guiana by the end of the week if certain conditions were met.

Global Media UIDAI blacklists agency that leaked Dhoni's Aadhaar details
Author: 0 UIDAI blacklists agency that leaked Dhoni's Aadhaar details

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asserted that the Supreme Court has permitted delivery of many pro-poor benefits through the application of Adhaar Card adding that though it is important to have Adhaar , it is not mandatory for the receipt of any government's benefit.

Global Media Goa floor test: Parrikar wins with support of 22 MLAs
Author: 0 Goa floor test: Parrikar wins with support of 22 MLAs

A section of Congress MLAs in Goa has sought appointment with the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to apprise him about the "mismanagement" by senior leaders which they blame for the botched bid to capture power. "We wish our democracy the strength to handle such happenings", said an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana . "None of them was kept in a hotel or secluded or common place, as was the case with the opposition", he further said.

Global Media Merkel's conservatives and SPD neck-and-neck in latest poll
Author: 0 Merkel's conservatives and SPD neck-and-neck in latest poll

They have been running neck-and-neck in polls after former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz took over as the SPD's leader in January. The popularity of Saarland's conservative governor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, apparently trumped what has become known as the "Schulz effect" in this year's first electoral test.

Author: 0 Etihad, Emirates passengers flying to America hit hard by electronics ban

New airline security measures have been announced for passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from six countries, banning them from carrying laptops and other large electronice devices in their cabin luggage. These items would have to be in checked-in hold luggage, the spokesman said. "We already take all kinds of security measures", he said. He added that there could be concern about inadequate passenger screening or even conspiracies involving insiders - airport or airline employees - ...

Global Media Kremlin says bank's meeting with Trump son-in-law was routine business
Author: 0 Kremlin says bank's meeting with Trump son-in-law was routine business

Nunes has said , however, that the new information he viewed and discussed last week is unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower - a meeting the White House has previously confirmed. "It's clear that Chairman Nunes, a member of the Trump transition, is still playing for the president's team at the expense of properly performing his job", he said.

Author: 0 Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

In June 2016, more than half of British voters voted in favor of ending the U.K.'s 46-year long membership. Another issue that has raised questions over Turkey's membership bid is plans mooted by Erdogan to bring back the death penalty if the move was approved by parliament.

Author: 0 China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization

A Salmon Statement of Intent (SOI) was also signed between the ministers to progress negotiations on trade in salmon sourced from approved countries, processed in China, and exported to Australia. "It is an opportunity for China to rhetorically and symbolically look like it is building closer relations with Australia and the United States for the time being is on the outer", said Merriden Varrall, director oif the East Asia program at the Lowy Institute.

Global Media Director Shankar Apologises Journalists Assaulted by Rajinikanth's '2.0' film crew
Author: 0 Director Shankar Apologises Journalists Assaulted by Rajinikanth's '2.0' film crew

Shooting of Rajinikanth's mega budget film 2.0 in Chennai was disrupted on Wednesday when two photo journalists were allegedly assaulted by the crew for questioning the blocking of a road. "I feel very sorry for that and I will see to it that it won't happen again". Later, director Shankar came to the Chennai Press Club and tendered an apology to journalists for the incident.

Global Media 'Why Would I?': Nunes Rebuffs Calls To Step Aside In Russia Investigation
Author: 0 'Why Would I?': Nunes Rebuffs Calls To Step Aside In Russia Investigation

He then revealed Monday that he visited the White House grounds to view sensitive information the day before going to the President with the evidence. Democrats say they should have been invited and briefed on the same specifics. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration who was sacked by President Trump on January 31, reportedly notified the White House ahead of an appearance that was scheduled for an open hearing before the House Intelligence ...

Author: 0 Several dead as second bomb hits Damascus

Fateh al-Sham had earlier claimed responsibility for twin bombings which killed 74 people on Saturday, a lot of them Iraqi pilgrims who had travelled to the Syrian capital to visit Shiite shrines. The civil war has killed about 400,000 people, wounded more than a million and displaced half the country's population. A United Nations commission on the Syrian war says it believes government forces deliberately bombed a school complex in the country's northern countryside, killing 21 children, ...

Global Media Tencent hits record profit, sales as user base expands
Author: 0 Tencent hits record profit, sales as user base expands

Company President and Executive Director Martin Lau said Yuewen Group, Tencent's former publishing unit also known as China Publishing that is planning an IPO, would target listing in Hong Kong. Tencent said that they plan to continue grow more by adding more app services along their platforms and they also plan to expand offers for smartphone users.

Author: 0 North Korea Missile Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch, US Says

But his top diplomat's recent trip to Asia, which featured some pretty tough talk, appears to have loosened their lips. United States of America and South Korea are aware of the missile launch but to their knowledge North Korea's missile launch was unsuccessful, S.Korea's Ministry of Defense said .

Global Media Republican divisions delay vote on Obamacare repeal
Author: 0 Republican divisions delay vote on Obamacare repeal

Pelosi says, "We'll take credit for that". "We will end the Obamacare nightmare and give the American people the world class health care that they deserve". Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the House Democratic campaign arm, was already forecasting Friday which Republicans they could start targeting over the debacle.

Author: 0 Local program could lose some funding under new budget proposal

In addition, Stephens-Brown says, the administrative costs to run the Community Action Agency are covered by federal grants which are at risk of being eliminated. Nationally, the Meals on Wheels program is in jeopardy. The agency currently has enough funding to provide meals through 2017, but now with a fourth of its budget in jeopardy, they don't know what the future will hold.

Global Media Badal to resign tomorrow, says party will introspect on performance
Author: 0 Badal to resign tomorrow, says party will introspect on performance

The three other 60 plus seats performances of the Congress have been in 1972 (66), 1980 (63) and 2002 (62) - when also Amarinder became the Chief Minister of Punjab. He said the Congress MLAs would be meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday to decide about the swearing in ceremony and the cabinet formation in the border state.

Global Media McDonald's Sauces Now Come in Bottled Form
Author: 0 McDonald's Sauces Now Come in Bottled Form

The secret sauces from the iconic Big Mac, the Fillet-O-Fish and the Mc Chicken will all be available in bottle formula. The sauce bottles were revealed at the Grocery and Specialty Food West Show in Vancouver, Canada. Follow along this week as we offer you guides for the best (and warnings for the worst) burgers, breakfast, fries and desserts, along with a burger breakdown and personal rants and raves for your favourite chains right here.

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