What happened today in France's presidential election

Jean-Marie Le Pen: Founder of the Front National and one-time bête noire of French politics, has been relegated to a minor role following his daughter's takeover of the party. Europe, immigration, the economy all came up, but it was often the personal remarks which hit home. While Macron and Le Pen disagree on just about every issue, Le Pen shares certain law-and-order and immigration positions ... [Full Article...]

Five hikers found dead in Canadian mountains after fall

Five hikers found dead in Canadian mountains after fall Choi and the other victims were members of a hiking club and were carrying whistles and a Global Positioning System beacon, but not full avalanche gear. He descended and phoned 911. Colwell said the surviving hiker met another person walking up the trail who then alerted police. He believes there is a possibility that the ledge may have collapsed with some of the hikers on it. [Full Article...]

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal Steamboat Resort in Colorado is part of the Intrawest portfolio. For the second time in less than two months, a Vermont ski resort is being acquired by a buyer from out west. Intrawest also owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-skiing and heli-hiking company with 13 lodges in British Columbia. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Adventure and Real Estate. [Full Article...]

Aspen buys Steamboat Resort owner for $1.5 billion

Aspen buys Steamboat Resort owner for $1.5 billion The deal is expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter of this year. "Each has its own unique story and its own unique sense of place", said Eric Resnick, chief executive officer of KSL, in a release. Inc., said the American ski chains are looking north of the border for the same reason as American visitors. Additionally, the Company operates a comprehensive real estate business through ... [Full Article...]

Syrian town hit by chemical attack targeted in airstrikes

Syrian town hit by chemical attack targeted in airstrikes Civil Defence members wear gas masks near damaged ground in Ibleen village from what activists said was a chlorine gas attack, on Kansafra, Ibleen and Josef villages, Idlib countryside, Syria May 3, 2015. Damascus refers to all Syrian opposition groups as "terrorists". "Assad signed the chemical weapons treaty ban". A joint command center made up of the forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia a... [Full Article...]

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace Despite multiple efforts, Yousafzai has not been able to return to Pakistan , although she said it is her ultimate dream to continue her campaign there. She has visited the families of the Chibok girls in Nigeria, worked with Syrian refugees - opening two schools for them in Lebanon - and has invested in education for girls in her native Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Airstrike In Syria

Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Airstrike In Syria The two will cast the tour as a unity effort aimed at turning Democratic efforts away from intra-party squabbles and toward resisting President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. Some members of the U.S. Congress have commended Trump while others have condemned his unilateral decision . The Nebraska Democratic Party will host "Stand Up, Fight Back, Vote Democrats", a rally in support o... [Full Article...]

Mixed start to third round for Rory McIlroy

McIlroy cut the corner on the par-five 13th but proceeded to miss the green with his approach and had to settle for a par to remain level par, five behind joint leaders Sergio Garcia and Charley Hoffman. I have to play the round of my life tomorrow. "The mental side is huge". Even if you aren't playing well and your head is in the right place you'll always have a chance. [Full Article...]

Bomb explodes in Egypt church, dozens killed

In what is being described as a suicide-bomb attack, at least 11 people were killed and 35 wounded at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. The bloody aftermath of the attack inside the main prayer hall of St. George's church in Tanta. The two had reaffirmed their commitment to working together to fight radical groups such as the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded Hortis was conscious but bleeding heavily, a witness said, but the manager wasn't moving. Alvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police Department says detectives have responded to the scene of the shooting in Coral Gables that resulted in one death. [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a trip to Moscow next week, his office announced Saturday, saying "developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally". He says that once the militant group is eliminated, the US can turn to stabilizing Syria. Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the US but to stability in the region. [Full Article...]

South Africa's new finance minister notes 'mutual suspicion'

But he said he would not resign. Gordhan has a reputation for probity and fighting corruption. Moody's will be reviewing South Africa again next week; however, its rating of the country two notches above junk is not yet expected to have as much of an impact as a downgrade by S&P's or Fitch will have. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches intermediate-range ballistic missile

The US Pacific Command said it detected and tracked what it assessed as North Korean missile launched from land near the eastern coastal city of Sinpo. "It's quite possible that they would as a effect of that launch. attempt an invasion of South Korea", he told Raddatz. Rep. Ted PoeTed PoeHouse votes to move toward designating North Korea as state sponsor of terror Trump, Freedom Caucus turn o... [Full Article...]

Scotland's minister, a Trump critic, says she would meet him

Trump's mother came from the Western Isles and he has often touted his Scottish ancestry. But Sturgeon revoked Trump's honorary status as a business ambassador for Scotland in 2015 after he proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States — and she told the Scottish Parliament in November that she stood by that criticism. [Full Article...]

Amazon Cash's secret weapon is the Apple wallet

Amazon Cash's secret weapon is the Apple wallet Within seconds, an Amazon gift card is added to their account and can be used to purchase items on Amazon .com. Amazon Cash allows customers to add balance to their account without having to link their bank cards. Amazon isn't charging any fees for Amazon Cash, which means any cash being spent at the online retailer is worth just as much as elsewhere. The service will support adding any... [Full Article...]

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief Abella made this announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, a day after Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael D. Sueno was sacked. "It was discussed only yesterday [Monday]", he said . The three undersecretaries were John Castriciones for operations, Jesus Hinlo for public safety, and Emilie Padilla for legislative liaison and special concerns. [Full Article...]

Twitter sues government to stop unmasking of anti-Trump account

The case sets up a potential showdown over free speech between Silicon Valley and Washington. The Twitter account in question is @ALT_uscis , as in "alternative U.S. These accounts provide a platform for purported current or former employees of federal agencies, without revealing their identities. When contacted, Twitter said that there was no further statement than the original filing. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign advisor Carter Page targeted by Russian spies

Trump campaign advisor Carter Page targeted by Russian spies Page's role in the Trump campaign has been a subject of intense scrutiny in recent months. He continues, however, to be listed on the VEB Bank website as an employee of the bank. USA prosecutors said they had worked with the Russian intelligence service and conspired to gather economic intelligence on behalf of Russia, including information about US sanctions against Russia, and to recruit New Yor... [Full Article...]

Schiff treating Flynn immunity request with 'healthy skepticism'

House investigators did not discuss Russian Federation at Monday's meeting, multiple sources said, but instead plan to talk about it at a separate meeting Tuesday. A revised form was filed with the White House Counsel's Office on March 31, the same day the Administration made public disclosure forms for its senior employees. [Full Article...]

Atletico close on Real Madrid ahead of derby

Atletico close on Real Madrid ahead of derby Barca have bounced back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat at Deportivo with comfy wins in their last two, though they remain two points behind Real, despite having played a game more. Sevilla, meanwhile, have stumbled in recent weeks as their bore draw at home to strugglers Gijon was their third stalemate in four winless games and so they've dropped down to 4th, now trailing Atletico by virtue o... [Full Article...]

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