French economy minister Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, arrive at the Élysée Palace in Paris, June 2015. As France prepares to hold the first round of voting in its presidential election Sunday, one prominent, far-right candidate is receiving attention for her populist, nationalist policies — and her political resemblance to President Trump in the U.S. But it’s another candidate whose profile seems, at least to Americans, quintessentially French. Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister and a current favorite in the election, which, after Sunday’s voting, will almost certainly be decided in a May 7 runoff. Considered a centrist candidate, Macron is running under the banner of the En Marche! (Forward!) movement, which he founded in 2016 after leaving the Socialist Party.
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By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his trip to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. "I don't know if he managed to leave that concentration camp, because refugee camps, many of them, are of concentration (type) because of the great number of people left there inside them," the pope said.
The family of Tad Cummins, who was arrested Wednesday for the alleged kidnapping his student Elizabeth Thomas, said Friday they have no comment or opinion on the fate of the ex-teacher. Cummins is facing federal charges in Elizabeth’s monthlong disappearance. … [They] have the utmost respect for District Attorney Brent Cooper and Acting US Attorney John L. Smith and they trust the judicial system to administer justice upon Tad Cummins.
Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line". The move comes as US Vice President Mike Pence wraps up an Asia tour, which has included visits to South Korea, Japan and Australia partly to reassure allies amid fears that Pyongyang may be readying for a sixth nuclear test. "If Australia persists in following the US' moves to isolate and stifle North Korea... this will be a suicidal act," a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said after Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called the hermit state a "serious threat".
A day after Bill O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News amid a firestorm of mounting sexual harassment allegations, Alisyn Camerota, O’Reilly’s former colleague who now works at CNN, predicted there would be more allegations of harassment at the News Corp.-owned cable network. On Sunday, Camerota said that former Fox News chief Roger Ailes — who resigned last summer under a cloud of similar harassment claims — sexually harassed her, too. “Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,” Camerota told Brian Stelter in an interview that aired on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning.
The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week. Harmeet Dhillon, who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, said in letters sent Friday to UC Berkeley's Interim Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton and chief attorney Christopher Patti that if Coulter is not allowed to give a speech on campus on April 27 she will file a lawsuit in federal court because the university is violating the students' constitutional right to free speech. "It is a sad day indeed when the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, is morphing before our eyes into the cemetery of free speech on college campuses," wrote Dhillon, a committeewoman to the Republican National Convention for California and former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party.
A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest early Sunday and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. "With The Daily Panic, I hope to cover and comment upon the news, satirise the frequently unsatirisable politics of Maldives," he wrote on his blog.
The investigation into the suicide of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is ongoing as more details surface following the star player’s death. Hernandez, 27, was found dead in his prison cell around 3 a.m. Wednesday after reportedly using a bed sheet to hang himself from the window of his prison cell. According to a Thursday press release from the office of Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., three handwritten notes were found next to a Bible in Hernandez’s cell.
President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth? Along with some faint praise of America's "abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty," Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs
Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries. The choice to dine in La Rotonde in the Montparnasse neighborhood fits with Macron's literary leanings — he quotes poets and philosophers in his campaign rallies. Across town, glasses of wine came out at the Interior Ministry press center, as staff and journalists sighed relief that the vote count went smoothly.
By Nguyen Huy Kham HANOI (Reuters) - Protesters involved in a land dispute near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, released the final 20 officials they had been holding as hostages for almost a week after a visit by a senior city official, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday. Villagers in Dong Tam, 40 km (25 miles) from the center of Hanoi, seized 38 officials, including police officers, last weekend after four people were arrested in retaliation for protests staged during the escalating land dispute.
Lebanese activists ramped up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic installation on Saturday along Beirut's sunny seaside. It will go before parliament on May 15 and activists hope that MPs will vote to eliminate it. Thirty-one wedding dresses made of white lace and wrapping paper hung limply from makeshift nooses between four palm trees along the Lebanese capital's corniche.
Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It said 54 Syrians attempted to enter Morocco through the border town of Figuig, an area surrounded by mountains, between April 17 and 19. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco.
NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it’s scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet.
The Powerhouse Roundtable debates President Trump's progress as we approach 100 days in office.
They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.The heartwarming photographs also
The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, Roman Seleznev, has been jailed for 27 years by a U.S. court Friday after being convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers and then selling the data online. “This investigation, conviction and sentence demonstrates that the United States will bring the full force of the American justice system upon cybercriminals like Seleznev who victimize U.S. citizens and companies from afar,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco. Seleznev's imprisonment is the longest sentence handed down for hacking-related charges in the U.S. He ran the illegal businesses from his homes in Bali, Indonesia, and Vladivostok, Russia.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election. "I have no doubt that the French will continue to make their own decisions in their own best interest and that the terrorists will not enjoy these decisions," Mattis told reporters in the Horn of Africa nation, which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. The US backs France's Operation Barkhane, under which its military is fighting Islamists in five countries across the Sahel region -- Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger and Burkina Faso -- alongside African allies.
Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. The president, who took a hard line on immigration as a candidate, vowed anew to fulfill his promise to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. My base definitely wants the border wall," Trump said in the Oval Office interview.
After a massive manhunt, Philippine forces killed at least four suspected Muslim militants Saturday in a central resort province where troops had foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials said. Army troops and police killed ringleader Joselito Melloria in a gun battle with about seven militants near Clarin town in Bohol province. Melloria's companions fled and three of them were later killed by troops, military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano said.
ABC News' Foreign Correspondent Alexander Marquardt reports about the French election.
Fadairo is part of the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, a coalition of Nigerian security forces tasked with protecting the country's oil and gas infrastructure. Last year, militant attacks cut oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day in August, triggering Nigeria's worst economic slump in 25 years. On the ground between iridescent oil puddles lay little sachets of gin, empty packets of instant noodles and cigarette butts left by the bush distillers.
China's first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step towards Beijing's goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's space programme to strengthen national security. The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft made the automated docking process with the orbiting space lab after it had taken off on Thursday evening from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in the southern island province of Hainan.
This is the latest “Married at First Sight” success story. After Nick Pendergrast and Sonia Granados announced their divorce, this is the only couple still together from “Married at First Sight” Season 4. Lillian Vilchez and Tom Wilson are still together after meeting on “Married at First Sight” Season 4.