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French Greens embrace Socialists and start joint presidential campaign

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

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"Scandals and dirty tricks": two close Le Pen aides are arrested

French police have detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguarda and chief of staff in custody. Le Pen's lawyer says they are being questioned over alleged misuse of EU funds to

French police have detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguarda and chief of staff in custody. Le Pen's lawyer says they are being questioned over alleged misuse of EU funds to

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Despite cabinet confirmation delays, Trump pushes ahead with employment pledge

The confirmation of his cabinet choices may be moving at a slower pace than he’d like, but US President Donald Trump is forging ahead with his election pledge to ‘buy and hire…

The confirmation of his cabinet choices may be moving at a slower pace than he’d like, but US President Donald Trump is forging ahead with his election pledge to ‘buy and hire…

Europe

Austria's president takes swipe at 'populist' parties.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Protectionism and the French presidential race

Business Line looks at the French presidential candidates and their views on protectionism as Donald Trump changes the political landscape.

Business Line looks at the French presidential candidates and their views on protectionism as Donald Trump changes the political landscape.

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France: socialists choose presidential candidate in run-off

French voters are choosing the socialist candidate for this year’s presidential election in a run-off vote which pits former prime minister Manuel Valls against hard-left hopeful Benoit…

French voters are choosing the socialist candidate for this year’s presidential election in a run-off vote which pits former prime minister Manuel Valls against hard-left hopeful Benoit…

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Hamon and Valls clash over the economy in TV debate

France’s remaining two candidates for the Socialist party’s presidential nomination have clashed over the credibility of their manifestos on prime time…

France’s remaining two candidates for the Socialist party’s presidential nomination have clashed over the credibility of their manifestos on prime time…

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Crowded field jostles for position as mud flies in French presidential race

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

Europe

EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Europe

Tajani leads in EP president race

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

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New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

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Moldova's Igor Dodon sworn-in as president

Moldova’s pro-Russian leader Igor Dodon has been sworn in as president during an inauguration ceremony in the capital Chisinau.

Moldova’s pro-Russian leader Igor Dodon has been sworn in as president during an inauguration ceremony in the capital Chisinau.

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Mugabe to stand for election in 2018 aged 94

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its only candidate for the next presidential election in 2018.

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its only candidate for the next presidential election in 2018.

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Trump says Tillerson will be 'fierce advocate for America'

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

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Anti-corruption drive dominates Romanian election campaign

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

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France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

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French PM Manuel Valls declares bid for presidency

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

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Uzbekistan election: acting president expected to win easily

Uzbekistan is holding its first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the man who ruled the Central Asian country with an iron fist for 27…

Uzbekistan is holding its first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the man who ruled the Central Asian country with an iron fist for 27…

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Far-right hopeful Hofer within reach of Austrian presidency on Sunday

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…