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French authorities say the gunman, named swiftly by the Islamic State terror group via its Amaq news agency as Belgian Abu Yousif al-Bajiki, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs-Élysées, hitting three police officers and a tourist during the attack outside a Marks and Spencer clothing store.
  • France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

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    Analysts say Le Pen's best chance of hauling back Macron's big lead in the polls is to paint him as a part of an elite aloof from ordinary French people and their problems. Despite Macron's plans to "relaunch the building of Europe", the combined scores of staunch eurosceptics Le Pen, far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon and nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan add up to around 46 percent.
  • Canaan scores 13, but Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

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    This is who the Bulls are now, an eclectic collection of basketball misfits compensating with effort for what they lack in ability. This series between the Bulls and Celtics has been a serious roller coaster. Jimmy Butler matched Thomas' 33 points as the Bulls' do-it-all guard had another big day hoisting his teammates to shoulder level. He played four minutes, 41 seconds and was a minus-10.
  • Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

    Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

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    When asked about the comment on Fox News' "The First 100 Days," Sessions said Hawaii was "a handsome island" before adding, "We've got about 800 federal judges". In the wake of the backlash over Sessions's comments last week, the Justice Department tried to clarify his wording. But even that, as many pointed out, was geographically incorrect.
  • Macron, Le Pen Advance to 2nd Round of French Presidential Vote

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    A number of both French and foreign politicians have congratulated Macron and Le Pen on their results in the first round. They will contest the run-off on May 7. She suggested that "the French people now have a very simple choice: either we continue on the path to complete deregulation, or you choose France ".
  • Trump Meets With Aid Worker After Negotiating Release From Egypt

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    Trump was briefed on Hijazi's case early in his term and directed his national security team to take steps to secure her release, he said . -Egyptian citizen, is acquitted by an Egyptian court after almost three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children, Cairo, Sunday, April 16, 2017.
  • Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

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    On Sunday, Macron led the first round of the presidential vote, with projections based on partial results showing him polling 23-24 percent to Le Pen s 21.6-23 percent. "The French have a very simple choice: either we continue on the road of total deregulation, without borders and without protection with the outcome of job losses overseas, unfair global competition, mass immigration and the free movement of terrorists".
  • Death toll 'as high as 140' after Taliban attack on base

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    Afghan security personnel keep watch near the site of an ongoing attack on an army compound in Dihdadi District of Balkh province on April 21, 2017. "We ask the officials of 209 Shaheen Army Corps how the insurgents managed to infiltrate the base despite tough security measures, did they have support from inside or not, these questions must be answered", said member of Balkh provincial council Shujauddin Shuja.
  • Partial French official results show Le Pen, Macron going to second round

    Partial French official results show Le Pen, Macron going to second round

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    Bookmakers made Mr Macron the odds-on favourite to win the run-off., with both Ladbrokes and Coral offering 1-6, with Ms Le Pen at 4-1 and 7-2 respectively. A former lawyer, she has spent much of her political career trying to move the party founded by her father into the French mainstream - something with which she still struggles.
  • Venezuelan opposition begins rally in country's capital

    Venezuelan opposition begins rally in country's capital

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    Demonstrators have vowed not to flinch in their campaign to oust Maduro, despite three weeks of protest violence that has left eight people dead, including three on Wednesday. The court reversed course after worldwide condemnation, but Maduro's government further fuelled the protests by barring the opposition's most popular politician, Henrique Capriles, from holding office for 15 years.