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France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

Yet Melenchon, once a distant fifth, has risen in recent polls to roughly third, about even with conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon . Le Pen and her closest allies had hit the airwaves Sunday selling their vision of a nationalist France , unburdened by the European Union and the euro currency and tougher on crime and Islamists.

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Pre-writ poll suggests Weaver surges, Clark drops, Horgan stable

Hydro rates are the core tenets of the party's platform thus far, with Horgan promising to announce more details later in the week. The poll did not look at approval ratings for leaders of parties other than the three now represented in the Legislature, nor did it include ratings for B.C.'s sole independent MLA Vicki Huntington.

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Bashar Assad Tells AFP That Chemical Attack Was Western 'Fabrication'

He continued, "they fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack". Images and videos from the attack showed victims with symptoms consistent with a chemical weapons attack, and Turkish officials have said sarin gas was found in the systems of those killed.

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Protesters shut down Trump Tower, dropping banners and blocking elevators

Among the recent policies that organizers wanted to draw attention to were President Donald Trump's travel bans, his proposed border wall with Mexico and the "aggressive" increase in immigration raids, organizers said in a news release. The protesters also chanted slogans against raids on illegal immigrants across the U.S., including "say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here".

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Spain Calls on United Kingdom to Use 'Common Sense' in Dispute Over Gibraltar

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Brexit would bring no changes to the status of Gibraltar . Brexit Secretary David Davis is in Spain today on a long-planned trip, but according to the Government he did raise the issue of Gibraltar with the country's Foreign Affairs minister Alfonso Dastis this morning.

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British PM Refused to Wear Head Scarf in Saudi Arabia Trip

On Monday, May refrained from criticizing Saudi Arabia's record on human rights and the rights of women as she began a three-day trip to the Middle East, choosing instead to focus on "historical" ties. May also said she would continue to raise the issue of women's rights in Saudi Arabia, suggesting they would be able to look to her for inspiration.

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Helicopters To Hot Air Balloons: Fun Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts

Pallion Traders are working in partnership with the Parker Trust and Pallion Action Group to organise an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday 12 April, as part of family activities over the school holidays. The students also help others with tasks that need to get done. Local grandmother BJ Cays said she read about the event in the newspaper and came down with her grandson.

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'Centrefold' guitarist J. Geils has passed away at 71

Geils (guitar), Peter Wolf (vocals), Seth Justman (keyboards), Dany Klein (bass), "Magic" Dick (real name Richard Salwitz, harmonica) and Stephen Jo Bladd (drummer). The band broke up in 1985, with Geils turning towards his other passions of auto racing and restoration. The dawning of MTV gave the band's charismatic Peter Wolf the ideal vehicle to display his swagger which they used to full effect on their biggest hit, Centerfold (1981 / #1).

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NKorean official: Situation in a 'vicious cycle'

The minister also added, "Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks". Mr Han also cited a tweet Mr Trump posted on Tuesday in which he said the North was "looking for trouble". He also said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was in a "vicious cycle" as tensions with the USA and its allies deepen. The dollar fell on Friday against a basket of currencies, on track for a losing week as tension over North Korea underpinned the perceived safe-haven Japanese yen.

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United Airlines won't use police to remove passengers, says CEO

Dao was not there. "The Department remains committed to ensuring that airlines comply with consumer protection regulations and will not speculate during the review process on this matter", it said. For Dao, who came to the USA after fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1975 when Saigon fell, being dragged off the plane "was more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced in leaving Vietnam", Demetrio said.

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Trump told China's President about Syria strike over 'beautiful chocolate cake'

Just five days after taking office, over dinner with his newly installed secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Trump was presented with the first of what will be many life-or-death decisions... Perhaps we shouldn't be too hard on Trump this time. "If the U.S. gets sucked into another conflict in the Middle East, it is less likely that the USA is going to be focused or have the capacity to really pressure China on certain issues".

