French Presidential candidate Fillon's wife charged over fake job scandal

Mrs Fillon, 61, has been charged with complicity in the abuse of public funds and over a salary she received from a literary magazine owned by a billionaire friend of her husband. However he has now slipped to third place behind independent centris... More..

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Destruction of Cyclone Debbie Becomes Clear as Day Breaks in Australia

Wind gusts of 262 kmh, the highest during the storm, were recorded on Hamilton Island, so it was expected to be hit hard, although its resorts were created to withstand category 5 storms. Townsville Airport reo...More..

Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy
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Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

The Trump administration's actions and statements so far have indicated this will not be a priority . "Advancing the rights and full participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 2...More..

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Malaysia interviewed N. Koreans before they left

North Korean state media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a statement after the deal was announced, saying that the country had provided "all necessary documents related to the body of t...More..

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Footy diplomacy for Chinese Premier

Li's visit to Australia and New Zealand, which started late Wednesday, is the first by a Chinese premier in 11 years. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each co...More..

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Gigaba in hot seat as new Finance Minister

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sacked the country's Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, after days of speculation that rocked the country's markets and currency. A report by a constitutionally-mandated w...More..

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Pilot grateful able to bring home Malaysians from Pyongyang

It was an abrupt turnaround in a freakish case that is part diplomatic drama, part murder mystery. Lieutenant Colonel Hasrizan Kamis said the Bombardier jet left for Pyongyang from a Malaysian airbase on Thur...More..

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Kenyan woman attacked in India after being 'mistaken for a Nigerian'

On Wednesday, Nigeria summoned the Indian envoy and asked the Indian Government to ensure immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the attack on Nigerian students. "People from Africa, includin...More..

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Judge to rule later on Trump University case

One of the plaintiffs in the class-action suit, Sherri Simpson , filed a last-minute challenge to the settlement, hoping to opt out take the president to court on criminal racketeering charges. It promised ...More..

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Paul Manafort Volunteers To Testify Before House Intelligence Committee, Lawmaker Says

So here we are, on Friday and "the chairman has announced that the hearing is canceled" while also announcing he wants to bring back Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers, for a closed session, Schiff said. Mr. Nu...More..

Mnuchin says joke about 'Lego Batman Movie' was mistake
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Mnuchin says joke about 'Lego Batman Movie' was mistake

Treasury said in an accompanying statement that Mnuchin had made his comment in jest, and it was "not meant to be a product endorsement of any movie". Mnuchin has promised to divest his interests in the company...More..

Anti-corruption protests sweep Russian Federation, opposition leader held
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Anti-corruption protests sweep Russian Federation, opposition leader held

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia intends to step up cooperation with the Arab League to ensure a prompt political and diplomatic settlement of regional crises. Yet Sunday's protests included demon...More..

France's Macron says post-Brexit priority is protecting EU citizens
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

France's Macron says post-Brexit priority is protecting EU citizens

They are also looking into a contract that allowed Penelope Fillon to earn 100,000 euros ($108,000) as a consultant for a literary magazine, La Revue des Deux Mondes. "My priority will be to protect the Europea...More..

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Trump says Flynn right to ask for immunity

Mr Flynn's lawyer, Mr Kelner, confirmed in a statement that his client had held discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees. Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelli...More..

Senator Rubio - Hackers targeted former presidential campaign staffers
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Senator Rubio - Hackers targeted former presidential campaign staffers

Mark Warner, the top Democrat and vice chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks. Russia's alleged tampering in the US presidential election was "propaganda on steroids", the most senior Democrat...More..

Over 146 migrants drowned off Libya's coast, UNHCR says
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Over 146 migrants drowned off Libya's coast, UNHCR says

A 16-year-old boy from The Gambia was found clinging to a fuel can in the sea on Wednesday, and he told rescuers about 147 others on his vessel had died when it sank. Saving lives at sea must remain the key pri...More..

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French far right presidential candidate Le Pen

Her party took a €9 million loan from a Moscow-based bank in 2014, and is actively seeking new sources of funding. Le Pen, the Front National leader, will regard the meeting in Moscow as a coup for her foreig...More..

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Secretary Rex Tillerson says: 'I didn't want this job'

Only a select few will ever have the privilege of saying that they were a Secretary of State for the United States, one of the highest profile positions in an American presidential administration. Defense Secre...More..

