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  • SHERWOOD, Ore.— Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business. He's produced socks based on the Portland Airport carpet, socks with a galaxy theme and even socks printed with pictures of the goats his family owns. His dad, Brian Agranoff, invested in the business and...

  • The police, the ministry said, had requested documents from U.S. citizen John Dougherty, 61, and Canadian citizen Jennifer Moore, 42, who entered Peru earlier in April while claiming to be tourists. "The authorities have abundant information that documents that their condition has not been complied with, as they have dedicated themselves to inciting...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

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

  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • PARIS, April 23- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are leading in the official count of votes from the first round of France's presidential election with 33.2 million tallied so far, figures from the Interior Ministry showed on Sunday. The figures did not include results from most of France's major cities, where Le Pen's level of...

  • LONDON, April 23- The euro surged in early trading in Asia on Sunday, while French bond yields were expected to fall and French stocks to rally on Monday morning, on relief that France had not been left with a choice between two radical, anti-EU presidential candidates. Investors' greatest worry had been that the far-left, eurosceptic Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had...

  • PARIS, April 23- Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron called on all "patriots" to rally behind him against the threat of what he called "nationalists," after qualifying on Sunday for the French election's runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. "I want to be the president of patriots against the threat of nationalists," the 39- year old centrist told a...

  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • Great for Europe, "Gabriel told reporters in Jordan. Vive la France, vive l' Europe! " "He was the only really pro-European candidate who didn't hide behind stereotypes about Europe," Gabriel said. "

  • PARIS, April 23- Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are leading in the official count of votes from the first round of France's presidential election with 30 million tallied so far, figures from the Interior Ministry showed on Sunday. The figures do not include results from France's major cities, where Le Pen's level of support tends to...

  • Great for Europe, "Deutsche Welle reported Gabriel as telling the broadcaster. Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are leading in the official vote count in France's presidential election with about 38-39 percent of votes counted so far, official figures from the Interior Ministry showed on Sunday. "Macron's good results, and those of Fillon, are an...

  • President Donald Trump will speak on Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, with North Korea expected to be discussed. Tensions have risen sharply with North Korea over its advancing nuclear and missile programs. Pyongyang said on Sunday it...

  • PARIS, April 23- French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to be elected president in a May 7 runoff with nearly two thirds of the vote, said two polls conducted on Sunday, after early projections indicated he had qualified along with far-right leader Marine Le Pen. A Harris Interactive poll for M6 television found that 64 percent of those surveyed would vote for the...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 23- Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc has said it may sell parts of the Deep Basin natural gas assets it recently bought from Houston- based ConocoPhillips, Royal Bank of Canada analysts wrote in a research note on Sunday. Cenovus Chief Executive Brian Ferguson held a conference call with analysts last Friday, and the oil company "signaled that it...

  • 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, LONDON- BASED FUND MANAGER AND HEAD OF CURRENCY MANAGEMENT AT INSIGHT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.

  • 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...

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

  • 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...