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Hollande urges French voters to block Le Pen

Hollande urges French voters to block Le Pen Mon, 24 Apr, 2017

 French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged voters to reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen in next month's presidential runoff against pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron.
US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack Mon, 24 Apr, 2017

The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.
France votes for new president amid high security

France votes for new president amid high security Sun, 23 Apr, 2017

France voted Sunday under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union.
Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul on Saturday after Iraqi forces retook two more districts in the west of the city from Islamic State.
Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.
Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

Venezuela braced for new marches Saturday against President Nicolas Maduro, after the death toll climbed to 20 in three weeks of violence at protests demanding the leftist leader's ouster.
Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle Thu, 20 Apr, 2017

One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris on Thursday night, police and the interior ministry said.
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead

Venezuelan protests against government leave two students dead Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

Two Venezuelan students died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a brutal economic crisis.
Britain's May wins parliament's backing for June 8 snap election

Britain's May wins parliament's backing for June 8 snap election Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain.
Thousands evacuated after deadly Syria bombing

Thousands evacuated after deadly Syria bombing Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

Thousands of Syrians were evacuated from besieged towns on Wednesday with tight security in place after a weekend bombing against those leaving government-held areas killed dozens, including nearly 70 children.
12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen Tue, 18 Apr, 2017

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago.
British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand Tue, 18 Apr, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolstering support for her Brexit plan.
US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase Tue, 18 Apr, 2017

A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike Mon, 17 Apr, 2017

 Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a movement that could mark a serious challenge to Israeli authorities if sustained.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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The Illusion of the French Elections

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