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France Election: Marine Le Pen Vows To Make Former Rival Prime Minister

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she will make a defeated rival her prime minister, if elected. Ms Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN), chose Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, of the mainstream nationalist “Stand Up France” in an apparent bid to attract his...

Labour leader Corbyn to ask UK PM about progress in Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will ask Prime Minister Theresa May about progress made in achieving legal changes to her divorce deal and the timetable for the so-called a meaningful vote on her agreement in parliament on Monday. “It’s imperative that the...

Stockholm terror attack: 5 killed as stolen rruck drives into crowds

Fears have been raised that it could be a terror attack, local media has reported FIVE people have been killed after a ‘stolen’ truck mowed down terrified crowds in Stockholm today – sending the city into lock down. Witnesses claimed that three armed men jumped out of the...

France’s Macron appoints Elysee secretary general, diplomatic advisor

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron appointed Alexis Kohler on Sunday as secretary general of the Elysee palace, the top administrative role among the presidential staff. Kohler, a 44-year old graduate of France's elite ENA administrative school, was Macron's chief of staff when the incoming president was...

The U.K. Could Lose a $79 Billion Market After Brexit

By Jeremy Kahn   As much as 67 billion euros at stake without data access Problem could arise if U.K. rules diverge from EU regulations Brexit could cost the U.K. its position as the leading data market in Europe, a government-funded digital innovation group warns. The British...

French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday: source

France's next prime minister will be appointed on Monday and the country's new government on Tuesday, a source close to President-elect Emmanuel Macron told Reuters on Sunday. Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66...

Drowned in polls, France’s Le Pen targets immigration for boost

By John Irish PARIS  - Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in the final week of France's presidential election to immigration as she looked to reverse a dip in polls. Surveys of voting intentions have for months shown Le Pen...

Pound Drops as May Pursue New Scottish Referendum

The pound fell against all its major peers after The Times reported that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s team is preparing for Scotland to potentially call for an independence referendum. Sterling, which has been held hostage by politics since a Scottish referendum in 2014, fell...

French prosecutors probing ex-Renault boss Ghosn’s wedding costs: repor

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into how former Renault chief Carlos Ghosn financed his 2016 wedding, the Figaro newspaper and Agence France-Presse said on Monday. The French carmaker said last month it had found evidence, following an internal probe,...

Russia to eject U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia on Friday announced plans to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using a dacha and a warehouse in Moscow in retaliation to Washington’s sanctions, Russian news agencies reported. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by the agencies as saying he...
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