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Macron poised to become France's youngest ever president

The pair met when Mrs Trogneux, then married with three children, was his French and drama teacher at his high school in Amiens, northern France. In February Mr Macron laughed off rumours of a gay extramarital affair after political rivals alleged he was backed by a ‘gay lobby’.
 

Feuding lawmakers need to end drama for sake of Washington students

The script being played out in Olympia this month is as depressingly familiar as an action movie franchise with one sequel too many. The Legislature has closed a 105-day session with a whimper, failing again to deliver a budget on time. The failure is magnified by the stakes.

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the....

Dick Wagner, Center for Wooden Boats founder, dies at 84

When it comes to teaching history, there are two schools of thought — respectful viewing from a distance, versus the hands-on approach. Dick Wagner, who founded the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union more than 40 years ago, spent his life devoted to the latter. He died Thursday at home, after a brief illness.

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment, authorities said. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S.

'Show Tony some respect': Peter Dutton steps in to defend Tony Abbott

Last week he lashed the "sneaky, underhanded" leaking of polling data which showed he may have lost his own seat of Warringah in the 2016 election, while he also revealed he had a " man-to-man" chat with Mathias Cormann in February after the Finance Minister called Mr Abbott's interventions "destructive" and "sad".

Whitehall officials rebuked over delaying tactics

Whitehall officials were guilty of “egregious” and unjustifiable delays before revealing details of government contracts for the Hinkley Point nuclear power project awarded to a company facing a potential conflict of interest, the Information Commissioner’s Office has said. Leigh Fisher, a management consultancy, was awarded a £1.

Verdi’s unseen notes raise hope of new work

Opera experts believe that they are on the verge of discovering new work by Giuseppe Verdi after the Italian composer’s heirs handed over 5,300 pages of his notes, most of which have never been seen. “I am 95 per cent sure we will find as yet unheard music by Verdi in these documents,” Fabrizio....

Tories give May freedom to axe pledge on tax rises

Theresa May was given the all clear by senior Conservatives yesterday to abandon a pledge not to raise income tax, VAT or national insurance. Promises to continue to support lower-income families, however, will increase fears of a post-election tax raid on the better paid.

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day. The students, from De La Salle College, Tangaroa College and Onehunga High....

Gentrack Accelerates Growth With Acquisitions

Gentrack Group Ltd (NZX/ASX: GTK) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Blip Systems A/S and agreed to acquire CA Plus Ltd, subject to final closing conditions. These strategic acquisitions expand Gentrack’s airport software product range and customer base worldwide.

Taranaki road users urged to be bright, be visible and be seen

As the daylight hours become shorter, all Taranaki road users are reminded to look twice for safety and make sure they are seen as winter sets in. The Be Seen campaign is a region-wide effort to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and other road users.

South Auckland students explore health career options

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day. The students, from De La Salle College, Tangaroa College and Onehunga High....

Britain’s back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country’s surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.

Jonathan Moyo In Trouble Again

new charges… Prof Jonathan Moyo Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo is in trouble once again, this time with his province, Mat North. ZANU-PF Matabeleland North Province is working to censure Moyo over allegations of, among others,....

Security Minister encourages members of the JCF to maintain their integrity

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) Minister of National Security, Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers in Area 3 to maintain their integrity and operate above board at all times. His plea was made in a message delivered by State Minister in the Ministry, Senator Pearnel....

Health Minister outlines impact of NCDs on the country

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development for the past 50 years. Dr Tufton was addressing a University Diabetes Outreach Conference at the Jewel Resort in Runaway Bay, St Ann last Friday.

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office. Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White....

Geeks vs government

Image copyright Getty Images. Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference. Usually, the students would want the glory. And they had, just a couple of days previously. But their families talked them out of it.

France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

By Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont. PARIS/HENIN-BEAUMONT, France (Reuters) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal judge has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who authorities say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment. The U.S. Department of Justice says a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered the....

How NZ wine is taking the US by storm

Trendy young Americans with money to spare have developed a taste for the crisp, fruity flavours of New Zealand wine - and exports are soaring. The United States is now New Zealand's biggest overseas wine market and last year shipments jumped 11 per cent to $571 million.

United States Government plane lands in Queenstown ahead of secret spy conference

A United States Government plane has landed in Queenstown early this morning, as a "top-secret" spy conference begins this week. The plane's registration number is identified on the Planespotters website as belonging to a 15-year-old US Air Force Boeing C-40. It is not known who was travelling on the plane before its arrival.

City's tech boss wants to erase IT from everyone's 'hit list'

How’s this for a mid-career jolt? Going from rubbing elbows with movers and shakers, promoting the City of Ottawa across the world, to being in charge of the department that makes sure a bureaucrat’s computer is booting up properly at City Hall. But Saad Bashir is relishing the opportunity to....

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

By Brenda Goh, Michael Martina and Christian Shepherd. SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond.

The Latest: Near-final French results: Macron, Le Pen on top

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Near-complete French presidential election results show that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are in the lead after a tight and exceptional race. With 89.7 percent of the vote counted, Macron has 23.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay of C2E2 2017

This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup).

Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the....

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen. PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries.
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