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Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat

Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat

Bloodshed had always been feared ahead of Sunday's first round of voting after a string of jihadist atrocities since 2015, and the shooting on the world-renowned boulevard forced security to the top o...

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French PM Accuses Le Pen of 'Exploiting' Paris Attack

The prosecutor's office also said investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman's vehicle and were trying to determine if he had accomplices. The French security official said Che...

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Wall Street dips before French election, but up for week

The outcome could also have a bearing on France's place in the world and in a European Union still reeling from Britain's decision to leave. The two top vote-getters on Sunday will advance to the May ...

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Iran's Rouhani condemns USA attack on Syria, criticises GCC support

President Putin regards the U.S. airstrikes on Syria as "An act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext". Donald Trump announced the at...

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N.Korea accuses United States of aggravating regional tension

N.Korea accuses United States of aggravating regional tension

Pence was addressing U.S. military personnel and guests including Japanese sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which is forward-deployed with the U.S. Pence's tour of...

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United Nations says closely monitoring mass hunger strike in Israeli jails

The strikes fall in tandem with Palestinian Prisoners Day and also marks 50 years since the Six Day War between Israel and Egypt in 1967 - where Israel were victorious and captured the Gaza Strip....

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White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push toward Korean peninsula

Other US officials sounded issued equally dire warnings. But rather than heading north to the Sea of Japan, on 13 April the Vinson was travelling in the opposite direction, south towards Australia...

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Korea mock-up video shows missiles blowing up US

But that is risky, not only because a cornered Kim might do just about anything but also because such a strike would nearly certainly invoke Article 2 of the 1961 Sino-North Korean Treaty that legally...

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North Korean missile explodes on launch, United States and S. Korea say

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The vice president said at a fellowship dinner at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul that the willingness of military membe...

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China's bombers on 'high alert' as North Korea threatens United States with nukes

China's bombers on 'high alert' as North Korea threatens United States with nukes

The U.S. and its allies have for decades tried variations of that strategy without much success. The U.S.is taking steps to prepare for a possible nuclear test or missile launch by North Korea ami...

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Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Motorists have been warned to expect traffic and public transport disruptions in Sydney's CBD and the lower north shore in coming days during the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence and his family. ...

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John Terry: Antonio Conte bereft at Chelsea skipper's impending exit

John Terry: Antonio Conte bereft at Chelsea skipper's impending exit

Antonio Conte believes Spurs will not deliver a title blow if they win at Wembley. "Maybe [the winners could land a psychological blow] - we will see about that", he said. Kurt Zouma has broken back...

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Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

Daesh, banned in Russian Federation, reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. One of the gunmen, identified as Karim Cheurfi, was killed during the firefight. The following November, IS g...

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USA aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

After the White House incorrectly boasted about an "armada" of USA aircraft carriers headed towards the Korean Peninsula as tensions between the USA and North Korea continued to surge last weekend, pr...

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Cracks Appear in Toronto's Housing Market as Home Capital Drops

The province is also expanding rent controls and giving Toronto and other municipalities the power to impose a tax on vacant homes, something that Toronto Mayor John Tory has been pushing for. It al...

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Senate tears up vote rules to confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Senate tears up vote rules to confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Then Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky raised a point of order, suggesting that Supreme Court nominees should not be subjected to a 60-vote threshold but instead a simple majority...

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Russian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's Idlib

Russian Federation to Demand Explanations From UK on Samples Examination From Syria's Idlib

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Johnson said the defence was "absurd and mendacious" and described the premier as an "arch-terrorist" and "literally and metaphorically toxic". With the help of Russia...

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US considers restoring North Korea to terror sponsor list

MORE: Does Donald Trump actually know who the leader of North Korea is? Since mid-February GLO Travel had received some 100 bookings for a trip to the North, 5 per cent of which have since been canc...

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Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

The U.S. can not mislead the public opinion through leveling "unfounded accusations", he told IRNA. - It's possible he may soon be able to strike deals with Congress on both health care and fundin...

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French police probe whether gunman had an accomplice

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting hours after the attack, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif the Belgian". Police did however find a handwritte...

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UK's Corbyn Vows to Defeat 'Cosy Cartel' That Protects Wealthy

UK's Corbyn Vows to Defeat 'Cosy Cartel' That Protects Wealthy

Local Labour Member of the European Parliament Alex Mayer, however, has welcomed the announcement of an early general election as the ideal opportunity to take the fight to the Conservatives . The C...

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Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war

Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war

The UN estimates that more than 7,700 people have been killed over the past two years and more than 40,000 wounded in impoverished Yemen, which faces a serious risk of starvation. Administration offic...

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Presidential Election: French voters will go to the polls on Sunday

Presidential Election: French voters will go to the polls on Sunday

With polls finely balanced, the politicians then went silent, leaving voters with their final words. "It may also benefit Fillon's vote". If I were French I would at least consider voting for Le P...

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Trump talks North Korea, Paris shooting in joint press conference

The French election is being seen as a bellwether for whether the move toward nationalism and separation from the European Union, displayed by Britain's move to leave the EU, will continue spreading t...

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Man arrested in German soccer team's bus attack

It is suspected that Sergei planned to at least seriously injure a player or even kill him, a move that would have led to a severe blow to the company's share price. Borussia Dortmund's Chief Executi...

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Ben Bland: Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'overturn the rigged system'

It follows a YouGov opinion poll which suggested 24% of Britons meant to vote for his party, compared with 48% for the Conservatives. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has already come to blows with Pr...

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Berkeley reverses decision to nix speech by right-wing commentator

Berkeley reverses decision to nix speech by right-wing commentator

FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, pepper spray is used as anti and pro-Donald Trump protesters clash during competing demonstrations at Martin Luther King Jr. Coulter's speech would be deliver...

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US Vice President Seeks to Reassure Australian Alliance Following Trump Spat

US Vice President Seeks to Reassure Australian Alliance Following Trump Spat

The deal, signed by former US President Barack Obama, calls for resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees in the US who are now in Australian detention facilities on the islands of Manus and Nauru. He said...

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N Korea warns of 'super-mighty' strike on US

N Korea warns of 'super-mighty' strike on US

Trump administration officials in recent days have said the Obama administration's strategy of "strategic patience" is over. China is defending its trade practices with North Korea after Chinese-m...

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Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada

Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada

Trump continued by contending, "The fact is, NAFTA - whether it's Mexico or Canada - is a disaster for our country". US dairy groups appealed to Trump for help after Canada recently introduced a new...

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