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France's Macron bills himself the 'patriots' candidate' vs Le Pen

He called the measures a "guarantee to the French people this fundamental right of choosing their future". The turnout figure at 5pm in France (midnight in Thailand) was estimated at 69%, slightly below the 2012 election turnout, according to France's Interior Ministry.

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Mike Pence says United States will honour refugee deal

Under the deal signed in late 2016, the White House had agreed that Australia would send to the U.S. refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who arrive at its offshore processing centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Trump's election has also prompted some soul-searching for Australians over where their loyalty should lie between the U.S. — Australia's most important security partner — and China — its most important trading partner.

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Stockholm truck attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

A number of people were also injured, including two who are in a critical condition. Akilov, who was asked by the judge to remove the sweater from his head, made no comment at the start of the hearing. Akilov, a construction worker who had been refused permanent residency in Sweden in June 2016, had gone underground previous year after receiving a deportation order, police said.

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Trump to Canada: Stop Shielding Dairy Farmers from US Competition

Department of Agriculture to take action to help dairy farmers in their states who've been hurt by Canada's decision to change policy in pricing its own milk. Schumer said Trump reached out to him Thursday in a phone call to discuss how they could work together in the trade dispute. In the Wednesday interview, Schumer said he would work with the administration on retaliatory trade actions if Canada doesn't "come to its senses and back off".

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N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

North Korea has arrested and detained a United States citizen as he tried to depart from the country, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. allies in the region - have condemned frequent North Korean missile launches that are all banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is the only privately funded university in North Korea.

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British Cycling's Stephen Park enjoys positive results at Track Cycling Worlds

We came up on Spain to take fifth after qualifying seventh, which was a huge ride for us. I know I'm going to watch it back and pick it apart and think, "Argh, that's where I lost the race". "I'm incredibly happy", Barker said. Barker said: "I'm quite disappointed by that, but really lucky they came to support me". "I'm looking forward to getting out in Manchester and the Pennines over the summer".

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US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russian Federation

The company attempted to gain a waiver from sanctions allowing the operation in 2015, but that request was denied by Obama officials. Annual shareholder disclosures showed that on three occasions in 2015 and 2016, Exxon was granted licenses allowing "limited administrative actions" in Russian Federation.

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Impact of Ontario housing measures on market may be short-lived

Ontario is following British Columbia's lead, promising to introduce a tax on foreign homebuyers that the province hopes will help cool the frantic housing market, easing concerns about a potential bubble in Canada's fastest growing urban region.

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French Election Results Let Markets Breathe Sigh of Relief

Le Pen beat out Francois Fillon, a conservative contender, who called on his supporters to vote for Macron instead of Le Pen. A Harris Interactive poll for M6 television found that 64 percent of those surveyed would vote for the former economy minister while 36 percent were seen voting for Le Pen.

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Gov't will avoid measures that could boost demand for GTA housing: Morneau

However, Sousa hasn't said exactly how he'll make them pay more in tax. In the GTA, sale prices have skyrocketed by 33% in one year. "I'm glad that, hopefully, in the future people are not going to be in our situation", he said. She'd also like to see the province do more on emergency shelters and transitional housing to help people at risk of homelessness. "We quickly discovered the pre-build market is very heated, too", he said.

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Sessions: We'll fund the wall 'one way or the other'

Sessions made his comments in an appearance on ABC's "This Week", where he was attempting to square Trump's promise that Mexico would pay for the border wall with Mexico's firm position to the contrary. "It'll be enough in the negotiation to move forward either with construction or the planning, to get going on the border wall and border security".

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Crude Oil Prices Recover From Sharp Losses, Supply Concerns Persist

Brent for June settlement slipped 26 cents to $55.10 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, and traded at a $2.20 premium to WTI for the same month. Brent touched $54.76 intraday, its lowest since April 7. On Thursday, before major markets closed for the holiday break, they settled up 3 cents at $55.89 a barrel.

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French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

The seven other candidates, including the ruling Socialist party's Benoit Hamon, two Trotskyists, three fringe nationalists and a former shepherd-turned-centrist lawmaker are lagging very far behind in opinion polls. Celebrating his advancement, Macron addressed supporters in Paris, in a speech that called for unity and reiterated his support for the European Union.

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Why our subscriber growth rates were disappointing — Netflix

Netflix management chalked up the subscriber growth miss in part to the delay of popular original content. Netflix can be considered one of the pioneers in streaming video, having made the jump to a subscription online movie and TV show business back when DVD rentals where still fashionable.

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Finance leaders downplay differences with Trump over trade

Lagarde described protectionist measures as "self-inflicted wounds" that hobble economic growth. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, speaking to a different Washington audience on Thursday, conceded that free trade was now under attack in ways that could end up being harmful such as Britain's move to leave the 28-nation European Union, a process that has been dubbed Brexit.

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Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

He was once the subject of mockery in French political circles - now it appears that Emmanuel Macron could have the last laugh. Scandal-hit conservative François Fillon and far-left wildcard Jean-Luc Mélenchon trailed in third place and were knocked out of the closely-fought race.

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Number of extremists killed by US bomb jumps to 90: Afghan officials

The "best case" from the Pentagon's perspective, the 36 killed all being ISIS, is a pretty dubious result for the deployment of an $18 million bomb. U.S. The exact death toll is unclear, with one Afghan official quoting the number as 92, and another claiming 90 people were killed. On Saturday, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticised both the Afghan and USA governments for the attack.

