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Protesters Killed as Venezuelan Outrage Grows over Failed Socialism Protesters Killed as Venezuelan Outrage Grows over Failed Socialism
- April 24, 2017

Maduro's government insisted, accusing bakeries of hoarding flour to destabilise his government and using it in expensive cakes and pastries rather than cheap, subsidised bread. Just minutes after they started on Thursday, police deployed tear gas in an effort to slow their advance. Amid a sea of Venezuelan flags the marchers shouted: "Who are we?" "What do we want?" the marchers asked. (more...)
France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms
- April 24, 2017

The two candidates who secure the most votes in Sunday's first round will contest a May 7 head-to-head run-off ballot. French police say six officers and three demonstrators have been injured in election night violence in which protesters burned cars, danced around bonfires and dodged riot police. (more...)
Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength amid tension Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength amid tension
- April 24, 2017

But U.S. officials said no decision has been made about how to respond to any new test - nuclear or ballistic - by North Korea. The country's biggest national holiday, called the Day of the Sun, came amid growing speculation that Pyongyang could conduct its sixth nuclear test or launch missiles around key anniversaries in April. (more...)
UK PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election UK PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election
- April 24, 2017

But Survation for The Mail on Sunday has the two parties somewhat closer, with the Conservatives on 40% and Labour on 29% - an 11-point difference. In a statement issued following his appearance on BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show, a party spokesman said: "The decision to renew Trident has been taken and Labour supports that". (more...)
Macron, Le Pen Projected to Win, in Good News for Europe's Mainstream
- April 24, 2017

French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. Macron promotes closer cooperation among the bloc's 28 nations, while Le Pen wants to follow in on the footsteps of Britain by leaving the EU. Left-wing paper Liberation says Macron is "One Step Away" from the Elysee. (more...)
Europe's populist wave stalls as Emmanuel Macron storms into French runoff Europe's populist wave stalls as Emmanuel Macron storms into French runoff
- April 24, 2017

Sterling was at a four-month high against the euro and a six-month high against the USA dollar. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets. Le Pen also made an "appeal to all patriots", saying a vote for her was the key to the "survival of France". "He represents France's future, a future within Europe", she said. (more...)
May says June election result 'not certain'
- April 24, 2017

Writing in The Observer , the former Belgian prime minister said Mrs May's decision to call a snap poll on June 8 - having previously said she would not go to the country before the scheduled end of the parliament in 2020 - appeared to have been driven by "political opportunism". (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists gunned down by security forces in encounter Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists gunned down by security forces in encounter
- April 24, 2017

Two militants, who opened fire on an army patrol, were killed by the security forces in an encounter today in the Budgam district of central Kashmir. Meanwhile, Army's Srinagar-based spokesperson, Col. Reports said youth pelted stones and rocks at a security forces party which was rushing towards the encounter site at Nagam village, situated a couple of kilometers from the encounter site. (more...)
New French revolution as outsiders sweep to victory New French revolution as outsiders sweep to victory
- April 24, 2017

For the first time in modern French history, neither of the major parties has made it to the final run-off stage of electing a president. Market-friendly Macron, a former banker and economy minister, won 23.9 percent of votes in Sunday's first round, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with 21.4 percent, according to near-final results from the interior ministry. (more...)
Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease
- April 24, 2017

The two leaders are expected to attend the Egyptian-Saudi summit to discuss reinforcement of ties between the two countries, as well as regional and worldwide issues, especially counter-terrorism. "These are two former giants in the region who are trying to regain their roles, and they understand that by working together they can help each other", Rami Khouri, a senior public policy fellow with the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, said. (more...)
Trump Could Help And Hurt GOP In 6th District Runoff Trump Could Help And Hurt GOP In 6th District Runoff
- April 24, 2017

Ossoff fell just short of the 50% mark he needed to win the seat outright, before heading to a runoff. "Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia", the President tweeted late on Tuesday. (more...)
Watch Prince William, Lady Gaga FaceTime about the importance of mental health Watch Prince William, Lady Gaga FaceTime about the importance of mental health
- April 24, 2017

