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Down in polls, Le Pen targets immigration for boost

Down in polls, Le Pen targets immigration for boost

On the campaign trail, the race was narrowing ahead of Sunday's vote, with the pack closing behind frontrunners Macron and Le Pen . Do voters judge a book by its cover? In France, the National Front has gone from fringe party status, condemned as bigoted and racist, to having the presidential palace in its sights.



Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

Mnuchin called the proposal "the biggest tax cut" in US history. "We would have the freedom to set the competitive tax rates and embrace the policies that would attract the world's best companies and biggest investors to Britain", Prime Minister Theresa May said in January.


Judge halts plan to execute inmates over 11-day period

Judge halts plan to execute inmates over 11-day period

Manufacturers object to states using their drugs in executions, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections said in previous court filings that it doesn't have a way of obtaining more of the sedative midazolam. The prison's "execution protocol and policies fail to contain adequate safeguards that mitigate some of the risk presented by using midazolam and trying to execute that many inmates in such a short period of time", Baker wrote in her opinion.



Trump reveals outline for tax reforms

But aside from having something else to tout for Trump's first 100 days, the administration's main interest appears to be enacting "the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history", not overhauling the code. Republicans greeted news of the tax cut plan enthusiastically, though some GOP members and Democrats anxious that the plan would further increase federal debt, cutting taxes without increasing income or cutting other parts of government.


U.S. agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

U.S. agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. export business. "The problem with dairy isn't that they're dumping dairy products in the US". "You can not thicken this border without hurting people on both sides of it", Trudeau said.


Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer

Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer

The officers were already at Urban Hospital in the city's Kreuzberg district shortly after 4 pm (3pm BST) when the 27-year-old man ran up and pointed a firearm at them. The man is said to have ignored repeated warnings to drop his weapon and surrender, prompting a policeman to open fire. Since the incident, the hospital has been closed and its surrounding areas have been cordoned off by the police.