Macron and En Marche expect big win in French parliamentary elections

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Despite low voter turnout Frances newest political party is predicted to take up to 80% of seats in major shift for republic France has begun voting in parliamentary elections which are expected to hand Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority, a second triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to […]

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French parliamentary election polls point to Macron landslide

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First-round results for overseas voters have La Rpublique En Marche candidates ahead in 10 out of 11 constituencies Emmanuel Macrons new centrist party could be within reach of a clear majority in parliamentary elections, with his candidates this week topping the first-round vote in almost all constituencies for French voters abroad. First-round voting across France […]

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Paris climate deal: Europe vows to keep fighting global warming after US withdrawal

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Emmanuel Macron says worlds duty is to make our planet great again as leaders react to Trump pulling out of Paris accord European leaders have pledged to keep fighting against global warming after Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy said […]

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How Facebook flouts Holocaust denial laws except where it fears being sued

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Leaked guidelines for moderators also reveal refugees are not protected by hate speech rules because they are a hot topic Facebooks policies on Holocaust denial will come under fresh scrutiny following the leak of documents that show moderators are being told not to remove this content in most of the countries where it is illegal. […]

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Mood in Poland shifts after Macron’s victory in France | Patrick Wintour

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With populists failing to break through this year, and Warsaws ally, the UK, set to leave the EU, Poland may feel a little isolated Emmanuel Macrons election victory in France may have put some magic in the air in Berlin, but in Poland his triumph has poisoned the atmosphere, creating fears that his integrationist agenda […]

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Doing a Macron: can Austrian minister copy French election success?

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Foreign minister Sebastian Kurz wants to replicate French presidents independent platform in hope for high office The French presidents feat of sweeping into high office after abandoning a traditional party and running on an independent platform is inspiring copycats elsewhere on the continent. Austrias 30-year-old foreign minister, Christian Kerns social democrats, with Kurzs Peoples party […]

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Nicole Kidman in Cannes: her tortuous journey to Queen of the Croisette

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Shes been a blond vamp, an American princess and a thorn in Lars Von Triers side. But 2017 looks set to be Nicole Kidmans greatest Cannes yet The official social media hashtags for this years Cannes film festival are #Cannes2017 and #Cannes70. But maybe it should be #Nicolefest and #Nicolepalooza. Because Nicole Kidman is set […]

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Brexit campaign group insults Macron after presidential win

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Leave.EU, pressure group set up by Nigel Farage before referendum, tweets that French people had rolled over like they did in 1940 A Brexit campaign group poured scorn on France and Emmanuel Macron after the centrist newcomer Leave.EU, the pro-Brexit pressure group set up by Nigel Farage for last years referendum, tweeted that the French […]

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Voting begins in final round of French presidential election

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Polling takes place against background of hacking that is clearly an attempt at democratic destabilisation Voting is underway in the final round of Frances presidential race after a warned that it could be a criminal offence to publish the tens of thousands of hacked emails and other documents some reportedly fake amid an electioneering blackout […]

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