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Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

/ Apr 25, 2017

Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

France’s established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace. Support for Macron also poured in ...

Apr 25, 2017

Vehicle carrying radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Mexican authorities say a company’s pickup truck carrying industrial X-ray equipment that uses radioactive material has been stolen in northwestern Mexico. The Interior Department says the truck was stolen Sunday in Tlaquepaque, a town in Jalisco state. The missing radioactive material is iridium-192. The ...

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

Apr 25, 2017

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in ...

Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power

/ Apr 25, 2017

Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power

Emmanuel Macron is an improbable presidential front-runner — he’s relatively young, politically untested, has no party backing and quotes philosophers in campaign speeches. And he is leading a pro-Europe campaign at a time of deep euro-skepticism. Yet the tenacious 39-year-old with strong pro-business views ...