(Image source: The Guardian)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

France is narrowing its choices for president as the first-round election begins.

Euronews reports.

“… with 10 candidates vying to make the head-to-head runoff on May the 6th between the two top finishers tonight. The polls say these will be the left’s Francois Hollande and the right’s Nicolas Sarkozy.”

U.S. President Barack Obama is urging talks between the rival Sudans.

According to Al Jazeera, Obama’s asking the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan to stop fighting and begin negotiations.

Sudan’s president claimed Saturday his military had defeated South Sudanese troops who were occupying Sudan’s main oil field.

Work to salvage the Costa Concordia begins next month.

An American company won the contract.

Thirty-two people died when the ship sank off the Tuscan coast in January.

Here’s the BBC.

“The Florida-based company, Titan Salvage, assisted by Italian underwater experts. It’s expected to take about a year to raise the ship.”

Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw baseball’s 21st perfect game Saturday night.

In 96 pitches, he struck out nine, got five ground-outs and 13 fly-outs.

One ESPN analyst says this instance of perfection’s not a fluke.

“You don’t go out and throw a perfect game coming off a solid season a year ago without having a lot of confidence, and — more importantly — having a lot of ability.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

Top News Headlines: Voting Begins in France

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Top News Headlines: Voting Begins in France

(Image source: The Guardian)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

France is narrowing its choices for president as the first-round election begins.

Euronews reports.

“… with 10 candidates vying to make the head-to-head runoff on May the 6th between the two top finishers tonight. The polls say these will be the left’s Francois Hollande and the right’s Nicolas Sarkozy.”

U.S. President Barack Obama is urging talks between the rival Sudans.

According to Al Jazeera, Obama’s asking the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan to stop fighting and begin negotiations.

Sudan’s president claimed Saturday his military had defeated South Sudanese troops who were occupying Sudan’s main oil field.

Work to salvage the Costa Concordia begins next month.

An American company won the contract.

Thirty-two people died when the ship sank off the Tuscan coast in January.

Here’s the BBC.

“The Florida-based company, Titan Salvage, assisted by Italian underwater experts. It’s expected to take about a year to raise the ship.”

Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw baseball’s 21st perfect game Saturday night.

In 96 pitches, he struck out nine, got five ground-outs and 13 fly-outs.

One ESPN analyst says this instance of perfection’s not a fluke.

“You don’t go out and throw a perfect game coming off a solid season a year ago without having a lot of confidence, and — more importantly — having a lot of ability.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.
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