Euro steady after Macron wins French presidency

Euro steady after Macron wins French presidency

Image copyright Getty Images The euro hit a six-month dollar high before falling back as markets reacted to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France’s presidential election. The euro jumped to $1.1024 at one point before slipping back to $1.098. Investors had widely expected pro-EU centrist Mr Macron to beat far right nationalist Marine Le Pen. He […]

French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

Media captionMacron says he has heard the “rage and anxiety” of the people Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president. Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside […]

French election: Macron ‘defeats Le Pen to become president’

French election: Macron ‘defeats Le Pen to become president’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Macron supporters celebrate outside the Louvre in Paris Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65.5% to 34.5% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. Mr Macron will also […]

Germany searches all army barracks for Nazi material

Germany searches all army barracks for Nazi material

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany’s defence minister (C) says veneration for Hitler’s armed forces has no place in the modern German army Inspections have been ordered at every German army barracks, after Nazi-era memorabilia was found at two of them. The defence ministry said the command came from the inspector general of the Bundeswehr […]

Voters decide between Macron and Le Pen

Voters decide between Macron and Le Pen

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A pro-business liberal faces a France-first nationalist French voters are to choose their next president after an unpredictable campaign that has divided the country. The second round contest pits centrist Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, against the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, 48. Citizens in some overseas territories […]

France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pools for animals such as bottlenose dolphins must also be made significantly bigger under the rules France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales, in a move hailed by campaigners as a major victory. The government also banned the keeping of all whales, dolphins and […]

Seamus Ruddy’s family have ‘mixed emotions’ after human remains find

Seamus Ruddy’s family have ‘mixed emotions’ after human remains find

Image caption A forensic tent has been placed at the site where human remains were found in Foret Domaniale, Rouen The family of the Disappeared victim, Seamus Ruddy, have expressed mixed emotions after human remains were found during a new search for him in France. Mr Ruddy, 33, was murdered and secretly buried in 1985 […]

French election: Hollande vows ‘response’ to Macron hack attack

French election: Hollande vows ‘response’ to Macron hack attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Strict election rules are now in place ahead of Sunday’s vote French President Fran├žois Hollande has promised to “respond” after a hacking attack targeted presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. He gave no further details but said he knew of the risks of such attacks because they had “happened elsewhere”. The French […]

Remains found in search for N Ireland Disappeared

Remains found in search for N Ireland Disappeared

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Seamus Ruddy was working as a teacher in Paris when he was abducted and murdered Human remains have been found at the site in northern France where a search has been taking place for the body of Seamus Ruddy, one of the Disappeared. News that human remains had been uncovered […]

Poland march: Thousands protest against ‘curbs on democracy’

Poland march: Thousands protest against ‘curbs on democracy’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators called it a “freedom march” and sang the national anthem Thousands of Polish opposition supporters have been marching in Warsaw to protest against what they see as curbs on democracy imposed by the governing party. The opposition Civic Platform (PO) has accused the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of […]

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