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Many commentators think she has reached a ceiling in the first round of the elections and won't be able to gather enough votes to beat centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round. France's presidential election is widely regarded as a test of the populist wave that has swept through Western governments since past year. Even members of Switzerland's right-wing anti-immigration Swiss People's Party (SVP) are less than enamoured by the idea of a Le Pen presidency - with one even accusing ...
  • Trump to order review of national monuments

    Trump to order review of national monuments

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    Mr. Obama set a record for the largest amount of land and sea designated as national monuments, though former President George W. Bush also used the act to protect huge swaths of ocean. Polling consistently shows that people love monuments, parks and other shared places-an affection that the most recent release of National Park Service visitor data resoundingly underscores-and Trump's action runs totally counter both to that tradition and his pretensions to represent the interests of ...
  • Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

    Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

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    Some lawmakers have expressed concerns that Trump's call for a big corporate tax cut would balloon the almost $20 trillion in long-term debt the US has accumulated if there are not corresponding measures to raise more revenue. It's an insult to families, she insists, made worse by the fact that Ivanka Trump, the first daughter, has pledged to promote policies that support working mothers in her now-official role within the administration.
  • Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

    Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

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    Chernova's 2008 sample tested positive for anabolic steroid turinabol as did the sample from the 2012 Olympics of fellow Russian Maksim Dyldin, who was fifth with the 4x400m relay team at the Games in London. Recently, the Russian Athletics Federation issued a list of five athletes who confessed to having used turinabol, among which stand out the winners of London-2012 Antonina Krivoshapka (Silver Medal, 4 x 400 relay) and Yevguenia Kolodko (Silver Medal, shot put).
  • 14 van passengers martyred in Kurram blast

    14 van passengers martyred in Kurram blast

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    Jamaatur Ahrar, a faction of the PakistanTaliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the explosive device had been meant to target the Shia minority and workers in the area carrying out a population census. Data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal shows more than 2,600 Shia Muslims have been killed in militant attacks since 2002 across Pakistan. The deceased persons also include two children and a woman.
  • Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

    Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

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    PinkNews has spoken to the Foreign Office, who verified that President Kadyrov had made the threat in local Russian language media, seen by the United Kingdom government. "He took pity on me and told me to run, to leave Chechnya and to never come back", he said. Later, they strapped him to a chair, attached electrical wires to his hands with alligator clips and began an interrogation.
  • S. Africa Parliament Delays Zuma Confidence Vote on DA Request

    S. Africa Parliament Delays Zuma Confidence Vote on DA Request

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    The Democratic Alliance (DA) formally requested a delay to allow a Constitutional Court application for a secret ballot to run its course. The motion of no confidence was scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon but has been postponed pending the outcome of the UDM's court application.
  • State lawmaker: Canada doesn't grasp urgency of milk crisis

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    Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland noted in a statement in response to Trump that any increase of trade barriers between the two countries would significantly affect jobs in the USA and Canada. Trudeau defended Canada's supply-managed dairy industry on Thursday. Canada regulates milk prices in a much more aggressive fashion than the US government does, but the Canadian government had not lowered the price of Canadian-made ultra-filtered milk until recently.
  • Bananarama to play Nottingham as part of original line-up's first ever tour

    Bananarama to play Nottingham as part of original line-up's first ever tour

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    The trio have discussed making a new single together but will be touring "all the hits". The band formed in 1979, but did not tour before Fahey left to form Shakespears Sister in 1988. The band are famous for their hits including " Love In The First Degree ", " Cruel Summer " and " It Ain't What You Do ". Keren said: "We'll be performing all the hits and some surprises too, I really can't wait it's going to be an wonderful party every night".
  • North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

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    Amid the elevated tensions, the United States a few days ago dispatched what Trump called an "armada" of ships in a show of force, including an aircraft carrier, into waters off the Korean Peninsula. A series of what appeared to be KN-08 missiles were among the weapons rolled out on trucks. It has carried out five nuclear tests -- two of them previous year -- and multiple missile launches, one of which saw three rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month.
  • 3 children among victims in New York City house fire

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    Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the youngest victim was 2 years old and the oldest was 21, but the age of one was still unknown, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. Witness Tiasha Johnson told the Daily News of NY that the family's relative screamed for the little ones. The fire commissioner and Mayor Bill de Blasio are headed to the scene.