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Macron's popularity hits new low amid French protests: poll

Macron's popularity hits new low amid French protests: pollPARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's approval ratings hit new lows as the "yellow vest" protests gathered pace, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Paris Match and Sud Radio published on Tuesday. Macron's approval rating fell to 23 percent in the poll conducted late last week, down six points on the previous month. Philippe's rating fell 10 points to 26 percent. The president's score matches the low charted by his predecessor Francois Hollande in late 2013, according to Paris Match. …



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Massive earthquake hits

Massive earthquake hitsLarge earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska, causing 'major infrastructure damage'



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Massive Earthquake Hits Alaska, Continues To Deliver Aftershocks

Massive Earthquake Hits Alaska, Continues To Deliver AftershocksResidents of Anchorage, Alaska, are assessing the damage from a massive



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Hong Kong rattled as 5.7 quake hits off Taiwan

Hong Kong rattled as 5.7 quake hits off TaiwanA 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Hong Kong. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which the USGS had initially reported at 5.6-magnitude. Residents in the city of Magong on Penghu island ran outside screaming “earthquake” after the tremor hit, Taiwan media reported.



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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran instituteA strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran’s institute of geophysics said. The epicentre of the quake was 17 kilometres southwest of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, according to the institute, which said it struck at a depth of 7 kilometres. At least 115 were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring Gilan-e Gharb city where the quake was also felt, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told Fars news agency.



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Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German Taunt

Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German TauntPresident Donald Trump left Twitter users indignant early Tuesday with a tweet



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Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midtermsEven as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $ 1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $ 8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.



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China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fears

China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fearsThe Chinese yuan weakened to a decade low on Tuesday on concerns over China’s slowing economy and the US trade war, but Beijing was expected to prevent it breaking the psychologically important 7 yuan per dollar barrier. Breaking 7 could further undermine market confidence and potentially trigger fresh US accusations that China was allowing the yuan to weaken to blunt the impact of tariffs that Washington has imposed on Chinese goods. A weaker yuan makes Chinese exports less expensive overseas, ameliorating some of the higher costs brought by the tariffs.



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Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric centerTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center this month, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday as they disclosed the first symptoms of the illness showed up a month ago.



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LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender Memo

LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender MemoLGBTQ rights activist and YouTuber Jazz Jennings is speaking up against the



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