""There are still too many people who are left out of that recovery and acceleration of growth.""
IMF Managing Director
"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""Inequality is not inevitable, it's not like the weather. It's a policy choice.""
Oxfam’s head of policy on inequality.
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
Henin-Beaumont, in the north of France close to the border with Belgium, is a National Front stronghold.
For many in France, Emmanuel Macron’s decisive victory over Marine Le Pen sparked a wave of enthusiasm and optimism.
National Front ready for name change and respectability
France’s incoming and outgoing presidents attended a solemn ceremony in Paris on Monday, commemorating the end of World War Two in Europe.
France remains deeply divided Macron won with a two-thirds share of the vote (66.
Emmanuel Macron’s emphatic victory went down well with his supporters.
She may have lost but Marine Le Pen’s supporters quickly rallied, determined to take something positive from the election.
As the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, Macron has weeks before taking the reins of government and engineering a parliamentary majority.
The victory of Emmanuel Macron has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.
With the vast majority of the votes counted, the centrist has 65% of the share compared to Le Pen's 35% in Sunday's run-off.
Supporters of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gathered at her campaign's electoral venue in Paris as partial results of the run-off vote began to come in.
France’s Front National (FN) was founded by Jean Marie Le Pen in the 1970s.
France is choosing whether to elect its first female leader or youngest ever president .
France is choosing who will be its next president.
According to a poll, Macron is expected to win 62% of the votes, compared to 38% for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
by Daniel Gros, director of Center for European Policy Studies
The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next
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Here in France, the largest foreign community is the Portuguese.
French voters unimpressed by fractious TV debate as election looms
It was pure political combat as France’s presidential finalists went head to head in a televised debate on Wednesday, watched by millions.