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'Euro is dead': Le Pen eyes return of the Franc, preserving single currency for international trade

'Euro is dead': Le Pen eyes return of the Franc, preserving single currency for international trade

A week before the 2nd round of the French election, eurosceptic presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has reminded her supporters that the "euro is dead" and should be left only for international trade, while France should regain control and reintroduce the Franc.

"We need to control the currency, to adjust it to the economy because today the single currency is a burden," Le pen said ahead of May 7 French presidential election, stressing that the "euro is dead."

"We will have a national currency like all other countries, and we will have a common currency together," Le Pen said in in an interview with Le Parisien.

Source: 'Euro is dead': Le Pen eyes return of the Franc, preserving single currency for international trade
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Trump invites Duterte to Washington to develop 'warm' post-Obama relations

Trump invites Duterte to Washington to develop 'warm' post-Obama relations

The US president has invited his Philippines counterpart to visit him at the White House to try and mend bilateral relations, which soured under the previous administration.

Donald Trump held a phone conversation with Philippines' leader Rodrigo Duterte where they touched on regional security issues, including the ongoing Korean crisis, the White House said in a statement.

"President Trump enjoyed the conversation and said that he is looking forward to visiting the Philippines in November," the readout said. "President Trump also invited President Duterte to the White House to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance."



Comment: Duterte says N. Korean leader 'wants to end world,' warns Trump 'not to play into his hands'

Source: Trump invites Duterte to Washington to develop 'warm' post-Obama relations
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Heavy snowfall forces postponement of People's Climate March rally in Colorado

Heavy snowfall forces postponement of People's Climate March rally in Colorado

At least one of the People's Climate March rallies scheduled for Saturday in Colorado was cancelled as a result of a major snowstorm, providing climate skeptics with a good chuckle.

The Colorado Springs march, one of 12 slated to take place in Colorado, was canceled late Friday after heavy snow began falling across the Front Range, with more than a foot accumulating in some areas, as reported by Western Wire.

"Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a curveball!" said the Colorado Springs Council for Justice in a Friday post 350 Colorado Springs. "We know we aren't in the business of risking anyone's safety. Dangerous conditions and wet heavy snow in the forecast for tomorrow."

More than 100 marchers braved the cold at a rally Saturday at Civic Center Park in Denver, where the snow was so heavy that someone was able to build a snowman, as shown in photos posted online.

The website Complete Colorado ran a photo of a man on skis with the headline, "Heading to the Global Warming Rally Today."

Source: Heavy snowfall forces postponement of People's Climate March rally in Colorado
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It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage

It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage

In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, a basic principle of American economic life should be that if you work 40 hours or more a week, you do not live in poverty. Sadly, that is not the case today. While large corporations make record-breaking profits and top CEOs earn about 335 times more an […]

Source: It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage
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The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change

The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change

It was a deary day in Washington, D.C. The rain was pouring down and thousands of people were gathered in a huddled mass, listening to speakers tell about their scientific work or scientific innovations. Others uttered platitudes or nationalistic sayings, declaring the US should be “number one” in science above the rest of the world. […]

Source: The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
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Waffling Ann Coulter

Waffling Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter talks tough, but only in print. She refused to talk tough when it came time to talk. She was invited to Berkeley. She made a lot of noise about it. Then, when push threatened to come to shove, she wimped out. I am not impressed with the lady at all. I never have […]

Source: Waffling Ann Coulter
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WHCD's Hasan Minhaj: 'Spicer's Go-To Move When You Ask Him A Tough Question is Denying the Holocaust'

WHCD's Hasan Minhaj: 'Spicer's Go-To Move When You Ask Him A Tough Question is Denying the Holocaust'

Last night, comedian Hasan Minhaj managed to channel the spirit of Jeb Bush's "please clap" moment for 30 minutes straight in what was undoubtedly the worst White House Correspondents' Dinner of all time.

Diversity hire Minhaj, who is a coresponde...

Source: WHCD's Hasan Minhaj: 'Spicer's Go-To Move When You Ask Him A Tough Question is Denying the Holocaust'
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Trump Calls Schumer’s Bluff: “If There’s A Shutdown, There’s A Shutdown… Democrats Would Be To Blame”

Trump Calls Schumer’s Bluff: “If There’s A Shutdown, There’s A Shutdown… Democrats Would Be To Blame”

Zero HedgeApril 28, 2017 With Democrats seemingly unsatisfied with Republicans dropping border wall funding and adjusting on Obamacare-related items, it appears President Trump is calling Schumer’s and Pelosi’s bluff, proclaiming “If there’s a shutdown, there’s a shutdown,” adding that Democrats would be to blame if the federal government was left unfunded. Schumer today: *SCHUMER: TRUMP CONCESSIONS BRING […]

Source: Trump Calls Schumer’s Bluff: “If There’s A Shutdown, There’s A Shutdown… Democrats Would Be To Blame”
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Possible friendly fire killed two soldiers in Afghanistan – Pentagon

Possible friendly fire killed two soldiers in Afghanistan – Pentagon

Published time: 28 Apr, 2017 20:16Edited time: 29 Apr, 2017 19:02 The Pentagon is investigating whether the two Army Rangers were killed by ground fire from Afghan commandos or other American forces during a raid this week on an ISIS stronghold. “We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers […]

Source: Possible friendly fire killed two soldiers in Afghanistan – Pentagon
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Trump invites Philippine counterpart to Washington

Trump invites Philippine counterpart to Washington

US President Donald Trump has invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to the White House to discuss Washington-Manila relations and the standoff over North Korea. Trump invited Duterte in a phone call on Saturday, according to a White House readout of the conversation. “It was a very friendly conversation, in which the two leaders discussed the […]

Source: Trump invites Philippine counterpart to Washington
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Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour

Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour

Local authority confiscates monument after it is installed "too soon".

Source: Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour
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Hacks snubbed

Hacks snubbed

Here's what Mr Trump missed by snubbing the White House press lobby's annual comedy roast.

Source: Hacks snubbed
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