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Lewis Hamilton on His Relationship With Formula One Rival Sebastian Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen was fifth in the other Ferrari, just ahead of Hamilton's colleague Valtteri Bottas. "I gained one or two positions and then.trying to go round the outside in turn one, I got another vehicle", he added later, taking journalists through his first-lap heroics that won him the fans' vote as driver of the day.

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Fast and Furious 8 looking at $380 million global opening

To the film's credit, though, the characters actually seem like they're experiencing some pain after their vehicle crashes, and characters reacting to pain becomes more and more rare as the series progresses. Fast and Furious 8 seems to have so far split critics with some going all out with positive reviews and others at the other end of the spectrum. This franchise utilizes some classic soap opera tropes by employing a fake murder and amnesia as major plot points, and that whole mess ...

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Tesla notches best production and delivery results

The report is the first in a pivotal year as Musk differentiates Tesla's line-up, adding the Model 3 as its first high-volume, lower-priced vehicle while making existing models even more exclusive. Of the 25,418 vehicles Tesla delivered this past quarter, about 13,450 of them were Model S cars and about 11,550 were Model X. The numbers are in line with what Tesla projected for the first half of 2017 in its year-end shareholder letter released in February.

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Islamabad Unafraid of New Delhi's Threats Over Death Penalty to 'Indian Spy'

MEA spokesperson Bagley said that Jadhav was in illegal custody in Pakistan and so far they had no clue about his condition. Sushma said in Houses of Parliament, "I would caution Pakistan government to consider the consequences for the bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter".

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Financial Disclosures Reveal Multi-Millionaires Are Running The White House

Since last month, the forces have been engaged in a grinding battle for west Mosul, sending more than 200,000 civilians fleeing for safety. Navy Capt. Maybe that's why the Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question Kushner in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the us election - and Kushner's meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey I.

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Easter egg hunts all over Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

There will be a fun zone at the Gantry, State Street and Grand Avenue. For more information, visit belmontpark.com/easter . As in the past, the Easter bunny also is expected to hop by to see the children. Following the regular service the Eggstravaganza will start with an egg hunt, about 2,000 eggs will be hidden, and Easter basket giveaway. Throughout the years, many Easter traditions have been formed, but perhaps one of the most popular is the Easter egg hunt for young children to ...

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Dollar drops after Trump says it's 'getting too strong'

Sayed added that backing away from labeling China a currency manipulator was seen as a positive development by markets, "as it eliminates the risk of China dumping its U.S. We like each other, I like him a lot. "But we could make a difference if we had something closer to balanced trade". In early April, he called China the "world champions" of currency devaluation.

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CEO: Wells Fargo has hired back 1000 employees since scandal

Workers were paid and promoted based on sales goals that executives knew were often unattainable, according to the report . The review of the cases is ongoing, the report said, and has included files for almost 900 ex-employees who were fired within a year after calling in a tip to the bank's ethics hotline or within a month of the bank disclosing in a $ 185 million settlement in September that employees had opened as many as 2 million accounts without customer permission.

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Pinnacle Foods Inc (PF) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley

Finally, William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Pinnacle Foods in a report on Friday, January 27th. They set an outperform rating for the company. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 5th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.64%. Last session Whole Foods Market, Inc.

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Credit Suisse faces pay fight

Total board compensation will stay at the level of 2015 and 2016, with no incremental increase in 2017 as previously proposed, according to the statement . "Feedback on the group's strategy and its execution has been supportive", Credit Suisse said in its statement. Brandes Investment Partners LP boosted its stake in Credit Suisse Group AG by 4.1% in the third quarter.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: "The two goals in Munich were incredible"

We're backing Under 2.5 Goals at 2.6. The Brazilian forward is banned for tomorrow's visit to Real Sociedad and the "Clasico" showdown at Real Madrid the following week, plus the game against basement club Osasuna, with Paco Alcacer likely to take his place.

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Atlanta storm halts thousands of Delta Air flights

Eight of those were to Minnesota, said Patrick Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. The airline said it canceled about 275 flights Saturday, and at least half a dozen flights to Raleigh-Durham Airport were either canceled or delayed.

