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23:51, 24 April 2017 Monday
Police record more than 23,500 far-right offences last year; nearly 1,700 of them are violent attacks

Eight of the bodies were recovered in Greek waters while the Turkish coastguard found another seven bodies, a Greek coastguard spokeswoman said.

Athens on April 7 accepted in principle a tough set of new reform and tax measures in return for fresh cash to avert a possible debt default in July.

"We respect the choice of the French people. We are in favour of building good and mutually beneficial relations," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

Guterres spoke amid a deepening row over alleged bias within the UN following US pressure, exacerbated last month when a UN rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel's policies.

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US president and Britain's vote to leave the EU.

The measure follows an initial round of sanctions announced last week, Canada's first against Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, since 2014, when a conservative government was in office in Ottawa.

Nearly 5,000 Syrians have gone through a migration regulatory process in Morocco, with several hundred receiving refugee status, according to Morocco's ministry of foreign affairs.

Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, also wished Macron "good luck" in the May 7 second round of voting, when he will face far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, according to the projections.

The conversation came amid growing concerns that Pyongyang will conduct another nuclear or missile test to mark the 85th anniversary on Tuesday of the founding of its Korean People's Army.

Russia has provided support to rebels in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where more than 10,000 people have died in a conflict which this month entered its fourth year.

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly attack

Turkish foreign minister says Russian nationals will be able to stay in Turkey up to 90 days

At least four killed after strong winds hit several provinces across the country

Voters cast their ballots under high-security measures after Thursday’s terrorist shooting in the French capital

The act disregards human life, Northern Ireland Secretary Brokenshire says

Eurosceptic party UKIP says election campaign move is not an attack on Muslims, but about integration

First results say centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen go through to run-off in French vote

Ex-diplomat Philippe Moreau Defarges makes controversial comment on French TV about assassination of Turkish president

South Korean media reports arrest of Korean-American ex-professor in Pyongyang -- the third such arrest of US citizen

Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant groups like Al-Shabaab, and also provides support for US operations in Yemen, where special forces regularly carry out drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The official told AFP that two fighters were also wounded in the attack on the Al-Fawwar camp near Quneitra in southwestern Syria, adding that it was unclear whether the damage was inflicted by an air strike or shelling.

Mass abstentions could mar one of the most unpredictable presidential elections in France's recent history

The Palestinian medical sources said dozens of residents from the hardline settlement of Yitzhar went to the neighbouring village of Urif and threw stones at residents who responded in kind.

After tense negotiations with security forces blocking their way, protesters in Caracas were allowed to march to their destination, the headquarters of the Catholic bishops' conference.

Controversy casts doubt on the objectivity of OSCE after its members were accused of spying and supporting PKK

The protests came as US Vice President Mike Pence was completing a three-day visit to Australia.

Charles Taylor was elected Liberia's president from 1999 to 2003, when he also supported Revolutionary United Front rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Egypt has freed US charity worker who had been held for three years in pretrial detention on human trafficking charges widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups.

Mugabe, who would be 99 if he held power through another full term, has ruled through the country's drastic economic collapse.

Assad has said repeatedly that his forces turned over all chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013, under a deal brokered by Russia to avoid threatened US military action.

Thousands have disrupted Germany's anti-immigration AfD party today

'They wanted to kill us and throw our bodies into the river,' according to survivor

Trump reportedly exploded and cut short a telephone call with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull when he was told about a deal to move some refugees from Pacific island camps to America.

Jarbouni was released last week by Israeli authorities after 15 years in detention

Dozens of opposition activists are either in jail or are facing trial for insulting the emir, including via social media.

The eurozone says Greece can deliver a primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP in 2018 but the IMF has said only 1.5 percent is feasible.

Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze condemns Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Conflict in Congo's Kasai region has affected more than 1.5 million children, says UNICEF

Residents in northwestern town of Bruhl remain anxious after finding racist letters at their doorsteps

The country has seen significant support for far-right groups that have sparked brutal confrontations with immigrants from the former Soviet region.

Government woking to war, hold parties responsibility

Attack comes 'in response to rocket attacks from Syria'

Gathering Monday closely follows first face-to-face between Trump, UN chief Guterres

Oil giant forced to leave Russian Arctic in 2014 after sanctions were implemented

Crude prices off more than 2 percent