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Malaysia interviewed, cleared 3 N. Koreans before they left

The diplomatic dispute was resolved after the Malaysian government authorised the return of Kim Jong-nam's body to Pyongyang and allowed the North Koreans in Malaysia to leave the country. Malaysia's refusal to...More..

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Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

The Unite for Europe march was due to end with a rally in Parliament Square, scene of this week's attack by British-born Islam convert Khalid Masood in which four people died. We will march on the heart of ou...More..

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Wenger to decide his future after Manchester City game

It has called on the board "not to renew" his contract at the end of the season. "People are prone to talk, I can't stop them from talking, but I am with the Belgium team, and I am preparing myself". "I agree...More..

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Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad roughed up Air India duty manager

The FIA also proposed the "no fly list" to include "all unruly passengers" keeping in mind the safety and security of "our colleagues and other customers". Taking serious note of the complaint lodged by the vic...More..

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S. Africa's Zuma replaces key ministers

Gordhan's replacement Gigaba is a Zuma-ally who was criticised for extreme tightening of immigration rules while minister of home affairs. A number of changes were made to the deputy minister positions as wel...More..

LGBTQ Community: NC's Repeal of
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LGBTQ Community: NC's Repeal of "Bathroom Bill" Does More Harm than Help

But it also bars cities and school districts from enacting their own anti-discrimination rules for almost four years, a compromise that drew harsh criticism from civil rights groups and advocates for lesbian,...More..

North Korea missile launch attempt fails, US, South Korea say
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

North Korea missile launch attempt fails, US, South Korea say

UPDATE: North Korea has nothing to fear from any USA move to broaden sanctions against it - Pyongyang envoy- Reuters Top News (@ Reuters ) 21 mars 2017 Military drills North Korea rejects claims by Wash...More..

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Rohingya rebel leader challenges Myanmar's Suu Kyi, vows to fight on

Myanmar's defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is aware of frustrations with her one-year-old government and that she is ready to step down if people are unhappy with its achievements. The UN Human Righ...More..

Eurovision 2017:
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Eurovision 2017: "Ukraine gets ultimatum about Russia's participation"

Kiev's decision to ban Russian Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova from entering Ukraine will have a very big negative impact on Ukraine's global reputation, European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Director Gener...More..

West Virginia 2017 Football Opener Moves To Prime Time
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West Virginia 2017 Football Opener Moves To Prime Time

WVU's Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) members for 2016 and 2017 and 2016 season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to order tickets through the Mountaineer Ticket Office to be seated in West Virgin...More..

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Putin Denies Intention to Wage a War or Compete with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations that the Kremlin interfered in the US 2016 presidential elections and to get his point across, referenced a quote by a USA president. Trump rejected the ...More..

US Ambassador Haley: Israel-bashing at United Nations is over
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

US Ambassador Haley: Israel-bashing at United Nations is over

He said, "If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this, America stands with Israel!" Pinkus decried those who highlight political divisions to "score political points". We exchanged views and fee...More..

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Brexit triggered as United Kingdom officially begins European Union divorce

Britain delivered a letter to the European Union Wednesday triggering Article 50 - the official withdrawal from the European Union. The European Parliament has the right to veto any final deal. European Union...More..

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Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students

The attack on the student inside a popular shopping mall in Noida was recorded on mobile phone cameras by other shoppers and widely circulated on social media. "I can not take the risk, I have to be very carefu...More..

Demise of Trump's Health Overhaul Opens Door for Democrats
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Demise of Trump's Health Overhaul Opens Door for Democrats

Their hands finally forced, we learned last past week where Iowa's Congressional Republicans stood on their party's plan to dismantle the Democrats' health care reforms. On Friday, President Donald Trump t...More..

Slain EMT Was a Mother of Five Who Loved Her Job
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Slain EMT Was a Mother of Five Who Loved Her Job

The suspect went around the other side of the ambulance and managed to slip into the driver's side, he said. Anis Nagi told the New York Daily News he was the one who flagged down the ambulance to let them ...More..

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Manchin first Dem to announce support for Gorsuch

It's reportedly from a fundraising event in Springfield, Missouri. Not likely, but it's not entirely out of the question - so long as Gorsuch gets on the court. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who has yet to say whether he...More..