Macron's party to get largest share of vote in parliamentary election

The list included Hollande's communications advisor Gaspard Gantzer and former environment junior minister Barbara Pompili, an ex-Greens lawmaker, but few well-known names - reflecting the emphasis Macron had placed on building a party on civil socie... More..

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New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift

Haniyeh succeeds Khaled Mashaal, who had headed the terror group in exile since 2004. Hamdan said he was hopeful that Haniya could "repair and reform the situation" and his election can "help the reconciliati...More..

Cell phone of Indian diplomat seized in Islamabad High Court
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Cell phone of Indian diplomat seized in Islamabad High Court

Uzma, 20, sought refuge at the Indian High Commission last week asked to be repatriated to India after her marriage to Tahir Ali, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claiming she came to know later that Ali was a...More..

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German president: Israeli-Palestinian peace 'truly urgent'

The self-styled deal maker spoke last week in Washington with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of his desire to seal the " toughest deal " of them all. Sanders was asked about a report originating from an...More..

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North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

The CIA said Wednesday that the center will "harness the full resources, capabilities and authorities" of the agency to better counter North Korea, which has conducted two nuclear tests and test-fired almos...More..

Putin, Trump talk 'coordination' against terrorism in call
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Putin, Trump talk 'coordination' against terrorism in call

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for "restraint" and a decrease in the tensions between the United States and North Korea, agreeing to work jointly on a diplomatic solution to settle the cri...More..

Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee
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Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

Stone denied any wrongdoing and said he looks forward to testifying in Congress "in public, so they can't mischaracterize what I said behind closed doors". Flynn and other associates of President Donald Trum...More..

Blast in Balochistan kills 20, Senate's deputy chairman among many others injured
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Blast in Balochistan kills 20, Senate's deputy chairman among many others injured

The deputy chairman senate also reportedly sustained ordinary injuries in the blast. "I am alive, Allah has saved my life... broken pieces of the windscreen hit me... Media reports said Ghafoor Hyderi was the...More..

No charges expected for Louisiana officers in shooting of black man
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No charges expected for Louisiana officers in shooting of black man

In statements , the officers said that Sterling was attempting to pull a loaded gun out of his pocket when Salamoni opened fire, according to the justice department summary. Family members said they had been...More..

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Seeks To Join Emmanuel Macron's Revolution
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Seeks To Join Emmanuel Macron's Revolution

He faces a huge task to unite a fractured, anxious country and to win a parliamentary majority in June's general election, without which he could struggle to implement his ambitious reform agenda. "There's no s...More..

North Korea missile test: regime has 'disrespected China', says Trump
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North Korea missile test: regime has 'disrespected China', says Trump

If confirmed, this will be the third test this month, after two previous launches on April 5 and April 16 also failed. On Sunday, the two allies concluded a massive annual military exercise called "Foal Eag...More..

Turkey to extradite top Australian IS recruiter 'within months': PM
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Turkey to extradite top Australian IS recruiter 'within months': PM

A source in the investigation told the Herald Sun that they expect Prakash to face court within a year. The Melbourne-born man will now face trial in Australia, Mr Turnbull said. He worked with an English-s...More..

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Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

The latest round of Syrian peace talks in Astana was sponsored by opposition supporter Turkey and Syrian government backers Russian Federation and Iran. But analysts say there is much yet to be negotiated on Sy...More..

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Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

Mr McCabe said he would refrain from discussing the Russian Federation investigation with the White House, pledged to report to the committee any efforts to interfere in it, and said the dismissal of the dire...More..

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to kill leader Kim Jong
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to kill leader Kim Jong

In Washington , the CIA declined to comment, and officials at South Korea's National Intelligence Service did not answer repeated phone calls. In a news conference in Pyongyang, a man identified as Jon Yong Ch...More..

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

A statement from the White House said Trump invited Duterte to discuss the "importance of the United States-Philippines alliance", and that the two also talked about "the fact that the Philippine government is ...More..

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Venezuela's Maduro Calls for New Constitution

The leader of the protest movement, former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, linked Maduro's decision to his unwillingness to hold democratic elections, calling to outright " disobey the convocation of ...More..

Trump to send Lindsey Graham letter denying any Russian Federation connections
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump to send Lindsey Graham letter denying any Russian Federation connections

The White House said US President Donald Trump is sending a certified letter to Sen. This was widely derided for misrepresenting what Clapper had said, but from a PR perspective it did something even more unf...More..

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Mattis tells Turkey's PM: US committed to your security

The fall of Tabqa also denies militants "a key coordination hub" that had been used by the group's foreign fighters since 2013 to plan attacks against the West, the coalition said in a statement . Turkey's def...More..

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

It's the explanation offered by Vice-President Mike Pence, as well as the initial one from several White House spokespeople. "Like, why are we arguing about the semantics?" On Wednesday, in brief remarks in...More..

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

There was even a suggestion that Shcherbak could have planted a spying device in the Oval Office. "The FBI has been in turmoil". "You can find a hidden camera pin on eBay for under $50", he said. The president ...More..

Trump, top Russia envoy to meet at White House
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Trump, top Russia envoy to meet at White House

Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in August 2013, would be the highest ranking Russian official to meet with Trump since he took office. The White House says President Donald Trump stressed several is...More..

Justice Karnan can be arrested: SC refuses urgent hearing of his plea
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Justice Karnan can be arrested: SC refuses urgent hearing of his plea

Justice Karnan went missing soon after. With the help of the Tamil Nadu Police, the Kolkata Police team interrogated Justice Karnan's son Sugan at Nungambakkam. Karnan, a judge of the Calcutta High Court, was n...More..

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French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

The election was not close. In an early plea for unity, Macron reached out to Le Pen's supporters after a vicious election campaign that exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions provoke...More..

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French police and protesters clash in Paris during May Day rally

Le Pen has portrayed her pro-EU rival as a continuation of the current, unpopular, Socialist government he was once part of, while labelling herself the candidate of change, belief and action. Separately, sever...More..