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Jean-Marie Le Pen says daughter should have campaigned like Trump

A Bloomberg analysis of the election results released Sunday said a Macron victory next month would prevent further market turmoil. Investors are clearly less nervous about the global outlook. The safe-haven Japanese yen weakened 0.58 percent versus the greenback at 109.73 per dollar. She said the French government must promote meat from France.


Taliban Attack: Afghan defence chiefs quit

Taliban Attack: Afghan defence chiefs quit

Mattis, who has previously served in Afghanistan , has said he is compiling an assessment for President Donald Trump on Afghanistan security situation. Pentagon officials have concede the group has gained ground in several areas around the country in the past year. Nicholson has said he needs "a few thousand" more troops to break what he has described as a stalemate.



Escaping Mosul fighting, Iraqi women give birth where they can - aid group

A senior Isis religious leader has been killed in an airstrike in western Mosul, Iraqi government forces have claimed. "Two members of the anti-terrorism forces were killed in the clashes", he said. The combination of "explosives, booby traps, snipers, the use of civilian shields", he emphasized, "just makes it very slow and hard going". The camp, like other facilities in western Mosul, is supplied by road from Erbil, some 80 km (50 miles) to the east, in the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan ...



United States sanctions Syrian scientists after chemical attack

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key Islamic State-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the IS group in northern Syria . "We will not tolerate chemical weapons by any actor and we intend to hold the Assad regime accountable for its unacceptable behaviour", Mnuchin told reporters.


Federal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

Federal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through the courts. San Francisco and Santa Clara County won preliminary injunctions to block Trump's January order to withhold federal funds from cities that refuse to comply with federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws, according to multiple reports.



Montana lumber mill: new tariffs on Canadian timber are a good start

The new USA duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber from Canada "gives us hope the USA lumber industry may finally see relief from decades of trade abuses", Reps. "Well, part of the problem with NAFTA is that it doesn't include everything that it should include". All other Canadian producers face a 19.88 percent duty, according to the document.