Monday, April 24, 2017

Marine Le Pen is closer than ever to winning the French presidency — what will happen next

Marine Le Pen is closer than ever to winning the French presidency. In her six years in control of the Front National, she has taken a fringe political party – first spearheaded by her anti-Semitic father – detoxified it, and made it popular. ______ As voting drew...

Venezuela crisis — The opposition and the government clash in the streets of Caracas

https://youtu.be/OlStw8c_vJw As the opposition and the government clash in the streets of Caracas, Venezuelans have reverted to survival mode. The latest wave of protests was triggered by a Supreme Court decision on 29 March to take over powers from the opposition-controlled National Assembly. The national government, through...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced that he may run in the UK’s June snap election

https://youtu.be/mDciGj5y5r0 Julian Assange has announced that he may run in the UK’s June snap election, mocking the country that the UN says is holding him in arbitrary detention.

Israeli attack a military camp in Syria leaving three Syrian forces dead

Three Syrian forces have been killed in a fresh Israeli attack on a military camp near the southwestern city of Quneitra, a military official says. ______ The attack hit the al-Fawwar camp on Sunday, wounding two others, the unnamed official told the French news agency AFP. It...

US citizen being detained recently by North Korea — reports

North Korea has detained a US citizen, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. ______ The man, a Korean-American in his 50s identified only by his surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss aid and...

US President Donald Trump sees far-Right Marine Le Pen winning presidential election in France

Donald Trump has said the Paris terrorist attack would boost Marine Le Pen's presidential chances after a last-minute poll gave her a modest increase in support. ______ The US president said the shooting would "probably help" Le Pen in today's election, because she is "strongest on...

North Korea warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if it persists in following the US moves

North Korea has accused Australia "spouting a string of rubbish against the DPRK over its entirely just steps for self-defence". ______ North Korea has warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if Canberra persists in "blindly and zealously toeing the US line." North Korea's state new agency...

Study suggests link between autism and antidepressant

An increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually be the result of maternal mental illnesses, according to new research. ______ Up to 15 percent of women have depression during pregnancy and antidepressants are a popular treatment choice for...

Japanese Navy destroyers joined the US carrier strike group ‘USS Carl Vinson’ headed toward North Korea

https://youtu.be/yNxMTRVwY-4 Two Japanese Navy destroyers have joined the carrier strike group ‘USS Carl Vinson’ heading towards the Korean Peninsula for a massive show of force as North Korea prepares to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military. The Japanese warships, destroyers ‘Ashigara’ and...

Worst incident to Afghan military since 2001 — Taliban suicide attack left 140 Afghan forces dead

A Taliban suicide attack on Afghan forces has left 140 people dead in the worst incident to Afghan military personnel since 2001. ______ Afghanistan, VOA -- According to witnesses, the overnight attack on a military base was carried out by a group of jihadists firing over...

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