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His opponent in the race for the presidency, Marine Le Pen, is a critic of globalisation and had proposed withdrawing France from the single currency. Under her father, the party had been tarred by its association with neo-fascist groups - a situation made worse by Jean-Marie Le Pen's denial of the Holocaust and his anti-Semitic statements.
  • Trudeau congratulates France's president-elect Macron on election win

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    Shortly after the first projections were published she said she had congratulated her opponent. "Through this historical decision, the French have chosen our alliance as the first force of opposition to our president", said Le Pen. In fact analysts were quick to warn that Macron's decisive victory shouldn't be interpreted as a clear sign of support for the man who will be France's youngest president .
  • Trump to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel & Vatican in first overseas presidential trip

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    Trump's first stop came as a surprise to Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Trump to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican May 24 after trip to Israel, Saudi Arabia . relations with the Muslim world. "Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace", he said, reports the New York Times. "The goal of this meeting is really to bring together all of the different countries and all of the different religions in the fight against intolerance and to ...
  • General Election: May insists she is 'taking nothing for granted'

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    However, she said the SNP had "won this election comfortably" with her party ending up with "more votes, more seats, more councils where we are the largest party, not just compared to every other party but compared to five years ago". Welsh Labour's Chris Evans said the local election results gave the party a "firm foundation" to build on. Overall, the Conservatives gained 563 seats, while Labour lost 382.
  • Zverev wins BMW Open for 1st title in Germany

    Zverev wins BMW Open for 1st title in Germany

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    Zverev turned back second-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, 7-5, 7-5, in Saturday's semifinals to advance to a championship match against Guido Pella of Argentina. Pella rallied for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Hyeon Chung of South Korea. Earlier Saturday, Chung defeated Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in their quarterfinal, which was suspended Friday due to darkness.
  • Paris police fire tear gas at protesters during May Day protests

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    Dupont-Aignan shocked many French by agreeing to be Le Pen's prime minister, if she wins the presidency. Le Pen now trails her centrist, pro-EU rival Emmanuel Macron by around 19 percentage points, according to polls. Varoufakis wrote, referring to Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was kicked out of the Front National Party by Marine for his anti-Semitic statements. As protesters and police clashed in the city center, presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was basking in the support of her voters ...
  • Creator of 'world's largest' child porn site sentenced

    Creator of 'world's largest' child porn site sentenced

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    Chase created the website, called "Playpen", in August 2014 on the Dark Web network Tor, where people can communicate and access material anonymously through "hidden service" websites. Officials said 368 of those arrested were from Europe. Shedding light on the scope of the operation which is still active, the FBI revealed that in the U.S.
  • France's Le Pen says far-right National Front to be relaunched

    France's Le Pen says far-right National Front to be relaunched

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    At a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris , Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, waving red, white and blue tricolour flags. Before the first round of the election last month, Trump said a deadly attack against a police officer in Paris would have a "big effect" on the vote and he praised Le Pen on immigration , calling her "the strongest on what's been going on in France".
  • Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief

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    Khaled Meshaal, who preceded Haniya as leader of the political bureau, confirms transition to media . In 1997, he was appointed as the head of the office of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas. Leila Seurat, a researcher at the Paris-based Centre for International Studies and Research, said the election of a Gaza-based leader signaled a shift for the movement.
  • Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

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    The memorandum came into force at 21:00 GMT on Friday. The Russian president's special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, said Moscow is ready to send observers to Syria to monitor the ceasefire in deescalation zones. The memorandum took effect on Saturday. The areas where coalition flights would be banned include Idlib province, where USA warplanes have been carrying out a series of airstrikes against what officials say are al-Qaida operatives.
  • Women march in Venezuelan capital against socialist govt

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    As reported in Sunday in Caracas to the streets with the protesters will be well-known Venezuelan musicians and other local stars. The opposition is protesting against the decision of President Nicolas Maduro convene a new kind of Parliament without elections, which will replace the current National Assembly will have the power to change the country's Constitution.