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Hull City relegated from the Premier League

Hull City crashed out of the Premier League on Sunday as Crystal Palace secured their own survival with a 4-0 thrashing of their relegation rivals at Selhurst Park.

Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

Dogged by France's stubbornly high unemployment throughout his presidency, Francois Hollande also faced an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and public airing of his tangled private life.

Macron to take office as French president

Emmanuel Macron will be inaugurated as France's youngest ever president on Sunday, facing daunting challenges to rejuvenate the economy and breathe new life into the beleaguered EU.

Macron's French «revolution» faces first test

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron faces the first major test of his plans to overhaul the country's politics Thursday as his party reveals its candidates for parliamentary elections in June.

Marine Le Pen's niece quits French politics - for now

Two days after her aunt Marine Le Pen suffered a resounding defeat to centrist Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election, National Front (FN) lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen said Tuesday she was quitting politics -- for now.

Ex-French PM Valls wants to be Macron candidate

Former French prime minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday he wanted to be a candidate for newly elected president Emmanuel Macron's centrist movement in next month's legislative elections.

Eurosceptics see Macron win as bad news for Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron but eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to his election victory, saying it was bad news for the Brexit talks.

After the presidency, parliament: Macron faces new battle

Emmanuel Macron's ascent to French president caps a stunning rise for the political newcomer and his fledgling party but he now faces another battle to form a parliamentary majority, with his rivals already plotting revenge in June's general election.

Asia markets rise on US jobs data, euro dips after Macron rally

Asian and European markets mostly rose Monday following a Wall Street rally as dealers cheered a strong US jobs report, but the euro failed to hold on to early gains after Emmanuel Macron beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election.

Macron victory: The verdict of the world's media

The world's media largely hailed the thumping victory of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, but sounded a note of caution about the task ahead.

Five challenges for France's new president

Emmanuel Macron, who exit polls say won France's presidential elections on Sunday, may have seen off the competition in the race for the Elysee Palace but will face daunting challenges when he takes office.

Macron elected French president

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won France's landmark presidential election on Sunday, first estimates showed, defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal vote for the future of the divided country and Europe.

Young leaders around the world

Emmanuel Macron, 39, who won the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday, according to estimates, will be one of the world's youngest leaders.

Factfile on Macron's campaign pledges

Emmanuel Macron, France's president-in-waiting after a resounding poll victory Sunday, campaigned on a platform that combined unstinting support for the EU with tax cuts for business and a pledge to maintain the country's social safety net.

Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who shook up France

Marine Le Pen suffered a crushing defeat in France's presidential election, estimates showed Sunday, but she can console herself with having transformed her far-right National Front (FN) from a pariah party into a force to be reckoned with.

Pro-Kremlin media to sue France's Macron: official

Russia's state-funded RT television and Sputnik news agency plan to sue French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over accusations they mounted a smear campaign against him, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, Margarita Simonyan said Friday.

Le Pen heckled as brutal French campaign enters final hours

Emmanuel Macron sought to cement his status as favourite for the French presidency Friday on the last day of campaigning before this weekend's run-off election while his far-right rival Marine Le Pen was targeted by protesters on a visit to a cathedral city.

Eiffel Tower demo banner urges voters to «resist» Le Pen

Greenpeace activists on Friday hung a giant banner saying «Liberty, Equality, Fraternity» and «#resist» from the Eiffel Tower in Paris in protest over the programme of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

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