French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

April 25, 2017

… face off on May 7 against anti-immigrant, anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen, who came second with 21.3%, beating establishment candidates from France’s two largest political parties. MORE: Can Le Pen actually win? Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Putin meets with Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin “Russian intelligence have certainly been hacking inside France, and will continue to do so,” said Columbia University’s Jason Healey. “The attacks …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… would prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks, and 130,000 asthma attacks every year. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 100 days of harm Rhea Suh, the president of the National Resources Defense Council, called the past three months 100 Days of Harm. More than 60 percent of Americans said they disapproved of how Trump is handling the environment in an AprilQuinnipiac University poll. Fifty-two percent of respondents said they are embarrassed to have Trump as president. …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

… Friday that it’s too early to tell what role the second suspect played, if any, in the attack. Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm church Sep. 2016: Plot to attack Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris foiled Feb. 2017: Police thwart ‘imminent attack on French …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… “We now have elections coming up on 8 June in the United Kingdom and in September in Germany. Even this smaller incident, in comparison to some of the ones before, is going to have a fairly large impact,” he said. Turnout It is not the first terror-related incident to mar the French election cycle, and prior attacks in the country — from the 2015 Paris attacks to last year’s Bastille Day attack in Nice — are to the forefront of many voter’s minds. Following …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… attacks over the past couple of years. And, as in many parts of Europe, the far-right is riding the issue to popularity in the polls. So, who has a real shot of winning? Le Pen and Macron are likely to make it to the runoff. Then, Macron could trounce her with left-wing and conservative voters — repulsed by the thought of the leader of the National Front running the country — rallying to him. But remember, right up to election night in the US last year, no one gave Donald …

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Americans back the Syria bombing. They’re much more divided on what comes next

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Nearly six in 10 Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to strike at a Syrian air base from which chemical attacks were launched last week, according to a new CBS News national poll. But that’s where consensus — or even the appearance of consensus — ends. When prompted with four competing options about what the United States should do next, none of the quartet get more than 30 percent support from the public. Three in 10 say that they want …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Leading off the week’s news on CNN 10: terrorist attacks in northern Africa and northern Europe. We’re explaining the reasons for and responses to a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airbase. And we’re showing you how a CNN Hero is helping students with hearing loss and bringing joy to their lives and loved ones. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: A lot of news to catch you up on this Monday. Thanks for watching CNN 10. We start with reports of terrorist attacks in …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… untouched, which is why Assad could quickly use the base to launch further attacks. The end result will be a more intensified civil war with more casualties and greater difficulty for diplomatic efforts. Whichever path Trump chooses, success is unlikely. Even in that hypothetical scenario, the odds are against Trump because it wont entirely remove the use of chemical weapons from the Syrian theater. After all, the so-called Islamic State has reportedly used chemical weapons in Syria and …

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Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… via Getty Images Some senators had their own ideas for why they believe the administration was acting legally. Some reasoned the strike was permitted under the 2001 AUMF that Congress passed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, although that was aimed at al Qaeda and its affiliates, not the Syrian government. Others said Trump is authorized to take such a step under Article II the Constitution, which grants the president his commander-in-chief military powers. I believe the president does have …

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Hillary Clinton Calls For Strike On Syrian Regime’s Airfields

April 7, 2017

Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, said at the Women in the World summit in New York City that a retaliatory strike would prevent Assad from carrying out similar attacks in the future. U.S. officials believe Assads regime is responsible for Tuesdays sarin gas attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Skeikhoun. Hillary Clinton said the U.S. should “take out” the Syrian regime’s airfileds.  I still believe we should have done a no-fly zone, she said.We should …

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Trump’s change of heart on Syria

April 7, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize a missile strike against a Syrian air base Thursday night signals a major break not only with the Obama administration but also with past statements made by the President himself. Fifty Tomahawk missiles were fired at the air base from which the chemical attacks against Syrian civilians were launched earlier this week and left more than 70 people dead. “It is in the vital national security interests of America to prevent and …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… terrible,” said He. “Trump may be …illogical or clueless about politics, but he knows that things have to change — and the only way to do so is through unconventional means.” “As he turns the world upside down, China must feel nervous.” Giant gold Mao statue torn down Hands off Despite Trump’s fiery attacks on the campaign trail — accusing China of “raping” the US economy and stealing millions of American jobs, among other …

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …

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