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France presidential poll a bellwether for Europe

PARIS France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. | Video

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Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

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March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. | Video

U.S., Environment Apr 22 2017

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

NEW YORK American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer.

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

Apr 22 2017

Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures.

World, Saudi Arabia Apr 22 2017
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Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.

Israeli fire kills three in Syria at pro-government military base: militia, monitor

BEIRUT An Israeli attack against a military base for the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces in southern Syria killed three NDF members on Sunday, the NDF militia and a monitoring group said.