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Ahead of France elections, Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting hours after the attack, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif the Belgian". Political campaigning was banned from Saturday across France, and online, as polling centres opened in the far-flung Atlantic Ocean territories of Saint Pierre and Miquelon and French Guiana, as well as in the Caribbean's Guadeloupe and elsewhere.


Vijay Mallya Arrested in London Based on India's Extradition Request

Vijay Mallya Arrested in London Based on India's Extradition Request

Yesterday, Mallya, while downplaying the din surrounding his sensational arrest in London, took a swipe at the Indian media. Liquor baron appeared before the Westminster's Magistrates' Court in London for his bail hearing and was released on a conditional bail.


Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

After discovering a highly rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in a small records office in the south of England, Harvard researchers were able to date the document to the 1780s, and say it sheds light on the tumultuous politics of the era just after the Revolutionary War.


Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum result despite international concerns

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum result despite international concerns

Erdogan responded to the OSCE report by telling them to "know your place". "The campaign rhetoric was tarnished by some officials equating "No" sympathisers with terrorists", added ODIHR mission head Tana de Zulueta. If the ECHR ruled that there had been infringements in the vote, the referendum would have to be held all over again, he said. "In general, the referendum did not live up to Council of Europe standards".


Law partners in Odebrecht, Panama Papers scandals get bail

Law partners in Odebrecht, Panama Papers scandals get bail

According to Reuters , their lawyer Guillermina McDonald posted a bail of $500,000 for each of them. That had to do with kickbacks to Brazilian politicians paid by big Brazilian companies, among them construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to paying almost $800 million in bribes to government officials and political parties to win public contracts on three continents.


Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

Here's how far the Trump administration has gotten with his 100 days agenda. I cannot fathom how a businessman with as many complex business arrangements as Donald Trump has can serve as president and not have conflicts of interest. -Mexico border, increased defense spending and $18 billion worth of non-defense cuts. Trump notably did not mention his two executive orders banning some Muslims from entering the United States that have been blocked by federal judges, nor the health care ...