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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen trade barbs in marathon presidential debate

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen trade barbs in marathon presidential debate

The anti-immigrant Le Pen, who wants to restrict religious garb in public spaces, said the burkini was a sign of the "rise of radical Islam in our country" and accused Macron of supporting it. Still with another debate to come involving all 11 candidates there is still plenty to play for and in this election race, anything could happen yet.


Arrested Rape Accused Gayatri Prajapati Sent to Judicial Custody

Arrested Rape Accused Gayatri Prajapati Sent to Judicial Custody

With this, six persons named in the FIR against the 49-year-old Samajwadi Party leader have been picked up. Police had yesterday interrogated the SP leader's two sons and nephew to get some inputs regarding his whereabouts. On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force handed over two of Prajapati's accomplices to the Gautampalli police station, where the initial FIR was lodged.


Extending influence in Syria, Russia says it will train Kurdish troops

Extending influence in Syria, Russia says it will train Kurdish troops

It is likely that the Russian agreement with the YPG, who are now in control of almost all of Syria's entire northern border with Turkey, would anger Ankara. Despite Moscow's massive military involvement in Syria - supporting the regime - it has been sidelined in areas of northern Syria outside Damascus' control by the US.


Mostly sunny Monday with a seasonal start to Spring

Mostly sunny Monday with a seasonal start to Spring

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind around 10 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 5 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 23 miles per hour. Friday will be even warmer as highs approach 50 degrees, but it comes with the possibility for some rain showers as a warm front lifts north through the area.


Probing possible Russian Federation links to Trump campaign: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Probing possible Russian Federation links to Trump campaign: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said Monday that he regretted not being more forceful in notifying the Democratic party about the threat of Russian hackers during the 2016 election. "This secret cyberwar never used to be in the news, but now its leaked out every other week", he said. In a tweet before the hearing, Trump wrote: "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a bad campaign".


Meeting with Iraqis, Trump criticizes Iran deal

Meeting with Iraqis, Trump criticizes Iran deal

The two leaders agreed to promote a "broad-based political and economic partnership based in the Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA)", the bilateral agreement which has been the cornerstone of United States support of Iraq since 2008. "I haven't seen a full plan". Trump also affirmed USA support for the fight against the terrorist group ISIS and said "a lot of things are different than they were just five or six weeks ago" in that regard.