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Le Pen always wanted France to abandon EU: Hollande
- May 01, 2017

Mr Dupont-Aignan, who stood in the election for his party "Stand up France" said he had signed an agreement on the future government with Ms Le Pen that took into account some "modifications" of her programme. And looking at the results of the first round of votes, much like the 2016 US elections, none of the French presidential candidates will be able to snag half plus one of the electoral votes. (more...)
Mike Pence says U.S. will honour refugee deal Mike Pence says U.S. will honour refugee deal
- May 01, 2017

Mr Pence told reporters he had reassured Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull that the USA would hold up its share of the agreement struck by the Obama administration, even if the United States did not "admire" the deal. Pence said Wednesday that the United States would counter any North Korean attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response. The agreement was announced days after Trump's victory in the November election and he promised to "study this dumb deal". (more...)
US President Trump launches scathing attack on media
- May 01, 2017

Trump's 100th-day events were set in a politically important state that he won with 48 percent of the vote. - Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, was released from a Houston hospital Friday. In a speech that was more backward-looking than agenda-setting, Trump said that the media would get a "big, fat failing grade" for its reporting of his first 100 days in office. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, Germany call for peaceful solution to regional conflicts Saudi Arabia, Germany call for peaceful solution to regional conflicts
- May 01, 2017

A draft common declaration of intent between the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the German Federal Police was co-signed by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Dr. Merkel recently backed a law banning the wearing of full-face Islamic veils in government jobs in Germany. He is serving a 10-year prison sentence for blog posts critical of the country's powerful religious establishment. (more...)
North Korea again defies world with missile test North Korea again defies world with missile test
- May 01, 2017

And he was able to do it. A USA official said the Trump administration could respond by speeding up its plans for new United States sanctions against Pyongyang, including possible measures against specific North Korean and Chinese entities. (more...)
Sand Eagles return to winning ways Sand Eagles return to winning ways
- May 01, 2017

As it happened, Azeez Abu scored a treble for the Nigerians, but they were no match for the firepower of the Italians in this curtain-raiser for both nations. Iran will face Nigeria in the last group match while Italy meet Mexico. Mexico played Iran in their first game of the competition and unfortunately, lost 3-2 in what turned out to be a contested clash. (more...)
Massive Tornado Rips Through Texas, Kills at Least Four Massive Tornado Rips Through Texas, Kills at Least Four
- May 01, 2017

Dozens more were injured, according to United States officials. A tornado struck the east side of the Van Zandt County town of Canton Saturday evening.Officials confirmed late Saturday night a total of five people had died. Severe storms the moved across Arkansas are blamed for at least one death and flooding that's closed roads in many areas. "This morning I know most everyone is still in shock at the damage and how awful the night was for all of us". (more...)
Trump says first 100 days have been exciting & productive
- May 01, 2017

President, the media is not fake news", Woodward said to a solemn applause from the gathering. The tension between the president and the press led several news organizations to withdraw from the White House Correspondents' Dinner in protest of Trump's treatment of the media before Trump decided he would not attend. (more...)
Hamas to unveil a 'moderate' version of its charter Hamas to unveil a 'moderate' version of its charter
- May 01, 2017

He said, "I think they (students) are doing it with the best intentions, but their success will depend on how much they can shame the university into dropping their stance". Protesters marched to military checkpoints across the West Bank where they confronted Israeli soldiers. Barghouti, of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party, is popular among Palestinians, with polls suggesting he could win the Palestinian presidency. (more...)
Erdogan calls for negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute Erdogan calls for negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute
- May 01, 2017

His last visit to India was in 2008 when he was the Prime Minister. "Unlike the West, which was watching and even waiting for the coup to succeed, it was Modi who rang up Erdogan and expressed relief at the failure of the coup", he said . Tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue since the last months of 2016. Turkey is a member of the group called Uniting for Consensus (UfC) that is opposed to expansion of permanent seats in the Security Council. (more...)
Heartbreaking pictures of injured children after devastating Aleppo vehicle bomb Heartbreaking pictures of injured children after devastating Aleppo vehicle bomb
- May 01, 2017

