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

PARIS Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for the May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. | Video

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Conservatives hold 22-point lead ahead of UK election: ICM poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have a 22 point lead over Labour, an ICM poll said on Sunday ahead of a general election on June 8.

2:30pm EDT

Peru evaluates expelling two foreigners for 'inciting' anti-mine protests

LIMA Peruvian police are evaluating the possible expulsion of two foreigners for "inciting" rural communities to protest against the Hudbay Minerals mining company, which owns a copper mine in the nation, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday.

5:38pm EDT

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

KABUL Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

Afghanistan 2:35pm EDT

Germany approving far fewer Afghan asylum-seekers: newspaper

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.

Afghanistan, Germany 2:57pm EDT

Trump to speak with China's Xi, Japan's Abe on Sunday, official says

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will speak on Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, with North Korea expected to be discussed.

Japan 4:16pm EDT

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