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Far-right Le Pen, centrist Macron advance in French election with consequences for Europe: projections

(NEW YORK) -- Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear to have won Sunday's first-round vote in the French presidential election, exit polling suggests.

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What's at stake in the French election

(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 held in decades.

On the ballot are 11 candidates who span the political spectrum; if no sin... Read More

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

(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 do more to secure his release.

Ahmed Hassan was arrested on Dec. 1, 2016 while staying with his ext... Read More

Taliban leader killed in US airstrike

(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 said.

Quari Tayib, at one time known as the Taliban shadow governor of Takhar Provin... Read More

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

(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 likely to come from cyber space.

While Kim Jong-Un has st... Read More

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

(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 race two days before French voters head to the polls.
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American describes ‘mass panic’ and ‘mayhem’ during attack on the Champs Elysees

(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 was a beautiful night in Paris when Kentucky resident John Finney, his wife Angela and... Read More

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

(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 American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) al... Read More

Paris police-killing suspect identified, had criminal history

(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 suspect but did not immediately release his name, sa... Read More

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

(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 said Friday. The raid targeted him for his role in planning the deadly New Years Eve nightclub attack i... Read More

US pilot ejects from jet approaching carrier headed for Korean peninsula

(NEW YORK) — A pilot from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier safely ejected from a fighter jet, according to a st... Read More