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Euro recovers against dollar after France's Macron gains support

Ms Le Pen said: "I clearly explained that in the political picture the least bad option is the politically realistic". "The highest Sunni authority didn't have this requirement, but it doesn't matter". Le Pen's comments provoked criticism on the issue of her support for Assad. Macron, a 39-year old former banker and finance minister, is one of the main contenders for the French presidential election in April, with far-right leader Marine Le Pen and conservative Francois Fillon . Read More

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Zimbabwe President celebrates 93rd birthday

Zimbabwe President celebrates 93rd birthday

During an hour-long, pre-recorded television interview broadcast late Monday, Mugabe appeared to grow increasingly exhausted, pausing at length between sentences and speaking with his eyes barely open. One local news source reported that Mugabe had collapsed with a heart attack previous year. Grace, who was appointed leader of ZANU-PF's women's wing in a surprise move two years ago, is well known for her fiery speeches and verbal attacks on her husband's opponents. Read More

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S'pore backs two-state solution for 'just and durable' peace

Labor foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong said she and leader Bill Shorten would voice support for a two-state solution when they meet with Mr Netanyahu on Friday, but cautioned against abandoning her party's policy on the issue. It's not only that we're small people that have defied the limitations of our size. "In a speech to the United Nations general assembly in 2015, prime minister Netanyahu pointed out that in the preceding 12 months, the general assembly had adopted 20 resolutions ... Read More

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Dozens of ISIS Leaders Escape from Iraq to Syria

Dozens of ISIS Leaders Escape from Iraq to Syria

Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city. "It would be a pyrrhic victory for Iraq if west Mosul is brought back under government control at the expense of the lives of all those who have suffered under ISIS's horrific rule for almost three years". Read More

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Trump hammers news media, revs up base at Florida rally

Trump's rhetoric often mirrors what he said for months in the run-up to Election Day, with familiar phrases like "we don't win anymore" and "drain the swamp". FILE - People gather at a rally in support of President Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, Feb. 5, 2017. He reminded the crowd that the November election was supposed to "the greatest defeat in the modern history of American politics - and it was, for the Democrats, not the Republicans". Read More

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Barack Obama is 12th best America president ever

Historians gave Obama high marks for pursuing equality, managing the economy, public persuasion and "moral authority". Eisenhower has climbed to fifth place after being pegged at ninth place in 2000. Edna Greene Medford: "Although 12th is a respectable overall ranking, one would have thought that former President Obama's favorable rating when he left office would have translated into a higher ranking in this presidential survey". Read More

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Louis 'Fight for $15' Celebrates Withdrawal of Labor Secretary Nominee

Louis 'Fight for $15' Celebrates Withdrawal of Labor Secretary Nominee

Puzder was far from assured confirmation in the Senate. Acosta, 48, a Miami native, serves as dean of Florida International University Law School and was former U.S. Puzzler, a major Trump donor, was the CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. The efforts to block Puzder have reach new lows, with his ex-wife coming out to defend the him over reports of abuse . Read More

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Why National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Didn't Need To Resign

Trump then said , "you can talk all you want about Russian Federation, which was fake news ... fabricated by the Democrats to make up for their loss", he said . Trump said, who said the problem was Flynn's having misled Pence. And leaks coming from within the White House, even about details as inconsequential as Trump watching television in a bathrobe , demonstrate the tension and in-fighting among Trump's closest advisers. Read More

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Damascus denies accusations of chlorine use in Aleppo

HRW said it interviewed witnesses, collected photos and reviewed video footage indicating that chlorine bombs were dropped from government helicopters during the offensive from November 17 to December 13. Human Rights Watch called on the Syrian government to immediately stop using chemical weapons and urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on senior leaders in Syria's chain of command. Read More

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Canada and EU Notch Rare Win For Free Trade

While the European Commission has re-branded investor protection as the "Investor Court System" (ICS) and introduced improvements including an appeal mechanism, the introduction of judges and greater transparency, ICS remains a a one-way legal mechanism to sue governments, bounded by the same substantive powers for businesses. Read More

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School chief DeVos faced 'very unfair trial'

Since Trump announced his intent to nominate her in November, the appointment garnered nationwide controversy, which hasn't settled down since DeVos began her duties. "That will hurt teachers and students as a whole". After school activities like theater, music, art - that's always the first to go. Teachers' unions have strongly come out against President Donald Trump's Department of Education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Read More

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Merkel will pay migrants millions to leave Germany

Merkel also reiterated she wanted to seal migrant deals with Tunisia and other north African countries, similar to an EU-Turkey pact, to help stem the flow of refugees to Europe. One has to find a solution together with Libya. The paper quotes an unnamed Israeli official as saying that he heard from senior German sources in the foreign ministry and Merkel's office that the step was one of a series of public and backdoor measures meant to express Berlin's displeasure over the law. Read More

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18 injured after firebomb attack on train in Hong Kong

18 injured after firebomb attack on train in Hong Kong

One man and one woman were in critical condition, while two men and three women were in serious condition, and four men and six women were stable. Police said he acted alone and have ruled out terrorism as the motive. Some of the injured have been evacuated on stretchers. "One man was completely on fire, his long pants became shorts. There was nothing we could do but inhale the smoke ", the passenger said, comparing the chaotic scenes on board the train to that of the Korean horror-thriller ... Read More

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Trudeau says it's not his job to 'lecture' Trump on Syrian refugees

Trudeau says it's not his job to 'lecture' Trump on Syrian refugees

On Monday, Trump had his first face-to-face meeting at the White House with Trudeau. The meeting came after Canada said it would offer temporary residence to those affected by Trump's executive order on immigration. While that is a good thing, Angus said he is concerned that the Liberal government is keeping quiet about Trump's controversial domestic policies in order to appease him. Read More

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Powerball jackpot surges to $285 million

Powerball jackpot surges to $285 million

Saturday's jackpot will be worth at least $285 million with a cash option of $172.5 million. The amount has been creeping up since a $121.6 million jackpot was won by a Pennsylvania couple December 17. that evening. The jackpot starts at $1 million and slowly builds until someone matches all six numbers drawn. A Canadian resident has claimed a Powerball® prize worth $2 million for the drawing held on February 4, 2017. Read More

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