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by | April 24, 2017 | 21:13

Results indicate that independent pro Europe pro deregulation Emmanuel Macron, and far-right Marine Le Pen are through to the final round. Neither candidate from the mainstream Republicans and Socialist parties made it through to the second round for the first time in six decades, in a major shake-up of national politics.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:13

Pyongyang has also detained a U.S. citizen - Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, who was lecturing at a foreign-funded university in Pyongyang, the university said Monday. Kim, who had been teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology for a month, was arrested at Pyongyang worldwide airport on his way out of the country.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:52

Trump's congratulatory call to Erdogan contrasted sharply with the muted reaction of European leaders who are concerned about the results of the referendum, which are being challenged by the opposition. "We are filing an appeal to the Council of State today demanding the cancellation of the Supreme Electoral Board's decision", CHP Deputy Chairman Bülent Tezcan said in a statement.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:46

The two people killed apparently were not participating in the demonstrations and were shot by unknown perpetrators, according to preliminary information. "We are concerned that the government of Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to have their voices heard, nor allowing them to organize in a way that expresses the views of the Venezuelan people", U.S.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:43

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump held a 30-minute teleconference Monday about their commitment to dealing jointly with North Korea and demanded that Pyongyang "exercise self-restraint" rather than engage in more military provocations during its army's anniversary celebration.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:39

Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday the deployment was " an extremely unsafe act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade". "President Trump criticised North Korea's continued belligerence and emphasised that Pyongyang's actions are destabilising the Korean Peninsula", the White House said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:35

In meetings with his counterparts, Pence frequently passed along "greetings" from Trump and told his hosts how much America valued their alliance, language that's commonplace in diplomacy but understated compared to the more free-wheeling Trump.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:32

The former British Prime Minister has come out strongly against Brexit, saying the country's divorce from the European Union is an issue bigger than party loyalty. "Unless people turn out and vote Conservative, this man could be our Prime Minister in less than seven weeks' time - propped up by the SNP and Lib Dems in a coalition of chaos".

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:19

The Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Sharif's removal and ordered further investigations. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Pakistan's top court is to deliver a much-awaited decision on corruption allegations against members of Sharif's family, a decision that could determine his political future.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:19

Afghanistan is the sixth stop on a weeklong tour Mattis said was meant to bolster relations with allies and partners. The administration of new US President Donald Trump is considering whether to make changes to the US mission training and advising Afghan forces, and conducting raids against militant groups such as Islamic State.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:19

The Supreme Court by dismissing the Karnataka government's review petition in J Jayalalitha's Disproportionate Assets case without giving an opportunity to the parties to argue their points of view has unintentionally contributed to the ongoing moves to unite the two factions of the AIADMK and retrieve the party's "two leaves" symbol frozen by the Election Commission of India.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:13

First Class Alvaro Barrientos, whose right leg was amputated below the knee after he was wounded on March 17. This isn't the first time the president has been criticized for remarks he made about the Purple Heart. launched a " March for Science ". He said "congratulations." But congratulations for what, exactly? Many on social media noted that the President's congratulations seemed inappropriate.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:11

The Associated Press furthers notes that in a statement Friday, North Korea's military drew parallels to past US actions against Iraq and Libya. The nuclear-armed state is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes. However, Han committed to North Korea's response should the US retaliate. But there had been fears that the isolated country would mark the Day of the Sun by conducting a nuclear test - in defiance of US warnings not to.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:09

Jared and Ivanka are frequently referred to as moderating influences on the president, but on Sunday night, Oliver took away yet another reason for liberals to sleep soundly at night by questioning that very assumption. Kushner's coverage by the media has consistently referred to him as a quiet genius, but Oliver couldn't help but stop things and break this down: "Just because you don't talk does not necessarily mean you're thinking something awesome".

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:09

In addition, he also said the US considering " all options" to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program. The Trump team has signaled it intends to chart a new path when it comes to dealing with North Korea, though analysts say there aren't too many new options to try.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:07

Haley said the United States is going to work with China to negotiate his release. As the USA has directed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and submarine at the same time for joint drills near South Korea, it is interpreted as a stern warning against any provocations by the North.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:07

In a series of editorials the Rodong Sinmun newspaper - the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers' Party - said the North's forces were undeterred and called the United States strike group's imminent arrival "undisguised military blackmail".

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:06

In addition to winning the approvals from China, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the USA after the election. After media reports about the deal, talks were called off. "I would never have allowed it", he said. "For their own sake, and the country's, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters".

