by | May 08, 2017 | 15:14

If Macron was Obama-like, Le Pen's campaign seemed to channel that of Donald Trump, whose victory she hailed as a prelude to her own. The French prime minister has said 39-year-old Macron won the election , and French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says she called Macron to congratulate him on his victory.

by | May 08, 2017 | 15:13

With Trump closing in on the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama's timing could not have been better. "So, what's been going on while I've been gone? " the former president asked as he took his seat on the stage at the at the University of Chicago, where he once taught constitutional law.

by | May 08, 2017 | 15:09

With the bill now set to head to the Senate, House Republicans who voted for the bill are beginning to face the early ramifications. In addition, out of the 14 million who now have health insurance because of the ACA, 11.8 million of them were dumped on Medicaid .

by | May 08, 2017 | 15:05

Voting for three municipal corporations of Delhi ended with a turnout of around 54 per cent. The Aam Aadmi Party today expressed apprehension that the MCD poll results, slated to be declared on April 26, could be "rigged" and the ground for it was being prepared by "floating" exit polls predicting a BJP sweep.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:55

Children make up 62 percent of the 1.8 million people who have fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighbouring Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda since civil war began in 2013, the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF , and refugee agency, UNHCR , said in a joint press release.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:46

The initiative for calling the Constituent Assembly may come from the president, from the National Assembly (if two-thirds of representatives vote in favor), from the Municipal Councils, or from just 15 percent of voters registered with the Civil and Electoral Registry.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:44

Slager, who was sacked after a viral video emerged days after the April 4, 2015, shooting, was slated to go on trial in federal court in Charleston on May 15 for federal charges of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. The plea also does not refer to Scott's race, the BBC reported . It will be up to U.S. Judge Norton to sentence Slager. The video has been viewed millions of times online and on television.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:47

Centrica's United Kingdom business margins have been hit by warm weather, electricity cost volatility and the phasing of energy volume settlements, the energy company said in a year-to-date trading update Monday. Centrica said that it is "well-positioned" to deal with whatever form of market change is ultimately enacted. Centrica said it was on track to axe 1,500 jobs this year under its previously announced cost-saving plan that would see an extra £250m in savings being realised over the ...

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:40

The case is set to continue for six days. Donlevy said he had been involved in many negotiations to license the use of music, and the fees charged. The lawyer asked if it was weaker because it was different. Andrew Ford, also giving evidence from Sydney, said he was led to the conclusion that Eminem Esque was copied from Lose Yourself .

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:37

The depot handles a significant amount of weapons that Tehran, a major regional ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, sends regularly by air, the source who requested anonymity said, without giving further details. The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, according to Rami Abdulrahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights .

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:37

The France Le Pen described to supporters in her National Front party could not be more different. A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister warmly congratulates President-elect Macron on his election success". "I call on all patriots to join us", she said. French President Francois Hollande said the results showed that the majority of voters supported the European Union.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:33

Brian told KABC-TV's "Eyewitness News " that he informed a flight attendant that he originally bought a seat for his 18-year-old son, Mason, but made a decision to put the child on an earlier flight so that he could use it for his younger son, Grayson, who was in a auto seat.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:29

Meanwhile, Jerusalem has never been a Palestinian Arab capital: between 1948 and 1967, Arab forces occupied a small portion of the city and desecrated its holy sites, but the nation of Jordan, not any Palestinian entity, controlled that territory.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:27

The other two detained US citizens "are already serving prison terms, with hard labor, for alleged "anti-state acts" and 'espionage, '" Lauren adds. Two more USA citizens, Kim Dong-Chul and Otto Warmbier, were sentenced last year to 10 years and 15 years hard labour respectively.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:31

Republican lawmakers and administration officials defended the House-passed health care bill Sunday, insisting people with pre-existing conditions will be covered and despite $880 billion in cuts in Medicaid, the poor will have better care.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:27

Anthony Weiner so he could print them out for his wife, a top Clinton aide Huma Abedin . He said he had been concerned for months about how to publicly report the investigation's findings, and because of Justice Department actions including an impromptu airplane meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch he had concluded he needed to make the announcement himself.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:27

But the Syrian government began weaponizing chlorine - a common industrial chemical that Syria is authorized to possess but not to use as a weapon. Human Rights Watch said the well-known April 4 incident in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which prompted President Trump to launch the first-ever US military strike on Syrian government facilities, was just one of a series of recent incidents involving deadly chemical munitions.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:17

At a time of high tensions, conflicting signals from the Trump White House on whether their next move is military action, strict sanctions or diplomacy have put United States allies in the region on edge. Though diplomatic efforts with the Kim regime have failed in the past, experts have told Business Insider that with the increasing capability of North Korea's nukes and mounting worldwide pressure, they may represent the only way to avert a full crisis.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:17

