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Sisi announced the state of emergency nationwide for three months in a short televised address last night, following the blasts that targeted the minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. Hours later, a suicide bomber struck the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria's Manshyia district. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt's Christian minority, who account for about 10 pc of the population and ...
  • UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

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    Labour and the much smaller opposition Liberal Democrats said they would vote in favour of the early election, all but guaranteeing her decision will be approved. "The Conservative Government, arrogantly, are presenting themselves as the only party with the national interest at heart". Experts predict that her ruling Conservative Party could win around 100 more seats at the election on 8 June, which should bolster support for her Brexit plan - a prospect that has strengthened the ...
  • Karim Cheurfi, Paris shooter, previously tried killing cops

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    The officers were shot outside a Marks and Spencer store on the Champs-Elysees - one of the French capital's main shopping streets and an area popular with tourists. "We don't understand why Islamic State has identified the wrong person", said a police source. A French television station hosting an event with the 11 candidates running for president briefly interrupted its broadcast to report the shootings.
  • Marine Le Pen accused of 'exploiting' Champs-Elysées attack

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    There was a near photo finish between Ms Le Pen and her closest rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, as the last polls of the election campaign were published. On Fox Business Network today, "The Blaze" host Lawrence Jones discussed the prospect of a Le Pen victory, calling her "the Donald Trump of France ".
  • Washington Trump says tax proposal will include 'massive' cuts

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    Without giving away many details, Mnuchin did say the Trump tax plan would have either three or four tax brackets - there are now seven - along with a streamlined tax system. Trump's latest orders also authorize a review of tax laws, which the president argues impose an undue burden on taxpayers . Trump signed an executive order along with two memoranda about reviewing the taxation and financial regulatory policies of his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama.
  • Turkey opposition calls for vote to be cancelled

    Turkey opposition calls for vote to be cancelled

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    EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas called on Turkish authorities "to launch transparent investigations into these alleged irregularities found by the observers". French President Francois Hollande also urged dialogue between the political factions. There was talk Erdogan would call an election so his powers could take effect.
  • UK lawmakers back May's call for June election

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    Britain is now gearing up for its third general election in seven years, which comes less than a year after the divisive referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw from the EU. He dismissed Mrs May's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" she had called for an election as the Crown Prosecution Service decides whether to press charges against a number of Tory MPs over allegations relating to 2015 election expenses.
  • Trump signs law giving states more say in Planned Parenthood funding

    Trump signs law giving states more say in Planned Parenthood funding

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    The ceremony was closed to the media. Trump signed the unpopular rollback of the Obama regulation that didn't allow states to defend Planned Parenthood's family planning in a closed press event with no television cameras allowed. In a statement released after he signed the bill, a top Planned Parenthood executive made the false claim that somehow revoking Planned Parenthood funding would prevent women from accessing health care.
  • The ISIS Paris Shooter Had Long History Of Radicalism And Violence

    The ISIS Paris Shooter Had Long History Of Radicalism And Violence

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    A French national, identified by the Paris prosecutor's office as Karim Cheurfi, possibly aided by a Belgian accomplice, shot dead with a Kalashnikov a policeman on the Champs-Elysee and wounded another two officers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences to Hollande and said her sympathy "goes out to the victims and their families", according to her spokesman Steffen Seibert.