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14/05/2017 18:34

Austria heads for snap elections

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Austria's new centre-right leader Sebastian Kurz called on Sunday for snap elections, heralding the imminent collapse of the ruling coalition after months of in-fighting.

14/05/2017 17:16

French president Macron's top quotes at inauguration

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Emmanuel Macron took over as French president on Sunday, promising to heal the country's divisions and breathe new life into the European Union.

14/05/2017 03:56

Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

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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.

14/05/2017 03:55

Exit Francois Hollande, France's president of paralysis

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When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

14/05/2017 03:50

Macron to take office as French president

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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.

14/05/2017 03:47

Brigitte Macron: French president's teacher-turned-wife

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Once his high school drama teacher, now wife of incoming French president Emmanuel Macron, 64-year-old Brigitte Macron stepped into the spotlight long before her husband was elected.

14/05/2017 03:40

Emmanuel Macron: France's youngest president

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France's 39-year-old president Emmanuel Macron is an ex-investment banker whose rapid rise has smashed traditions and raised expectations sky-high.

14/05/2017 03:30

Five challenges for France's new president

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Emmanuel Macron, France's new president who formally takes power on Sunday, faces a daunting to-do list.

13/05/2017 19:28

Iran's missing reformists are the real heroes at Rouhani rally

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The 20,000 chanting fans might have come to support Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday but it was clear their real heroes were the ones still locked away by the regime.

13/05/2017 18:43

Tunisians protest over corruption amnesty bill

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More than 2,000 Tunisians protested Saturday in the capital against a bill that would allow officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption to be amnestied in exchange for reimbursing embezzled funds.

13/05/2017 01:56

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

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Another self-inflicted crisis has left Donald Trump's critics outraged and some of his Republican allies dismayed, but a bedrock of support for the billionaire US leader means the political endgame is far in the distance.

11/05/2017 09:16

Robert Mugabe «not asleep but resting his eyes»

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesman said Thursday.

11/05/2017 08:34

Macron's French «revolution» faces first test

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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.

09/05/2017 20:51

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

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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.

09/05/2017 12:29

DR Congo police surround opposition HQ in «tomb row»

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About 100 riot police surrounded the main opposition party HQ in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa Tuesday, an AFP correspondent said, while a party spokesman claimed authorities wanted to stop them building a tomb for their late leader.

09/05/2017 11:59

Activist, lawyer, president: South Korea's Moon

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The projected winner of South Korea's presidential election is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.

09/05/2017 08:44

Ex-French PM Valls wants to be Macron candidate

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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.

09/05/2017 07:24

South Koreans vote in historic election

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South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

08/05/2017 10:48

After the presidency, parliament: Macron faces new battle

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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.

08/05/2017 10:47

South Africa «coup plotter» granted bail

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A South African court Monday granted bail to a man charged with conspiracy to assassinate top politicians including President Jacob Zuma in an apparent bid to enforce a change of government.

08/05/2017 07:16

South Korea candidates in final push as North assails conservatives

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South Korea's presidential hopefuls made a final push for votes Monday, with the left-leaning candidate a clear favourite, as the North assailed the outgoing conservative government a day before the polls.

08/05/2017 05:07

New Hamas chief latest step toward international acceptance

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Ismail Haniya's election as Hamas chief is another sign that the Islamist movement is seeking to soften its image and show it can offer a viable alternative to Mahmud Abbas, analysts said.

08/05/2017 04:38

Macron victory: The verdict of the world's media

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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.

07/05/2017 21:40

Five challenges for France's new president

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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.

07/05/2017 19:59

Macron supporters greet win with joy, some trepidation

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Shouts of joy erupted Sunday and a sea of French flags flew in the courtyard of the Louvre museum in the heart of Paris as a giant screen flashed up Emmanuel Macron's resounding election victory.

07/05/2017 19:14

What world leaders said about Macron's victory

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French centrist Emmanuel Macron stormed to the presidency on Sunday, scoring a resounding win over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote.

07/05/2017 18:39

Macron elected French president

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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.

07/05/2017 18:23

Young leaders around the world

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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.

07/05/2017 18:23

Factfile on Macron's campaign pledges

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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.

07/05/2017 18:18

10 defining moments in France's rollercoaster election

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French centrist Emmanuel Macron was voted the country's next president, initial estimates showed Sunday, after a tense election campaign with multiple twists and turns.

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