• French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect
French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

So far the names of only 14 candidates are known, but on Thursday afternoon "around 450" will be revealed, Jean-Paul Delevoye of Republic on the Move said. Among those forces are hard-left groups and the two groups which have dominated French politics for decades, the Socialist Party and The Republicans.

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  • May gives all workers new rights to time off
May gives all workers new rights to time off

She will add: "By working with business, reducing taxes and dealing with the deficit we have delivered steady improvements to the economic prospects of working people". But absent from the Prime Minister's bold workplace reforms is any mention of tackling excessive executive pay, something the Prime Minister pledged to address as she took office in...

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  • Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content
Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content

Since Thailand's military government seized power in a coup three years ago, more than 100 people have been charged with such offenses and given record sentences. Thai authorities have warned Facebook Inc to take down content deemed threatening to national security or violating strict lese majeste laws. However, considering that this was an att...

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  • US Launches Spy Unit To Gather Human Intelligence From North
US Launches Spy Unit To Gather Human Intelligence From North

On Sunday, media reported that a fourth United States citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. "Obviously this is concerning, we're well aware of it and we're going to work through the embassy of Sweden, that has an embassy in North Korea, through our State Department to seek release of the individuals the...

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  • Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting
Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting

The Council on American-Islamic Relations also recorded "unprecedented levels" of anti-Muslim incidents and attacks against mosques across the US. That evening, the president and the first lady will join members of the Saudi royal family for an official dinner.

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  • Rare Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary
Rare Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary

The Police from West Midlands issued a plea for the Potter memorabilia this Friday as the detectives were not able to break the case with their weak powers for investigating. The story later had a 10,000-copy print run that was sold in bookstores, and sold out on its first day. Harry Potter author JK Rowling. They are confronted by two "muggl...

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  • Search For a New FBI Director Proceeding Rapidly
Search For a New FBI Director Proceeding Rapidly

But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. Earlier Thursday, on Capitol Hill, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe strongly disputed the White House's assertion that Comey had been fired in part because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's own rank...

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  • Nevada's Booth enjoys great second day at NCAA Regionals
Nevada's Booth enjoys great second day at NCAA Regionals

Patrick Fishburn and CJ Lee led the team , shooting under par and earning a pair of 67s. BYU now holds a fifth-place tie with No. 21 Georgia Tech and No. In total , 11 players in the field are at par or better. The sophomore's 72 is his second lowest round in his last five. Matthew Perrine's 67 tied the fifth-best NCAA Tournament round in progr...

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  • Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have defeated Islamic State fighters in the city of Tabqa and have seized Tabqa Dam, a key objective for the militias before a planned attack on the terror group's de-facto capital, Raqqa. John Dorrian, told reporters Wednesday at the Pentagon that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon. The decisi...

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  • Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister
Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister

Some of China's most reliable allies and partners will attend the forum, including Russian President Vladimir Putin , Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The B and Road initiative should be built into a road for peace, as the pursuit of the initiative requires a peacefu...

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  • New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas
New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

McCullough was asked whether she thinks that affordable health care for all US citizens is a right or a privilege. "I definitely want to say it's a privilege", she said. LAS VEGAS (AP) - The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Her first winter she did not have a winter coat and the family struggled to adjust.

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  • Over 900 moved from J-K border villages to safer areas
Over 900 moved from J-K border villages to safer areas

Masood Khan and different social and political figures of the local area also were also present on the occasion and exchanged their views with the president. The gunfight is over and the area is being sanitised, the official said. DC said that the administration is prepared for making more relief camps functional as more than 25 buildings have be...

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  • Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

The deal to create "de-escalation" zones in the major areas of conflict in western Syria took effect at midnight. What does the memorandum say? Yet, the de-escalation zones agreement was not signed by the Syrian government, nor the opposition.

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  • Gwadar airport, rail, roads on PM's China visit agenda
Gwadar airport, rail, roads on PM's China visit agenda

As India on Sunday skipped China's Belt and Road forum to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Islamabad and Beijing vowed to conclude the contentious economic route. "We are visiting China as Pakistanis and not as representatives of political parties", he said. "It is time we transcend our differences, resolve conflicts through di...

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  • Ebola returns to Congo, WHO assessing extent of outbreak
Ebola returns to Congo, WHO assessing extent of outbreak

The Ebola virus was first identified in DR Congo in 1976. In 2014, more than 11,300 people were killed in the worst-ever outbreak of the virus in West Africa, a lot of them in Guinea , Sierra Leone and Liberia . The WHO said that it and its partners are supporting the Ministry of Health in all aspects of the response, including "epidemiologic...

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  • Canada falls from Cup contention with two losses at Paris Sevens
Canada falls from Cup contention with two losses at Paris Sevens

South Africa raced out to a commanding 17-0 lead at half time on two tries from Werner Kok and one from Chris Dry. To neglect that aim after nine tournaments just because the series title is in the bag, would be foolish and detrimental to their team values.

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  • ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens
ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens

By the end of the night, the B.C. Liberals had 43 seats, one shy of the number needed for a majority government . The online survey of nearly 700 voters found more than half would be upset if the BC Liberals assembled a majority (57 per cent) or minority (53 per cent) government.

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  • Sino-US Deal Eases Access to Markets
Sino-US Deal Eases Access to Markets

China will also allow USA imports of beef no later than July 16, and the United States will issue a proposed rule to allow Chinese cooked poultry to enter U.S. At one point, Trump considered imposing a tariff on Chinese imports. Though the Commerce Department said U.S. "While this deal is promising, China has made similar commitments befor...

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  • China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in call to Duterte
China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in call to Duterte

In another phone call last weekend, Trump invited Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit Washington . In a summary of Saturday's phone call between the two leaders, the White House said the two discussed "the fact that the Philippine government is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs, a scourge that affects many countr...

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  • North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong
North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong

The cell has "infiltrated" North Korea but the Ministry of State Security will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA", the ministry said , as cited by the state's KCNA news agency. North Korea regularly accuses South Korea of abducting or enticing its citizens to defect, although Seoul denies it....

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