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According to AP, many French voters backed Macron reluctantly, not because they agreed with his politics but simply to keep out Le Pen and her far-right National Front party, still tainted by its anti-Semitic and racist history. A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel tweeted: "Congratulations Emmanuel Macron. Your victory is a victory for a strong united Europe and for the Franco-German friendship".
  • Korea 'litmus test' of US-China relations: Snyder

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    KCNA also said two intelligence services "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK". Analysts concur that a possible suspension of China's oil exports would have a major impact on North Korea, but they are more inclined to believe that China would not use its biggest punitive measure as leverage over North Korea-a total oil embargo-if Pyongyang is carrying out ...
  • Stefanik helps pass GOP health plan

    Stefanik helps pass GOP health plan

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    Those individual policies, as well as public medical coverage such as Medicaid, are more affected than employer-supplied insurance by current federal law known as Obamacare and the GOP House's proposed American Health Care Act . There are many more steps in the legislative process left before this bill ever reaches Trump's desk, and many opportunities for you to help stop it.
  • Russia, US confirm readiness to reinstate memorandum on air safety

    Russia, US confirm readiness to reinstate memorandum on air safety

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    Such zones, also referred to as non-conflict or safe zones, are meant to be areas where civilians can live without being targeted by any party in Syria's war. It added that government forces shelled rebel-held neighborhoods of the capital Damascus. The Observatory and the Ghouta Media Center, an activist collective, said a child was wounded when government forces shelled the Damascus suburb of Kfar Batna.
  • US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

    US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

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    There is disagreement about the exact aim of the attacks from the Turkish side, but it may cause even more tension with the U.S. who have shown no sign of abandoning their support for the Kurds . The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria. "Let us, the USA, all these coalition powers, and Turkey, join hands to turn Raqqa into Daesh's grave", he said , using an Arabic acronym for ISIL, saying that Turkey is at present leading the "most effective campaign against ISIL".
  • Liverpool miss penalty in scoreless draw with Southampton

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    We didn't play as well as we would have liked. "But we made it hard for them to come into our box, so it's fantastic work from all the players". It made life not easy in the game. Liverpool were only really able to test Southampton from shots outside the box and even then they were tame, all largely coming from the boot of Coutinho.
  • Boko Haram leaders swapped for 82 Chibok girls

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    Femi Adesina says the girls have been received at the airport by the president's chief of staff. The speaker said this in reaction to the release of 82 Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgents. local time Sunday. Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of his words. Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing.
  • Vote in northern Germany a test for Merkel's challenger

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    The Green party made slight gains on its 2012 results, receiving about 13.5 percent of the vote, and the free market libertarian FDP jumped 3.3 percent in the polls to reach 11.5 percent, leaving options open for a coalition. Held in the shadow of France's presidential runoff, the vote for Schleswig-Holstein's state assembly comes amid a CDU rebound after the SPD surged following Schulz's nomination in January.
  • Rich List: Number of UK-based billionaires at record high

    Rich List: Number of UK-based billionaires at record high

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    Sri and Gopi Hinduja are the richest people in the United Kingdom with a fortune of £16.2bn, and the brothers are among a record 134 billionaires on the list, 14 more than were recorded in the 2016 edition. The only British-born billionaire in the top 10 is Hugh Grosvenor, 26. who became the world's richest under-30 when he inherited his father's estate a year ago.
  • Senkumar moves SC for contempt against Kerala govt, Chief Secy

    Senkumar moves SC for contempt against Kerala govt, Chief Secy

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    The petitioner was appointed as the State Police Chief on May 22, 2015 for a period of two years and he was removed, illegally, on June 1, 2016. However many legal experts have already advised the government to abide by the Supreme Court's orders, failing which the chief secretary will have to face charges of contempt of court.