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RT News - April 25, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

The safety of over 400-thousand people in the Syrian city of Raqqa is questioned by the UN - amid the continued anti-ISIL coalition campaign with increasing reports of refugee camps and schools being hit. The showdown for the French presidency begins in earnest - with Marine Le Pen on the attack, accusing the front-runner Emmanuel Macron of having close ties to the current, deeply unpopular administration. The first round of the French election has revealed a deeply divided society - our guests debate the issue. The U.S. Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan - revealing plans to review American policy there - amid criticism over poor military results in the 15-year-old war.