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French PM Urges to Vote for Macron in Presidential Run-Off

French PM Urges to Vote for Macron in Presidential Run-Off

Upon becoming president, she plans to go to Brussels to re-negotiate France's status in the European Union and to hold a referendum on reintroducing the franc. Two people were injured and police detained three people as demonstrators burned cars, danced around bonfires and dodged riot police. Macron, who has never held elected office, acknowledged widespread anger at traditional parties and promised "new transformations" in French politics.



US Defence Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

The visit, Mattis's first as secretary of defense, comes just days after a devastating Taliban attack on one of Afghanistan's largest and most secure bases killed at least 140 soldiers - leading to Monday's resignation by the country's army chief and defense minister.



Turkish opposition appeals referendum on Erdogan powers

The two largest opposition parties both challenged Sunday's referendum, saying it was deeply flawed. The CHP fired back, saying he was threatening the judiciary in order to get them to rule against the party's case. The pro-Kurdish opposition HDP, which had appealed along with the CHP for the referendum to be annulled, said the late decision by the electoral board to allow un-stamped ballots meant it was impossible to determine how many invalid or fake votes may have been counted.



Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea amid rising tensions

Tony Kim is the third American to be held in North Korea. "The only way to realize denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula and quickly resolve North Korea's nuclear problem is for each relevant party to fulfil its duties". Adding to the heightened tensions, North Korea detained a US citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was rerouted toward North Korea earlier this month, after initial confusion over its strike group's deployment - ...


Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

He said the regime kills scores of people daily using all types of weaponry and doesn't need to kill its own sympathizers. Russia is a main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian journalists enjoy wide access in governmentheld parts of the country.