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Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

Macron, who defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff on Sunday, promised during the campaign to defend the Paris climate deal on combating global warming. She has spent the past six years as president of the National Front single-mindedly focused on one objective: Erasing the stain of her party's association with the ex-collaborationists, the right-wing extremists, immigrant-hating racists and anti-Semites who founded it 45 years ago.



Michigan's role on health care — George Weeks

We don't ever recall representatives partying at the White House for a bill that had yet to be scored. It's not just Democratic governors sounding the alarm. If these vignettes provide by the Times are any indication, they're like to face hostile crowds in many locations. Also , fewer companies would offer policies since the employer mandate would be lifted.



N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

One of the American detainees, Otto Warmbier, was detained for removing a North Korean political banner. For nearly two decades, North Korea has looked to south-east Asia for diplomatic and economic and support while the so-called "hermit nation" was shunned in most countries other than its only major ally, China.



Xi nudges Moon to think twice on THAAD

China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a USA anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea. "President Moon said he understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns, and said he hopes the two countries can swiftly get on with communication to further improve each other's understanding", Yoon said.