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May 16, 2017 10:58 am gmt |
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Newly-appointed French President Emmanuel Macron received members of the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission at the Elysee Place on Tuesday (May 16) in support of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid. The commission was on a three-day visit as part of the process to decide which city will...
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May 16, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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A shipment of 5.5 tonnes of cocaine destined for Spain was intercepted off the coast of Ecuador and dozens of crew arrested during an operation in the Andean nation on Monday (May 15), officials reported. Anti-narcotics officers who boarded the ship in Santa Elena province found plastic packs of coca...
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May 15, 2017 4:30 am gmt |
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New French President Emmanuel Macron went for a walkabout outside Paris town hall on Sunday (May 14) to greet well-wishers in the last stop of a busy inauguration day. He was welcomed by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and pledged to nurture success across the French territory during his five-year term in f...
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May 14, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron arrived on Sunday (May 14) for his inauguration as president at a ceremony in the Elysee palace. Following the tradition, a red carpet was unrolled in the courtyard of the 18th century presidential residence and Macron was welcomed by outgoing President Francois...
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May 13, 2017 12:41 pm gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday (May 13) she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. “We will do everything not only to help France but also to shape the European path with F...
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May 13, 2017 12:21 pm gmt |
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Some 20 people were killed and 11 others were heavily injured when a tour bus toppled in the Marmaris district of the southern province of Muğla on May 13.  The bus was heading to Marmaris from the Buca district of the western province of İzmir for a one-day trip when the driver, Armağan Satmış, lost...
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May 12, 2017 10:20 am gmt |
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A French-led amphibious force including contingents from Japan, Britain and the United States, postponed their first ever joint beach attack drills in the Western Pacific on Friday (May 12) after a landing craft ran aground during preparation, commanders said. The military exercise in Guam had been m...
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May 11, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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The French government has published a decree which bans the reproduction of dolphins and killer whales held in captivity, causing controversy in some of the country’s zoos and amusement parks. Wildlife Director at Antibes’ Marineland in the South of France, Jon Kershaw, told Reuters TV th...
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May 10, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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French President Francois Hollande chaired his last cabinet meeting on Wednesday (May 10), days before the official handover of powers to newly-elected successor Emmanuel Macron. Hollande will formally hand power over to Macron at 10 am local time (4.00 a.m. ET) on Sunday (May 14), according to an of...
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May 9, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq on Monday (May 8), destroying four caves, three shelters and three camps, the Turkish army said in a statement on Tuesday (May 9). Footage released by the army showed Turkish jets hitting caves....
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May 8, 2017 9:02 am gmt |
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives thumped their Social Democrat rivals in a vote in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday (May 7), in a boost to her prospects of winning a national election in September. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) fetched 33 percent of the vote...
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May 8, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Soon after the results of France’s presidential election were announced Sunday, showing a clear victory for centrist Emmanuel Macron against the far-right Marine Le Pen, messages of congratulations began flooding in from leaders across the world. “Congratulations, @EmmanuelMacron. Your vi...
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May 7, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier toured Jerusalem’s Mahne Yehuda market on Saturday (May 6) with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit. Steinmeier’s trip comes less than two weeks after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks with German Foreign Minist...
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May 6, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, kicked off a speech on Friday (May 5) announcing he would speak French as “slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe.” Addressing the State of the Union conference in Florence, Juncker added that he also wanted the French ...
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May 6, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen...
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May 5, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday (May 4), including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap. Italian Navy and Coast Guard boats participated in the rescues together with two humanita...
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May 2, 2017 12:05 pm gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. Merkel traveled to the Black Sea city of Sochi on Tuesday for a one-day visit. It is her first trip to Russia in two years....
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May 1, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin on Sunday (April 30) to express their support for a unified Europe. Gathering in Berlin’s historic Gendarmenmarkt public square, protesters waved European Union flags and placards of ‘The Pulse of Europe’ movement – ...
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May 1, 2017 12:29 pm gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sunday (May 1) for bilateral discussions to boost trade and economic ties. The talks were likely to revolve around New Delhi’s efforts to get into the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which Ankara had...