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In France’s Poor Suburbs, Angry Voters May Skip Big Election

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 6:00pm
The number of disillusioned voters who abstain could determine if the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, upends expectations in the presidential runoff.

MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment

BBC News - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 6:00pm
Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights, MPs say.

Exiled Iranian TV Executive Is Assassinated in Istanbul

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 5:52pm
Saeed Karimian, the owner of Gem TV, a network of television channels that broadcasts in Farsi and other languages, was ambushed as he drove through an upscale neighborhood.

Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

BBC News - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 5:04pm
Women at a mass wedding receive wooden paddles with messages such as "for use against drunkards".

Dubai Introduces Its Own Font, Lauding Free Expression It Does Not Permit

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:46pm
A video shared by the city’s crown prince says that “expression knows no boundaries or limits,” but within the United Arab Emirates that is not the case.

Iran: Khamanei rebuffs Rouhani over detente with West

Al Jazeera - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:40pm
Supreme leader denounces Rouhani's comments suggesting risk of war with the West has disappeared since he took office.

Sebastian Gorka out of White House after controversies over neo-Nazi connections and phony Ph.D.

The Raw Story - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:39pm
Controversial White House adviser Sebastian Gorka is stepping down from his role in the Trump administration to take an unspecified position in “the war of ideas,” said TheHill.com on Sunday. The announcement comes after Gorka’s Ph.D. was revealed to be fraudulently awarded and his...

World Championship 2017: John Higgins leads Mark Selby in Crucible final

BBC News - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:39pm
Four-time winner John Higgins leads 2016 champion Mark Selby 10-7 after the first day of the World Championship final.

U.S. Confirms It Will Pay for Antimissile System, South Korea Says

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:29pm
President Trump said last week that South Korea should pay for the so-called Thaad system, but officials said Sunday that the original agreement would not change.

Brantley in Britain: Review: A Souped-Up ‘Dreamgirls’ Roars in London

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:25pm
Amber Riley owns center stage without even seeming to try in Casey Nicholaw’s high-octane revival of this Supremes-inspired musical.

North Korea warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if US keeps ‘running wild’

The Raw Story - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:15pm
South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered the threat of nuclear war from North Korea. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula and bega...

‘We don’t want to work with him’: Democrats vow to defy Trump and obstruct his agenda at every turn

The Raw Story - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 4:02pm
Democrats in Washington are “shifting into full ‘no’ mode” with regards to President Donald Trump and his agenda, according to a Sunday report at Politico. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate along with Democratic governors told Politico this week that t...

Donald Trump called Rodrigo Duterte to affirm alliance

Al Jazeera - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 3:58pm
US official says President Trump's invitation to Rodrigo Duterte to the White House is mostly about North Korea.

Ueli Steck, Renowned Mountain Climber, Dies Near Everest at 40

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 3:53pm
Mr. Steck was preparing to traverse some of the Himalayas’ highest peaks when he died in an accident, though the exact circumstances of the death were unknown.

Anthony Joshua looking to improve weaknesses as he plans his next steps

BBC News - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 3:47pm
WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "not perfect" and is looking at improving his weaknesses following his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko.

Tunisia forces kill fighters planning Ramadan attack

Al Jazeera - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 3:32pm
Two men in an ISIL and al-Qaeda-linked group killed during a security sweep in Sidi Bouzid.

Mauricio Pochettino: 'Victory over Arsenal gives Spurs chance to pressure Chelsea'

BBC News - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 3:19pm
Tottenham's victory over Arsenal means they can "put psychological pressure" on Chelsea, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 over 2016 Medina mosque attack

Al Jazeera - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 2:43pm
Attacks took place in July during final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, killing four security officers.

‘Bikers for Trump’ mistake non-white rally-goer for protester and physically force him out of arena

The Raw Story - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 2:31pm
A man who said he went to hear President Donald Trump speak in Pennsylvania last night was shoved around and forced out of the Harrisburg event by a group of men calling themselves “Bikers for Trump”. Speaking with AOL.com, Neil Makhija said a woman pointed him out as a protester –...

Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike

World News (NY Times) - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 - 2:26pm
The administration is bracing for an avalanche of criticism after the president embraced Rodrigo Duterte, who has led a deadly crackdown on drugs in the Philippines.
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