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France votes in cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday4/23/2017 2:40:14 AMPARIS - France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters4/23/2017 4:09:02 AMTOKYO - Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan's navy said.Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under4/23/2017 5:00:33 AMSYDNEY - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Tarango Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.4/23/2017 12:42:19 AMWASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official4/22/2017 9:39:37 PMWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves4/22/2017 10:25:27 PMWASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances4/23/2017 12:49:10 AMRIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures.American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller4/22/2017 10:55:03 PMNEW YORK - American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer.May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory4/22/2017 11:06:11 PMLONDON - Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party.Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack4/22/2017 8:06:44 PMMAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan - President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.