World 23.4.2017 04:36 pm

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the favourites to progress to a run-off on May 7.

French voters flocked to the polls under heavy security Sunday in the first round of a highly unpredictable presidential election seen as vital for the future of the ailing European Union.

France votes in high-stakes presidential election
France votes in high-stakes presidential election

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the favourites to progress to a run-off on May 7.

Roll with it: Gazans create own limo from five different cars
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Roll with it: Gazans create own limo from five different cars

The result looks something like a cross between a car and a spaceship, with a rounded roof extending upward from what would have been the original top.
Drone strike kills three Qaeda suspects in Yemen
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Drone strike kills three Qaeda suspects in Yemen

The attack took place in the Al-Said area of Shabwa province.
Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp
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Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp

Jews in Croatia are to hold their separate commemoration on Monday.
Indian pair jailed for recruiting, fundraising for IS
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Indian pair jailed for recruiting, fundraising for IS

Friday’s verdict comes a day after Indian police arrested 10 suspected IS sympathisers in raids conducted across four states.
Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder
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Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder

Segarra’s lawyer, Jessada Piyasuwanvanich, told reporters his client would likely file an appeal and ‘fight the case to the end’.
Trump: Paris attack to have ‘big effect’ on presidential poll
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Trump: Paris attack to have ‘big effect’ on presidential poll

France is in a state of emergency and at its highest possible level of alert since a string of terror attacks that began in 2015.
Britain must pay EU divorce bill in euros
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Britain must pay EU divorce bill in euros

EU officials had previously said the Brexit settlement might be as much as 60 billion euros.
New actor Trump heightens N. Korea drama
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New actor Trump heightens N. Korea drama

Threats and counter-threats from both sides sent tensions spiralling, generating lurid headlines and focussing global attention on the region.
Three Pakistani women confess to killing blasphemy suspect
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Three Pakistani women confess to killing blasphemy suspect

Unproven allegations have led to dozens of mob attacks or murders since 1990, though it is rare for women to carry out such attacks.
Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics
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Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

More than a 1 000 companies are expected to participate on this test.
Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers
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Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Peruvian wildlife authorities found 29 small tortoises, two of them dead in a cardboard box on a bus on its way from northern Peru to Lima.

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