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Le Pen attacks Macron on security ahead of French presidency runoff

Reuters 212 sources

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday accused Emmanuel Macron, her inexperienced opponent in next month's runoff for the presidency, of being weak in the face of Islamist terrorism.

Trump talks North Korea tensions with China, Japan - North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

Fox News 100 sources

President Trump talked to both leaders of China and Japan Monday as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have boiled over and North Korea appears ready to for an ICBM launch.

Suspected Maoist rebels kill 24 troops in Chhattisgarh

Al Jazeera 62 sources

At least 24 troops killed in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police say.

Countdown to Shutdown: Trump, Congress on Collision Course

NBC News 8 sources

Congress' return runs up against the threat of a government shutdown and a president eagerly looking for victories by his 100th day in office.

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Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban

Reuters 28 sources

KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.

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26 CRPF men killed in encounter with Maoists in Sukma

The Hindu 62 sources

Seven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men suffered injuries on Monday in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The encounter took place near Burkapal CRPF camp on Dornapal Ja...

Macron, Le Pen Outcome in France Offers Encouragement for EU

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Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He's flouted conventions of…

Michael Fallon Denies Trying To 'Smear' Jeremy Corbyn Over Use Of Nuclear Weapons

Huffington Post UK 6 sources

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has said Theresa May would be willing to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike and denied he was trying to “smear” Jeremy Corbyn as unfit for office.

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Inside Trump’s obsession with cable TV

For the president — a reality TV star who parlayed his blustery-yet-knowing on-air persona into a winning political brand — television is often the guiding force of his day, both weapon and scalpel, megaphone and news feed. And his…

New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

ABC News / U.S. 124 sources

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy

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Xi Urges Restraint on North Korea in Phone Call With Trump

Bloomberg 100 sources

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint on North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump, who also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the U.S. and Japan began joint naval drills in the region. Xi -- in his second…

Afghan officials resign after Taliban attack

Al Jazeera 99 sources

Army chief and defence minister forced to step down as country mourns loss of 130 lives in Taliban assault on army base.

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New Study Shows Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year

The Huffington Post 16 sources

Harassment, vandalism and other hostile acts against Jewish people and sites in the U.S. increased by 34 percent last year and are up 86 percent through the first three months of 2017, according to data released on Monday.

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5 dead, including 3 children, in New York City house fire

New York Fire Department personnel stand outside the scene of a deadly fire Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Queens Village in New York that killed multiple people, including children. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon on a street full of…

Showdown looms over money for border wall as budget deadline nears

Washington Post 86 sources

President Trump and his top aides pressed congressional Republicans to use the threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an effort that could lead to a standoff with lawmakers in both parties…

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Man held over Navy officer Michael Samwell's car theft murder

BBC / UK 11 sources

Ex-Royal Navy officer Michael Samwell died after he was hit by his own car as he confronted thieves.

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What Trump said before bombing

News.com.au / World 21 sources

FOR nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.

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The Sad Saga of North Korea's ATMs - Bloomberg

Bloomberg 21 sources

Pyongyang, North Korea (AP) -- No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new ...

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German nationalists elect top duo for general election

BERLIN — Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on yesterday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's

'Not enough coffins' after deadly Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base

Fox News / World 36 sources

Just over a week after the U.S military galvanized headlines by dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb to destroy tunnels created by ISIS’s branch in Afghanistan, the country experienced the deadliest attack on its military since the…

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Inside the White House: Donald Trump's obsession with cable TV and ratings

NZ Herald 14 sources

During a small working lunch at the White House last month, the question of job security in US President Donald Trump's tumultuous White House came up, and one of the attendees wondered whether press secretary Sean Spicer might be...

Duterte Says He Can Be 50 Times More Brutal Than Terrorists

Bloomberg / World 24 sources

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops. President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened…

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Relief in markets as establishment candidate snags most votes in France — but it's not over

CNBC / World 1116 sources

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face one another in the final round of the French presidential election on May 7, according to exit polls released at 20:00 local time.

