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French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

By 1300 GMT the euro had gained 1.1 percent from Friday's close in NY to trade at $1.0837 and 84.68 pence respectively. French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron thumbs up as he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017.


Passenger in latest viral airline video has a lawyer

Passenger in latest viral airline video has a lawyer

American immediately apologized for the incident and removed the flight attendant involved from active duty, although no formal disciplinary action has been taken and he is still being paid. "We're hoping Dr. Dao, being taken off that plane like a sack of potatoes is going to resonate with people", said Dao's lawyer Thomas Demetrio on the Today Show .



United States sub arrives in South Korea amid nuclear test fears

U.S. officials have told Reuters tougher sanctions could include an oil embargo, banning North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks and other foreign doing business with Pyongyang. On April 15, North Korea offered a fresh look at its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles program in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler.


Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide death toll rises to 16

Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide death toll rises to 16

Residents still say around 100 people may be missing, but the state-run Disaster Management Centre (DMC) revised down its own figure for the missing to 11 from an initial 30. Guttila Silva, a former mayor and local politician, said residents were angry that the Colombo Municipality had continued to dump hundreds of tons of garbage at the dump daily despite safety concerns.


North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary: Yonhap

North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary: Yonhap

On April 15, North Korea offered a fresh look at its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles program in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington and the worldwide community were maintaining pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but " not trying to pick a fight with him ".


North Korean varsity names detained American

North Korean varsity names detained American

Alternatively, a long-range missile test could show North Korean progress toward being able to fire a weapon at America. ZHANG: (Through interpreter) The fact that they're calling each other so often shows that the US and China are communicating smoothly and they both think the situation is very serious.