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Centrist Macron, populist Le Pen claim victory in French election that has consequences for Europe

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron claimed victory in Sunday's first-round vote in the French presidential election.Besting nine other candidates, the two will ...

France’s choice: European globalism or populist nationalism

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen appear to have won the first round of France’s presidential election.They now advance to a second round ...

North Korea detained a professor who is US citizen; at least 3rd American held

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. citizen and academic was detained in North Korea while trying to leave the country with his wife on Saturday, a spokesperson for the university ...

Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought, new study finds

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- While it's no secret that the ice on Earth's poles is melting, scientists are still learning about how rapidly these changes are happening.Now a new ...

William, Kate and Harry carry message on mental health to London Marathon

iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry put their hands together to push the red button that started the London Marathon. The royal trio, who founded ...

Mike Pence takes a break from diplomacy to go sightseeing in Sydney with his family

ABC News (SYDNEY) -- Vice President Mike Pence took a brief break from being a statesman on Sunday, instead opting to be a tourist on his last full day ...

What's at stake in the French election

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Some 47 million French voters are set to head to the polls on Sunday in what could be one of the most consequential elections France has ...

Father of US-Egyptian teen jailed in Egypt says US should do more to help free him

Family of Ahmed Hassan (NEW YORK) -- The family of a 17-year-old New Jersey boy who has been imprisoned in Egypt since December are calling on U.S. authorities to ...

Taliban leader killed in US airstrike

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A Taliban leader once known as a shadow governor of an Afghanistan province has been killed in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. forces in that country ...

United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- As North Korea blusters about launching missile strikes against the United States and its allies, experts are warning that aggressive action from North Korea is more ...

Paris attack puts security at the top of the agenda two days before French election

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Thursday’s shooting on the Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris has pushed security to the top of the political agenda and added more unpredictability to a close presidential ...

American describes ‘mass panic’ and ‘mayhem’ during attack on the Champs Elysees

ABC News (PARIS) -- An American who was near the Champs Elysees when a gunman opened fire on police in Paris described the scene as "mayhem" and "mass panic."It ...

Russian aircraft fly close to Alaska for 4th time in 4 days

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- American and Canadian fighters jets intercepted two Russian military aircraft that flew north of Alaska and Canada on Thursday night, U.S. Air Force officials said Friday.North ...

Paris police-killing suspect identified, had criminal history

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) — The suspect who shot one police officer dead and injured two others in Paris Thursday night has been identified as Karim Cheurfi.Previously, French police identified the ...

ISIS leader who planned Istanbul nightclub attack killed in US ground raid

YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- A "close associate" of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. ground raid in Syria on April 6, U.S. Central Command ...

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