• Marine Le Pen 'steps down temporarily' as far-right National Front leader

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    Le Pen and her party as unsafe for France's democracy and its values. French voters would be wise to make Macron - the more sensible, centrist candidate - their nation's next president. It could prove hard for her to increase on the 21.5% she garnered in the first round of voting. On present forecasts, Mr Macron will take power. So vote for me.
  • Kurds and Turks trade fire on Syria border

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    The United States on Tuesday expressed " deep concern " over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the USA -led coalition fighting Islamic State. About 1,000 USA troops are on the ground in Syria . "We've got to figure out exactly who got hit". Mr Toner acknowledged Turkey's "legitimate concerns about the PKK ", but he aid the State Department had expressed its own concerns to Ankara over the raid.
  • Entire US Senate to visit White House for North Korea briefing

    Entire US Senate to visit White House for North Korea briefing

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    The entire US Senate was bused to the White House on Wednesday afternoon to receive a much-hyped classified briefing on North Korea - but some Senators emerged from the all-hands meeting unimpressed by the content and the "lack of straight answers" they got from administration officials.
  • US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

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    He said China continues to press Japan in the East China Sea, stepping up diplomatic and economic pressure against Taiwan, and methodically trying to supplant USA influence with "our friends and allies in the region". The U.S. and South Korea agreed to deploy the $800 million system last July in a deal brokered under the now-impeached South Korean president, Park Geun-hye.
  • Macron, Le Pen Trade Barbs in French Election Race

    Macron, Le Pen Trade Barbs in French Election Race

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    Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened with rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in France' first round offered a relief to investors who had feared radical candidates could win power.
  • Kurdish forces call for no-fly zone in northern Syria

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes erupted "after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fired on an armoured vehicle belonging to Turkish forces that had crossed the Syrian-Turkish border". The Observatory said that at least five people were killed Tuesday by strikes believed to have been carried out by the US -led coalition. Khalil said he was not aware of any casualties among PKK rebels.
  • Australia's Ten Network warns future dependent on financing

    Australia's Ten Network warns future dependent on financing

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    He said Ten's board are confident the network will be able to deliver enough earnings confidence to guarantors to secure the facility due to a company-wide transformation program that will run well into FY18. "This whole-of-business program will improve revenues through a range of initiatives". Get Me Out of Here and Australian Survivor as two strong formats, but noted The Biggest Loser: Transformed was "not performing".
  • White House: Trump will not immediately bolt from NAFTA

    White House: Trump will not immediately bolt from NAFTA

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    The White House announcement came hours after administration officials said Trump was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the US from the deal - though administration officials cautioned it was just one of a number of options being discussed by the president and his staff.
  • NewsAlert: Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won't terminate NAFTA

    NewsAlert: Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won't terminate NAFTA

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    Trump's White House. Trump told Mexican and Canadian leaders that he would not terminate NAFTA, and all three countries agreed to renegotiate the deal. The law congress passed to enact the trade pact might remain in place, forcing Trump to wrangle with lawmakers and raising questions about the president's authority to raise tariffs on Mexican and Canadian imports.