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Macron v Le Pen: What are their visions for France?

<b>National renewal is what both the rival French presidential candidates are promising, but they offer very different paths to get there.</b><p>Liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron - winner of the first round - and nationalist Marine Le Pen are already revolutionising French politics.<p>They have delivered a big …

Climate change: China calls US 'selfish' after Trump seeks to bring back coal

Chinese state media has lambasted Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back many Obama-era environmental regulations, with a state-run tabloid saying that: “No matter how hard Beijing tries, it won’t be able to take on all the responsibilities that Washington refuses to take.”<p>In an editorial highly …

China

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults | Inc.com

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.<p>In the Harvard …

TED Talks

Cats Care About People More Than Food, New Study Finds

Cats may have a reputation of being standoffish creatures who show their owners affection merely to fill their tummies.<p>However, a new study carried …

Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.<p>Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, confirmed that the UK had triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning a …

United Kingdom

Jeb Bush Warns Trump: 'Stop Saying Things That Aren't True'

Former GOP candidate said Trump's tweets diminish the office of the president.<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination against Donald Trump, praised his one-time rival on Tuesday. But he also had some stern words for the president.<p>Speaking on …

Shrinking Arctic sea ice threatens the majestic Beluga whale

The beluga whale is one of the most extraordinary species of marine creature known to science. It is a gregarious, pure white Arctic dweller that emits strange, high-pitched twitters that have given it its nickname: the sea canary. Belugas are on the International Union for the Conservation of …

Global Warming

No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique

In the first two months of his presidency Donald Trump has proved himself to be – if nothing else – a master of distraction.<p>His critics say that Trump’s chaotic time in charge has followed a now familiar pattern. Bad – or embarrassing – news emerges, then Trump either blurts out some tweets, or …

Donald Trump

Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party

If you look at the numbers, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America – and it’s not even close. Yet bizarrely, the Democratic party – out of power across the country and increasingly irrelevant – still refuses to embrace him and his message. It’s increasingly clear they do so at …

Middle-class

Angela Merkel Asked President Trump to Shake Hands. He Appeared to Ignore Her

At a photo op with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump said little and appeared to refuse a handshake suggested by the German …

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason

Speaking a different language—whether it’s your grandparents’ tongue or high-school Spanish—fundamentally changes the structure of your brain. Put a bunch of these malleable minds together in a company, and you create the potential for some truly original thinking.<p>We already know that businesses …

Language Learning

Madrid bans Catholic group's anti-transgender bus

<b>A bright orange bus emblazoned with an anti-transgender message has been forced off the roads in Spain, after activists, trade unions, and Madrid City Council united against it.</b><p>The slogan on the bus read: "Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled."<p>A Catholic group, Hazte Oir, had …

Bernie Sanders scorches Donald Trump on Twitter

Donald Trump is still incensed about the millions that have protested against his presidency and his policies. On Saturday morning, he came up with …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders is the leaderless Democrats’ anti-Trump evangelist

Imagine strolling into an evangelical church, packed to the rafters with true believers, just as the preacher is about to ask the sinners to step forward and be saved. And imagine walking up to the pulpit and asking that preacher if he'd like to sit down with you for a conversation about scriptural …

Merriam-Webster Trolls Kellyanne Conway by Posting the Definition of Feminism

Kellyanne Conway made headlines Thursday morning when she said it was difficult for her to call herself a feminist because she wasn’t “anti-male” or …

Mexican man kills himself after being deported from US

<b>A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States.</b><p>Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time.<p>He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in …

Cressida Dick appointed as first female Met Police chief

<b>Cressida Dick is the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London's police force in its 188-year history.</b><p>She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement last year.<p>Ms Dick, previously the national policing lead on counter-terrorism, said …

Huge stakes for Trump immigration do-over

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will now wait until next week to unveil his new attempt to impose a temporary travel ban on citizens of states he says pose a high risk of terrorism.<p>An administration official said the order, which represents a do-over after Trump's first attempt was blocked by …

McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

Chuck Todd

11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters on Friday …

Why NASA sent a superbug to the space station

<b>(CNN) —</b> An antibiotic-resistant superbug launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday from the same Kennedy Space Center launch complex where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and the bug will be studied by astronauts on the International Space Station.<p>Before you start to worry, this …

California 'bombogenesis', biggest storm in years, kills four

<b>One of California's strongest storms in years - dubbed a "bombogenesis" or "weather bomb" - has hit the state, killing at least four people and bringing torrential rain and floods.</b><p>Power cuts hit 150,000 households and sinkholes swallowed cars.<p>Hundreds of homes were evacuated amid fear of mud slides …

Penguin stolen from German zoo found headless

A penguin stolen from a zoo in the southwestern German city of Mannheim has been found decapitated. Vets have said the injuries may not have been …

Penguins

Scientists discover gigantic lost continent that sunk into the ocean millions of years ago

A lost continent that sunk 100 million years ago has been discovered underneath New Zealand.<p>The sunken world has been dubbed Zealandia as is mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific.<p>Zealandia stretched 1.9 million square miles and was 94 percent underwater, according to research published in the …

Secret Service investigating object tossed at Trump motorcade

The Secret Service is investigating reports of an object being thrown at President Donald Trump's motorcade in Florida Friday.<p>According to a press pool report, news reports have emerged of an unidentified object being flung at the presidential motorcade in Florida as it drove from the Palm Beach …

Trump’s Flailing Foreign Policy Bewilders the World

When I was five, I almost drowned after stepping into the deep end of a lake. I can still recall the terror, my small arms flailing toward the sunlight above the water, my legs kicking in all directions to find ground. A month into the Trump Presidency, that image haunts me as an apt metaphor for …

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

<b>A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries.</b><p>The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order.<p>Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying …

Trump suffers new travel ban setback

<b>The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday.</b><p>The late night ruling means the travel ban will remain suspended until the full case has been heard.<p>The court gave the White House and the states challenging …

If I ever get pregnant, I won't be an 'expectant mother'

<b>A booklet published by the British Medical Association suggests that its staff should use the phrase "pregnant people" instead of "expectant mothers" in order to show sensitivity towards intersex men and trans men who get pregnant. The BBC's Siobhann Tighe spoke to one trans man for his view on the</b> …

US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in 'worst call' with Turnbull

<b>A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal.</b><p>The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation "the worst by far" of his calls with world leaders that day, and cut it short.<p>Mr Trump later tweeted …