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Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election

Melenchon, Fillon bridge gap on top two in France election

The polls tip Macron to beat National Front leader Le Pen in a runoff between the two leading candidates on May 7. He told supporters unless they come out it will be a choice between Thatcher and Trotsky - referring to the tight battle between far right candidate Marine Le Pen and far left hopeful Jean-Luc Melenchon.


Jon Ossoff Landslide Reinforces Resistance to Trump — Triumph in Georgia

Jon Ossoff Landslide Reinforces Resistance to Trump — Triumph in Georgia

Despite controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress , Republicans have yet to enact major legislation to fulfill campaign promises . Georgia's 6th district was seen as the best chance for that spark. A senior Senate aide said limiting charitable giving is "within the realm of possibility", though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has not explicitly raised it in his meetings with some Republican senators.


Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground

Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground

However, she has recently lost the leader's edge in polls . Hamon won the Socialist primary but the party is deeply divided, and Socialist President Francois Hollande is so unpopular that he's not seeking a second term. Le Pen has said she would extend the law banning "ostensible" religious signs to the streets of France. Also Wednesday, the Grand Mosque of Lyon issued an appeal urging Muslims to cast ballots instead of isolating themselves, "so that all the children of France, regardless ...


North Korea Could Have Far More Nuclear Warheads Than Estimated

North Korea Could Have Far More Nuclear Warheads Than Estimated

Graham also said the U.S.is "on a collision course" with the North. The singing was followed by footage of its test-firing of a missile in February which, in the video, was joined by other missiles shooting into sky, passing over the Pacific and exploding in giant balls of flames in the United States.


United States missile strikes against Syria increase tensions with Russian Federation

United States missile strikes against Syria increase tensions with Russian Federation

Syria is at the top of the geopolitical agenda after a surprise decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to launch an airstrike against one of Assad's air bases last week. After the United States launched cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base alleged to have launched a deadly poison gas attack on Syrian civilians, Trump administration officials said they were prepared to take further actions if necessary.



Oil edges higher as OPEC boost offsets dent from USA supply

That surprise build in gasoline, along with an increase in US production, pressured prices. "Ahead of summer driving season, it is surprising to see a lag in demand". A global crude glut has persisted even as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producing countries have worked to reduce output under an agreement to cut supplies nearly 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017.