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French presidential election: Macron, Le Pen in early lead

Macron is a free trade supporter and campaigned in favor of the EU's new agreement with Canada. The euro surged to a multi-month high against the US dollar after early vote projections showed solid wins for Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in the first round of voting in France's presidential elections.

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Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

Westbrook recorded a triple-double in the opening 24 minutes as OKC built a double digit lead, and they were able to answer every run the Rockets went on to maintain a good advantage through the first three quarters. Lance Stephenson led the Pacers with 22 points. In fact, he wouldn't let Steven Adams talk about it, either. The first question was for Adams, something on the Thunder's clear, and potentially series-defining, issue of struggling with Westbrook on the bench.

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Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

Speaking at a Tory marginal in Croydon, the Labour leader signalled that the party's manifesto will include an assault on the rich. The vote would be a battle of "the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all", he said.

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Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

However, Trump has also shown willingness to link trade to other issues, saying he would cut a better trade deal with China if it exerts influence on North Korea. The nations also committed to continue pursuing missile deterrence and defense strategies. Trump tweeted on Sunday. The president, administration officials and certain congressional leaders have continued to encourage China to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its aggressive pursuit of long-range missiles and high-yield nuclear ...

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Only 1 victim linked to Facebook murder suspect

Police say he should be considered armed and unsafe. Dr. McCoy said many times, online criminals are looking to hurt as many people as possible, as fast as they can. He could also be in New York, Indiana or Michigan, WLS-TV noted. " If you see me again, it'll be a miracle ", she quoted him as saying. Cleveland police and USA marshals have requested additional backup to search for Stephens in New York, Michigan and Indiana.

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Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert' with Xi Jinping

President, let me explain something to you, ' - this is during dessert - we've just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit by the way.unbelievable.from you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit.incredible. Well, private citizen Trump had a much different take on that at the time - as did many but not all Republicans rallying to Trump on this action, as Allahpundit pointed out yesterday.

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Dollar slumps broadly after Trump says currency 'getting too strong'

Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, also said he would not label China a currency manipulator. Yet on April 2 , Trump insisted to the Financial Times that "our country hasn't had a clue, they haven't had a clue" about China's alleged currency manipulations.

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Bashar Assad Tells AFP That Chemical Attack Was Western 'Fabrication'

When the interviewer proposed that the retaliatory missile strike marked a drastic change in Trump's position on Syria, Assad insisted the USA and Syria could still be partners in fighting terrorism, once Trump wrested control of Washington away from the military-industrial complex.

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Seeking to salvage ties, USA and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

It was stark evidence that the president is moving ever further from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . Lavrov greeted Tillerson with a handshake and criticism of the Trump administration's "very ambiguous and contradictory ideas" on foreign policy.

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North Korea be warned: Trump Syria strike a message says Tillerson

Up to now, the Chinese position has been that while China enjoys a large trade surplus with the USA, its overall trade surplus is not large, and the surplus with the U.S. "President Trump noted the importance of adhering to global rules and norms in the East and South China Seas and to previous statements on non-militarisation.

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US Missile Strikes in Syria Trigger Protests in San Francisco

Even so, allies of Mr Johnson admitted it would be "a battle" to get any agreement over the two days of talks following worldwide amazement at President Trump's decision to bombard a Syrian air force base in retaliation at the use of banned chemical weapons.

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'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

Ivanka Trump's two oldest children, Arabella and Joseph Kushner, performed the song and recited poetry for Xi Jinping during the leader's first meeting at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. "And I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away", he added. "President Trump evaluated the facts, that the attacks occurred on his watch, and [as he] reflected upon prior responses or lack of responses, he came to the conclusion that we can not yet again turn away, ...

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House leaving town with GOP health care bill in shambles

The Freedom Caucus, which consists mainly of House members who identify with the Tea Party movement, opposed Obamacare, and most other initiatives of the previous administration, but had supported President Trump reliably until the AHCA debate.

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Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Because everybody really wants the same thing: "We want greatness for this country that we love". "And that's such an easy one". The move came after a faction of conservative Republicans upended the president's healthcare plans last week, forcing aides to admit that he may struggle to unite his party around his legislative agenda.

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Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea

It remained unclear as of Thursday morning what retaliatory action the USA was prepared to take against North Korea , though it appeared a military response wouldn't be unrealistic under the Trump administration. Other analysts attribute North Korea's unsuccessful missile launches to poor-quality missiles, unreliable equipment, and incompetence. The Council took these additional restrictive measures considering that the actions of the DPRK violate multiple UNSC resolutions and ...

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Russian Federation to Suspend Syria Airspace Deal With US

US officials say it was the launching pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in Idlib province. Their presence makes air strikes by manned U.S. This could include tightening sanctions against Assad "preventing any further chemical attacks and the crushing by this regime of its own people" Hollande said during a visit to southern France.

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USA jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance

In March, temperatures dropped and a storm lashed the Northeast, and economists said bad weather accounted for the stepdown in hiring. The unemployment rate slid to 4.5 percent from 4.7% - its lowest rate since May 2007. Most of the wage gains are going to supervisors. It seemed to break out of its funk some time around the middle part of last year and that trend looks to still be in place: "that employment and the broader economy have broken out of a two-year lull", he said.

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Senate votes to "go nuclear" for high court pick

One, Sen. Jeff Merkley of OR, spoke for more than 15 hours from Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Such a move would be remarkable, especially for the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee, but has been repeatedly threatened by Senator Mitch McConnell, the chamber's majority leader.

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Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

Coincidentally, former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden gave a speech at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies on Tuesday in which he warned North Korea could become capable of hitting Seattle with "an indigenously produced nuclear weapon aboard an indigenously produced intercontinental ballistic missile" before President Trump leaves office.

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Trade, North Korea pose challenges as Trump prepares to meet China's Xi

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said Friday that "China doesn't intentionally seek trade surpluses ", and that the swelling USA deficit and Chinese surplus resulted from differences in the structures of the two countries' economies, the Wall Street Journal reported.