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                                Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves supporters after casting his vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017.

France’s next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

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                                Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves supporters after casting his vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 10:30 am
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. Read More
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                                Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.

France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight

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                                Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.
Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. Read More
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                                The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women’s March on Washington, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Saturday is also Earth Day.

March for Science events to take place around the globe

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                                The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women’s March on Washington, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Saturday is also Earth Day.
Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. Read More
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                                France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government’s security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

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                                France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government’s security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.
The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, Frances’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said today — a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt to an already nail-biting election and fueled growing security concerns. Read More
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                                Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas, Venezuela on Thursday.

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

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                                Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas, Venezuela on Thursday.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:36 am
At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said today. Read More
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                                A window of Dortmund’s team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany.

Man arrested over bombing of German soccer bus

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                                A window of Dortmund’s team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm
A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested today in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors alleged was motivated by financial greed. Read More
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                                Victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Israeli defense officials say Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons.

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

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                                Victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Israeli defense officials say Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm
France says it will provide proof within days that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people. Read More
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                                In conservative South Korea, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people are harshly stigmatized and struggle to be politically visible, while a powerful Christian lobby immobilizes politicians seeking to pass anti-discrimination laws. That stigma is amplified in the military.

S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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                                In conservative South Korea, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people are harshly stigmatized and struggle to be politically visible, while a powerful Christian lobby immobilizes politicians seeking to pass anti-discrimination laws. That stigma is amplified in the military.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm
A watchdog group says South Korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Read More
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                                An anti-government protester holds a bible in the middle of a cloud of tear gas during a march in Caracas, Venezuela. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.

GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

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                                An anti-government protester holds a bible in the middle of a cloud of tear gas during a march in Caracas, Venezuela. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.
General Motors announced today that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. Read More
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                                AeroMobil displayed their latest prototype of a flying car, in Monaco today. The light frame plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect is boosted by a rear propeller.

Slovakian company unveils hybrid flying car

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                                AeroMobil displayed their latest prototype of a flying car, in Monaco today. The light frame plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect is boosted by a rear propeller.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm
It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. Read More
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                                French police attend the scene after an incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard.

3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

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                                French police attend the scene after an incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 11:26 am
An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees today, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. Read More
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                                A government supporter waves a national flag during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, today. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to take to the streets today for what they dubbed the “mother of all marches” against the embattled socialist leader. Government supporters are holding their own counter demonstration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. official expresses concern over Venezuela

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                                A government supporter waves a national flag during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, today. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to take to the streets today for what they dubbed the “mother of all marches” against the embattled socialist leader. Government supporters are holding their own counter demonstration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Updated on  April 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm
The U.S. secretary of state says the Trump administration is concerned about the political turmoil in Venezuela and feels socialist President Nicolas Maduro is trying to squash the voice of his opponents. Read More
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                                President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s administration made a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Cash-strapped Venezuela a major funder of Trump inauguration

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                                President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s administration made a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Updated on  April 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm
President Nicolas Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump’s inauguration, records released today show. Read More
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                                A demonstrator throws stones during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, today. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas in what’s been dubbed the “mother of all marches” against the embattled president.

Massive anti-Maduro protests leave 2 dead in Venezuela

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                                A demonstrator throws stones during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, today. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas in what’s been dubbed the “mother of all marches” against the embattled president.
Protesters thronged the main avenues of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities, braving bullets, tear gas and militant supporters of President Nicolas Maduro in the biggest show of opposition to his rule in months. Read More

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