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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SPEAK WITH CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI AND JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER ABE ON SUNDAY- SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney...

  • HANNOVER, Germany, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. "I also feel very encouraged by my visit to the United States that negotiations between the EU and the United States on a free trade agreement... are...

  • RABAT/ ALGIERS, April 23- Morocco and Algeria summoned each other's ambassadors and traded accusations on Sunday after Rabat charged Algerian authorities had allowed 54 Syrians to "illegally enter" Morocco to stir tensions on their mutual border. Morocco said the Syrians attempted to enter Morocco through the border town of Figuig, an area surrounded by...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of...

  • *Multiple projections put Macron and Le Pen ahead. *Defeated rivals urge their supporters to stop Le Pen. *Pre-election surveys suggest Macron will easily beat Le Pen.

  • BERLIN, April 23- German politicians on Sunday welcomed the projected victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election, but said they remained concerned about the combined strength of the anti-European vote. Gunther Krichbaum, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and head of the parliamentary...

  • LONDON, April 23- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated. PAUL LAMBERT, FUND MANAGER AND HEAD OF CURRENCY MANAGEMENT AT INSIGHT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT. "All the polling that we are...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior. Camerota, now co-host of CNN's "New Day," told that network's Brian Stelter in an interview that...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.04...

  • PARIS, April 23- Senior French conservatives and Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon said on Sunday that they would back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. After initial projections indicated Macron and Le Pen had qualified for the second round, Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon told supporters his...

  • PARIS, April 23- Senior French conservatives and Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon said on Sunday that they would back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. After initial projections indicated Macron and Le Pen had qualified for the second round, Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon told supporters his...

  • PARIS, April 23- The elimination of the two mainstream French parties from the first round of presidential elections on Sunday showed the deep malaise of French society, a member of centrist Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Sunday. Le Pen, leader of the anti-immigration and anti- EU National Front, was given 22 percent by both institutes. The fact that he did win...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native...

  • April 23- British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have a 22 point lead over Labour, an ICM poll said on Sunday ahead of a general election on June 8.

  • REFILE-FRENCH SOCIALIST PM CAZENEUVE SAYS CALLS ON ALL DEMOCRATS TO VOTE FOR MACRON IN SECOND ROUND OF FRENCH ELECTION.

  • PARIS, April 23- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated. In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro- European Union ex-banker and economy minister who...

  • PARIS, April 23- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated. In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro- European Union ex-banker and economy minister who...

  • PARIS, April 23- French centrist Emmanuel Macron has come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election with far right leader Marine Le Pen in second place, which means both have qualified for the May 7 runoff vote, pollsters projections from partial results showed on Sunday. Macron won 23.7 percent of the vote and Le Pen 21.7 percent, an...