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Marine Le Pen Gets a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Far Left

Wednesday  03:50,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left fourth-place finisher in France’s presidential vote, has refused to back Ms. Le Pen’s centrist opponent in the runoff, giving her an opportunity.Alone among all of France’s major political personalities, Jean-Luc[...]

Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

Wednesday  03:36,   26 april 2017

<p>Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate.</p>"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of[...]

Chinese Court Sentences U.S. Businesswoman Accused of Spying

Wednesday  03:36,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015, when she disappeared from her group traveling in southern China. She was later accused of espionage, which carries a possible death sentence. A United Nations panel has said her[...]

Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

Wednesday  03:15,   26 april 2017
FOX News

A U.S. Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard "fast attack craft" in the Persian Gulf Monday.Two U.S. officials tell Fox News that the Iranian ship came within 1,000 yards of the guided missile[...]

French mayor fined for Muslim comment

Wednesday  02:20,   26 april 2017
BBC News

Controversial Beziers Mayor Robert Menard said schools in his town had too many Muslims.Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an ally of the anti-immigrant National Front[...]

Jehovah's Witnesses Already Feeling Russian Ban Impact

Wednesday  01:41,   26 april 2017

Russian police are targeting Jehovah's Witnesses during faith meetings.Russian authorities have already begun breaking up Jehovah’s Witnesses services and collecting members’ identities following a Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on the[...]

A decade on, UK police say they may never solve Madeleine McCann case

Wednesday  00:35,   26 april 2017

<p>Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished, London police said they were still following critical lines of inquiry but might never solve the case.</p>Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished, London [...]

Former Pentagon official tells Senate hearing North Korea 'denuclearization is unlikely'

Wednesday  00:35,   26 april 2017

North Korea will continue its nuclear and missile programs and the U.S. cannot count on China to deter the threat, experts told a Senate panel Tuesday. Also, a U.S. military strike on Pyongyang would pose huge risks for the U.S., South Korea and[...]

European lawmakers reopen Turkey rights probe

Tuesday  23:45,   25 april 2017

Lawmakers from across Europe voted Tuesday to reopen a monitoring probe into Turkey over rights concerns, sparking anger from Ankara as its relations with the continent continue to slide. The move by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of[...]

Imprisoned in North Korea: The Cases of 3 Americans

Tuesday  23:20,   25 april 2017
The New York Times

The three Americans now detained in North Korea are being held at a time of heightened tensions with the West.When Americans are detained in North Korea, they can expect harsh conditions, with tiny prison cells, little food or water and even less[...]

Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

Tuesday  22:20,   25 april 2017

<p>Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say.</p>Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested[...]

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

Tuesday  21:40,   25 april 2017

<p>North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs.</p>The[...]

Group claims Russia metro bombing, says bomber acted on al Qaeda orders: monitor

Tuesday  20:40,   25 april 2017

A group called the Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for a metro bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg that killed 16 people and said the bomber was acting on orders from al Qaeda, according to the SITE monitoring group. The[...]

Turkish jets bomb US-backed forces in Iraq, Syria, US officials say

Tuesday  20:11,   25 april 2017
FOX News

More than a dozen U.S.-backed Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish fighters were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out by Turkish jets, two American defense officials confirmed to Fox News. Both officials said there were no U.S. troops among the fighters [...]

Venezuela opposition defiant as protesters shot dead

Tuesday  19:31,   25 april 2017

Venezuela's opposition Tuesday vowed no let-up in its bid to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro from power even as more protesters were shot dead in an increasingly violent political crisis. Maduro's center-right rivals planned to push on[...]