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France's Macron seen winning presidential vote - poll

PARIS Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.

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Lawmaker says U.S. foreign surveillance 'unmasked' Trump associates

WASHINGTON The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump's transition team were caught up in incidental surveillance targeting foreigners.

22 Mar 2017

North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say, as tensions simmer

SEOUL A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Trump fights for healthcare bill, makes headway with conservatives

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation. | Video

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Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States would set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Sinn Fein says opposes extension to Northern Ireland government talks

DUBLIN Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party Sinn Fein will oppose any extension to next week's deadline to form a new government and any attempt to return to direct British rule of the province, its president Gerry Adams said on Wednesday.

22 Mar 2017

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