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French Presidential Runoff Heralds New Political Era

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:57:33 EDT

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen led the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, as voters redrew the political map, placing the European Union at the center of a new political divide.image

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Euro Hits Five-Month High on French Election

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:35:48 EDT

The euro jumped sharply against other global currencies after polls closed in the first round of France’s presidential election, with Emmanuel Macron—whose economic policies are generally market-friendly—in the lead.image

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Malaysia's 1MDB, Abu Dhabi State Fund Reach Repayment Agreement

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:59:20 EDT

State investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle part of its dispute with Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund, a move that could ease tension between the two funds and avoid arbitration proceedings. image

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North Korea Arrests U.S. Citizen

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:54:53 EDT

North Korea has arrested a U.S. citizen in Pyongyang, according to people familiar with the matter, adding another potential flashpoint with the U.S. at a time of increasingly heated rhetoric.image

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Disapproval of Trump Grows in Latest Poll

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:11:11 EDT

New poll finds more than half of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance, with six in 10 approving of the Syria bombing and opinion on his handling of the economy about evenly split.image

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