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Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box

Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box

Kiselyov went on to say that Trump was "more impulsive and unpredictable" than the North Korean and to say both men shared some of the same negative traits: "Limited worldwide experience, unpredictability, and a readiness to go to war". If state TV is a guide, his tough talk on North Korea's nuclear program and decision to despatch a naval strike force to the region appear to have buried any Russian hopes that he might intervene less in foreign affairs than his predecessors.


Paris Champs-Elysees Attacker Carried a Note Defending ISIS, Prosecutor Says

Paris Champs-Elysees Attacker Carried a Note Defending ISIS, Prosecutor Says

The risk for the main candidates was that misjudging the public mood, making an ill-perceived gesture or comment, could damage their chances. "Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country", Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said after a high-level meeting yesterday that reviewed the government's already heightened security plans for the two-round presidential vote.



PM May's Conservatives on 48 percent support in YouGov poll

May's decision to call a June 8 election stunned her political rivals this week and a string of polls released late on Saturday suggested the gamble had paid off, with one from ComRes showing the party of Margaret Thatcher enjoying levels of support not seen since 1991.


Macron, Le Pen on course for French runoff as Fillon concedes

Macron, Le Pen on course for French runoff as Fillon concedes

Anne Sylvan-Chassany, FT correspondent in Paris , told us that "Obama is a very popular political figure in Paris , so it may have helped Macron's credibility". There had been some speculation Front National's Le Pen could stage a late surge in support after the shooting of a policeman in Paris . One woman repeatedly made the sign of the cross, shouting "I can't believe it, I can't believe it, finally!" BEARDSLEY: Yes, they're separated by two points.



Tension mounts over North Korea's threat of nuclear and missile tests

The ship is on a western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control functions into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The statement came after Pyongyang said it had successfully launched a new ballistic missile. Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them a year ago, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.


Trump calls Asian leaders as North Korea tensions rise

Trump calls Asian leaders as North Korea tensions rise

China insists Washington should do its part to diffuse the North's nuclear ambitions by embracing talks. China "hopes that all relevant sides exercise restraint, and avoid doing anything to worsen the tense situation on the peninsula", the statement paraphrased Xi as saying.