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Battle over Brexit could reshape the political landscape

May had opposed the idea of a snap poll since she came to office following the resignation of her Conservative Party predecessor David Cameron over Brexit. May said an early election will bolster the UK's position in talks over Brexit and is in the country's national interest. The small Liberal Democratic Party has taken a firm stand against leaving the union, but while it is expected to gain seats, for now it is polling at around 10 percent and appears unlikely to stop a Conservative ...


Money for wall is a must

Money for wall is a must

Sources close to negotiations expect Congress to pass a short-term funding measure -- anywhere between one and three weeks - to give appropriators more time to finalize a larger spending deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September.



French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

Macron, a 39-year-old who had never before stood for election and only started his independent centrist movement 12 months ago, will be the overwhelming favourite to win the second round on May 7. Axel Schaefer, vice chairman of the Social Democrats in parliament, said the election result showed that the "right-wing march" across Europe had been stopped, following setbacks for populist candidates in Austria and the Netherlands.



Macron ally says his victory shows 'deep malaise' in French society

Numerous left who know that Mr. Hamon is unlikely to make it past the first round are likely to cast a strategic vote for Mr. Macron in order to avoid Ms. Aiming to ride a wave of populism that carried Donald Trump to the White House and led Britain to vote for Brexit, Le Pen wants France to abandon the euro and also intends to call a referendum on withdrawing from the EU.



Gunman was known to anti-terror police

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. Left-wing firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon simply urged French citizens to "choose". The attack unfolded on the Champs-Elysees around 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m.



Delhi votes: Polling for MCD elections begins

Residents of Delhi will vote on Sunday in municipal polls that are being seen as a test of the AAP government, BJP and Congress's efforts to revive itself in the metropolis. The VVPAT machine is connected with EVMs and dispenses a paper proof for the voters so that they can verify their vote is cast correctly. The BJP is pinning its hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's achievements, and the party is hoping to return to the civic bodies for the third time in a row.