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French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

Le Pen has praised Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump, has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has made it clear she supports strong nation states and is opposed to globalism. The vote "is really important, mainly because we really need a change in this country with all the difficulties we are facing and terrorism", said Paris resident Alain Richaud, who was waiting to cast his vote .


United Kingdom leader calls for early election

United Kingdom leader calls for early election

ComRes chairman Andrew Hawkins said the strength of the Tory lead could pose a problem for the party with the threat of complacency among Conservative supporters who may not turn out to vote. A number of MPs abstained from Wednesday's vote, including those with the Scottish National Party . Commenting on social media, Ruth Howard said: "Whoever in this area wants to get in [to government] needs to get out and about and communicate with the community all the time, not just see their ...


UKIP to pledge burka ban in General Election manifesto

UKIP to pledge burka ban in General Election manifesto

When suggested people argue Ukip is seeking to become an anti-Muslim party, Mr Nuttall replied: "It can not be right we have courts or councils in this country where the words of a woman are only worth half that of a man. Asked if he would ban mosques from opening, Mr Nuttall replied: "Of course mosques will stay open". Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage proposed a burqa ban in 2010.


British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

May, who took office after the European Union referendum previous year, surprised Britain by calling a snap vote on Tuesday, saying she wanted a mandate to take the country into Brexit . He said there was no guarantee "a sprinkling of additional Conservative MPs on the backbenches" would change this. "I'm going to be out and about campaigning across the whole of the United Kingdom and I'm going to be out and about campaigning and meeting people in all different communities across the United ...


Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have racheted up in recent weeks and there are renewed concerns that North Korea may conduct its sixth nuclear test on Wednesday, the 85th anniversary of its military, and China said this week it was "gravely concerned".


France on Edge on Eve of Unpredictable Presidential Election

France on Edge on Eve of Unpredictable Presidential Election

France has begun voting in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as crucial for the future of the beleaguered European Union. "In times such as these we have to demonstrate that France is united", he said. The attack in Paris appeared a flawless fit for Le Pen, who has moved quickly to present herself as the strongest defender against radicals in a country scarred by a string of attacks that have claimed 239 lives since 2015.