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They're banned from driving , mingling with the opposite sex , and going out in public without a male guardian. UN Watch , a Geneva-based NGO, slammed Saudi Arabia's election last week to a four-year term as a member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Why you should care about the French election

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    The leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) party hopes that she will be a leading figure in this radical reordering of the global elite, which already counts the election of US President Donald Trump and the British vote to leave the European Union among its successes.
  • France's Macron looks set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

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    The selection of Le Pen and Macron presents voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the EU's future and France's place in it. "We are, without doubt, beginning a new era". Cazeneuve called on the French to support Macron in order "to beat the National Front and its awful programme of regression for France and division among the French".
  • Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

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    Kyrie, LeBron and the rest of the Cavs will now get some well-deserved rest as they await their next opponent - the victor of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks first-round series that is currently tied at two games apiece. "I ain't even at that point yet", he said. Lance Stephenson scored 22 points and Paul George added 15 but missed a 3-pointer that could have forced overtime in the closing seconds.
  • China ups calls for calm after tense weekend on Korean Peninsula

    China ups calls for calm after tense weekend on Korean Peninsula

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    Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea and addressed US servicemen on the USS Ronald Reagan in Japan, where he warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the USA military, promising it would have an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.
  • N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

    N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

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    In Washington, a White House statement Monday said Trump and Xi "reaffirmed the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs" and pledged to "strengthen coordination in achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
  • US Stock Futures Rally After Centrist Takes 1st Round in French Election

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    An ex-investment banker whose marriage to his former school teacher has fascinated France, Macron said the results were a clear rejection of traditional parties. "She has a line of attack that can hit the bullseye". Both centre-right and centre-left fell in behind Macron, whose optimistic vision of a tolerant France and a united Europe with open borders is a stark contrast to Le Pen's darker, inward-looking "French-first" platform that calls for closed borders, tougher security, less ...
  • What's next for the Iran nuclear deal?

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    Wendy Sherman, the U.S diplomat who led the negotiations with Iran, said the deal was not merely between the U.S and Iran as other countries such as Russian Federation and China were also involved. The arms embargo imposed by UN Security Council will be kept in place for five years, ban for supplying ballistic missile technologies to Iran - for eight years.
  • France may catch populist wave in presidential election

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    Paris: Voting is presently underway in France for the first phase of the presidential election that comes amidst heightened security concerns for the country following a string of deadly terror attacks. "For fifteen years, there has not been a pro-sovereignty candidate in the second round of a presidential election", she said. They burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" inscribed on them.
  • How Donald Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

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    His order, entitled "Buy America, Hire American" is meant to target the controversial H-1B visa program where he asked several federal agencies to review and overhaul some of its components. Critics say the programme has been hijacked by staffing companies that use the visas to import foreigners who will work for less than Americans. "It's encouraging to know that our elected officials at the highest levels of government recognize the importance of American manufacturing and American workers ...