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World Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll
Author: 0 Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll

On Friday, the main candidates were quick to urge tough action against Islamist terrorism but cancelled the final rallies they had planned. "Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country", Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said after a top-level meeting on Friday that reviewed the government's already heightened security plans for the two-round vote that begins on Sunday.

Author: 0 Toddler who family said wandered off found dead in home

The Will County Sheriff's Office say Semaj ML Crosby was reported missing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The corner said the final cause and manner of the girl's death will be determined later. Ackerson said the investigation was hindered by the girl's mother's refusal until late Wednesday night to allow authorities to search the house in Joliet , about 40 miles southwest of Chicago .

Author: 0 Japanese minister quits over offensive comment on 2011 quake

Like many other Cabinet ministers and lawmakers accused of gaffes, Imamura apologized for and retracted - though grudgingly - his remarks, which he insisted was taken in misleading ways contrary to his intentions. He then tried to eject a journalist whose question about evacuees had led to the remarks, shouting: "Get out!" Mr Abe's approval rating, although still above 50 per cent, has fallen recently due to scandals eroding public confidence in his government, now in its fifth year.

World China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea
Author: 0 China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea

Asked how anxious Americans should be about the prospect of nuclear war, Mr Trump told USA news channel TMJ4: "Look, you always have to be concerned". "If those businessmen in power in the USA thought of intimidating us by any military or sanction threats-as the [Barack] Obama administration used to do and failed-they will soon find out such threats are useless", Sin said.

World Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US
Author: 0 Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

Them's fighting words", concluded Colbert. But insiders suggest the last week has put that to the test. "The accusations are baseless and unfounded", Jim Carr, Canadian minister of natural resources, and Chrystia Freeland, Canadian minister of foreign affairs, said in a joint statement.

Author: 0 Michael Flynn under Pentagon investigation, warned about payments

According to the article, Flynn - a former three-star Army general - did not get permission from the US government for the fees, or fully disclose information about his Russian business activities. Meanwhile, a third letter released by Cummings reveals that Flynn was indeed informed in detail about his legal obligation not to accept funds from a foreign government following his departure from the Army.

World Auburn alumna becomes state's second female chief justice
Author: 0 Auburn alumna becomes state's second female chief justice

Jeff Sessions after Sessions became U.S attorney general, but now-former Gov. Robert Bentley appointed unusual, the former state attorney general, to the seat, AL.com reported. Stuart had been acting chief justice since May when Moore was accused of violating ethical standards for judges. In May, after receiving a complaint about Moore from the Southern Poverty Law Center and other entities, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) announced that it had filed ethics charges against the ...

World Chelsea extend Premier League lead with 4-2 win over Southampton
Author: 0 Chelsea extend Premier League lead with 4-2 win over Southampton

Conte's men have now opened a seven-point advantage at the summit, well ahead of Tottenham who have a game at hand. "We passed a big step - a big psychological step - after the defeat against Manchester United", said the Italian. He shared a quick exchange with both Pedro and Hazard before applying the ideal finish from 10 yards in the 89th minute. After a rampant first season in England in 2014/15 when he scored 20 league goals for Chelsea , Costa was among the players who most openly ...

World White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea
Author: 0 White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

It also is hard to see the difference between the intentions behind North Korea's displays of its nuclear and missile capabilities and those of the United States-aside from the fact North Korea has far more to fear, given that the United States has military and nuclear forces that far exceed those of North Korea, and that are exercised frequently close to North Korea's shores.

World Turkish 'sadness' after Russian navy ship sinks
Author: 0 Turkish 'sadness' after Russian navy ship sinks

The transport vessel was flying a Togo flag and was identified as Youzarsif H by the GAC shipping agent. Turkish media say between 45 and 78 military personnel have been rescued from the " Liman " so far. The 17-mile waterway connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Passing through Istanbul , the Bosphorus is one of the world's most important waterways for oil and grains transit.

World United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10000
Author: 0 United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10000

The move follows the example of Delta Airlines who changed its incentive policy earlier this month to offer up to $10,000 to passengers who give up their seats. The initiatives are part of 10 " substantial changes"' unveiled by the airline Thursday in a bid to win back passenger trust and fix reputational damage caused by a video of security personnel dragging passenger David Dao screaming and bleeding from an aircraft.

