• Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

    Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

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    At least 10 Taliban militants disguised as army personnel on Friday sneaked in at 209 Shaheen Base Headquarters in Mazar-e-Sharif city, opening fire on unarmed and unsuspecting soldiers as they prayed at a mosque in the base. He cited the government's stability; Afghan military casualties; the influence of Pakistan, Russia and Iran; "the convergence" of various terror groups; the narcotics trade and corruption.
  • Le Pen, Macron advance in French elections

    Le Pen, Macron advance in French elections

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    He pledged to unite "patriots" behind his agenda to renew French politics and modernise the country against Le Pen and "the threat of nationalists". A former investment banker, Macron had served as economy minister in the government of President Francois Hollande before forming his own "Association for the renewal of politics", the official name of "En Marche" in April 2016.
  • 3 factions battle for AIADMK throne

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    TTV Dinakaran is also facing FEMA and Election Commission bribery cases and he may be arrested in lieu with any one or both, soon. The Panneerselvam camp on Thursday discussed the developments in the ruling AIADMK, which has made a decision to sideline Sasikala and Dinakaran and let a panel of leaders run the party.
  • Mike Pence reassures Japan of USA resolve on North Korea

    Mike Pence reassures Japan of USA resolve on North Korea

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    Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday from South Korea, where he visited the heavily fortified border separating the North and South. Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that "all options are on the table" for curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
  • Australia tightens citizenship rules, prescribes 'Australian values' test

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    Budding Australian citizens would have to be competent English language speakers and have been permanent residents for at least four years. The prime minister stressed that the country must continue to attract people who are willing to embrace Australian values regardless of their nationality or religion, and that the test puts Australian values at the very heart of Australian citizenship and pushes the country to become an even stronger and more successful multicultural country.
  • France votes in divisive presidential election

    France votes in divisive presidential election

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    While constitutional obstacles would make it hard for her to uncouple France from the European Union, a Le Pen victory could nonetheless be a devastating blow for the European Union, already weakened by Britain's shock vote to leave. Crowds gathered on the Place de la Bastille, and police fired tear gas to disperse an increasingly rowdy gathering as riot officers surrounded the area.
  • Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

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    Palestinian inmates regularly hold hunger strikes in protest against the administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions. Several hundred are being detained without charges. Qadoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said about 6500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons. Erdan vowed that Israeli authorities would not negotiate with the prisoners and said Barghouti had been moved to another prison and placed in solitary confinement.
  • Erdogan slams global critics of referendum result

    Erdogan slams global critics of referendum result

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    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. " This referendum will forever remain controversial ", HDP deputy chairman Mithat Sancar told reporters. "The rule of a match can not be changed while the match is being played, this is a universal rule", he said.
  • France votes in high-stakes presidential election

    France votes in high-stakes presidential election

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    President Trump told the Associated Press on Friday that he was not officially endorsing Le Pen but he thought the attack on Thursday would "probably help" her because she is the candidate who is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France".
  • Femen Activists Protest As Le Pen Casts Ballot

    Femen Activists Protest As Le Pen Casts Ballot

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    Macron and Le Pen have vastly different visions for how to govern France, and of French identity. "I support Macron but also voted against the extremes which I really don't want to see in the second round", she said. Some believed French stoicism would prevent a lurch to the right in the presidential vote, even though the attack dominated French headlines. Unpopular Socialist President François Hollande did not run for re-election, unusual for an incumbent French leader.
  • U.K. Elections - Impact On British Pound

    U.K. Elections - Impact On British Pound

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    The latest odds for the General Election on June 8 have been revealed by Coral and Theresa May is now the favourite to be Prime Minister after the vote. "It's about. getting the right deal from Europe". "Some say it is to defeat the Tory Right so that she can go for a "softer Brexit". Earlier, Corbyn had not ruled out putting the terms of an exit deal to a national vote when asked point-blank by journalists after the launch of his election campaign in Westminster.