EU in focus as French presidential candidates face off
The two candidates who get the most votes will then face off in a run-off election on May 7.
Conservative candidate Fillon and far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon have closed the gap substantially in the last two weeks. Unless Fillon manages a comeback, France will have its first president ever to come from a non-establishment party. He proposes "disobeying treaties from the moment we take power" and negotiating new European Union rules - followed by a referendum on whether France should leave the bloc it helped found.
"As we wait for more definite information, I think we need to attend to our duties as citizens: no panic, we shouldn't interrupt our democratic process", Melenchon said.
Voters will cast ballots in the first round on Sunday of what has turned into the most unpredictable French election in memory as the gap between four frontrunners narrows.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron warned France to rise above the fear of terrorism.
He said "the whole of Europe is targeted because it represents the values and ideals of peace".
He said Obama expressed his deep attachment to France and the importance of the relationship between the two countries. Obama called Macron to wish him luck but not to issue an endorsement, according to Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis. The French election has come down to a race between a centrist moderate willing to keep borders (reasonably) open versus a far-right populist who would pull the country out of global treaties and try to stop all immigration into France.
President Francois Hollande said: "We shall be of the utmost vigilance, especially in relation to the election".
French presidential campaign posters are displayed in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
GB out of Davis Cup after doubles loss
Heading into the TB, a double-fault handed Edmund the advantage but from 5-2 his foundations were rocked as he was broken twice. Jeremy Chardy faces Dan Evans, playing on clay for the first time in three years, in the second singles rubber later Friday.
French police say thieves stole a computer and a police armband from a vehicle used by aides to presidential candidate Francois Fillon.
The theft Tuesday night near Lille airport in northern France is being investigated.
Following the arrests this week of two men suspected of preparing an "imminent violent attack" in Marseilles, Some 50,000 policemen and soldiers will be deployed for the two election rounds, French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said.
St-Remy-de-Provence, France (CNN) Just days before French voters go to the polls, gunshots rang out on Thursday in Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees.
A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote.
Francois Fillon won the leadership race, but his campaign became quickly mired in scandal after allegations surfaced earlier this year that he paid his family members hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars for jobs they never worked.
Currency traders said short-term players were closing out positions taken in anticipation of euro weakness before the French election, emboldened by the steady stream of polls confirming that centrist Macron would lead returns on Sunday.
If the Browns leapfrog the competition to get Trubisky, they may send other teams interested in Trubisky into a scramble. The Browns were 31 of 32 franchises a year ago in total defense, so I think Garrett would also be a good fit.
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This situation is unfolding only a few blocks away from the Elysée Palace - the official residence of the French president. The group identified the attacker as one of its soldiers naming him as Abu Yousif - the Belgian.
Andy Murray is out of the Monte-Carlo Masters after a three-set defeat to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round. The Spaniard won four games in a row before Murray, his serve misfiring, applied some late pressure.
The University of California, Berkeley , has reversed its decision to cancel an appearance by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter. The conservative Coulter, who frequently attacks liberals, was bound to draw ire at the notably liberal college campus.
Dairy Export Council, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. All U.S. dairy exports to Canada in 2016 totaled $631.6 million, a 14 percent increase from 2015, according to the U.S.
Hopefully, seeing a flood of support for research and facts will inspire other scientists to make their voices heard. But the marchers and the activists who organized them will soon have to address what follows the demonstrations.
The TPP's demise leaves an alternative pact as the main avenue for boosting trade among the fast-growing economies. The 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings will be held in Manila from April 26 to 29 this year.
The Unicorn Frappuccino is no different than cheap mood rings that seem perpetually stuck on an ugly brown or yellow color. The Unicorn Frappuccino may be mythical looking, but it is packed full of sugar and a little too sweet for my taste.
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Juventus knock Barcelona out of Champions League
The Italian, who has guided Juventus to back-to-back Serie A and Coppa Italia Doubles, has been linked with a move to Arsenal. When Barca did manage to carve out chances, Suarez, Messi and Neymar failed to deliver.
Corbyn's Labour faces 'decade' in wilderness, says Nun
The Party has been facing the hard task of securing votes from those who did not vote for Brexit in last year's referendum. She had also backed the Remain camp in the June 23 referendum, but kept a low profile throughout a polarising campaign.
Who is on The Graham Norton Show this week?
Reports he was working as an estate agent, eating dog and using sheep's placenta as a moisturiser were all dismissed. However, when host Graham asked Harry if he is about to play Mick in the biopic, all he would do is smile knowingly.
Mitchell Trubisky: Brugler: Don't count Bears out for early QB
If the Bills trade up for a QB, that would be a pretty strong message to Taylor that they do not have total confidence in him. Given that Floyd looks be on his way to evolving into a franchise pass rusher for Chicago, I'd say that initiative paid off.
May wins Parliament vote to hold snap elections on June 8
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the election call as "a huge political miscalculation by the Prime Minister". Media captionJeremy Corbyn says Theresa May "is refusing to defend her record in TV debates and it's not hard to see why".
Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage
It says she barricaded herself in the motel room after Kori Ali Muhammad gunned him down, forcing police to break down the door. Muhammad fired at Williams because he said the security guard disrespected him, Dyer said. "And that's what he set out to do".
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They eventually equalised in the 55th minute after Jamie Maclaren found himself in the ideal position to tap home the goal. Jamie Maclaren (obscured) is congratulated by Brisbane Roar teammates after scoring a second-half goal to tie the game.
'Dreamer' Returned To Mexico Despite Trump Promise
Trump claimed Curiel could not impartially hear the case because of his background and Trump's hardline immigration policies. Montes was reportedly deported to Mexico hours later, after agents told him he could not retrieve his documents.