According to the India Today-Axis exit poll, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) may bag anything between 202 and 220 seats , while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress will score something around 23-35 and 19-31 respectively. A senior State Election Commission official said that the final vote percentage was 53.58. Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches and scorching heat to pick three new municipal bodies in an election ...
The most unpredictable French election ever yesterday saw the unusual results. French politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 runoff, saying her virulently nationalist anti-EU and anti-immigration politics would spell disaster for France.
Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro also held a counter rally Wednesday as opposition marchers gathered in the streets. Tens of thousands of people are pouring into the main thoroughfares of Caracas in the latest anti-government demonstration in the Venezuelan capital.
Trump also on Monday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who said afterwards that the American leader "has indicated by his words and actions that all possible options are on the table". Hours later, Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said the U.S. would call on North Korea "to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its worldwide obligations and commitments and return to serious talks".
Not contended with Edappadi Palanisamy camp yielding to demands made earlier, Panneerselvam camp now wants CBI probe ordered into Jayalalithaa's death before talks of merger begin. He said the Palaniswami camp had not put forth any conditions for the merger talks and that they would "happily" sit for negotiations considering the party's welfare.
MacArthur, who returned for four regular-season games and earlier in the series celebrated his comeback with his first goal in two years, sent a Bobby Ryan rebound past Tuukka Rask for the victor. Instead, Boston put themselves down even more than they already were with delays of game and too many men on the ice. "I have a lot of respect for the players in that room".
He is poised to spur economic growth. Ms Le Pen took over the FN leadership from her father in January 2011 and helped her party secure big gains in regional elections. According to new surveys, Macron is expected to win the runoff by 64 percent to 36. Le Pen also met recently with President Vladimir Putin and would push for lifting sanctions against Russian Federation over the conflict in Ukraine.
But for now, Sharif and his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, are celebrating. "The split verdict proves that people, especially the PTI who opposed the Prime Minister, are in a minority", said Ahsan Iqbal, a leader from Sharif's PML-N.
Le Pen also blames free trade pacts for killing French jobs and wants to renegotiate them, which would cause a financial tangle for the rest of the European Union and France's trade partners. France's CAC 40 rose 4.5 per cent, the FTSE 100 advanced 1.9 per cent in London, and the pan-European Stoxx 600 index gained 2.1 per cent. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 67.11 points, or 1.14 percent, at 5,977.63, easing from an all-time high of 5,983.42.
North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the USA mainland. North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army this week, and such events have been marked by weapons tests in the past.
North Korea threatened yesterday to sink a United States aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it blindly followed its American ally. Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them previous year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.
The medal went to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in action March 17 in Afghanistan during what is now America's longest war. During a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Trump awarded Barrientos a Purple Heart and, oddly, offered his congratulations.
However, the USA has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. "Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a United States nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike", Rodong Sinmun , the newspaper of the North's ruling Workers'Party, said in a commentary.
On Monday, a small group of demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace in Kabul to demand the resignation of top Afghan defence officials over the attack. Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday. At least 10 militants were killed in the fighting and one attacker was detained.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has approached the Council of State - the highest administrative court in Turkey - in Ankara amid a row over Sunday's constitutional referendum, a lawyer from the party said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports.
The group said it is investigating the blast to try to determine who was responsible. "Especially in these days, may he [God] sustain the efforts of all those actively engaged in bringing comfort and relief to the civil population in Syria, prey to a war that continues to sow horror and death", said Francis.
The statement said the attack was in retaliation for the killing of the Taliban shadow governor of Kunduz province, Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, and threatened more violence against the army and police, saying "this year's operations will be painful".
The White House said in a brief statement Monday that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the "urgency of the threat posed by North Korea". Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested at the capital's airport Saturday as he was about to leave after teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks, the school said.
The official was not authorized to talk to reporters, but did so on the condition of anonymity. Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani less than two weeks after the U.S.
In February, President Trump and Mr Turnbull had a strained telephone conversation in which they clashed over the deal which would see the USA take 1,250 refugees that Australia houses in detention camps on the Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
At least eight people, including a child, have drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, the Greek coastguard says. The United Nation refugee agency UNHCR said the number of dead was at least 12. Hundreds of thousands of people, majority fleeing the Syrian conflict, have crossed into Greece from the nearby Turkish coast, hoping to head to European countries.
Among the many restrictions on women's rights in Saudi Arabia, dubbed "the world's most misogynistic regime", is a ban on them driving and a strict Islamic dress code that requires by law almost the entire body to be covered. Neuer also pointed to the shame and uproar conveyed on Twitter by a Saudi woman studying worldwide human rights law in Australia. Neuer calculates , based on the voting math, that at least five European Union member states would have had to vote for Saudi Arabia for it ...
China, the only country with leverage over its neighbor to the south, has warned both the US and North Korea to lower their aggressive rhetoric. Amidst the tensions, China has been urging a de-escalation of rhetoric between the USA and North Korea, its long-time ally.
President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons program and hopes all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation. "The United States should not run amok and should consider carefully any catastrophic effect from its foolish military provocative act", Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary on Monday.
But it also signaled that China would stand by if the USA does launch a surgical airstrike on nuclear or missile facilities. And the aircraft carrier was, until last week, actually in the Indian Ocean, where it was engaged in training exercises with Australia.
Now a permanent resident can become a citizen after one year. But as the economy has slowed since the end of a record mining boom four years ago, and global worries about terrorism have risen, anti-Muslim and anti-Islam sentiment has grown.
According to final results of the first round, Macron was declared victor, scoring 23.75% His opponent, Marine Le Pen, received 21.53% of the vote. "What is at stake here is a wild type of globalisation endangering our country", she said, claiming it is time for France to not just vote in establishment candidates, "who have done nothing" but bring in new policies and new faces into government.
US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech to USA and Japanese service members on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered super carrier, at the USA naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan April 19, 2017. allies in the face of hostile rhetoric from Pyongyang. On Wednesday, Pence is scheduled to visit the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base and give a lecture in Tokyo.
The applications in China have involved a bewildering array of products, from jewelry and underwear, to mattresses and formula milk powder - all filed in the name "Ivanka Trump" or similar sounding names since her father became US president.
Professor Kelly told Fairfax Media that if North Korea made a decision to fire its inter-continental ballistic missiles "they will hit regional stuff like Okinawa [in Japan] or Guam, or USA bases in South Korea". Washington also made it clear that it considered North Korea's "unlawful weapons programmes represent a clear, grave threat to United States national security".
Some sang "Now burn your electoral cards" or "No Marine and No Macron!". The country's 66,546 polling stations opened at 8:00am (0600 GMT) and most closed at 7:00pm, although they remained open an hour longer in Paris and other big cities.
Under the deal , agreed with former President Barack Obama late previous year, the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru. The Prime Minister has resisted those calls, and although China is Australia's most important trading partner, America remains its closest ally on security matters.
Oliver then questioned Kushner's qualifications to merit his increasingly stacked White House duties, which range from reforming veteran care to brokering peace in the Middle East. As for Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump, Oliver pointed out that she's always been the least creepy part of the Trump brand, at least superfficially.
Jean-Marie Le Pen was ultimately crushed when voters from right and left rallied around the conservative Jacques Chirac in order to keep out a party whose far-right, anti-immigrant views they considered unpalatably xenophobic. mass immigration and free movement of terrorists. or you choose France", she added. All the smartest people in the world are setting themselves up for more Brexit- and Trump-style shock and disappointment, this time in France.
The editorial said China would "sound its own alarms and ramp up their military immediately" if US and South Korean forces advance through the demilitarized zone with a clear mission to dethrone North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and overthrow his regime.