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British intel 'tipped off' French over 'imminent' election terror attack as guns and bomb materials found

Terrorism burst into the final week of the French presidential campaign after an "imminent" plot to attack a candidate was foiled, two men arrested and guns and explosives seized - reportedly thanks to a tip-off from British intelligence.<p>With five days to go before the first round of the most …

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What We Learned From the Special Election in Kansas

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>There were three potential outcomes for yesterday’s unexpectedly competitive special election in Kansas. 1) A GOP blowout that would have thrown cold water on …

Syrian warplanes take off once again from air base bombed by US Tomahawks

Syrian warplanes took off from the air base hit by US cruise missiles yesterday to carry out bombing raids on rebel-held areas, in a defiant show of strength.<p>Just hours after the al-Shayrat airfield was bombed with 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from warships in the Mediterranean, aircraft …

'Persona 5' Stream Ban: Atlus Threatens Twitch Streamers Who Spoil Too Much

If you want to stream <i>Persona 5</i> on a broadcast service like Twitch, developer Atlus has some strict rules on what you can show and may file copyright …

The Pope Had an Awkward Run-In Today

A short history lesson about "papal tyranny."<p>On a morning outing through a northern Italian town today, Pope Francis (inside the popemobile) drove right past a plaque commemorating the many victims of "papal tyranny." It was rather awkward.<p>As Reuters reports, the popemobile slowly carried the Pope …

Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault: NATO diplomat | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday, citing Western intelligence.<p>A general view taken with a drone shows …

‘A sense that white identity is under attack’: making sense of the alt-right

The appointment of Breitbart Media’s executive chairman, Stephen Bannon, as Donald Trump’s campaign CEO has been greeted as a turning point in that presidential bid, and perhaps in conservative politics in America. We have been told that it “marks the official entree of the so-called ‘alt-right’ …

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