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  • 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...

  • PARIS, April 23- The first indications from polling booths are "not good" for conservative challenger Francois Fillon, French senator and key Fillon supporter Roger Karoutchi told reporters on Sunday. "If I had a good feeling about it I would not be drinking Coca-Cola but that is what I am drinking now," he said. He added that he did not expect Fillon would support...

  • PARIS, April 23- The first indications from polling booths are "not good" for conservative challenger Francois Fillon, French senator and key Fillon supporter Roger Karoutchi told reporters on Sunday. "If I had a good feeling about it I would not be drinking Coca-Cola but that is what I am drinking now," he said. He added that he did not expect Fillon would support...

  • PARIS, April 23- The first indications from polling booths are "not good" for conservative challenger Francois Fillon, French senator and key Fillon supporter Roger Karoutchi told reporters on Sunday. "If I had a good feeling about it I would not be drinking Coca-Cola but that is what I am drinking now," he said. He added that he did not expect Fillon would support...

  • PARIS, April 23- The first indications from polling booths are "not good" for conservative challenger Francois Fillon, French senator and key Fillon supporter Roger Karoutchi told reporters on Sunday. "If I had a good feeling about it I would not be drinking Coca-Cola but that is what I am drinking now," he said. He added that he did not expect Fillon would support...

  • RPT- THE REPUBLICANS SENATOR KAROUTCHI SAYS FRENCH ELECTION FIRST INDICATIONS ARE "NOT GOOD" FOR FILLON.

  • BRUSSELS, April 23- Belgian and Swiss media carried reports on Sunday saying that unidentified pollsters believed Emmanuel Macron would reach the French presidential runoff but that it was unclear who his opponent would be. France's official polling watchdog told Reuters last week that the country's nine main pollsters had committed to refrain from...

  • A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million. Warner Bros.' "Unforgettable" seems to have slipped audiences' minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters. "It just didn't resonate...

  • NEW YORK— New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. He said there was no political motive tied to last week's release of his new book, "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • 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 "...