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Macron and Le Pen qualify for French presidential run-off Macron and Le Pen qualify for French presidential run-off
- April 24, 2017

The euro rose sharply against the dollar and yen as the results emerged. Gabriel, who had taken the unusual step of endorsing Macron, said he would do all he could to continue supporting him. "I am certain that Emmanuel Macron will be the next president of France". Macron drew immediate support from his defeated rivals from the Socialists and Republicans. (more...)
Futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election Futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election
- April 24, 2017

The narrow margin between Macron and Le Pen, which remains too close to call, signals that there has been little if any bump in the polls for Le Pen following the tragic terrorist incident four days before the election on Thursday on the Champs-Elysees, where one police officer was killed by an ISIS-inspired gunman. (more...)
Polls Project Macron, Le Pen To Face Off For French Presidency
- April 24, 2017

At the last election, in 2012, Marine Le Pen won 18 per cent of the first round vote , and did not make the second round. Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, one of the front-runners in France's unpredictable election, has voted in the coastal town of Le Touquet in northern France alongside his wife Brigitte Macron. (more...)
French presidential election will be very interesting French presidential election will be very interesting
- April 24, 2017

Speaking at his campaign headquarters, Hamon said he took full responsibility for the poor result, and urged his supporters to vote for Macron to defeat Le Pen in the second round, "even if he is not left-wing". Socialist President Francois Hollande announced he would not to run for reelection after his approval ratings sank to 4 percent, something analysts widely attribute to a string of terrorist attacks in France and a stagnation of economic growth during his tenure. (more...)
Ancient civilizations to come together in Athens Ancient civilizations to come together in Athens
- April 24, 2017

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is in Athens to take part in the global Forum of Ancient Civilizations in the Greek capital as the representative of the Islamic Republic. Officials from Greece , China, India, Iraq , Egypt , Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia have taken part in the two-day conference. On his side, Wang Yi said Tsipras' visit to China past year "left a great impression and was very successful", noting that China appreciates and supports the Ancient ... (more...)
EU's Juncker wishes Macron well for French presidency runoff
- April 24, 2017

Liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and radical right leader Marine Le Pen are projected to advance to the second and final round of the 2017 French presidential election, AFP reports. An Ipsos poll of the second round of the French elections has Macron winning 62 percent against Le Pen's 38 percent. He was routed in a head-to-head contest by the centre-right incumbent, Jacques Chirac. (more...)
New 'Australian values' test planned for citizenship New 'Australian values' test planned for citizenship
- April 24, 2017

Applicants also must provide evidence of integration into the community, including employment history, school enrollment or membership of community organizations. It will also reportedly include possible questions about child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence, local media reports suggest. (more...)
Le Pen, Macron projected to advance in French elections
- April 24, 2017

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has already called on "all French democrats" to vote for Mr Macron, who is now seen as the only line of defence against Mrs Le Pen. The challenge for Mr Macron is, therefore, not merely to persuade voters that he is the only acceptable presidential candidate, but that they must actually cast their ballots accordingly. (more...)
Le Pen, Macron Leading in French Presidential Vote Le Pen, Macron Leading in French Presidential Vote
- April 24, 2017

In a brief televised message, Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged voters to back Macron to defeat the National Front's "funereal project of regression for France and of division of the French". Should a Macron presidency falter in the manner of Mr Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, the next presidential election in 2022 could bring Ms Le Pen or some other fiercely anti-establishment figure closer to power. (more...)
More Bodies Recovered From Garbage Mound, 30 Others Are Missing More Bodies Recovered From Garbage Mound, 30 Others Are Missing
- April 24, 2017

The garbage dump collapse in the town of Meetotamulla, near Colombo , has killed at least 30 people, while damaging approximately 150 homes. Sri Lankan military rescuers and onlookers rest on top of a damaged house at the site of a garbage dump collapse in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo , Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 16, 2017. (more...)
Blair Warns Against Brexit 'Blank Check' for May in U.K Blair Warns Against Brexit 'Blank Check' for May in U.K
- April 24, 2017

