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Shock as French people vote as expected

French voters did exactly what they were expected to do -- to the relief of French pollsters who helped redeem a profession still smarting over getting Brexit and the US election wrong. The final surveys published on the eve of Sunday's...Show More Summary

France in uncharted territory after 'big bang'

French politics has entered uncharted territory after the "big bang" that saw off the presidential candidates of both the traditional left and right parties for the first time. On May 7, voters will be asked to choose between Emmanuel...Show More Summary

At least 16 migrants die as boat sinks off Greece: police

Greece's port police said Monday at least 16 people including women and children have died in a suspected migrant boat sinking off the Aegean island of Lesbos. The bodies of six women, a child and two men were recovered in Greek waters,...Show More Summary

Britain's Farage: Don't underestimate Le Pen in French race

Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage on Monday said France's far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country's upcoming presidential election run-off against European centrist Emmanuel Macron. "There...Show More Summary

Le Monde editorial: Rejecting the National Front

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s advance to the second round of the French presidential elections, and the stinging defeats of both the centre-right Les Républicains party and the centre-left Socialists, pose a new threat to France.

EU could rethink Turkey ties: commissioner

The EU warned membership candidate Turkey on Monday of a review and possible "redefinition" of ties after a referendum granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extra powers. The warning from Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn cameShow More Summary

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have set their sights...Show More Summary

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report

Jews in Germany say they feel a "growing threat" of anti-Semitism, especially from Muslims but also from xenophobic far-right groups, a parliamentary report said Monday. They are "increasingly concerned for their safety due to everyday experiences of anti-Semitism," said the Independent Experts Group on Anti-Semitism. Show More Summary

Germany sees rise in political crimes by foreigners

Germany recorded a sharp rise in politically motivated crimes by foreigners including jihadists and Kurdish militants last year, a trend branded "unacceptable" by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday. Some 3,372 such cases were recorded last year, up 66.5 percent from 2015, according to the latest crime statistics unveiled by de Maiziere. Show More Summary

Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his S. African family

In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack. The trial, which opened in Cape Town after several delays, has...Show More Summary

Albania opposition blocks roads in call for PM to quit

Albania's political opposition blocked the country's main roads for more than an hour on Monday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, three months before a general election. The right-wing opposition has been callingShow More Summary

Erdogan accuses French researcher of inciting assassination

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer has lodged a complaint against a former French diplomat, accusing him of inciting an assassination of Turkey's leader, his spokesman confirmed on Monday. The move follows comments by Philippe...Show More Summary

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who go head-to-head in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7, are diametrically opposed on issues ranging from taxes to Europe. Here is where...Show More Summary

Maoist rebels kill 12 police in central India

Suspected Maoist rebels killed 12 paramilitary commandos on Monday in a remote part of central India, a police official said, the latest attack in the country's simmering internal conflict. The soldiers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district of Chhattisgargh state, a hotbed of insurgent violence, when they came under fire. Show More Summary

French presidential vote: international media react

The results of France's first round of presidential election made front page headlines around the world on Monday. Many newspapers noted that a likely win for pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 run-off would be good news for the European Union but warned that his far-right rival Marine Le Pen could still pull off a surprise victory. Show More Summary

Macron's French bistro party lands him in the soup

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron came under fire Monday over a glitzy party in a high-end Paris bistro and his triumphant speech following his success in the first round of France's presidential polls. Even close allies appeared to caution...Show More Summary

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC

A Philippine lawyer on Monday filed a complaint at the world's only permanent war crimes court against President Rodrigo Duterte, alleging his war on drugs has caused some 8,000 deaths. Lawyer Jude Sabio urged the prosecutor at the International...Show More Summary

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout. On Monday, scientists hypothesised that the Norwegian painter's inspiration may in fact have been rare clouds which form in cold places at high altitude. Show More Summary

German court allows trial over Love Parade disaster

A German court ruled Monday that 10 people will face trial accused of negligently causing a catastrophic stampede at a 2010 "Love Parade" techno music festival that killed 21 people. Overturning a year-old ruling, the court decided that...Show More Summary

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests

Police said Monday they arrested more than 100 people after election night unrest in Paris, with protesters hurling bottles at security forces, torching cars and smashing shop windows. Six police officers and three protesters were slightly...Show More Summary

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