• Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies
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    Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

    Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people" to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Marches and rallies were also held

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    The typical chief executive at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year and made $11.7 million in salary, stock and other compensation

  • Pakistan announces general elections on July 25: presidential spokesman
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    Pakistan announces general elections on July 25: presidential spokesman

    Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25, a presidential spokesman said Saturday, offering the prospect of what would be only the second ever democratic transfer of power in the nuclear-armed country. "The president has approved July 25 as the date for holding general elections in the country

  • Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty
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    Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. Abe has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute that centers on the four most southern

  • Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote
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    Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote

    Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. Speaking after a landslide referendum in favour of repealing the republic's ban on abortions, Varadkar said Ireland had emerged from

  • Castres 'show balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top 14 final
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    Castres 'show balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top 14 final

    Castres sporting director Christophe Urios said his side showed a "big pair of balls" by edging to a 19-14 victory over Racing 92 on Saturday to set up a French Top 14 final clash against Montpellier. Castres struck an early blow through Tongan flanker Maama Vaipulu in Lyon, and despite a

  • Cairney the hero as Fulham strike it rich with Premier League promotion
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    Cairney the hero as Fulham strike it rich with Premier League promotion

    Fulham hit the Premier League promotion jackpot as Tom Cairney fired his 10-man team to a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final on Saturday. Cairney struck with a cool finish in the first half at Wembley to earn Fulham a top-flight place worth an estimated £160 million ($213 million

  • Newcomers Baselli, Mandragora want to seize Italy chance
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    Newcomers Baselli, Mandragora want to seize Italy chance

    Italy newcomers Daniele Baselli and Rolando Mandragora said Saturday they were determined to seize the opportunity given to them by national coach Roberto Mancini to help rebuild the Azzurri. Mancini, who was appointed six months after Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup finals, will oversee

  • Buttler and Bess spare England an innings defeat by Pakistan
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    Buttler and Bess spare England an innings defeat by Pakistan

    Jos Buttler and Dominic Bess fought a determined rearguard action as England avoided an innings defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's on Saturday. When the pair came together, before tea on the third day, England were 110 for six in their second innings -- still needing a further 69 runs

  • Who are you? Guide to French Open stars' rivals
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    Who are you? Guide to French Open stars' rivals

    Who are the players looking to take down the top stars in this year's French Open:

  • Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom
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    Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

    Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. There is cause for hoppy optimism in the nation's smallest state, where lawmakers in 2016 moved to alleviate a harsh regulatory environment for craft beer manufacturers

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    Ricciardo stays within limits and on track

    Daniel Ricciardo said he avoided pushing the limits to ensure he stayed on track Saturday to take pole for Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Australian was mindful of the dangers of taking too many risks after team-mate Max Verstappen crashed out in final practice, wrecking his car and qualifying

  • Ricciardo stays within limits and on track
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    Ricciardo stays within limits and on track

    Daniel Ricciardo said he avoided pushing the limits to ensure he stayed on track Saturday to take pole for Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Australian was mindful of the dangers of taking too many risks after team-mate Max Verstappen crashed out in final practice, wrecking his car and qualifying

  • Thousands march in France against Macron reforms
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    Thousands march in France against Macron reforms

    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France on Saturday to demonstrate against Emmanuel Macron's policies, but the turnout fell short of expectations and the president said nothing would stop his economic reforms. Organisers had called for a "popular tide" of protest

  • Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands
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    Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged to move forward on a peace treaty to solve a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands. "We believe it is important to patiently continue the search for a solution that would satisfy the interests of

  • Standoff in Italy over choice of new economy minister
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    Standoff in Italy over choice of new economy minister

    The political standoff in Italy continued on Saturday over President Sergio Mattarella's refusal to approve the eurosceptic coalition's choice for economy minister. Three days after being appointed by Mattarella as prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, 53, has still not been able to form a government

  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary
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    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store. "I notice more now with this current government that people are more impatient and there's more of a lack

  • 'It's our destiny' -- Fans paint Liverpool red ahead of Champions League final
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    'It's our destiny' -- Fans paint Liverpool red ahead of Champions League final

    Liverpool fans were dreaming of Champions League glory as they turned their city into a sea of red ahead of the hotly-anticipated showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. After a week dominated by the frustration of Liverpool supporters who were unable to travel to the Ukraine for the final of

  • Korean leaders meet to salvage Trump-Kim summit
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    Korean leaders meet to salvage Trump-Kim summit

    North and South Korea's leaders held surprise talks on Saturday to get a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump back on track after a head-spinning series of twists and turns. The meeting is the latest remarkable diplomatic chapter in a roller coaster of developments on

  • Real fans in Madrid dreaming of 'la decimotercera'
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    Real fans in Madrid dreaming of 'la decimotercera'

    With just hours before kick-off in Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev, supporters of Real Madrid began to converge on the Santiago Bernabeu in the hope of witnessing "la decimotercera", a 13th European Cup title. Near to their stadium, which will be packed out with fans watching

  • Del Potro to make last-minute decision on French Open participation
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    Del Potro to make last-minute decision on French Open participation

    Juan Martin del Potro said on Saturday he will make a last-minute call on whether or not to play at the French Open as he continues to struggle with a thigh injury. The Argentinian last played 10 days ago at the Rome Masters, where he pulled out of his quarter-final against David Goffin while trailing

  • McIlroy draws blood to share PGA lead with Molinari
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    McIlroy draws blood to share PGA lead with Molinari

    Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy admitted he struggled in his third round at the PGA Championship but was proud he battled through to share the lead with Francesco Molinari going into Sunday's climax. The 29-year-old quadruple major champion said he had kept patient and drew on his experience

  • Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day
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    Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day

    A truckers strike that has paralyzed Brazil entered its sixth day Saturday as government troops slowly cleared roads of barricades in a bid to break the impasse. The strike over a hike in diesel prices has caused widespread fuel shortages that have shut down urban transportation systems, crippled industries

  • Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote
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    Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

    Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum hailed by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Saturday as a "quiet revolution", triggering scenes of jubilation in Dublin. Final results showed more than 66 percent of voters in what has been a traditionally

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    Verstappen takes blame for costly Monaco mistake

    A crestfallen Max Verstappen has admitted he was the architect of his own misfortune on Saturday after qualifying last for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. The young Dutch tyro crashed in final practice, causing damage to his Red Bull car that included a need for a new gearbox - and the repairs could