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End of drought? Device harvests water from air

Two-thirds of the world's population experience water shortages yet there is an estimated 13,000 trillion litres in the atmosphere. These water droplets then move into the collector section from where clean drinking water can be obtained.

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Barrie's unemployment rate improves slightly in March

The retail trade , contracting in the throes of a long decline in foot traffic and sales, lost 30,000 positions. The majority of gains occurred in professional and business services and in mining. But for men , the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.3 percent. "Another month, another boatload of jobs for a Canadian economy that is showing plenty of momentum", commented CIBC economist Avery Shenfeld.

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Foxconn asks for SoftBank cooperation in bid for Toshiba chip unit: Nikkei

This business reported a profit of $934 million dollars on the sale of $5.8 billion dollars. The report assumes that Toshiba would maintain a partial stake to keep the business under the USA and Japanese control. As Hon Hai is now not producing chips, it does not have to undergo investigation regarding a monopoly issue in the U.S. and the European Union, which means a transaction can be completed more quickly than chipmakers SK hynix or Western Digital.

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Why one day of thunderstorms turned into a 5-day Delta meltdown

More cancellations are possible, Delta said. The thunderstorm hit Wednesday, but canceled flights and long lines in Atlanta continued today. Delta is offering customers refunds if their flight is canceled and they do not travel, and will waive change fees for customers.

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Buffett's firm selling some of its Wells Fargo shares

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc sold more than 7 million shares of Wells Fargo & Co stock and plans to divest additional shares to get below the Federal Reserve's 10 per cent threshold for ownership in a bank. As a result, Berkshire filed a Notice of Change in Control with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Berkshire intends to reduce its ownership in Wells Fargo common stock below 10% within 60 trading days, it said.

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Rival Airlines Pounce On United's Bad Press

United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized for the incident and said Tuesday that the company would no long ask police to remove passengers from full flights. At this point, without direction and outside the control of United Airlines or the Republic crew, the Chicago Department of Aviation forcibly removed the passenger.

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East Tennessee veterans respond to Afghanistan bombing

While Trump's newfound interventionist attitude was welcomed by hawks in his own party and even some opposition figures, Democrat Representative Jackie Speier voiced concerns over increasing United States military involvement in Afghanistan following Thursday's bombing.

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Christians enter holiest of days of their faith this weekend

By the grace of God, that message continues to be proclaimed around the world today. This is who we are. How the Father in heaven so loved us as to send His Son to die on the Cross to save us from our sins and how the Son so loves us and wants nothing else but our love.

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BC Liberal Platform Promises Limited New Spending, Caps to Bridge Tolls

The promise comes barely a week after electricity rates jumped nine per cent, and BC Hydro said in November that rates would climb another 16.5 per cent over the next four years. "I don't want to take another dollar from the Steelworkers or anybody else that's not an individual", he said. Half as many respondents, 28 per cent, said the "Clark government has done a good job and deserves re-election".

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Lawyer: United Passenger Suffered Broken Nose, Concussion

The Cummingses said Dao was not belligerent and got only mildly upset when a second security officer arrived, demanding he leave the plane, they said. Demetrio said he "probably" will file a lawsuit on Dao's behalf, but is doing due diligence to make sure "every word, every proposition in the lawsuit needs to be there".

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Congress to move amendments to GST bills on Wednesday

Jaitley was briefing the party MPs after BJP's parliamentary party meeting here which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting. This is because Article 370 of the Constitution grants special autonomous status to the state and Parliament of India has power to make laws only on defence, external affairs and communication related matters of the state.

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Lansing, Michigan, Will No Longer Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary City'

They are sparring with President Donald Trump's administration over their decision not to allow cooperation between their police departments and US immigration authorities for sudden deportations. "The term "sanctuary" in the resolution has become very problematic and distracting — so distracting in my opinion that's it's taken away from the intent of our resolution, which is to protect individuals", said Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke.


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