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An official in Mazar-e-Sharif said at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. He says security guards stopped them at a third gate and that's when the attackers opened fire. "Attackers were dressed in Afghan army uniforms, the source said". The statement further added that Mr. Shakhani strongly condemned the attack on the 209 Shaheen Corps base that led to the martyrdom of scores of soldiers during the Friday prayers.
  • Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

    Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

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    Le Pen, in a chest-thumping speech to cheering supporters, declared that she embodies "the great alternative" for French voters. Le Pen and Macron are now set to face each other in a runoff election on May 7. Even under a constitution that concentrates power in the president's hands, both Macron and Le Pen will need legislators in parliament to pass laws and implement much of their programs.
  • Protesters cross into western Caracas

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    The toll brings to 20 the number of people killed in three weeks of violent anti-government demonstrations. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections.
  • Thousands Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

    Thousands Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

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    Meanwhile, Trump was in West Palm Beach, Fla., avoiding angry protestors, but he took the time to tweet his reaction on Easter Sunday. "The election is over!" On Sunday, Trump tried to delegitimize the Americans who exercised their First Amendment right in the nationwide April 15 events demanding he release his tax returns.
  • United Nations says watching Palestinian prisoner hunger strike closely

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    Israeli prison officials could not be reached for comment Monday night. The strikers' immediate demands included better conditions and more contact with relatives. "They are terrorists and incarcerated murderers who are getting what they deserve and we have no reason to negotiate with them", Erdan told occupation army radio.
  • Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen for the second round

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    Unpopular incumbent President Francois Hollande made the unusual move a year ago of pledging to not stand for re-election. Intelligence officials throughout Western democracies have made it known they have evidence that Russian Federation is interfering in the French election in support of Le Pen, in the same way Russian Federation interfered in the American election in support of Trump.
  • Paris Terror Attack Will Have 'Big Effect' on French Presidential Election

    Paris Terror Attack Will Have 'Big Effect' on French Presidential Election

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    The Islamic State group's claim of responsibility just a few hours after the attack came unusually swiftly for the extremist group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria. Opinion polls point to a tight race among the four leading contenders vying to advance to the May 7 presidential runoff , when the top two candidates face off.
  • French election: Le Pen, Macron ahead in early results

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    Macron , only 39, is seeking to become France's youngest ever president and has campaigned on a strongly pro-EU and pro-business platform. Le Pen's controversial views were denounced by many as anti-Semitic and xenophobic. She wants to build a secure sovereign state by cracking down on what she calls a "massive immigration" of radical Muslims who she says are trying to supplant France's Judeo-Christian heritage.
  • Erdogan to meet Trump on May 16-17 in Washington

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    The Istanbul Bar Association on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint against electoral board head Sadi Guven for "wrongful conduct" and "altering the result of the election". Earlier, 19 people were detained for allegedly using the results of a constitutional referendum as an "excuse" to organize "unauthorized demonstrations", official Anadolu news agency reported.
  • North Korea ups war rhetoric

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    U.S., South Korean and other officials are closely monitoring the North amid indications it could conduct another missile test or nuclear explosion to coincide with an important national anniversary this weekend. As the world held its breath amid growing nuclear tension thousands of North Korean soldiers, sailors and airmen put on a intimidating display of military might.