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France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

The former investment banker, who had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist movement a year ago, has vowed to shake up the country's political order and reinvigorate its econ...

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Macron takes reins of divided France as youngest president

Macron takes reins of divided France as youngest president

Shopkeeper Pascale Sauge says Macron's election is a big and important change for France. Macron's centrist La Republique En Marche! party, which has never held a single seat in parliament, will be ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Condemns 'Unacceptable' North Korea Missile Launch

Russian President Vladimir Putin Condemns 'Unacceptable' North Korea Missile Launch

The missile, called the Hwasong-12, launched at a steep angle from a site northwest of Pyongyang, reached an altitude of 1,242 miles and traveled about 435 miles, landing in the Sea of Japan. North ...

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Tillerson plans changes for State Department as workers prepare for cuts

He said "America First" means restoring balance to relationships with allies, and referenced the administration's push to renegotiate trade agreements and pressure North Atlantic Treaty Organisation m...

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Tabqa: ISIS Loses Control of Key Town to Syrian Democratic Forces

Tabqa: ISIS Loses Control of Key Town to Syrian Democratic Forces

Mr Erdogan said: "I hope that it [the US] will turn away from this wrong". Yildirim said "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". "It'...

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A 'second wave' of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

In India, there were reports of some systems of Andhra Pradesh Police being affected on Saturday, although CERT-In has said that the PCs were isolated and not on a network. But many corporations don...

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Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan - minister

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan - minister

China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global development since Mr. Xi unveiled the plan in 2013, aiming to expand links between Asia, Africa, Eur...

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PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

The centrist's victory over far-rightist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's election came as a huge relief to European Union allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the...

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Government scientist from DC wins Miss USA title

Last year's Miss USA victor was also representing DC and her name is Deshauna Barber. McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Needless to say, the liberals on...

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Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. Robert Pritchard, a former cybersecurity expert at Britain's defense ministry, said hackers are st...

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Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

In recent days North Korea has continued its war of words with Washington and Seoul with Kim Jong-un claiming US President Donald Trump wants world domination in an editorial in North Korea's state-...

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Trump insists no evidence of Russia collusion, junks probe

Ms Yates , who was sacked on Jan 30 after defying Mr Trump over his contested travel ban, did not say what Mr Flynn discussed with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of phone calls last December, ...

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Russian military: Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours

The fact that the de-escalation agreement was supported by the United Nations, the United States and Saudi Arabia guaranteed its implementation, the RIA and Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Defence ...

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BC Greens begin talks with other parties

Several ridings were decided by fewer than 300 votes, including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by a mere nine votes. When no one party has a majority of seats in the legislature, a minority gove...

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Trump Administration Cheers 'Herculean' Trade Breakthroughs With China

Trump Administration Cheers 'Herculean' Trade Breakthroughs With China

The administration announced on Thursday that China would begin importing USA beef no later than July 16. The opening of the mainland China market to US beef and financial services may seem ...

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Trump's New Friendship With Murderous Leader Has People A Little Concerned

Trump's New Friendship With Murderous Leader Has People A Little Concerned

The Asia director of Human Rights Watch said that by being friendly with Duterte, Trump has endorsed his point of view, and this means any future killings will make Trump morally complicit in the ac...

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Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's romantic Paris getaway

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's romantic Paris getaway

According to PEOPLE .com Katie and Jamie enjoyed a few romantic days together, while Tom was working just a few blocks away on the set of his latest movie. "They stayed inside their hotel.and did...

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North Korea accuses United States of elaborate plot to kill Kim Jong Un

This combination of file photos shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, on April 15, 2017, waving during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, ...

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Pope Francis declares two Portuguese shepherd children saints in Fatima

The children told skeptical elders they witnessed six apparitions of the Virgin Mary while tending sheep with their older cousin Lucia de Jesus dos Santos between May 13, 1917, and October 13, 1917. "...

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Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

The government has been accused of failing to heed a warning last summer that the NHS could be at risk from cyber-attacks by one of the advisers who highlighted the potential for major problems. Targe...

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Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

It is her clearest indication yet that if Scotland is already out of the European Union, the SNP would initially seek Norway-style membership of the single market through EFTA and the EEA. She also ur...

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What we know so far about the WannaCry attack

Dame Fiona and the Care Quality Commission wrote to Mr Hunt to highlight a "lack of understanding of security issues", the newspaper said , and that "the external cyber threat is becoming a bigger co...

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Czech prime minister announces government resignation

Czech prime minister announces government resignation

He has denied any wrongdoing. Mr Sobotka said he wanted to consult the president on Thursday and inform him about Mr Babis' suspicious business activities. "This entire case.is just another attempt ...

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Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms

Brady never revealed the whereabouts of the body of his victim Keith Bennett - and now, he has taken that secret with him to the grave. Before he died Terry Kilbride, the brother of John Kilbride wh...

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US Senator Calls for China Sanctions After North Korea Missile Test

Aside from Pyongyang's space launches, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the USA told AFP: "This is the longest-range missile North Korea has ever tested". Meli...

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Putin says 'intimidation' of North Korea must end

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, blasted North Korea's latest missile test Sunday, saying it "is not the way to sit down" with President Donald Trump. "As South Korea's diplomatic...

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N.Korea claims new missile has United States in crosshairs

It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. North Korea said Monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can c...

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Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

No details of the Holmes County death were immediately available. Brandt is among three people killed in flooding in Missouri . In Arkansas, the search continued for two children separated from t...

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South Korea's prez scraps state textbooks to 'normalise history education'

Xi told Moon South Korea and China should respect each other's concerns, set aside differences, seek common ground and handle disputes appropriately, China's foreign ministry said. The U.S. and North ...

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Alone in the wrestling ring: Reactions to Abbas-Trump meeting

In a press conference after their meeting President Trump talked in broad terms about how the United States could help Israelis and Palestinians reach a peace agreement. Sources in the State Departme...

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