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The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda on Friday, two days before the presidential election, with leading candidates clashing over how to keep citizens safe. Macron did too, but also accused his rivals of trying to capitalize on the attack with their anti-immigration, tough-on-security messages. The failure of Mr Fillon to account for the public money paid to his family would, it is to be hoped, have sunk a ...
  • May promises not to cut foreign aid budget if elected

    May promises not to cut foreign aid budget if elected

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    In a speech at the factory, she said the election offered voters a choice between "strong and stable leadership" under the Conservatives or a "coalition of chaos led by Jeremy Corbyn". The UK is now one of only a handful of nations to spend 0.7% of its national income overseas - a decades' old target agreed at the United Nations - and is the third biggest aid donor in cash terms, second only to Germany and the US.
  • Police officer killed in shooting by gunman in Paris

    Police officer killed in shooting by gunman in Paris

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    Meanwhile, the French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said nothing will stop the French presidential elections from going ahead in the wake of the Champs-Élysées attack , ITV News reported. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, US President Donald Trump was in no doubt, saying: "It looks like another terrorist attack ". The Paris prosecutor's office said in a press conference that the gunman was known to authorities, but not on a watch list.
  • Gunman attacks regional Russian security service office, kills two

    Gunman attacks regional Russian security service office, kills two

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    The FSB would not immediately release any details about the shooter. The attacker was later identified as an 18-year-old resident of Khabarovsk Region, who had alleged links to a neo-Nazi group, the agency said. The FSB said later that the identity of the perpetrator was established, he is a native of the Khabarovsk Territory Konev A.V., born in 1999. Deadly attacks on Russian law enforcement officials are rare outside the country's volatile North Caucasus region.
  • Test indicates Syria used sarin in chemical attack

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    The measure comes after the United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles at Syria's Shayrat airfield, from which Washington believes embattled President Bashar Al-Assad's regime forces launched a deadly sarin gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun.
  • South Africa painting has Mandela, Zuma in apparent sex act

    South Africa painting has Mandela, Zuma in apparent sex act

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    The Nelson Mandela Foundation issued a statement on Thursday saying that while it respected the "right to freedom of expression" of the artist Ayanda Mabulu, it found the painting to be "distasteful". The late South African President Nelson Mandela and his then wife Graca Machel talk to President Jacob Zuma after the State of the Nation address in Cape Town on June 3, 2009.
  • Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15%

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    Home prices in the Toronto area climbed 6.2% in March, the biggest one-month gain on record, according to a benchmark price index released on April 18 by the Canadian Real Estate Association, and are up nearly 30% over the past 12 months. Toronto Mayor John Tory says there's a growing divide in the city between people who can afford to live and work here and those who can't, but he points out that there's no silver bullet to the problem.
  • Julia Loius-Dreyfus Turns Sean Spicer's Holocaust Comments into a Veep Episode

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    Watch video of Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impression when it becomes available. "I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no, he (Hitler) was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing", Spicer said . News broke that the White House Press Secretary dressed as the Easter Bunny during the Bush administration, giving fodder for comedians like Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Trudeau defends dairy industry after Trump issues threat

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    Trump's comments were the second time this week he has attacked Canada's dairy industry and on Thursday he included the lumber, timber and energy sectors in a list of what he said were problematic areas of trade. Trump suggested Thursday he would have more details to share within a couple of weeks about his government's plans for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Shania Twain Hints at a Return to Touring

    Shania Twain Hints at a Return to Touring

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    She said writing music for the new project was like therapy, since it marks her first time recording without her ex-husband and rock producer Robert "Mutt" Lange . Twain's couch time on Tuesday's (April 18) Late Late Show with James Corden was less new music and more about battling stage fright . While it seemed that Shania's 2015 trek might have been her farewell tour, she says she can now see herself hitting the road again, once her son Eja is grown.