He described Theresa May as "very sensible" and "a perfectly decent person" but said her policy on leaving the European Union was "not reasonable" and that it was driven by the right wing of her party. Blair described May as "very sensible" and "perfectly decent" but said that "she's pursuing an unreasonable policy" on Brexit. Cllr Les Jones (pictured above) was chuffed to have Prime Ministerial support on his door knocking endeavours as he awaits official confirmation of his candidacy for ... (more...)
France tense on the eve of presidential election France tense on the eve of presidential election
- April 24, 2017

He was also carrying the addresses of police stations. Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris , France, April 20, 2017. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve accused her of trying to capitalize on the attack. The former economy minister left the government to start his own political movement. (more...)
France votes for 1st phase of presidential elections amid heightened security
- April 24, 2017

If Le Pen wins, that would be a resounding victory for the populist wave reflected by the votes for President Donald Trump and Brexit. Le Pen , in a chest-thumping speech to cheering supporters, declared that she embodies "the great alternative" for French voters. (more...)
Belgian, Swiss media circulate reports Macron leads French vote Belgian, Swiss media circulate reports Macron leads French vote
- April 24, 2017

The Macron-Le Pen face-off also sets up a clear choice for French voters in deciding whether they want to go down a nationalist, Brexit-style path or one that continues to emphasize the country's global alliances. Polling stations open in Paris . Other candidates also cast their ballot Sunday morning, including Socialist Benoit Hamon and far-leftist Philippe Poutou. (more...)
Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state's largest solar farm Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state's largest solar farm
- April 24, 2017

The project is the brainchild of longtime friends, Ryan Johns, BEG Project Development Executive, and Adam Edelen, of Edelen Strategic Ventures, and former Kentucky State Auditor. At the same time, renewable energy employment has been increasing across the country. Berkeley Energy Group and EDF Renewable Energy are in the very early stages of planning, but they're shooting for a total capacity of 50 and 100 megawatts. (more...)
N. Korea gears up for 105th anniversary of founder's birth N. Korea gears up for 105th anniversary of founder's birth
- April 24, 2017

Also on display was a powerful midrange missile that can potentially reach US air bases in Guam, which outside analysts call a "Musudan", as well as a new solid-fuel midrange missile that can be fired from land mobile launchers, making them harder to detect before launch. (more...)
Death Toll Reaches 118 in Terrorist Attack on Syria Evacuees Death Toll Reaches 118 in Terrorist Attack on Syria Evacuees
- April 24, 2017

At least 39 were killed following a vehicle bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria. State-run media has blamed "terrorist groups" and groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army, the country's main opposition, condemned the bombing as a "treacherous terrorist attack". (more...)
Turkish election board rejects main opposition's application to annul referendum Turkish election board rejects main opposition's application to annul referendum
- April 24, 2017

Other alleged violations included the HDP's polling station monitors being rejected, and state resources being used in Erdogan's "yes" campaign, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, Turkish police detained 38 people in Istanbul over peaceful street protests that took place after Sunday's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, opposition newspaper Birgun and activists reported. (more...)
Le Pen celebrates 'historic moment' in French election
- April 24, 2017

Early projections from opinion pollsters on the results had shown Macron ahead of Le Pen. Fears over growing radicalization in society and recent upsets within the political establishment have made Macron the best bet among centrists, including many Jews. (more...)
Wanjiru holds off Bekele as Keitany breaks record in London Wanjiru holds off Bekele as Keitany breaks record in London
- April 24, 2017

I'm very happy with the finish time. The World Marathon Majors organisers are yet to declare the women's victor because the series leader Jemima Sumgong is facing doping charges. "We tried to maintain that pace for half of the race". "It was becoming tougher and tougher. The sun was coming and the day was lovely, but we don't need too much sun!" Earlier, Britain's David Weir won a record seventh wheelchair title to clinch his first victory in London since 2012. (more...)