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The outcome is a huge defeat for the two centre-right and centre-left groupings that have dominated French politics for 60 years, and also reduces the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as United States president.
  • Allardyce 'breathing easier' after Anfield win

    Allardyce 'breathing easier' after Anfield win

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    Liverpool paid £32m for Benteke when they signed him from Aston Villa in 2015 but sold him to Palace for £27m a year later. Liverpool old boy Christian Benteke haunted his old club, scoring twice after Philippe Coutinho had given the home side the lead.
  • Election could limit Britain's approach to Brexit

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    Returning from Estonia where the United Kingdom has deployed 800 troops to help deter Russian aggression, Conservative sources say Mr Fallon will respond to speculation renewal of Trident could be left out of Labour's manifesto. He said the "irresponsible" comments showed the Labour leader was presiding over "very unsafe chaos" that would put the nation's security at risk. "We are committed to renewing the Trident system", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
  • Montrealers line up to cast votes in French presidential election

    Montrealers line up to cast votes in French presidential election

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    Even though she has vowed to repeal marriage equality, far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is receiving a surprising amount of gay support, due partly to her anti-immigration stance, the BBC's Newsbeat reports. France is now steaming into unchartered territory, because whoever wins on May 7 can not count on the backing of France's political mainstream parties.
  • Health Care Vote Likely in Early May, House Conservative Says

    Health Care Vote Likely in Early May, House Conservative Says

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    Members are waiting to review legislative text for the proposal, and a vote could come midweek after members return to Washington on Tuesday. Ryan attempted to calm the disorder Saturday by telling members that repealing the Affordable Care Act remains a priority but urging them to focus on the immediate task of the budget negotiations, according to the aides on the call.
  • Nigel Farage attacks Marine Le Pen rival Emmanuel Macron

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    ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: That's right, Ray. Oil prices recouped just a little of last week's hefty losses, still weighed by signs USA production and inventory growth were offsetting OPEC's attempts to reduce the global crude glut. "I am a bit surprised by the strength of rally because this result itself is not that surprising", said Barclays' head of European research Philippe Gudin de Vallerin.
  • Egyptian American prisoners freed thanks to Trump

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    In 2014, Egyptian authorities charged them with sexual abuse and trafficking of those children, a claim that human rights groups had long argued was unsubstantiated and false. She and her brother visited the White House Friday, where they met with Trump. Human rights groups and US officials had characterized the charges as unfounded.
  • Oppose candidates who back Brexit at any cost, Blair urges

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    And UKIP will call for postal voting to be largely abolished, because of concerns over electoral fraud. His words threatened to reopen the bitter divisions within Labour after he was forced to abandon his attempts to persuade the party to back his support for unilateral disarmament in the face of opposition from the trade unions.
  • Euro surge as ex-economy minister Macron leads French election

    Euro surge as ex-economy minister Macron leads French election

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    Macron, 39, a former investment banker and economy minister who is a relative newcomer to French politics, would like to form a tighter bond with the European Union to lower the country's 10 percent unemployment rate. They burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" inscribed on them. Schulz, formerly president of the European Parliament, said the win was also good for Germany, and that he would welcome working with ...
  • Pence says U.S. to expand military alliance with Japan

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    The Trump administration plans to "reform" the existing deal to level the playing field, he told the room of executives, most of whom represented US companies doing business in South Korea. North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States. Trump's new strategy involves engaging with North Korea's neighbors to bring an end to their pursuit of nuclear weapons, Pence said.