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:59

Here are five things health IT leaders should know. United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to overhaul the current H1-B visa system, to end the purported visa "misuse" by many employers who replace American workers with lower-paid foreigners.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:57

Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to rein in its neighbor, which has stepped up its missile development and nuclear program since 2016. It referred to the U.S. Kim Jong-un's fears are major factors in whether or not North Korea decides to launch a nuclear strike against another country. At least two other U.S.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:57

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. The euro was up 1.2 per cent at $1.0859 after rising to as high as $1.0940 in Asian trading, its highest since November 10th. Germany's DAX gained 2.5 percent to 12,354.94, while Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.6 percent to 7,230.84.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:57

Earlier this month, Gareth Evans, Australia's foreign minister from 1988 to 1996, said Australia should back away from its alliance with America and instead recognize China as a global leader, calling Trump "the most ill-informed, underprepared, ethically challenged and psychologically ill-equipped president in the United States' history".

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:49

She spent her childhood in Falls Church, Virginia and earned her B.A.in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University in 2009 before moving to Egypt with her husband and founding the Belady Foundation, a group that aids "marginalized street children".

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:49

FILE - In this Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. In response, China's Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper wrote in a commentary that "no matter how many articles KCNA publishes, whatever future measures North Korea takes, Beijing's stance wouldn't be affected".

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:49

Two Japanese destroyers joined the USA strike force in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, according to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Vice-President Mike Pence said on Saturday that it would arrive "within days", but gave no other details.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:47

The deal , reached in 2015 between major powers and Iran, swaps sanctions relief for a rollback of Iran's nuclear program. Despite certifying that Iran was complying with the deal, Tillerson told reporters on Wednesday that the agreement only delayed the country's ambition to gain weapons of mass destruction and will be reviewed.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:41

Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said at the meeting, "Obama listened to the young men's stories and shared some of the challenges that he faced growing up". If the weeks past are prologue, chances appear slim that Obama will launch an all-out attack on Trump on Monday. So anyone in desperate need of an Obama fix, tune in and don't forget that even a former president's motorcade is likely to cause a traffic snarl.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:40

Allowing offshore nannies to come to Australia would also help ease childcare shortages in Australia and take pressure off government subsidies for child care. Existing 457 holders will not be subject to the new rules, and different rules will apply in regional areas, where migrant workers are frequently used for harvesting and other farm activities.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:38

He added: "I went over to try and help him and every time he tried to get up he just fell down again and again, so I just tried to cheer him on, picked him up and said: "Come on, we can do this". After a short while, Jolliff gets an answer: Sarah says yes, which sparks jubilant scenes among the crowd - you wouldn't know if they'd just got engaged, or if their favourite football team had just scored in the cup final.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:36

Ghani had been weighing their removal since March, when Islamic State mounted an attack on a Kabul hospital that killed some 50 people, said the military official, who briefed reporters traveling with Mattis on the condition of anonymity.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:35

Analysts say the fact that opinion polls had consistently predicted a Macron-Le Pen run-off could boost market confidence because the polls suggest Macron should easily win the second round. "On the face of it, this looks like a rebuke to populism, and a solid vote in favor of a more solidly integrated Europe", said Karl Schamotta, director of global product and market strategy at Cambridge Global Payments in Toronto.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:35

North Korea has said it is in the final stages of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit mainland US targets. Visitors flocked to parks, with an increasing number of flowers and trees blooming as spring arrives. Kim Sang Duk , also known as Tony Kim, was detained as he was about to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. Sweden's diplomats take care of consular affairs on behalf of the U.S.in North Korea.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:34

Saudi Arabia has been elected to a 2018 - 2022 term on United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a UN agency which is exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. According to UN Watch, the United States forced a formal vote, against China's wishes, instead of allowing the normal practice of allowing regional groupings to select the nations on the commission by themselves, in secret.

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:34

The left-wing counterpart to Le Pen, redistribitionist, populist Jean-Luc Melenchon, finished within 5 points of both Macron and Le Pen, and campaigned against the European Union, trade deals and globalization. "The main battle will unfold for the lawmakers' elections [in June]". "The first step. has been taken", she said. Will they quietly go from supporting Fillon's policy of crackdowns on radical Islam to backing Macron's dream of open borders? He also cited the history of "violence and ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 19:32

Only the Conservative Party have promised to make sure that not only will Brexit happen, but that they'll secure a good deal for all of Britain. We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game. "Now we need to go for implementation". Seven years of broken promises show us that: on wages, the deficit, the NHS, our schools, our environment. The economy is growing, unemployment is falling and employment is reaching record highs.