PARIS - Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way within hours of first round results with Marine Le Pen's top aide launching a stinging attack on Emmanuel Macron.
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Venezuelan opposition seeks new strategy as unrest enters fourth week
Barricading roads with trash and even bathtubs, small groups of protesters held "sit-ins" around Venezuela on Monday in an effort to maintain momentum as anti-government unrest entered a fourth week.
Microsoft's Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce
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U.S., Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'
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Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts
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