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‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

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‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

Here’s a look at how France’s media reacted to the Emmanuel Macron’s win. An early edition front page of Libération, the left-leaning French newspaper, simply declared “Well played,” alongside a portrait of Macron. View image on Twitter Le Pen’s face was on the back side of the paper with the words “”bien fait” which could […]

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Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin

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Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin

The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump must be well prepared in order for the first eye-to-eye talks of the Russian and US presidents to bring concrete results, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “As far as I understand, both Washington and Moscow need this meeting not for the sake of impressing somebody and […]

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Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

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Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised Sunday to heal France’s divisions after crushing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but fragile mandate for change. At 39, the pro-EU former investment banker will become France’s youngest-ever leader but faces a huge challenge to enact his programme while […]

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French presidential election LIVE: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

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French presidential election LIVE: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest ever president after initial results showed he had beaten Marine Le Pen by a commanding margin of 65 percent to 35 percent. Refresh the page manually for updates.  Macron wins by margin of 65% to 35%, estimates suggest Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 All photos: AFP […]

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Anti-vaccine activists just sparked a U.S. state’s worst measles outbreak in decades

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Anti-vaccine activists just sparked a U.S. state’s worst measles outbreak in decades

After repeated visits from discredited activists, vaccination rates among Minnesota’s Somali-American community plummeted to just 42 per cent in 2014 — far below the threshold to prevent an outbreak. MINNEAPOLIS—The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for measles, […]

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French presidential election LIVE: Polling stations close around the country

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French presidential election LIVE: Polling stations close around the country

Will French voters opt for Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron as their new president on Sunday? Join us for all the LIVE coverage throughout the day. Refresh the page manually for updates.  Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 At 5pm turnout was 65.4% (well down on 71.9% in 2012) Crowds starting to […]

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London high level forum to chart Somalia’s future

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London high level forum to chart Somalia’s future

Thursday, May 12, will be an important day in the history and future of Somalia. A high-level partnership meeting will take place in London to discuss the country’s future. The London Conference, will be hosted by the United Kingdom government, the United Nations and the Federal Government of Somalia. Among those expected is the UK […]

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50,000 in Hanover prep for second biggest post-war bomb defusal

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50,000 in Hanover prep for second biggest post-war bomb defusal

 About one-tenth of Hanover’s population will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday as officials work to diffuse multiple Second World War bombs – the second biggest operation in post-war German history. Experts were able to confirm the existence of five unexploded Second World War bombs out of 13 possible locations within the Lower Saxon […]

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North Korea threatens to ‘reduce White House to ashes’ with nuclear strike

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North Korea threatens to ‘reduce White House to ashes’ with nuclear strike

North Korea has threatened to launch a nuclear strike at Washington and ‘reduce the White House to ashes’. The threat was made in a 2,000 word report by the KCNA media agency which condemned Donald Trump’s decision to move US navy warships into the Japan Sea. Kim Jong Un’s army have warned that the days of the […]

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6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days

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6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days

 Some 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday in dozens of frantic operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard. Some 3,000 were picked up Saturday by the navy, coastguard, EU border agency Frontex and several NGOs, the coastguard said in a statement. Migrants rescued by the Libyan […]

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