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On Tuesday, former Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls - a failed candidate for his party's presidential nomination - said he wanted to run for parliament on Mr Macron's ticket. Despite her defeat, the results also made record for Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) party. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "the victory of President-elect Macron is a symbolic victory against inward- looking and protectionist moves and shows a vote of confidence in the EU".
  • Macron movement unveils candidate list for French polls

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    He is building a party structure from the wreckage of the Socialists, whose candidate pooled only 6 per cent of the presidential vote in the first round, and the moderate wing of the badly bruised conservative party, The Republicans, which drew 20 per cent.
  • India calls for deeper ties with Sri Lanka as China looms

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    Modi's superficial agenda of Sri Lanka was apolitical as "officially" he went there mainly to participate International Vesak Day function as a chief guest, but unofficially his visit was much more important diplomatically. Sri Lanka's government has tried to balance both Asian giants since coming to power in 2015. The theme of this year's International Vesak Day, being hosted by Sri Lanka for the first time, is Buddhist teachings for social justice and sustainable world peace .
  • Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam

    Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam

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    Tabqa and the nearby dam, Syria's largest, were seized a day earlier in an offensive that lasted almost seven weeks, with the backing of airstrikes from the worldwide coalition. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have yet been delivered to the group but that the US-led coalition had said that fast delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the global coalition.
  • British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

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    The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center says it's working with both the digital office of the NHS and law enforcement. The centre works alongside the Government Communications Security Bureau and the newly-established Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
  • Labour say they will scrap tuition fees

    Labour say they will scrap tuition fees "once and for all"

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    If we are to keep up with competitor countries, we need a new system that welcomes global students and staff and promotes the United Kingdom as one of the best places in the world for higher education and research, ” Dame Julia said . The increase in corporation tax to 26% by 2020-21 will still leave it at the lowest rate in the G7, Labour said, although USA president Donald Trump has vowed to slash the rate in his country to 15%.
  • Sacked Delhi minister on hunger strike attacked outside his home

    Sacked Delhi minister on hunger strike attacked outside his home

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    Police sources claimed that Mishra had asked police to be only stationed outside his residence and not near the venue of his hunger strike. AAP has, in turn, accused him of following a script penned by BJP. In a statement, CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said the agency had received three complaints from Mishra, former Water and Tourism minister, with allegations of bribery and other irregularities against National Capital Territory functionaries and others.
  • Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia over Censorship

    Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia over Censorship

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    But the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry told the state-run agency, "Instead of coordinating against terrorism, ( Wikipedia ) has become part of an information source which is running a smear campaign against Turkey in the worldwide arena".
  • Michael Flynn subpoenaed for docs by Senate Intelligence Committee

    Michael Flynn subpoenaed for docs by Senate Intelligence Committee

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    The subpoena was announced a day after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russian Federation and the election. Trump surrogates such as KellyAnne Conway initially responded by saying Flynn's job was safe, and only when the backlash proved Flynn's position was untenable did Flynn get fired, with Trump praising him and criticizing the media as Flynn left.
  • Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

    Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

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    Earlier on Saturday, the pope led an out-door Mass at a military-run stadium attended by some 15 ,000 Catholic Egyptians. Amani, an Egyptian TV presenter, said she thinks it's a "very critical time" for Egypt, "so it's especially important that Pope Francis has come here".