Princess Diana playing with Prince William at home In Kensington Palace in 1985. On Wednesday, the 32-year-old prince attended the opening of the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo in London, on behalf of his Heads Together campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which is this year's charity of the year for the marathon. (more...)
Trump Suggests Terrorism Will Potentially Be Beneficial For Le Pen Trump Suggests Terrorism Will Potentially Be Beneficial For Le Pen
- April 24, 2017

Islamic State, which has hundreds of French-speaking fighters, claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting soon afterwards, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif al-Belgiki (the Belgian)". Cheurfi drew up alongside a police van and shot an officer sitting at the wheel, sending shoppers and strollers on the ritzy Champs Elysees scattering for safety. (more...)
West Hartford Easter Egg hunt teaches spiritual lesson along with the fun West Hartford Easter Egg hunt teaches spiritual lesson along with the fun
- April 24, 2017

The kids at the hunt seemed to really enjoy getting to chase down the eggs. In addition, each child will receive a ticket for prize drawings along with a gift bag with candy and other items so no child leaves without something. "All that was great". Janet Samuel, was ready for fun as she was looking after her 9-year-old granddaughter Ten'aj Williams, who was waiting for the big moment to charge after the eggs. (more...)
Valverde dedicates Liege win to dead Scarponi Valverde dedicates Liege win to dead Scarponi
- April 24, 2017

On-form Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde notched up a record fifth win in the Fleche Wallonne on Wednesday (Apr 19), with Ireland's Dan Martin taking second at the summit finish on the Mur de Huy. "I gave my all". "I'm certainly not frustrated to have been beaten by a rider who was stronger than me". "It's a great result and it's a great way to finish the classics for the team". (more...)
Thousands attend helicopter Easter egg drop in Killeen Thousands attend helicopter Easter egg drop in Killeen
- April 24, 2017

Nikki Marin works with the teens at the Rockport YMCA's Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center, and around 15 high schoolers volunteered to help stuff the hollow eggs with candy, spread them around the field and hand out prizes. Lindsey Pierce brought her three kids to the egg hunt because she also enjoys watching her children having a fun time. "We offer this program for the older youth as an extension to the typical egg hunt", Durso said. (more...)
Australia unveils tougher citizenship laws Australia unveils tougher citizenship laws
- April 24, 2017

Just days after Australian Prime Minister Marcolm Turnbull returned home from his visit to India, the Australian government has passed a decision to abolish 457 visa programme that allowed foreign temporary workers to work in Australia. Requiring applicants to show the steps they have taken to integrate into and contribute to the Australian community. There will be a new requirement to provide documentation that people who can work are working or in education, are complying with welfare ... (more...)
Legal centres win funding Legal centres win funding
- April 24, 2017

Before the announcement, the New South Wales government had promised the sector an extra $6m owing to the looming funding cliff. "[They] have been waiting and hoping that the Government would see their point of view and we have done that and delivered for them". (more...)
Food City 500 rescheduled to Monday at 1:00 p.m Food City 500 rescheduled to Monday at 1:00 p.m
- April 24, 2017

Later Saturday night, even more rain began moving into the area, and by Sunday morning the entire Bristol and surrounding areas were saturated, with even more heavy rain coming in as the day continued on Sunday. NASCAR will have a competition caution on Lap 60 so teams can check tire wear since much of the tire rubber from practice sessions and support races has been washed from the track. (more...)
Marine Le Pen gets poll boost after Paris attack Marine Le Pen gets poll boost after Paris attack
- April 24, 2017

According to estimates from CNN affiliate BFMTV and polling company Elabe, newcomer Macron secured 24% of the vote, with National Front leader Le Pen close behind on 21.8%. "It falls to us not to give in to fear and intimidation and manipulation, which would play into the hands of the enemy". A statement by IS's propaganda agency Amaq issued shortly after the attack identified the assailant as "Abu Yussef the Belgian". (more...)