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France's Hollande and his premier weigh presidential bids

France's Hollande and his premier weigh presidential bids

France's government spokesman is insisting that Socialist President Francois Hollande and his prime minister can't compete against each other in an upcoming presidential primary. After Britain's referendum decision to exit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Fillon counfounded the polls with a thumping win in the first round of the Les Republicains party primaries.



Ben Rhodes, US Diplomat Will Attend Castro Memorial Service

For many, especially in Latin America and Africa, Castro was a symbol of resistance to imperialism, having ousted a USA -backed dictator, and a champion of the poor. Afterwards, Raul Castro presented a white rose in front of his brother's remains and was followed by legendary guerrilla commanders, Ramiro Valdes and Guillermo Garcia.


Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US

Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US

Strike organizers say many work for minimum wage . Full-time workers who make $11 an hour make less than $23,000 a year, Finfer pointed out, "way, way, way below a living wage ". The question is whether a $15 minimum wage is high enough to induce a lot of employers to switch to more automated systems. In Connecticut, it's going up to $10.10, while Rhode Island's is $9.60.



Brad Pitt officially cleared of child abuse allegations

Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has cleared Brad Pitt of any wrongdoing on allegations that he has mistreated his son Maddox during a midair altercation with Angelina Jolie sometime in September, reports News.com.au. And in such a scenario, it is quite clear that Pitt would do anything now to get custody of all his children from Jolie . Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have six children - Maddox , 15, Pax, 12, Zahara , 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins ...


Israeli jets target Syrian and Hezbollah military sites

Israeli jets target Syrian and Hezbollah military sites

Israeli aircraft have reportedly hit targets close to Damascus , in the country's second strike in Syria this week. The Israeli warplanes reportedly also struck a number of vehicles traveling on the main highway believed to have been part of a weapons convoy led by Lebanon's resistance movement of Hezbollah.



Hundreds flee for government-held districts in Aleppo

Helped by massive Russian air power and thousands of Iranian-backed Shiite militia fighters from Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, Assad renewed his push for Aleppo this month. The besieged eastern districts came under intense airstrikes that killed hundreds in the past two weeks. A Syrian hard-line rebel faction says it has appointed a new leader, following what observers say was a divisive internal debate over the group's direction.