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Manuel Valls to back Emmanuel Macron's En Marche in parliament

Manuel Valls to back Emmanuel Macron's En Marche in parliament

Valls resigned as prime minister to launch his own presidential bid but in a shock result was defeated in the Socialist Party's primary in January by left-wing candidate Benoit Hamon. "It is behind us", he said. Valls told RTL radio on Tuesday that Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff on Sunday was a blow to populism in Europe, and gave a "terrific" image of France overseas.



U.S. Justice Department's special counsel probe of Russian Federation

Regardless, the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Trump-Russian collusion continues, as does the Senate's probe-and now the FBI's inquiry got a facelift with Mr. Rosenstein announced the appointment in a statement. "I have made no such determination". "What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of ...


French President Macron unveils 'gender even' Cabinet

French President Macron unveils 'gender even' Cabinet

Philippe could possibly attract other Republicans to Macron's cause. In comments to reporters ahead of her meeting with Macron, and following Sunday's confidence-boosting victory for her conservative Christian Democrats in a state election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized cooperation.


Success for Labour in election would be 200 seats, says McCluskey

Success for Labour in election would be 200 seats, says McCluskey

As the Tories turned their fire on Labour following Tuesday's manifesto launch, the Prime Minister claimed there was a £58 billion black hole in Mr Corbyn's plans - a figure rejected by Labour who insist the programme is fully costed - while Mr Hammond said numerous party's plans to nationalise industries and raise tax on the rich were "questionable".


Sterling above $1.30 as retail sales net Easter boost

Sterling above $1.30 as retail sales net Easter boost

Retail sales for April are expected to increase 1 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists. The statistics agency said there was "anecdotal evidence" from retailers that good weather had helped sales in April. This prompted many analysts to warn that the post-Brexit vote growth slowdown had begun, as households feel the pinch from higher prices stemming from the slump in the pound in the wake of last June's referendum.