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France’s election reveals a new political divide – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Marine Le Pen (Olivier Hoslet/European Pressphoto Agency); Emmanuel Macron (Christophe Morin/Bloomberg) True to the spirit of 1789, the revolutionary French are a step ahead of everyone else. On Sunday, they became the first large Western country to ditch, in a major election, the center-right/center-left political-party structure that has dominated European politics since the Second World War. Neither Emmanuel Macron nor Marine Le Pen, the two candidates who emerged from the first…

History of measuring presidents’ first 100 days – CNN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The first 100 days of a two-term presidency amount to about 3% of an eight-year span, but for decades the opening stretch of an administration has become the barometer of a commander in chief’s governing power, or lack thereof. No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill! — Donald J. Trump…

North Korea is said to detain another US citizen – The Boston Globe

Sunday, April 23, 2017

SEOUL — North Korea has detained a US citizen, the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang and a university chancellor said Sunday, raising the number of Americans thought to be held by the secretive nation to three. The arrest, if confirmed, would further complicate Washington’s relations with the country at a particularly tense moment. Advertisement The man, Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name, Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday,…

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on US-Mexico border – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark. Trump wants funding to be included in a spending measure that would keep the government open past April 28, a determined effort that has prompted a possible…

Housefire kills 3 children, 2 adults in Queens – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Five people, including three children, died in a Sunday afternoon house fire that engulfed a single-family home in New York City. The blaze spread to other houses and injured neighbors. The fire broke out shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens. News footage showed flames burning through the roof and destroying upstairs rooms of the two-story house as smoke poured from it. “This is a devastation of…

Germany approving far fewer Afghan asylum-seekers: newspaper – Reuters

Sunday, April 23, 2017

BERLIN Germany approved just under 48 percent of asylum applications from Afghan migrants in the first two months of 2017, down from close to 78 percent in 2015, the Passauer Neue Presse German newspaper reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing a response from the German interior ministry to a parliamentary query by the Left party, said the government rejected 14,403 of the 27,639 asylum applications considered in January and February….

Russia hacked Danish defense for two years, minister tells newspaper – Reuters

Sunday, April 23, 2017

COPENHAGEN Russia has hacked the Danish defense and gained access to employees’ emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark’s defense minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday. The report comes at a time when several Western governments, including the United States, France and Britain, have accused Russia of resorting to hacking to influence elections — allegations Moscow has repeatedly dismissed as baseless. A report from the Danish Defense Intelligence Service’s…

Star-Ledger wins journalism, advertising awards in N.J. Press Association contest – NJ.com

Sunday, April 23, 2017

HAMILTON — The Star-Ledger was presented with 32 journalism awards Thursday in the New Jersey Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. In all, journalists representing NJ Advance Media, which other titles also includes The South Jersey Times, The Times of Trenton and The Express-Times of Easton (Pa.), won 39 awards in the annual contest. The contest recognizes the best work in the state. The awards were presented at a dinner at the…

This tech investor is running full-page newspaper ads to convince Elon Musk to dump Trump – Recode

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Silicon Valley investor on a quest to pressure Elon Musk into terminating his relationship with President Donald Trump has taken his fight to the pages of the New York Times and other national newspapers In a series of full-page ads running Sunday, Doug Derwin called on the Tesla and SpaceX leader to “stand up against Trump,” citing the fact that the new president is a “disaster for the fight…

French exit polls point to showdown between right-wing firebrand and unconventional centrist – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

PARIS — An anti-immigrant firebrand and an unconventional centrist were set Sunday to advance to a runoff in a tight race for France’s president, according to exit polls released immediately after balloting closed. If confirmed, the results set up a sharp confrontation between those who embrace globalization and those who want to roll it back. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial exit…

Analysis: A bumpy 100 days for Trump? Just wait for the 1361 to follow – USA TODAY

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump returns to the White House on April 18, 2017, after a trip to Wisconsin.(Photo: Kevin Dietsch, Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Think President Trump’s first 100 days were bumpy? Just wait for the 1,361 to follow. It’s no surprise that Trump, who has been shattering political precedent since he announced his candidacy and then won the White House, would continue to break new ground once he moved into the…

Trump voters don’t have buyer’s remorse. But some Hillary Clinton voters do. – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) I argued last week that anecdotal stories about disillusioned Trump supporters were overdone. The fact is that, on a broad scale, Trump supporters say they aren’t disappointed. In fact, a poll showed they were more pleased than disappointed, by about 5 to 1: …The Pew Research Center…

Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week. In a pair of tweets, Trump attacked Democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it “at a later date,” despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier….

North Korea detains third US citizen – CBS News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.  North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council Park said Kim, who…

Why the world needs newspapers – Athens Messenger (registration)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever that people can trust newspapers. There are of course tabloid publications that openly twist and sensationalize. They are simply filling a niche market. Social media, however, is blurring the lines between tabloid, opinion and newspaper-level reporting. While social media has positive aspects in how it allows anyone to weigh in on any matter at any time, that same positive can also serve…

MN-C wins journalism awards – Mcalester News Capital

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The McAlester News-Capital and its staffers were recently recognized by the newspaper’s owner, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., for outstanding public service journalism performed in 2016. MN-C reporter David Dishman was also named CNHI’s Reporter of the Year for Division II. CNHI owns more than 100 newspapers across the country. The MN-C received a first-place award for Public Service Journalism from CNHI for the paper’s extensive investigation…

Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Trump’s first months in office have produced some tangible successes. Beyond the continued enthusiasm of his most loyal…

Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Trump’s first months in office have produced some tangible successes. Beyond the continued enthusiasm of his most loyal…

France votes in presidential election after volatile campaign – CNN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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