Multiple ISIS Fighters Mauled and Killed by Wild Boar

An Iraqi news website reported on Sunday that three Islamic militants in northern Iraq were attacked and killed by wild boars known to inhabit the region, sources in the region have confirmed. According to Iraqi News, the ISIS fighters were near a farm in Kirkuk in the al-Rashad region when the boars tore through the farmland and attacked them. ISIS reportedly sought revenge on the animals, though it is unclear how or what they did as a means of revenge. ISIS overtook the area of Kirkuk in 2014, causing thousands of civilians to flee the area. Kirkuk officials have requested the Iraqi government bring in more security, but all military personnel is currently directed toward the fight in Mosul, the ISIS capital of Iraq. ISIS fighters have frequently executed civilians in the Kirkuk area for attempting to help security forces or flee to refugee camps in a nearby region. As always, social

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North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed toward Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo. Fears have risen in recent weeks that North Korea would conduct another nuclear test or long-range missile launch in defiance of U.N. sanctions, perhaps on the Tuesday anniversary of the founding of its military. But instead of a nuclear test or big missile launch, North Korea deployed a large number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan on its east coast for a live-fire drill, South Korea’s military said. North Korea

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Latest from N. Korea: North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier, and American detained

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.   The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to mounting concern over the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. The U.S. government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days,” but gave no other details. North Korea remained defiant. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party,

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The Latest: Le Pen claims victory in first-round French vote

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France’s presidential election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has claimed victory in the first-round presidential race and says that her National Front party will represent “the great alternative” to the French people. With a broad smile, Le Pen has stood before an adoring crowd and pledged to open a much-needed debate on globalization. Her speech ended with the French national anthem. Le Pen has campaigned to leave the European Union, protect France’s borders, clamp down on immigration, and expel Islamic extremists. Her success, along with that of centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron, leaves the May 7 runoff without a mainstream political candidate for the first time in modern French history. ___ 9 p.m. Partial official results from France’s first-round presidential election show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading. The two will

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French presidential election: Voters take to the polls under heightened security

French voters began to flood the polls Sunday under heightened security to kick-off the start of a tense first-round poll that has been seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.   Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comSecurity around the more than 60,000 polling stations was tightened up in wake of the deadly shooting on the Champs-Elysses on Thursday, which left one police officer and a gunman dead. The government mobilized more than 50,000 police and gendarmes to protect the polling places and an additional 7,000 soldiers were on patrol. It is the first time in recent memory that a presidential election, in which 47 million people are eligible to vote, taking place during a state of emergency, which was put in place after the Paris attacks of November 2015. The vote “is really important, mainly because we really need a change in this country with

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Marine Le Pen gets poll boost after Paris attack as Donald Trump says her chances of victory have improved

Donald Trump has said the Paris terrorist attack would boost Marine Le Pen’s presidential chances after a last-minute poll gave her a modest increase in support. The US president said the shooting would “probably help” Ms Le Pen in Sunday’s election, because she is “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.” “Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election,” he said. Marine Le Pen at a campaign rally in Marseille CREDIT: EPA US presidents typically avoid weighing in on specific candidates running in overseas election. But Mr Trump suggested his opinion was no different from an average observer, saying: “Everybody is making predictions on who is going to win. I’m no different than you.” Cancelling visits and meetings on Friday, candidates traded blows across the airwaves as it emerged

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Trump predicts Paris attack will have a ‘big effect’ on French presidential election

President Donald Trump predicted early Friday that Thursday’s attack in Paris “will have a big effect” when voters go to the polls to select the next French president this Sunday. Paris police say a gunman is dead after opening fire near the Champs-Élysées Thursday evening, killing one police officer and injuring two others. The president said at the time that it “looks like another terrorist attack.” In his tweet, Trump did not mention any of the 11 presidential contenders — four of whom are polling fairly close to one another — by name. If none of the candidates receives 50 percent of the vote, which is likely, the top two will compete in a runoff May 7. Many have drawn comparisons, however, between Trump and far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen, who has struck nationalist chords over the course of her campaign. In a statement Friday, Le Pen blamed “radical Islam” for the

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Netanyahu Slaps Obama, Praises ‘Welcome Change’ Of Leadership Under Trump

One prominent global leader who is particularly happy about America’s recent change at the top is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who on Friday praised Donald Trump’s “very strong” words and “forthright deeds” in response to the tyrannical regime in Syria. The PM’s comments came during a joint press conference with Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday. During his remarks, Netanyahu made clear that he is glad to see that the policies of the Obama administration appear to have been tossed, like most of his legacy, into the dustbin of history. “We sense a great change in the direction of American policy,” said Netanyahu, the Washington Examiner reports. “We noted the very clear and forthright words, Mr. Secretary, that you had to say about Iran,” he said. “This follows very strong and forthright words on the part of President Trump, and very forthright deeds against the use of chemical weapons by Iran’s proxy, Syria.” This

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It’s Election Weekend in France, and Everyone is on Edge

Paris (AFP) – The killing of a policeman on Paris’s Champs Elysees claimed by the Islamic State group rocked France’s presidential race Friday with just two days to go before voting in the closest election for decades. Bloodshed had long been feared ahead of Sunday’s first round of the election after a string of attacks since 2015, and the shooting propelled the jihadist threat to the fore. A note praising Islamic State (IS) was found near the body of the 39-year-old French attacker, who shot dead one officer and wounded two others before being killed by police. The note bolstered IS’s claim that the perpetrator, named as Karim Cheurfi, was one of its “fighters”. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen — who is locked in a tight four-way contest with centrist Emmanuel Macron, conservative Francois Fillon and Communist-backed firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon — moved quickly to present herself as the toughest of

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Soros Group Gave $100K for Illegal Aliens’ Legal Fees

George Soros is helping foot the bill for illegal immigrants’ legal services in Baltimore, Maryland. Soros’ Open Society Foundation has donated $100,000 to a Baltimore legal fund, created by a number of open borders groups, to pay for lawyers for illegal immigrants as they try to avoid deportation.  The Southeast Baltimore Open Society Foundation’s Director Diana Morris said illegal immigrants feel as though they are “under attack” by President Donald Trump’s administration, according to the Baltimore Sun, failing to mention that the vast majority of illegal immigrants deported from the U.S. had committed crimes. “We see children afraid to go to school,” Morris said during a press conference in front of a Catholic parish. “Parents afraid to drop their children off at school.” So far, Soros’ Open Society Foundation is one of the biggest funders of the Baltimore illegal alien fund, with another $100,000 coming from the Annie E. Casey

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