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Euro, markets rally as France's Macron set for presidential win

Euro, markets rally as France's Macron set for presidential win

National Front vice-president Louis Aliot insisted that Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it. As per new surveys, Macron would secure 64 per cent to Le Pen's 36. With voters hungry for change Fillon had been seen as a shoo-in but in January he was knocked off course by allegations that he gave his British-born wife a fictitious job as his parliamentary assistant for which she was paid almost 700,000 euros ($750,000).


US Vice President Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

US Vice President Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the USA military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons . China has criticised North Korea's missile tests. The US military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure North Korea into denuclearisation, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test.


'Low level of trust' between USA and Russia, Tillerson says

'Low level of trust' between USA and Russia, Tillerson says

Syrian leader Assad has dismissed the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun as a "fabrication" to justify United States missile strikes against an airbase in his country. - Russian Federation and the United States failed to achieve agreement on the situation in Syria but made a decision to try to move closer on ways to settle the issue, the daily says, commenting on US Secretary Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow .


Corbyn is 'staggeringly irresponsible' on defence, says Sir Michael Fallon

Corbyn is 'staggeringly irresponsible' on defence, says Sir Michael Fallon

Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said Mr Corbyn represented a "clear and present danger to the Union". It's the people versus the powerful. In a separate report, The Guardian noted that Corbyn presented Labour's string of recent new policies, for example a £10 minimum wage and cracking down on corporate tax avoidance, as an alternative "to unlock opportunities for every single person in this country".



North Korea is 'too unsafe to ignore', warns U.S. amid rising tensions

State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking a "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike". Added to the high-tension weekend are fears that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test Tuesday, when the country celebrates the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.