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Macron sworn in as new president of France

Macron sworn in as new president of France

He then chose to be driven by military jeep rather than civilian limousine to the Arc de Triomphe, where he stood in the rain, without coat or umbrella, to light the flame in tribute to France's war dead at the tomb of the unknown soldier - a powerful reminder of France's role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence alliance.



North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea is seeking to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five atomic tests, two of them a year ago. China has placed economic sanctions on North Korea and Donald Trump has sent an "armada" to the peninsula, as well as activating the THAAD anti-missile programme.


The favorite wins again, as Always Dreaming takes the Kentucky Derby

The favorite wins again, as Always Dreaming takes the Kentucky Derby

The New York-based duo has teamed up often over the years and is the sport's leading money winners. A fixture around Churchill Downs who's been writing about, talking about and betting on the Kentucky Derby for years, Demling comes into the 143rd edition of the event on a mind-blowing streak: He nailed eight straight Oaks-Derby doubles entering 2017.


Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

By the time it came to the public vote however, Portugal had a firm lead with Bulgaria and Sweden coming in second and third place. The winning song was titled Amar Pelos Dois . For the contest, Kiev's main Kreshchatyk Street was transformed into a Eurovision fan zone with a large stage, beanbags and European Union flags. Anja Nissen will join fellow Australian contestant Isaiah Firebrace in the Eurovision grand final.



Comey committed 'atrocities,' Sarah Huckabee Sanders says

In defending the decision, officials leaned heavily on a memo from Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation. Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has filled in during Spicer's absence. "I did speak directly to the president and heard directly from him that he, again, had been considering letting Director Comey go pretty much since the day he took office, but that there was no request by him to have a review at the ...