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Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

Speaking to DW, Mr Gabriel said: "We now have the results from France and of course, I'm pleased that Emmanuel Macron is out in the lead in this election". The euro jumped in relief, and was last up 1.1% at $1.0840, having been as far as $1.0940, the highest since early November. "He has the strongest showing of all the candidates and he now moves into the second round".


U.S. to Conduct Comprehensive Policy Toward Iran

U.S. to Conduct Comprehensive Policy Toward Iran

In a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, Tillerson said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) that Iran remained compliant with the nuclear accord, but there were concerns about its role as a state sponsor of terrorism.


Rouhani among 6 candidates selected for Iran election

Rouhani among 6 candidates selected for Iran election

Campaigning began on Friday for the May 19 presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against two conservative rivals - cleric and judge Ebrahim Raisi and Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf . Raisi runs a powerful religious foundation and business empire in the holy city of Mashhad. Following the ministry's announcement, Rouhani called for the decision to be reviewed.


Sessions' Hawaii remark 'really freakish — Blumenthal

Sessions' Hawaii remark 'really freakish — Blumenthal

He told a conservative talk show host that " a judge sitting on an island " should not be able to stop the President exercising his "constitutional power". Trump's order would block nationals from six Muslim-majority nations for 90 days and temporarily freeze the refugee resettlement program in the U.S. "People who choose to leave everything that is familiar and journey to an unknown land to make a new life necessarily are endowed with drive, creativity, determination and just plain guts", ...


Erdogan says set to meet Trump in Washington on May 16-17

Erdogan says set to meet Trump in Washington on May 16-17

Turkey's ruling party and the main opposition party kept up their fight Saturday over the results of the referendum on expanding the president's powers. Across the Bosphorus, in the district of Kadikoy, hundreds more protested carrying placards saying: "The "No" hasn't finished, it's only just begun" and "No, we won".