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Reuters 144 sources

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of…

Sunday, Apr 23

March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

The Guardian / US 117 sources

More than 600 marches held around the world, with organizers saying science ‘under attack’ from a White House that dismisses the threat of climate change

North Korea 'detains American citizen'

BBC.com 139 sources

The detention of a third US man comes amid heightened tension on the peninsula.

France's Tense Presidential Election Gets Under Way

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North Korea’s display of new missiles is worrying, analysts say

Washington Post 313 sources

Massive display of force in parade shows off new technology and weapons, sending a message that Kim regime is not backing down.

Saturday, Apr 22

Afghanistan Declares National Mourning After Army Base Attack Kills More Than 130

Radio Free Europe 235 sources

The Afghan government has announced a day of mourning in the wake of an April 21 attack by the Taliban on a military compound in Balkh Province that it says left more than 130 army personnel dead.

Theresa May Refuses To Rule Out Tax Rises After General Election

Huffington Post UK 39 sources

Theresa May has refused to rule out abandoning a 2015 election manifesto pledge not to raise taxes.

Friday, Apr 21

Paris shooting: French policeman killed on Champs Élysé​e​s

The Guardian / AU 889 sources

Police say two other officers wounded and attacker shot dead in incident in centre of city

Paris terror attack looms large ahead of vote - BELLWETHER: Whom do you hate? France's Trump plays to voters' fury - Shooting marks latest attack in terror-ravaged France

Fox News 133 sources

An apparent terror attack at one of Paris’ most storied landmarks has forced an early end to campaigning in Sunday’s presidential election, but the murder of a cop on the Champs-Elysees could have a huge effect on the race even as…

Trump predicts Paris attack will help Le Pen in French vote

President Trump told the Associated Press that the the assault on French police Thursday night would “probably help” Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate who has raised many of the same anti-immigrant and security issues…

Arkansas executions: first prisoner killed after legal challenge fails

The Guardian / US 247 sources

Ledell Lee, who maintained his innocence in a brutal 1993 murder, becomes the first to die in state’s historic attempt at quick-fire executions

Thursday, Apr 20

Jeremy Corbyn Vows Not To 'Play By The Rules' Of The 'Powerful People' Who Run Britain

Huffington Post UK 33 sources

Jeremy Corbyn is to exploit his status as the underdog in the general election with a vow that he won’t “play by the rules” of usual politics and will take on the media as well as the Tories to change Britain’s “rigged system”.

General election 2017: Labour rules out second referendum on deal with EU – politics live

The Guardian 31 sources

All the day’s action as Labour leader makes first keynote speech and Green party launches its election campaign

Geopolitical tensions rise as North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike'

CNBC / World 40 sources

Our live blog is tracking reaction as the U.S. Secretary of State tries to add pressure to North Korea as tensions rise.

Caracas: Bloodshed at 'mother of all marches'

Al Jazeera 162 sources

Opposition protesters flood capital Caracas and other cities as President Maduro urges supporters to also rally.

Wednesday, Apr 19

Bill O'Reilly Is Out At Fox News

The Huffington Post 588 sources

Bill O’Reilly will no longer be employed at Fox News, 21st Century Fox said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after allegations of him sexually harassing female colleagues prompted protests outside network headquarters and a…

General election 2017: MPs vote in favour of 8 June poll by margin of 509 – politics live

The Guardian 178 sources

Live coverage as vote confirms election will go ahead and former chancellor George Osborne says he will not stand

Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

NBC News 537 sources

Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end convicted of murder in 2013, was found dead early Wednesday of an apparent suicide, prison officials said.

Democrat In Georgia Falls Just Short Of Knockout Blow

The Huffington Post 316 sources

ROSWELL, Georgia ― Democrat Jon Ossoff is on track to finish with between 46 and 49 percent of the vote in this closely watched congressional primary, according to an array of projections. Other assorted Democrats will likely pull in…