More cracks emerge in Fillon campaign as French rivals push ahead
Financial markets are closely watching the turbulent French campaign, in which far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is seeking to repeat the kind of anti-establishment shock that saw Britons vote to quit the European Union past year and Donald Trump elected as USA president.
Polls suggest Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will be the top two vote-getters in the April 23 first round and advance to the May 7.
The move, formally confirmed Thursday, will allow French prosecutors to investigate Le Pen over tweets she sent in December 2015 that showed images of killings by ISIS militants.
"Daesh is THIS!" Le Pen tweeted angrily in accompaniment to the photos.
The chances for such an outcome look real: Polls show the leading candidates in the Netherlands and France have included Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, both of whom share Mr. Trump's anti- immigrant and anti-Muslim agenda, along with antipathy toward the European Union and, in the case of Ms. Le Pen, admiration for Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Fillon was the front-runner in the French presidential election as little as two months ago but his campaign has been swamped by an investigation into his wife's job as a parliamentary aide after a newspaper reported that she took her public salary without doing any work. "I won't withdraw", Fillon told reporters at his campaign headquarters, denying guilt.
He trailed Le Pen, on 27 percent and Macron, on 24 percent. This incident took place when Macron visited an agricultural fair in Paris, which is a known campaign stop for presidential candidates in France.
According to Libération newspaper, which has a page keeping tabs on Fillon defections, nearly 70 Right-wingers have dropped their candidate this week.
India weighing options to restart talks with Pak
Tensions heightened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February threatened to block the flow of water into Pakistan. They said that India bought time to complete the two projects and then said that the projects could not be modified.
Ms Le Pen's chief of staff, Catherine Griset, was handed a preliminary charge of receiving money through a breach of trust.
The staunch Catholic emerged in November as the surprise nominee of the conservative Republicans party after promising to slash public spending and cut bureaucracy.
In that second round, he is now projected to face Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader with an anti-immigration, anti-EU platform.
"We don't know what can happen", she said. Macron, a 39-year-old who has never held elected office, is presenting himself as a fresh face without political baggage.
Before the allegations surfaced, Fillon was the clear leader in opinion polls. Most importantly, he is the only top contender for the presidential role that is now not facing allegations or is in the midst of investigations of corruption.
According to all second-round polls, Macron beats Le Pen by a very safe 60% to 40% while Fillon has a slightly smaller lead.
Fillon's increasingly provocative rhetoric provoked a slap from President Francois Hollande this week.
Wagner remained upbeat about his side's trip to the Etihad following the two sides' goalless draw at the John Smith's Stadium. The Belgium worldwide has played only six times this season, and has been dogged by injury woes over the last two years.
The Trump team's public accounting of Flynn's conversations with the ambassador have changed multiple times . The Senate Intelligence Committee also made a similar request to the White House and agencies.
If such a determination was made, Uber would cancel requested rides or show that person fake cars within the app, the report says. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick attends the summer World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, June 26, 2016.
They said US airstrikes targeted al-Qaeda artillery and other sites, and that no US Navy ships participated in the mission. If he's willing to tell the president that, knowing it'll be relayed to America, why not say so himself?
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption, near the Sicilian town of Catania, southern Italy. Etna can still cause accidents with its ash cloud, so officials say that they are tracking it.
Sonny Perdue, the former Republican governor of Georgia, is Trump's pick to oversee the Agriculture Department. Hoeven said he looks forward to working with Perry to provide a true path forward for clean coal technology.
When asked by a fan if we might ever see a black-and-white cut of the arty X-Men film , Mangold said he's working on it . But what about the main X-Men films? X-Men: Apocalypse launched in IMAX when it premiered past year .
Mainly, if the player can fulfill the requirements of a quest, you are most likely to receive an overpowered card in return. Blizzard also revealed a new Shaman card, Volcano, that deals 15 damage split across all minions.
Detectives are actively investigating Silva-Tello and any other potential witnesses, along with gathering physical evidence. McKinnon says Silva-Tello took the boy to a nearby dialysis center where first aid was administered.
He said that Russian Federation , which along with Turkey helped broker a ceasefire in December, appears to be softening its stance toward the armed opposition.
Murray River search for missing boy
Detective Sergeant Swinton told the court the younger son was screaming during the incident. The nine-year-old underwent surgery in hospital, and is now in a stable condition.
Polling begins in 38 constituencies for first phase
Playing the saffron party's election song, "Thambal", the bus travelled in various parts of Imphal East and Imphal West districts. As per the 2012 elections results in these 49 seats, 27 are won by SP, 9 by BSP, 7 by BJP, 4 by Congress and others 2.
Trump calls for probe into Schumer over old Putin photo
But given White House opposition and Republican control of Congress, he said none of the options seem likely at the moment. Schumer is among the lawmakers pushing for an investigation into the relationship between Trump and Russian officials.
Matchroom adds JD ahead of Haye-Bellew contest
There's not long to go now until the opening bell of one of the most animosity-filled grudge matches in British boxing history. So I am taking the 5/2 being widely offered about Haye winning between rounds four and six as he gradually gets on top.
ICE responds to questions about detainee
In the meantime, a new executive order on immigration from the Trump administration is expected as early as Thursday or Friday. Vargas hid in her house for hours until ICE agents came in with a warrant, wielding guns. "That's wrong.
Shares of Snapchat parent company open at $24
Meanwhile, Snap's chairman Michael Lynton planned to sell nearly 55,000 shares in the offering, bringing in more than $930,000. Snap said earlier that it will use a small portion of the proceeds for settling tax obligations related to stock options.
Bacteria That Pose Greatest Risk to Human Health
In addition, he said identifying carbapenem-resistant bacteria as the highest priority for research and development was "spot on". Each year, at least 2 million people acquire antibiotic-resistant infection and 23,000 die as a result, according to the CDC .
'Dancing With the Stars' season 24 cast revealed
If you remember way back to when Heather first rose to fame - she competed on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance . Former New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings will fill the annual National Football League player quota.
Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Pakistan
He said the insightful comments and thought provoking views of the participants had indeed added value to the deliberations. Uzbekistan's deputy prime minister will attend the event. "We need to work on streamlining our institutional mechanisms".
Samsung Chief Indicted Over Corruption And Bribery Scandal
Corruption has dogged many other business leaders in South Korea's family-controlled conglomerates, which are known as chaebol . A controversial merger between Samsung affiliates that Park allegedly aided was key to solidifying his position.