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France heads for ‘election of unknowns’ as Le Pen rises

Published: February 21, 2017, 9:36 am

Marine Le Pen has gained ground on her rivals in the polls as concerns about security rise. “This weekend was an all-out, run-for-your-life affair,” Yves-Marie Cann, head of political studies at pollster Elabe, tols Bloomberg in phone interview.

Thousands of migrants missing in Germany

Published: February 21, 2017, 9:04 am

Angela Merkel's migrant failure has been exposed as up to one fifth of newcomers have disappeared in Germany, leaving the country unprepared to deal with the influx.

Le Pen: ‘There is no other choice but Assad’

Published: February 21, 2017, 7:41 am

BeirutMarine Le Pen told L’Orient Le Jour that she was considering to reestablish diplomatic ties with the Syrian government, to reopen the French Embassy in Damascus and to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Interview with Norbert Hofer on presidential role: ‘Balancing and non-partisan’

Published: February 20, 2017, 12:47 pm

Norbert Hofer was a candidate in Austria for the office of Federal President in 2016. In the German newsmagazine ZUERST! he explains why he considers a direct election of the President the way forward.

Trump ignites Twitter denial about Sweden’s rape epidemic

Published: February 20, 2017, 7:39 am

US President Donald Trump has used his favorite platform, Twitter, to explain the societal problems caused by immigration in Sweden.

Meeting of top US and Russian diplomats ‘productive’

Published: February 20, 2017, 6:16 am

BonnAfter the meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday it had been "productive".

Growing revolt amongst Catholics against Francis?

Published: February 20, 2017, 6:08 am

Vatican CityA Washington Post editorial writer believes president Trump's national security adviser, Steve Bannon is about to disrupt the Roman Catholic church "by joining forces with right-wing Catholics who oppose Pope Francis".

Polls finds that most believe Fillon should withdraw from election

Published: February 19, 2017, 11:44 am

ParisAlmost two thirds of voters in France want candidate Fillon to withdraw an opinion poll shows.

Perceptions of the US’s role in global security are changing

Published: February 19, 2017, 9:04 am

MunichPerceptions of the US's role in global security are changing, because according to a Gallup poll, citizens of four NATO nations believe Russia would defend them rather than the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Trump urges Gulf states to pay for ‘safe zones’ from Syrian conflict

Published: February 19, 2017, 7:55 am

Melbourne, FloridaPresident Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Florida that Gulf states should pay for the creation of “safe zones” to resolve the conflict in Syria.