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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has already been behind bars for 23 years in France after receiving two life sentences for crimes committed in the 1970s and '80s in the name of the Palestinian cause or the Communist revolution.
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.
Nunes, R-Calif., said the pressure for him to resign was typical politics. "Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place, and I think we're just going to have to see how that works out", McConnell said.
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.
Acting Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan said police "quickly contained" the protesters in one area of the airport. On its part, Essex Police said that officers were at the scene and in the process of removing protesters from the aircraft, which was destined for Nigeria.
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 .
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.
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".
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.
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".
Media reports say that South Korean prosecutors have chose to ask a court issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. If the court decides to issue the warrant, Park would become the third South Korean former leader to be detained. South Korea will hold a snap election May 9 to choose Park's successor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uttar Pradesh is facing acute shortage of meat following the government's crackdown on illegal slaughter houses. To be fair, the top four meat exporters from India are not Muslims but Hindus, though their business ventures have Arabic sounding names as they export beef mainly to the Gulf and other Muslim nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - ...
Troops and militants continued to exchange gunfire late Saturday. IS has claimed responsibility for a wave of killings since 2015 including a major attack on a Dhaka cafe a year ago in which 22 people, including 18 foreign hostages, were killed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.