Category: World News

Marine Le Pen: ‘Survival of France’ At Stake in Second Round

In a victory speech Sunday evening, Front National anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen called on patriots in France to support her against Emmanuel Macron, who she called the heir of unpopular French President Francois Hollande. Ms Le Pen, who exit polls show finished second in the first round of the French presidential election, told a large crowd gathered in the north of France that the battle was now between supporters of globalism and those against.   “Ce n’est pas avec l’héritier de François #Hollande que cette alternance tant attendue viendra.” #Présidentielle2017 — Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) April 23, 2017 Calling the...

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Defected General claims Assad obtains hundreds of tons of chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar Assad still possesses hundreds of tons of chemical agents which he hid from the international community, a former Syrian general who specialized in chemical warfare told the Telegraph Friday. Brig. Gen. Zaher al-Sakat, who defected from Assad’s forces in 2013 and currently resides in an undisclosed European country, told the newspaper the Syrian leader had deceived United Nations inspectors sent into the country to destroy his chemical stockpiles. Assad had agreed to turn in his entire chemical weapons inventory in 2013 when the US threatened military action after hundreds were killed in a deadly chemical attack...

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Puerto Rico seen sliding toward bankruptcy as deadline nears…

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico is looking ever more likely as the clock ticks down toward a May 1 deadline to restructure $70 billion in debt, ramping up uncertainty for anyone betting on returns from the island’s widely held U.S. municipal bonds. When U.S. Congress last year passed the Puerto Rico rescue law dubbed PROMESA, it froze creditor lawsuits against the island so its federally appointed oversight board and creditors could negotiate out of court on the biggest debt restructuring in U.S. municipal history. The freeze expires on May 1, however, and an extension by Congress...

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Libya: African Migrants Are Being Sold in Open Slave Markets

With no money and no documents, West African refugees find themselves vulnerable to enslavement. Public slave markets are parting out human beings from West Africa for up to $500 with some being held for ransom while others are forced into labor roles or are sexually exploited. RT reports: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) spoke to African migrants who recounted their experiences of being bought and sold in garages and parking lots in the southern city of Sabha, one of Libya’s main migrant smuggling hubs. Migrants are typically traded for as little as $200 to $500, and are held...

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Trump ‘develops friendship’ with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida home for a two-day summit, where the leaders will have a series of discussions on North Korea, trade policies and more. In their first face-to-face meeting, Xi and Trump met at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s estate in Palm Beach, on Thursday. Trump had told reporters on Air Force One that he would be focusing their talks on North Korea and trade. Trump repeated that he would be willing to act unilaterally to rein in North Korea, but said that he thinks “China will want to be stepping up” to help...

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