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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh pictured at Coleraine rail station for their North Coast steam train historic journey from Coleraine and Bellarena as part of her coronation tour back in 1953. Following the resignation of Anthony Eden - a fallout linked to the unpopularity of the Anglo-French invasion of Suez - the Queen is called upon to exercise her royal prerogative power and choose a new prime minister.


French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting

French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting

Both Le Pen and Melenchon, from either end of the political spectrum, have expressed scepticism over France's use of the euro. Currency traders said short-term players were closing out positions taken in anticipation of euro weakness before the French election, emboldened by the steady stream of polls confirming that centrist Macron would lead returns on Sunday.


Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

On Monday, 11 Latin American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, called on Venezuela's government to respect the constitutional right to peaceful protest. The public prosecutor's office said it was investigating both cases. Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him of eroding democracy.


US not focused on removing Syria's Assad

US not focused on removing Syria's Assad

President Putin regards the USA airstrikes on Syria as "An act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext". "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent bad chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the worldwide community".


Tillerson tries to force North Korea to negotiating table

Tillerson tries to force North Korea to negotiating table

The North has said such launches are an act of deterrence against a potential invasion by the United States or South Korea. "I can say that all of the pundits out there saying they've never seen China work like they're working right now", Trump said during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House, referring to Xi.



VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO, April 21 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Indonesian President Joko Widodo that more steps were needed to resolve the dispute between mining company Freeport McMoRan Inc and the Indonesian government, a White House foreign policy adviser said on Friday.