More than 3,000 Syrians were expected to be evacuated yesterday from four areas as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled the day before by a deadly blast that killed scores of people, a lot of them government supporters. A Lebanese TV channel close to the Syrian government is airing footage showing new buses arriving at an evacuation point that was site of a major explosion that killed dozens. (more...)
Army JCO, BSF jawan killed as Pakistan fires rockets at BSF post Army JCO, BSF jawan killed as Pakistan fires rockets at BSF post
- May 01, 2017

An Indian army constable was killed, along with a BSF head constable. They said heavy fire from Pakistan Posts was sacked at BSF posts at LoC in KG Sector with rocket and automatic weapon in which three persons were seriously injured. On April 3, Pakistani troops had shelled mortar bombs on forward posts in Balakote sector of Rajouri district. Syed Haider Shah was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs and also conveyed India's strong protest at the fatal casualty of an Indian ... (more...)
Khamenei rebuffs Rouhani's detente policy Khamenei rebuffs Rouhani's detente policy
- May 01, 2017

Debates have become a popular feature of the country's elections, drawing large audiences and producing some of the most memorable moments of recent campaigns. The performance of Jahangiri, who wasn't taken seriously when he registered as candidate, defied expectations, said Afshin Shahi, senior lecturer in global relations and Middle East politics at the University of Bradford in the U.K. (more...)
Two Suspected 'Cattle Thieves' Lynched in Assam Two Suspected 'Cattle Thieves' Lynched in Assam
- May 01, 2017

The top police official said that, no arrest have been made so far in the lynching incident. Upadhay said the men's parents have registered a police complaint. In Assam, the slaughter of cows is banned except on issuance of fit for slaughter certificate at designated places under the Assam Cattle Preservation Act. (more...)
At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'
- May 01, 2017

It felt just like election season as thousands of people lined up outside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to see the president deliver a speech on his 100th day in office. "But next year, we'll make it more exciting for them in Washington, but we have a good chance of showing up here again, too", the president said. "I mean, we'll see". (more...)
North Korea threatens to sink U.S. submarine
- May 01, 2017

He spoke at a news conference following a meeting of Japan's National Security Council. "But Pyongyang may still harbor the illusion that the Security Council will only take limited action and that it can disregard and ridicule the authority of the United Nations". (more...)
Chen Long takes first gold at Badminton Asia Championships Chen Long takes first gold at Badminton Asia Championships
- May 01, 2017

However, getting past Lin, who has hit peak form with a maiden title at Malaysia Superseries Premier earlier this month, will be a tough ask for Chou as the Chinese shuttler will be looking to continue winning momentum as he prepares himself for another showdown with Chong Wei. (more...)
Officers chasing injury reports after tornadoes hits Texas Officers chasing injury reports after tornadoes hits Texas
- May 01, 2017

A dispatcher at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office said officers were chasing numerous injury reports. The National Weather Service says at least one tornado hit Canton, about 50 miles east of Dallas. Police say 65-year-old Julia Schwede was killed when a tree was blown into her home Saturday night. Five major transmission towers were toppled and some were hard to reach. (more...)
US president addresses supporters in Pennsylvania US president addresses supporters in Pennsylvania
- May 01, 2017

Trump referred to the "huge gathering" in Washington , and dismissed the event as "a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media", who he said were "consoling each other in a hotel ballroom", at a "very boring" meet. The President again pledged to not only repeal the Obama health law, but also make health care coverage - in general - more affordable for all Americans. (more...)
Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks
- May 01, 2017

Fifteen missions were still underway as night fell on Saturday, with 1,000 migrants believed to still be stranded in rubber dinghies and other crafts awaiting rescue. A second group of 62 north African males, including 11 minors, was packed into a wooden boat when it was rescued just west of the Strait in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)