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Ontario housing measures aimed at renters, buyers

The government should consider market-based solutions, such as portable housing benefits, which give cash to renters who need it (as opposed to waiting in line for scarce social housing). At an April 18 meeting, the federal, Ontario and Toronto governments agreed to dial down on policies that stimulate sales, meaning Ottawa and Queen's Park will not expand tax credits or limits on RRSP deductions new home buyers can make for down payments.

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Court rules Dortmund suspect can be kept in detention

The man had booked a room in the same hotel as the soccer team overlooking the site of the attack. The devices, which were hidden behind a hedge, contained pieces of metal and had a reach of 100 meters (109 yards), the federal prosecutor's office said.

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Over 100 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

The militants managed to get past two security gates of the base pretending to have brought wounded soldiers for medical treatment, local officials said. The defence ministry said on Saturday it has launched an investigation, and will provide more information when that is completed. The Afghan government has made a decision to honor the fallen soldiers of the 209 Shaheen Corps with promotions after they lost their lives in an attack on Friday.

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IL lawmakers hear testimony about legal marijuana from Colorado

She also acknowledged a slight uptick in emergency room visits, but said it was too soon to attribute the data to marijuana legalization. Seventy-one percent oppose the federal government's efforts to stop marijuana sales and its use in states that have legalized it, including opposition from most Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

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Silver for NZ in men's team pursuit

The 22-year-old gained two laps on the field to win with 59 points from Hammer (51) and Dutch rider Kirsten Wild (35). Australia were denied a double pursuit success, though, as United States won a narrow women's race to defend the title they won a year ago.

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Passenger Finds Air Marshal's Loaded Gun In Bathroom

CNN, quoting a former air marshal, said the woman "wasn't given the appropriate tools to succeed" because newly hired marshals do not receive on-the-job training - something John Casaretti, president of the Air Marshal Association and a former air marshal, told CNN was true.

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Jon Ossoff: Hero to Zero

If so, Ossoff would win outright in a district that hasn't been represented by a Democrat since 1979, in a race few gave him a serious chance of claiming as recently as February. The race was supposed to make headlines just in Georgia, but it captivated the entire country and attracted a list of celebrities including Debra Messing, Samuel L.

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Tillerson criticizes Iran nuclear pact, U.S. plans review

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments were synonymous with Donald Trump's rhetoric, who on many occasions - during his presidential campaign and afterwards - criticised the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the US, the UK, Russia , France , China and Germany.

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Why Trump the trade critic now offers an outstretched hand

Germany, along with Japan , South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland were also on the "monitoring list" in the US Treasury report . In previous years, when China artificially lowered the value of its currency, it helped the country export products to the United States, and US industries and workers balked at what they saw as an unfair competitive edge.

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Le Pen, Macron ahead in French presidential vote, partial official figures show

Le Pen and 39-year-old centrist former banker Emmanuel Macron are leading the polls but the race has tightened in the final days and any one of four candidates could reach the runoff on May 7. Her supporters burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, chanted "We will win!" and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" on them.

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International Monetary Fund revises up 2017 global economic forecast

The outlook noted: "In sub-Saharan Africa, a modest recovery is foreseen in 2017". The International Monetary Fund expects Canada's economy will improve compared with past year, but not as much as the Bank of Canada predicted last week following unexpectedly robust growth on several fronts.

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CP says Ontario will levy 15% tax on foreign home buyers

The initial signs were that Toronto would not to go down that road. Ontario's highly anticipated package of housing measures is set to be announced Thursday and will take aim at speculators, expedite more supply, tackle rental affordability and look at realtor practices.

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United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

United Airlines canceled Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz's expected 2018 elevation to chairman and tied compensation more closely to customer service, after a passenger's forcible removal from a flight sparked a public-relations disaster.

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Paytm in talks with SoftBank to raise $1.2 to $1.5 billion

Separately, SoftBank is trying to sell Snapdeal, run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. The development comes at a time when Paytm has emerged as one of the suitors to buy the SoftBank-backed Freecharge , as reported by TOI in its April 6 edition. One97, which owns India's largest digital payments provider, is seeking a higher valuation of up to $8 billion, said the people cited above, with a proposed investment of between $1.4 billion and $1.9 billion.

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United Airlines CEO to visit China over dragged passenger

They want to know more about why and how Chicago Department of Aviation Police dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off the Chicago-to-Louisville flight on April 9 after the airline involuntarily bumped him and three other passengers to accommodate airline employees.

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Barkindo: OPEC, non-OPEC nation committed to restore market stability

OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day for the first six months of 2017, while 11 other non-OPEC countries including Russian Federation agreed to limit supply. It is too soon to talk about Iran, Libya and Nigeria joining the cuts if the output reduction agreement is extended beyond June, UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said at the Abu Dhabi conference.

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Jeremy Corbyn welcomes snap General Election

He said Mrs May's U-turn on her previous insistence that she would not call a snap election showed she could not be trusted. A man passing by commented: "I hope you become Prime Minister" - prompting a smile and thanks from Mr Corbyn. "Early indications are that the size of the overall Conservative majority will be popular". "We will build a new economy, worthy of the 21st century and we will build a country for the many not the few", he added.

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Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic started Saturday, played 16 minutes

Most importantly for the Blazers, they had the lead, and a pretty big one at that. It was a barrage of 3-pointers and dunks from the defending Western Conference champs. Nurkic, traded to Portland on February 12 from the Denver Nuggets, was averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 regular-season games with the Blazers.


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