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Euro briefly tops $1.08 after French presidential debate Euro briefly tops $1.08 after French presidential debate
- March 30, 2017

A second poll of over 1,000 viewers, by OpinonWay for Le Point, also placed Macron as "the most convincing ", with 25% of votes. "At last the subject was politics, which in a campaign in which scandals have obliterated policies and ideas, was starting to become urgent", Le Parisien said in an editorial. (more...)
Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
- March 30, 2017

House committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Friday that he was canceling the meeting, days after the committee's first hearing in which FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau was investigating President Donald Trump's associates' ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
Mosul massacre aftermath: US-led coalition 'failing to protect civilians'
- March 29, 2017

The human rights group's report comes after the coalition acknowledged the United States military was behind a March 17 strike in a western Mosul neighbourhood that residents said killed more than 100 civilians. Townsend said that the early indications are that it was a "clean strike", and that there is "no corroborating evidence" of civilians killed. They ran this city for two-and-a-half years and they were rarely targeted during all that time. (more...)
Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes
- March 28, 2017

But reporters in western Mosul's Jadideh neighbourhood said they saw 50 bodies being pulled out of rubble on Friday, after the buildings were razed in air attacks earlier in March. officials in Baghdad told Military Times on Sunday. The United States military said Monday that it has not altered the rules it abides by when conducting airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria amid accusations that anti-ISIS coalition bombings have killed hundreds of civilians. (more...)
SC football accommodates Final Four, moves up spring game kick off
- March 28, 2017

Whatever the atmosphere was on Friday night, it was unexpected, mostly because no one thought SC would be through to a regional final, let alone a Sweet 16. "We definitely feed off that crowd", sophomore guard and Columbia native P.J. Dozier said. "Some teams get out of the way". Sue Semrau and the Lady Seminoles are sitting atop a 28-6 record, and rallied from 17 points down Saturday to beat a second-seeded Oregon State program that finished the season with a top ten ranking and was fresh ... (more...)
Carrie Lam elected Hong Kong's first female leader
- March 27, 2017

John Smith adapted her report for Learning English. "It's very unjust", a student protester Carmen Tong said, according to Reuters. She beat former finance chief John Tsang Chun-wah (365 votes) and former judge Woo Kwok-hing (21 votes). Her victory was hardly a surprise. "So that will be a nightmare for us". " Hong Kong , our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustration". (more...)