French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Media captionHollande: “What’s at stake is our idea of France” President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with […]

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Media captionHollande: “What’s at stake is our idea of France” President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with […]

French elections: Euro and shares jump after vote

Image copyright Reuters European stock markets rose sharply and the euro hit a five-month high after the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron topped the voting, going through to the final round with far-right Marine Le Pen. Investors had worried that far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon would beat Mr Macron on […]

Investigation launched after Ukraine OSCE monitor death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The monitors were travelling in this car when it hit a landmine The Ukrainian government has launched an investigation after the death of an American paramedic whose vehicle struck a landmine in the rebel-held east. The US citizen was working as a monitor for the Organization for Security and Co-operation […]

Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twenty-one people died after thousands tried to access the festival via this tunnel The organisers of the “Love Parade” festival will stand trial in connection with the deaths of 21 people in a crush in 2010, a German court has ruled. More than 500 others were injured in the […]

French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in just under two weeks’ time Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer – […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, multiple projections indicate. An Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting […]

Messi scores last-second winner

Lionel Messi scored his 31st La Liga goal of the season Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send the Catalans top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better head-to-head record. Casemiro scored first […]

Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland (R) will lead the AfD into September’s vote Germany’s right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has picked a new team to lead it into September’s general election. AfD co-founder Alexander Gauland, 76, and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel will jointly head the campaign. The […]

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