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April 23, 2017 11:52 PM French presidential election: Le Pen, Macron win first round to advance to runoff

French politics was shaken to its core Sunday as far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron advanced to a runoff presidential election after the first round of voting. As it became clear that Le Pen would be one of the top two vote-getters, her rivals on the left and right urged voters to block her path to power in the May 7 runoff 21

April 23, 2017 6:00 PM Nigerian army arrests three foreign Boko Haram members gathered that the Nigerian army has arrested three Chadians in connection with terrorism in the north-east. In as a statement by the army spokesperson of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Akinloye Badare, the Chadians were arrested in a foiled terrorist attack between Borno and Adamawa states’ border. According to him, the troops foiled the attacks 14

April 21, 2017 2:23 AM Eyewitness News — Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

PARIS – A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group. President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the “cowardly killing” on the Champs Elysees boulevard, in which the assailant was himself 23

April 20, 2017 9:18 PM Latest: Paris gunman kills 1 officer, wounds 2 others

Two police officials say the assailant who shot a police officer to death and wounded two others on Paris' Champs Elysees had been flagged as an extremist. The officials had no other details about the attacker. He was shot to death after opening fire on a police van. French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into the attack on police officers 18

April 20, 2017 6:18 AM Champions League: Barcelona wouldn’t have scored in 24 hours – Juventus coach, Allegri

Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri has said his side would not have conceded a goal had their game against Barcelona lasted for 24 hours. While describing his team as “a great Juventus”, he insisted his boys were in a normal amount of pressure. Juventus qualified for the Champions League semifinals 3-0 on aggregate over Barcelona on Wednesday 13

April 19, 2017 11:31 PM French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

PARIS (AP) - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen vowed on Wednesday to end the fear of terrorism in France and stamp out the "poison" of Islamic radicals, holding her final rally in the southern port city of Marseille, where police arrested two men a day earlier on suspicion of plotting an attack around this weekend's vote. Independent centrist 16

April 19, 2017 2:18 PM How Cameroonian authorities, military forced us out of their country

Victims of Boko Haram taking refuge in Cameroon have decried the level dejection they get from the country's authorities and military. Some of the Boko Haram victims of Nigerian nationality were asked to leave their refuge without prior notice or arrangement, international aid organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres has reported. One of the Nigerian refugee 18

April 19, 2017 2:06 AM Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its "destabilising" activities. The United States and Saudi Arabia have a decades-old relationship based on the exchange of American security for Saudi oil. But ties between Riyadh and Washington 18

April 18, 2017 6:46 PM Shunning, Not Nuking, Is The Key, Mr. Trump

Are we on the brink of thermonuclear war? Depending on your news source, and depending on how the question is put to either Donald Trump (“Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you.”), Mike Pence (“No more strategic patience”), Rex Tillerson (Military action is an option), Kim Jong Un (“I will burn up the world 17

April 18, 2017 6:31 PM 12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago. The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Marib, the coalition said, adding that it is investigating 19