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Le Pen, Macron advance to runoff in French election

With almost 90 percent of the vote in, Macron had almost 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen at around 22 percent. Conservative Francois Fillon and hard-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon are both just a few points behind the frontrunners.

Le Pen says will defend France against globalization

Surprising or not, all of this could also be said about the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday [Monday NZ Time]. Some 300 people gathered at a peaceful protest at nearby Place de la Republique, waving red flags and dancing ar...

Donald Trump: Only time will tell on US-China trade

John Yang has a report. "I think truly progress has been made", Trump said , declaring his relationship with Xi as " outstanding ". Xi said a few words afterward in Chinese, but no translator was president. "I think as time goes on, every d...

Boston Marathon: Kenyans sweep, but US close behind

Keflezighi won the men's division of the first marathon after the 2013 bombings, becoming the first American victor since 1983. Badgered and almost battered in the process, Switzer persisted to complete the race in 1967. Kathrine Switzer was a few mi...

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

For Labour to win an overall majority they not only need to keep the seats they now hold, but win 100 more. "A month ago, she told her official spokesman to rule out an early general election, and that wasn't true.was it", Cooper jibed.

China's Xi meets Trump, urges trade cooperation

Heading into the first talks between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, North Korea was the front-and-center security issue on the table. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the no. 2 Republican in the Senate, praised Trump's init...

Shakespeare: Leicester future not in my hands…

The Argentine coach has transformed Atletico from sleeping giants to one of Europe's most feared teams in his five years in charge and he said he had fulfilled his initial aim when he took the reins of an ailing club in 2012. It was a rare alarm fo...

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Trump's intelligence doubts parroted by Russia

Tillerson said USA airstrikes on the Syrian air base was both "a direct response to the Assad regime's barbarism"; and it also was "necessary as a matter of USA national securit...

Tillerson's Russian Federation trip highlights emergence from shadows

The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons. Since the US launched airstrikes against Assad's forces in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians last week, Tru...

G-7 ministers reject sanctions, ask Russia to pressure Syria

Pressure is building on Russian President Vladimir Putin to break ties with Assad, whose forces stand accused of launching a nerve gas attack on a rebel-held town last week that ki...

Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country

A 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan was arrested as the suspected driver of the truck that plowed into shoppers on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Stockholm county spoke...

Australia third as Fiji win Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji form a huddle before the start of Sunday's Cup Final. Vodafone Fiji 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau is third on the goal scorers' list and also third on the total points scorers' ...

Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

Britain said Russian Federation bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria caused by the chemical weapons attack in which at least 70 were killed. The Kremlin has ...

Israeli minister says Syria strike repositions USA as regional leader

Before the strikes, Tillerson issued a warning to Russian Federation and told reporters that serious action was needed against Assad to punish him for the civilian deaths during...

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile

Mr McFarland said: "There is a real possibility that North Korea will be able to hit the USA with a nuclear-armed missile by the end of the first Trump term". "China is raping us"...

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

Russia, which backs the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has troops in Syria, is likely to veto the resolution. "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime a...

Mitch McConnell: GOP evening the score by using 'nuclear option' for Gorsuch

Knowing full well that the filibuster would likely lead to Republicans using the " nuclear option ", Leahy shared his struggle over his decision but ultimately said he "cannot vo...

Special Reports

Redemption: Tar Heels take NCAA title over Gonzaga, 71-65

Everything else about the final minutes was finer for North Carolina than what transpired on this stage a year ago . He had zero field goals in two of the last three games, again...

Canada falls 2-0 to United States to open women's world hockey championship

Going into this game, everyone knew Noora Räty was an elite-level goalie. But, according to Team Canada head coach Laura Schuler, that's a risky way of looking at things - even ...

Health care defeat means GOP risks blame in '18 elections

Health care defeat means GOP risks blame in '18 elections

Congressional leaders are in talks to make another attempt at passing the doomed American Health Care Act next week. But instead of atoning, the ultra-conservative agitators resp...

Russian prosecutors move to block online calls for protests

Russian prosecutors move to block online calls for protests

Almost half of the current protesters, according to some participants in the demonstrations, would have been too young to join the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied in t...

Stephen King's IT Trailer Is Creepy As….

The film, of course, is based on the classic Stephen King novel of the same name. You didn't want to sleep anyhow. In the 2017 remake it's 26-year-old Swede Bill Skarsgård ( He...

Republicans reportedly may try another vote on Obamacare replacement bill next week

Republicans reportedly may try another vote on Obamacare replacement bill next week

The Republican bill would have barred the women's health organisation from receiving federal funds in the form of reimbursements for the free contraception it provides for low-inco...

Trump Tosses Obama's 'Clean' Energy Plan, Embraces Coal

That's enough fuel to run the nation's coal-fired power plants for two years at current consumption rates. Chairman Tom Perez is blasting President Trump's reversal of Obama-...

ISIS Abducts 197 Mosul Children to Be Used as Human Shields

ISIS Abducts 197 Mosul Children to Be Used as Human Shields

Nineveh provincial governor Nawfal Hammadi said "more than 130 civilians" were killed in strikes over several days in Mosul's al-Jadida area, and attention has focused on one alleg...

SC beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

But that was it. Florida was 0 for 14 from beyond the arc in the second hald, a lot like the 0-for-17 effort the Gators had in their first meeting with SC this season. The first N...