Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election In Malacañang, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the Philippines is looking forward to forging stronger ties with France under Macron's administration. If the final is the German election, Merkel also has cause for optimism. "Now we enter combat", said Didier Roxel, a National Front legislative candidate. [Full Article...]

At least 21 killed in Iranian coal mine explosion -state media

Another official said the priority was to remove the monoxide gas concentrated in the tunnel, as there was still the risk of another explosion. Khabar reported that one group of miners had been trapped more than a mile underground and that the accumulation of gas in the affected area was complicating the effort to reach them. [Full Article...]

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash An updated report reveals that alcoholic beverage containers were in his possession at the time of the crash. Soules - who appeared on season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015 and was also a contestant on Dancing With the Stars - was arrested at 1:16 a.m. [Full Article...]

Alphabet paid Google CEO Sundar Pichai $200M in 2016

Google forms the largest part of Alphabet's business, with much of the rest of the company comprising of so-called Other Bets, which includes its more ambitious projects, such as its driverless vehicle technology business and smart thermostat firm Nest. [Full Article...]

Senate panel subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-related documents

The White House later fired Flynn for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials. Democrats criticize Trump for not firing Flynn until February 13 - the day the Washington Post published a story that reported that, contrary to Pence's assertion, Flynn discussed sanctions with Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Comey sought more Russia probe resources before firing

Comey sought more Russia probe resources before firing McCabe's actions are among the decisions being scrutinized in an ongoing Justice Department inspector general probe of the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. She noted that after he had " recused himself from the investigation following public pressure, he then recommended the president fire the person overseeing that same investigation". [Full Article...]

500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

Microsoft has never been shy when it comes to bragging about Windows momentum, but for earlier releases the company typically reported the number of licenses sold rather than actual installations. Here all the major updates Microsoft announced at Build 2017. As of a year ago , 38.18 percent of Steam users were running Windows 10. During the Microsoft Build 2017 keynote, we're likely to h... [Full Article...]

Greece's Demy into Eurovision final for 2017

Greece's Demy into Eurovision final for 2017 Tuesday's other qualifiers for the final were Moldova , Azerbaijan , Greece , Poland , Australia , Cyprus and Belgium . Viewers could also vote using the official app. Who is the favourite to win Eurovision 2017? Now the bookies are touting Italy's Francesco Gabbani and his dancing gorilla pal (no, really) to take the top spot. [Full Article...]

5 key moments in the career of James Comey

Protesters fired up over FBI Director James Comey's firing are planning to gather outside of Sen. Sanders said the White House wanted the FBI probe - and parallel congressional investigations - to continue and to wrap up their work. McConnell, R-Ky., said: "Once the Senate receives a nomination, we look forward to a full, fair and timely confirmation process to fill the director position. [Full Article...]

May Day marchers rage against Trump's immigration policies

May Day marchers rage against Trump's immigration policies More than 200,000 USA workers engineered a nationwide strike for an eight-hour workday on May 1, 1886, in what was supposed to be several days of protest. "The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice". "We humbly thank our courageous service members and veterans who have worn our Nation's uniform from the American Revolution to the pre... [Full Article...]

Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

It also welcomed the recent release of 82 Chibok girls in North-Eastern Nigeria and appealed to all citizens in the country to support the Federal Government's reintegration programme for the girls. Will the PDP rather have the girls stay in perpetual captivity, just to prove a ludicrous point? A total of 276 girls were kidnapped and 113 have not escaped or been released. [Full Article...]

Foreign buyers hit with increased taxes and charges

Foreign buyers hit with increased taxes and charges The Turnbull Government announced the end of the troublesome Medicare rebate freeze which has been forcing up the cost of GP visits and threatening the spread of bulk billing. University fees are expected to hike by up to $3000 and students will be forced to pay back loans earlier. "We're going to take a little bit of time to look at the implications and say more". [Full Article...]

Edward Snowden tells universities Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director is alarming

Sanders said , "I think it's been an erosion of confidence" and that there were a lot of "missteps and mistakes" leading up to the decision to let Comey go. The Times also reported Wednesday that in the days before his dismissal, Comey had requested more funding for his agency's counterintelligence investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the election. [Full Article...]

Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement In a press conference after the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Duterte said he expects Trump to call him later in the evening to discuss Washington's row with Pyongyang over its nuclear program, which has raised tension on the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

UNESCO passes resolution critical of Israel's actions in Jerusalem

Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, saw the resolution as part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". The Palestinian foreign ministry called the declaration "a victory for global law". UNESCO's Executive Board on Tuesday - Israel's Independence Day - passed the resolution with 22 countries in favo... [Full Article...]

Graham: 'I want to know more about Trump's business dealings'

Graham: 'I want to know more about Trump's business dealings' Yates, who was appointed deputy attorney general by President Obama, was a senior Justice Department official during last year's campaign and did not endorse Clinton or take any public stance on the race. Testifying before Congress this week, Yates said she warned White House officials that Flynn might be vulnerable to compromise by Russians given his contacts with high Russian officials. [Full Article...]

I'll visit Kim if it brings peace, says South Korea's new president

Suh was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South. He has appointed Lee Nak-yon, governor of South Jeolla province, as the new prime minister and Im Jong-seok, his top secretary during his election campaign, as his first chief of staff. [Full Article...]

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC And that was in a chamber Republicans control 238-193. The problem is, Republicans will need to stick together for passage. On Thursday, Ryan quickly called for a vote after getting enough Republican support. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, is resolute on that issue: "I would not entertain that notion", he said. "If somebody that already has pre-existing conditions and is on health ins... [Full Article...]

Princess Charlotte new photo just released

They released four pictures of their daughter in honor of her first birthday. In the photo, taken by her mother, Kate Middleton , Charlotte actually seems to be quietly enjoying some outdoor time with Kate , despite the not-quite-smile on her little face. [Full Article...]

S. Korea's next leader will engage North, reconsider THAAD

Former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in was sworn in as South Korea's new President on Wednesday, hours after the country's election commission confirmed his victory in the polls. Hong's former ruling party, previously called the Saenuri Party, was split in two following the defection of 33 lawmakers who backed the parliamentary impeachment of then-President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scand... [Full Article...]

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