He said that the main objective behind this visit was to reviving old relations between the two countries and addressing concerns. According to a message received from Kabul on Sunday, President Ghani, in an analysis of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, put on the table his country's grievances and called for a mechanism to resolve all differences.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:15

Political observers insisted that she faced an electoral glass ceiling because they perceived her positions as too extreme to win over the majority of French voters. Cohabitation does not have to mean paralysis, but rather that the prime minister and his camp in parliament have the upper hand over the president.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:12

Susan Collins (R-Maine) saying on ABC News' "This Week" that they'd be "starting from scratch" on a new measure. The bill has a long way to go to reach Trump's desk - starting with the Senate, which could present an even more hard process than the fits and starts the AHCA faced in the House.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:13

She said: "Yes, by their standards, the Tories did well - and I take nothing away from them - but they did well entirely at the expense of the Labour Party". "We won the local government election is Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place". And this is where we'll be until June 8th and most likely for some time after that, two entrenched camps - unionist and nationalist - shouting at one another about the constitution.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:11

Trump cast the launch as a direct snub of China, one of North Korea's only allies and a nation seen by the Trump administration as a potential USA ally in efforts to stamp out Pyongyang's nuclear program. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Convincing foreign leaders may be harder to do as contradictory statements have come from the other countries, most recently when the national security adviser H.R.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:10

Schumer has celebrated the spending bill as a hard-fought deal across the aisle and an example of "working together in the best traditions of the Senate", but he effectively said Trump lost out. In the bill, Republicans were forced to concede funding for construction of the border wall - which some in the GOP oppose - and take off the table cuts that Trump wanted to domestic programs such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:04

The United States is sending an additional 1,500 Army soldiers to Afghanistan this summer to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel , the current US campaign in the country. The group described the attack as a "prelude" to the spring offensive. Earlier this month, US forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound guided bomb called a GBU-43 on an Islamic State tunnel complex in Nangahar, the first use of a weapon of its kind.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:01

Trump , in his tweets, said the agreement would need more Republican senators elected in order to pass this deal or alter the Senate rules so they can push and get the spending approved by only securing a majority vote rather than a total of 60.

by | May 08, 2017 | 14:02

The legislation prohibits vessels owned by North Korea or other countries that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions on the country from operating in U.S. "The threat from North Korea is real, and real threats demand real responses". The North Korean statement comes during a period of tension on the Korean Peninsula over concerns that the North is preparing another nuclear test or missile launch, including a possible test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:58

He now faces serious competition from hardliners, some of whom are close to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , who has criticized Rouhani's economic record, saying his detente with the West and concessions on Iran's nuclear work had yet to yield economic benefits.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:51

Afghanistan refuses to allow Pakistan to set up additional border posts, even though the frontier area is used by the Taliban and other Islamic militant groups. Afghan officials called the high death toll "baseless" but said that several days of cross-border fighting had left two Afghan forces dead. Islamabad dismisses Kabul's objections over the demarcation and maintains Pakistan inherited the global frontier when it gained independence from Britain in 1947.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:49

No further details were available about the circumstances related to the arrests of the two men associated with the college. "There's over US$100 billion (S$140 billion) worth of American exports to our part of the world, and this supports more than half a million jobs within the U.S.", he said.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:47

Milwaukee took the first game of the series, defeating the Raptors 97-83, then again in Game 3, defeating Toronto by a landslide, 77-104. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was not going to be denied the lane on Thursday night, dunking on a few Bucks players along the way.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:46

Under a relentless spotlight since stunning the world in November with a victory over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the 45th United States president has seen his bid to tear up his predecessor's landmark health-care reforms founder in Congress, where many of his other legislative priorities have also run up against cold political gamesmanship.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:39

Residents in the village of Seongj, where the missile defense system is being installed, scuffled with police on Sunday. The six-party talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, bringing together South Korea, North Korea, the US, China, Japan and Russian Federation, were suspended in 2008 at Pyongyang's initiative.

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:23

I respect them", he declared, unsmiling. "I know the anger, the anxiety, the doubts that very many of you have also expressed. It's my responsibility to hear them", he said . Nationalist and populist parties, emboldened by Britain's decision past year to leave the European Union , have made the case against the currency in the Netherlands, France, Italy and Greece , among others .

by | May 08, 2017 | 13:17

Riding says Macron still faces the vast challenge of unifying a country increasingly divided economically, politically and socially, "and many French still harbor doubts he can do this". Hillary Clinton, who lost last year's election to Trump, tweeted, "Victory for Macron, for France, the European Union, & the world". However, not all of the stars appeared to celebrate, with France's own Brigitte Bardot, who has commented on Macron's " lack of empathy " and " cold steel eyes ", suggesting ...