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Violence scars France’s May 1 union marches

PARIS — Traditional May 1 union marches turned violent in France on Monday and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right rival Marine Le Pen, highlighting the divisions six days before the run-off. Six police officers were hurt in clashes in Paris between masked youths throwing molotov cocktails and riot police who responded with tear […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in World | Read More »

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new protest march

CARACAS — Venezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. The opposition called on protesters to march on central Caracas, a pro-Maduro bastion where the seat of government is located. Previous attempts to reach the […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

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BELFAST, Maine — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman’s garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in World | Read More »

French line up abroad to vote

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LONDON – From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters lined up at polling stations abroad at the weekend to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home. Around 1.3 million French people abroad are registered to vote – representing around two percent of the total electorate. In […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Syrians in frantic search for their children after blast

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BAB AL-HAWA, Syria — Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognize her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the border to Turkey for treatment and now Rashid, like many parents caught up […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Trump tells Kim Jong-Un: Behave

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WASHINGTON, United States — US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: “Got to behave.” Trump made the off-the-cuff comment to a CNN reporter after kicking off the 139th annual Easter egg roll with First Lady Melania […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Trump hits back at tax protests

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WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at nationwide protests calling for him to release his tax returns, questioning “who paid for the ‘small’ rallies.” “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” the president tweeted Sunday morning. That message came about an hour […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in AFP,World | Read More »

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

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COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Taiwan bans consumption, sale of dog and cat meat

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BEIJING — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to two […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Fire destroys Grande-Synthe migrant camp

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GRANDE-SYNTHE, France — A huge fire, apparently started deliberately, tore through the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk late Monday, reducing it to “a heap of ashes,” the regional chief said. Firefighters said at least 10 people had been injured in the blaze at the camp, which was home to some […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »