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France starts presidential vote overseas

France starts presidential vote overseas

The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. The abstention rate reached a record level at 28 percent in France's 2002 presidential election, when the then National Front leader, Le Pen's father Jean-Marie Le Pen, made it to the run-off before he was beaten by conservative candidate Jacques Chirac.


Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill

Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin's 'American' bill

Because the program authorizes only 85,000 new visas each year and the number of applicants is far greater, selection boils down to a lottery. In addition to targeting the H-1B visa programme, Trump's forthcoming orders will also bolster his campaign pledge to support "buy American" policies.



600 'March for Science' protests planned Saturday

The protests have been controversial in some scientific circles but organisers defended the march as crucial. The stated goals of the march are to affirm science as a crucial part of a strong democracy, show support for the scientific community, and highlight the value of fact-based inquiry and policy-making.


American detained in North Korea

American detained in North Korea

Two other Americans - 22-year-old student Otto Warmbier and 62-year-old Kim Dong-chul - were sentenced to serve 10 years and 15 years of hard labor respectively in 2016. He had been arrested the previous October. "We have been informed and can confirm that there has been a detention of a USA citizen Saturday morning", Martina Aberg, deputy head of mission for the Swedish Embassy in North Korea, told CNN .


Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

It is a gift for the Community of Sant'Egidio, for the Church in Rome , for all the Christian communities of this city, and for so many pilgrims. The pontiff was taking part in a prayer service. As he noted, the day of the prayer, April 22, also marked the anniversary of the kidnapping of two Metropolitan bishops from Aleppo, Syria: Youhanna Ibrahim, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan, and Boulos Yazigi, Greek Orthodox.