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Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

Analysts say Le Pen's best chance of hauling back Macron's big lead in the polls is to paint him as a part of an elite aloof from ordinary French people and their problems. The New York Times noted M...

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Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese state media say Chinese President told Donald Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putti...

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North Korea Could Use Nuclear Arms Against Australia

North Korea Could Use Nuclear Arms Against Australia

Trump's "powerful armada" - the USS Carl Vinson strike group - has turned towards North Korea after carrying out drills in the Indian Ocean. Days later, the mild-mannered former governor stood alo...

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Australia tells N Korea to invest in citizens, not arms

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the country's acting leader in place of ousted President Park Geun-hye, who has been arrested over corruption allegations, has instructed his military to str...

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Wisconsin company that hosted Trump has hired foreign workers with H-1Bs

During his presidential campaign, he promised that he would "forever end the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers for every visa and ...

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Trump tweets about French elections

Four candidates are now seen as being within reach of the Elysee palace: the conservative Francois Fillon, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-left's Jean-...

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Trump says Iran not living up to nuclear deal

Tillerson said the Trump administration is conducting a " comprehensive review " of the agreement. "It shouldn't have been negotiated the way it was negotiated". Speaking at the Security Council's m...

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China watches warily as voting begins in France

By comparison, in runoff polling, Macron leads Le Pen by an average of 25 points , according to the Crosstab. United Kingdom stocks surged Monday, keying off a broad rally led by French equities, a...

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48% of punters back Jeremy Corbyn to become Britain's next Prime Minister

48% of punters back Jeremy Corbyn to become Britain's next Prime Minister

CGTN's Richard Bestic reports from London . Tony Blair has predicted Theresa May will win a "large majority" in the general election but called for a "movement" of pro-EU voters to prevent her gett...

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Jordan Rejects Assad Claim it Plans to Send Troops to Syria

Jordan Rejects Assad Claim it Plans to Send Troops to Syria

The implication is that Syria may be concerned about additional United States air strikes following the cruise missile attack earlier this month in retaliation for alleged Syrian use of sarin gas...

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Helping exhausted athlete more important than finishing time, runner says

Helping exhausted athlete more important than finishing time, runner says

Later on men who appeared to work for the event were seen helping Mr Wyeth over the finish line outside Buckingham Palace. "It was a great day for me, everything went right and I'm so proud of that ti...

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Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

The attack killed so many soldiers the base ran out of coffins. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher. "There were two checkpoints but the fighters managed to go through that, a...

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North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia for backing US

Early Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that North Korea arrested a USA citizen in Pyongyang on Friday, citing two unnamed sources. China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete d...

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North Korea says ready to strike United States aircraft carrier

North Korea has stepped up activities at its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in the northeast and is ready to carry out a nuclear test at any time, the Dong-A Ilbo daily said Monday, citing a research...

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PM says it would be 'difficult' for North Korea to target NZ

Bishop had said this week on the ABC's AM program that North Korea's nuclear weapons program posed a "serious threat" to Australia unless it was stopped by the worldwide community, The Guardian report...

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Obama To Deliver First Post-Presidency Speech In Chicago

The town hall meeting is not open to the public, but instead was opened to students and faculty from nearby universities. The former President met with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of ...

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A 'trading disaster:' Trump slams NAFTA, repeats attacks on Canada's dairy industry

The remarks will test the "good lines of communication" Canada's government says it has established with Trump's White House since the new administration took office. Trump apparently told the room,...

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Mike Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia

Mike Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia

A phone call between the United States and Australian leaders in January turned contentious after Turnbull pressed Trump to honor the agreement and accept hundreds of refugees from an Australian deten...

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President Trump's Approval Rating Is Back Up to 42%

President Trump's Approval Rating Is Back Up to 42%

The fascination with the first 100 days goes back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who came into office in 1933 and signed a staggering 76 pieces of legislation, including 15 major overhauls and ne...

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South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murders

South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murders

Van Breda is alleged to have killed his brother Rudi and parents Martin and Teresa , and left his sister Marli struggling with near-fatal injuries to her head, neck and throat. In a separate ca...

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Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video

Hijazi, 30, has dual citizenship in the US and Egypt. The Obama administration worked to get them released, but made no progress with President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, not least because of its consist...

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Trump Administration Celebrates Release of American Imprisoned in Egypt

She and seven other defendants were acquitted of the charges Sunday. The charges, which human rights groups and US officials considered false, were dropped Sunday. The family of Hijazi, who was raised...

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At least 16 people drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece island

At least 16 people drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece island

It was not immediately clear how many others might be missing. Two women, one of them pregnant, were rescued and transported to Lesbos. Officials said several vessels are continuing the search and t...

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Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

Trump promised during the campaign that within his first 100 days as president he would get Congress to pass legislation fully funding the wall and establishing mandatory minimum prison sentences for ...

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Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

According to the paper, demonstrations are likely in major cities and the disenfranchised "banliues", or outer suburban estates which often erupt into violence, after the results are handed down abou...

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Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

But the north Londoners showed unexpected spirit as Nacho Monreal equalised to force extra-time before Chile forward Sanchez bagged the victor from close-range. "We have gone through a very hard per...

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan

Dozens of Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday when Taliban gunmen disguised in Afghan army uniform talked their way past checkpoints and attacked a military base, officials said. U.S. Def...

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Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

Visitors flocked to parks, with an increasing number of flowers and trees blooming as spring arrives. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean of...

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

China is increasingly anxious the situation may spin out of control, leading to war and a chaotic collapse of its isolated and poverty-struck neighbor. Trump sent an "armada" to northern Australia to ...

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Can't be complacent on N. Korea: UK MP

Can't be complacent on N. Korea: UK MP

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence was immediately briefed about the failed test as he was in Seoul for a previously scheduled trip. Pence also issued a warning to Kim to not test the United Sta...

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