Daily Archive: March 8, 2017

Mar
08

France’s Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote: poll

PARIS (Reuters) – Centrist Emmanuel Macron would come out ahead of far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election before going on to win a runoff vote against her, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.

Mar
08

China lawmaker expects debate over new civil code to intensify

BEIJING (Reuters) – Public debate over an overhaul of China’s civil law will grow over the next three years as lawmakers begin to write specific provisions that affect the lives of citizens in the world’s most populous nation, a top lawmaker said on Thursday.

Mar
08

China says more than 20,000 people from Myanmar seeking refuge in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday more than 20,000 people from Myanmar are seeking refuge in China from fighting in northern Myanmar.

Mar
08

As far right reaps votes, immigrants face tougher times in Netherlands

GRONINGEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – Dozens of migrants are sheltering on a former hospital ship in a Dutch canal, beneficiaries of a “Bed, Bath, Bread” program for asylum seekers. But their hopes of settlement are dimming with the anti-immigrant right poised for a surge at the ballot box.

Mar
08

Iraqi forces fight IS in Mosul as bomb blasts hit Tikrit wedding

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants in their stronghold of Mosul on Wednesday and took control of the last major road leading west from the city, before bomb blasts ripped through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people.

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