World Merkel expects demanding Brexit negotiations for Britain and EU
Author: 0 Merkel expects demanding Brexit negotiations for Britain and EU

Earlier today, Merkel reiterated that the United Kingdom can not begin talks on a future relationship with the European Union until divorce proceedings are closed, and hit out over "illusions" in Britain. "That approach can only mean one thing, uncertainty and instability, bringing grave risk to our growing economy with higher taxes, fewer jobs, more waste and more debt".

World Trump backs down on border wall funding
Author: 0 Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump also pushed for his border wall , a central campaign pledge that he still insists Mexico will pay for in the end, though Democrats and even most Republicans doubt that will ever come to pass. He told CNN that Democrats "raised Puerto Rico for the first time a couple of days ago" but did not give Trump's stance on the Medicaid assistance.

World Thousands gather to lay fallen FDNY firefighter to rest
Author: 0 Thousands gather to lay fallen FDNY firefighter to rest

Tolley's pastor, Father Patrick Woods, reminded the grieving that the 14-year veteran, who fell to his death from a building in Queens on April 20, will never die in spirit. Tolley started his career at Ladder 135 in December 2003. Kotarski later broke down as he spoke directly to Tolley. "Billy, we got you", he said.

Author: 0 UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament

The attacker, Khalid Masood, was shot dead by police. Armed British police officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. A BBC reporter said two knives had been seen. Gabrielle Hennessy, 20, a U.S. tourist, described seeing police rush at a man. "He had police pointing arms at him though".

Author: 0 United States may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat-Admiral

The briefing team was to meet later with House members in the Capitol. To that end, North Korea's United Nations mission said in a statement that it will "surely win a victory in the death-defying struggle against the U.S. "You have seen some early indications of China doing a better job enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on North Korea", the official said, adding there had also been a clear effort to communicate to North Korea in the Chinese press "that its nuclear tests, missile ...

World Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir
Author: 0 Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir

During the attack, that is being dubbed as a Uri style attack, five Indian soldiers were left injured and were subsequently rushed to Srinagar. The arms and ammunition recovered were, three AK 47, nine magazines, one Chinese pistol, hand grenades, mapping sheet, two GPRS equipment and one smart phone.

World Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds
Author: 0 Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds

Stelly stated that money was being withdrawn from the One Door for Education's bank account in Maryland and being deposited into Brown's account at a Bank of America nearby. The judge said the jurors who are alternates will not be told they are alternates. This included cash deposits to personal bank accounts, more than $200,000 for events hosted by Brown or in her honor and the use of luxury boxes for a Beyoncé concert and an National Football League game.

Author: 0 Early results show defeat for Jakarta's Christian governor

House of Representatives' Deputy Speaker, Fadli Zon, admits that he is perplexed by the prosecutor's charge against the blasphemy suspect, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama better known as Ahok, where they charged Ahok with a one year imprisonment and with an added two-year probation.

World Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

The militias on Wednesday dislodged Islamic State from the ancient ruins of Hatra , which suffered great destruction under the militants' three-year rule, a military spokesman said. IS has lost much of the territory it once controlled amid twin offensives in Syria and Iraq, including several ancient sites. The eastern side of the city, which is divided by the Tigris river, was recaptured in January, and a push on the west bank of Mosul launched the following month has made steady progress ...

World 'Shark Tank' Star O'Leary Drops Out of Canadian Political Race
Author: 0 'Shark Tank' Star O'Leary Drops Out of Canadian Political Race

O'Leary visited the metro region last month, making a splash at the time when he turned up wearing a sealskin coat. CTV has learned O'Leary will instead support rival candidate Maxime Bernier. O'Leary's lack of French knowledge going into the election may be one of his reasons for struggling in the province. "So now, with Kevin's endorsement-and remember those 35,000 [new members] really came in because of him-I would say it's going to be north of that, could be as much as 60 per cent".

World Student protest continue in Pulwama, Sopore
Author: 0 Student protest continue in Pulwama, Sopore

Students of Degree College Charar-e-Sharif carried out a peaceful march in the town. Meanwhile, students of Boys Higher Secondary school Pulwama also held protest on Thursday over the arrest of the students a day earlier. "Some of the students also tried to hit the streets but were stopped by the police which triggered clashes", Nauman Ahmad, a student from Shopian college, said.