• French Left picks presidential candidate as Socialist rebel faces ex-PM Valls
French Left picks presidential candidate as Socialist rebel faces ex-PM Valls

With 60% of the votes counted, the hard-left Mr Hamon was on 58%, compared to 41% for former prime minister Manuel Valls. Polls also suggest that Hamon might not even make the second and final round of the vote against Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front Party, largely defined by xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric.

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  • Top North Korean defector says Kim Jung-un's days
Top North Korean defector says Kim Jung-un's days "are numbered"

Thae said there is only one way to end the North Korean nuclear threat. After Thae's defection the North's state media denounced him as "human scum" and accused him of embezzling state funds, raping a minor and spying for South Korea in exchange for money.

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  • Thousands of protesters expected in Philadelphia amid Trump visit
Thousands of protesters expected in Philadelphia amid Trump visit

While two demonstration permits have been pulled by the city, officials still expect as many as 10,000 protestors to make their way to Center City. On his way back to Washington, Trump even fired off a tweet to thank the members for their "support".

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  • Netanyahu Approves 2500 More Homes in Settlement Territories
Netanyahu Approves 2500 More Homes in Settlement Territories

United States President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington next month, the president's office said . President Trump's ambassador-designate to Israel, attorney David Friedman, is president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions.

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  • Rio Tinto sale to Yancoal resets mood for Australian coal mine deals
Rio Tinto sale to Yancoal resets mood for Australian coal mine deals

Since 2013, it has announced or completed at least $7.7 billion worth of divestments, it said Tuesday. Once settlement is finalized, Yancoal will pay royalties of two US dollars per ton as long as the thermal coal price remains above 75 USA dollars a ton.

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  • Former EP President Schulz to Run for German Chancellor in September Election
Former EP President Schulz to Run for German Chancellor in September Election

The shocking news reported Tuesday by multiple German newspapers may lead to a less predictable election. "If I were to run, I would fail, and the SPD with me", Gabriel said . Gabriel, 57, told Social Democratic lawmakers in Berlin on Tuesday that he will also step down as party chairman, a post he's held since 2009. Party sources told Ger...

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  • Trump calls Georgia Gov. after deadly storms
Trump calls Georgia Gov. after deadly storms

The Birmingham National Weather Service issued a tornado watch including Lee County and most other areas of central and south Alabama earlier this morning. Saturday afternoon, a dozen homes were damaged in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and one man was sucked from his house in an apparent tornado while another was injured in a mobile home as it was s...

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  • The Obamas reveal what's next for them in new video
The Obamas reveal what's next for them in new video

But this has never been about us. "As with the healthcare millions of Americans depend on, we expect President Trump to have a science-based replacement in hand to make progress toward confronting the climate crisis threatening our birds and our communities".

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  • North Korea may be prepping missile launch to test Trump
North Korea may be prepping missile launch to test Trump

The intention would be to upstage Trump's inauguration with an aggressive posturing move. In his New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that the country was in the "final stage" of preparations for ICBM test firing. The increased pace occurred despite U.N. Security Council resolutions banning the use of ballistic missile technol...

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  • George Soros says uncertainty over Trump will cause markets to falter
George Soros says uncertainty over Trump will cause markets to falter

He said he expects financial markets to "not do very well" because of the uncertainty generated by the Trump administration. Soros was asked what such deregulation would mean for the U.S. He is going to fail "not because of people like me who would like him to fail, but because the ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory", Soros sa...

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  • At least 20 firefighters die in Tehran building collapse
At least 20 firefighters die in Tehran building collapse

Most of the hurt had been taken to hospital and many were quickly discharged, state TV said. No reports of loss of life or what caused the fire have been released. "We had repeatedly warned the building managers about the lack of safety of the building", he was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency. The owner of a nearby grocery store, forced...

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  • Isolated and alone Jammeh desperately clings to power
Isolated and alone Jammeh desperately clings to power

West African leaders have vowed to remove Yahya Jammeh by force, as the former president - who has the backing of parliament - has refused to accept the election result and step down. After 11th-hour talks in Banjul , Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel flew on to Dakar where he met with Barrow for talks at which Senegalese President Macky ...

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  • Survivors are rescued from Italy hotel collapse
Survivors are rescued from Italy hotel collapse

Bini said that the survivors had been found in an area above the hotel's kitchen and that they had lit a fire to keep warm. At least four people have been confirmed dead, and about 20 are still missing, as the rescue effort continues in hard conditions.

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  • Thomas Cook to fly 1000 Brits out of the Gambia
Thomas Cook to fly 1000 Brits out of the Gambia

Senegal's forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if veteran Gambian president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power, Col Abdou Ndiaye, a spokesman for the Senegalese army, has said . . Barrow is also in Senegal , his aides say. "Our future starts tomorrow", Barrow said in a tweet. The initiative comes after an worldwid...

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  • Departing CIA head tells Trump to be 'disciplined' with his remarks
Departing CIA head tells Trump to be 'disciplined' with his remarks

Mr. Brennan criticized Mr. Trump in an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week claiming the president-elect crossed a line in criticizing intelligence for what the president-elect said was leaks to the press and a lack of integrity.

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  • Crude Oil Slides On Signs Of U.S. Glut
Crude Oil Slides On Signs Of U.S. Glut

The cartel now forecasts the demand for OPEC crude at 32.1 million barrels a day in 2017, down by 500,000 barrels since the November report. USA crude prices dipped $1.14 to $51.34 a barrel on Wednesday in mid-day trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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  • Sisters Taken in 1985 Found Alive by RI Police
Sisters Taken in 1985 Found Alive by RI Police

Then in December, state police said, they received the tip that Yates and the children, now grown women, were living in Houston. Officials say they were found in Houston, Texas. Police said Kimberly and Kelly have been given their father's phone number. Yates acknowledged to the Globe in 1990 that he had cheated on his wife and had hit her afte...

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  • Woman sentenced to death for killing daughter for 'honour'
Woman sentenced to death for killing daughter for 'honour'

Zeenat Rafiq, a 20 year old woman who had married a motorcycle mechanic against her family's wishes, was burnt alive by her mother last year for her actions. Honor killings are rife in the country, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan . Almost 1,000 women are killed each year in so-called honour killings in Pakistan for allege...

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  • SpaceX launches ten satellites for Iridium Communications
SpaceX launches ten satellites for Iridium Communications

Iridium plans six more Falcon 9 launches, each carrying 10 satellites, as part of a technology upgrade expected to be completed by 2018. SpaceX has launched the first batch of ten communication satellites for Iridium from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US.

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  • Politicians Fire Back At Trump In Defense Of Rep. John Lewis
Politicians Fire Back At Trump In Defense Of Rep. John Lewis

It's going to be very hard. "You can not be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right". Lewis said he believes there was a "conspiracy" to derail Clinton's campaign and hand the presidency to Trump. The last part didn't sit well with Democratic lawmakers, some who noted that Trump was ripping the black congressman - the son o...

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