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Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron has brought relief to a Europe fearing another Brexit-style populist upheaval or Trump-inspired protest vote. He has previously said he would like to appoint a woman. Macron joined President Francois Hollande in a commemoration of the formal German defeat in World War II.
  • Trade dispute may have mixed results for Wisconsin

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    The U.S. Commerce Department said it would impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber of between 3 per cent and 24 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up for Canadian interests on Tuesday after the US imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated, sending the Canadian dollar to a 14-month low.
  • N. Korea again dominates S. Korea's presidential election

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    North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can hit the US mainland. That could all lay the ground for a hard relationship with US President Donald Trump - who has demanded that Seoul pay for the "billion dollar" system.
  • Jared Kushner Details Trump Israel-Saudi-Vatican Trip

    Jared Kushner Details Trump Israel-Saudi-Vatican Trip

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    One commentator told Saudi state television that the USA president 'will provide a security blanket for Washington's allies in the region'. National security advisor General H.R. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited Trump to visit during a phone conversation soon after Trump was elected in November. Trump said in an interview last week that Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and that Washington was losing a "tremendous amount of money" defending the ...
  • 'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport rocks Syrian capital

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    Syrian state TV quoted a military source saying rockets fired from Israeli territory targeted a military area in the south-western part of the airport which caused explosions. In an interview with Israel's Army Radio , Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the reports. "Every time we receive intelligence information on plans to transfer advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, we will act", the minister added.
  • Mother not angry at Facebook over videos of baby's death

    Mother not angry at Facebook over videos of baby's death

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    If they can not use technology to automatically take down such videos then they must dedicate far more money and resources to enable human beings to do so. The previous case is still fresh in our memories and there has been another one in which a Thai man took his own daughter's life and streamed it live on Facebook .
  • Girls Have Reportedly Been Released By Boko Haram

    Girls Have Reportedly Been Released By Boko Haram

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    Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina said: "The president has said that as numerous girls are alive; his administration will strive to get them back". Adesina said the teenagers had now been "handed over to those who will supervise their rehabilitation".
  • Portion of tunnel containing nuclear waste collapses at Hanford

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    Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology, told the AP there apparently has been no release of radiation and no workers were injured. She had no other information to share and said updates would be posted on the Hanford Emergency Information website. At 9:39 a.m. the Hanford Fire Department was on scene and workers remained indoors.
  • Avalanche kills 3 people in French Alps

    Avalanche kills 3 people in French Alps

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    The search for more missing people is over and the Mayor of the area, Gabriel Blanc, told media that no more than three people were killed. He said: "It's over, the three bodies are on the surface, we know from reliable sources that they were only three".
  • Obama Shows Off Plans for Chicago Presidential Center

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    A rendering of the Obama Presidential Center, which will be built in Chicago . "What we want this to be is the world premiere institution for training young people and leadership to make a difference in their communities, in their countries and in the world", he told the friendly crowd that included Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his one-time chief of staff.
  • Turkey to build wall along Iranian border

    Turkey to build wall along Iranian border

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    More than 1,200 victims, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA, and European Union - resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.
  • Korea exit polls see win for liberal Moon

    Korea exit polls see win for liberal Moon

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    Arguing Hong is the "gang of former President Park and the goner of the history", KCNA said Hong sought to "extend the utterly rotten conservative rule of Park Geun-hye". The victor is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, after the Election Commission releases the official result. "The largely similar stance on policies by the Presidential candidates provides little chance of surprise as compared to last week's French election".