World

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

About 40,000 people came out for events including teach-ins and speeches on the Washington Mall, as well as the march itself - while crowds attended hundreds of satellite marches elsewhere in the country. In the past Trump has described climate change as a hoax stifling policies created to promote economic growth. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday's marches, but Trump released a statement on his approach to environmental issues.



Stocks, euro surge as France's Macron favoured for presidential win

The chairman of French gas and power group Engie said on Monday that centrist Emmanuel Macron's passage into the second round of France's presidential elections brought "hope for a rebound of Europe". THE QUOTE: "It seems like a "relief rebound" following the result of the French election just a few hours ago, which shows that Macron and Le Pen will go head-to-head in the final round".


Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron leading the race as polls open

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron leading the race as polls open

Among the first of the 11 candidates to step out was the far right leader of the Front National, Marine le Pen, who cast her vote at the Jacques Rousseau primary school in Hénin-Beaumont, a small town of around 26,500. The election is widely being seen as a vote on the future of the European Union - with most of the French candidates railing against its institutions.


Putin also congratulates Erdogan over referendum win

Putin also congratulates Erdogan over referendum win

Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable. They also said the campaign - which saw the "Yes" camp dominate the airwaves - was conducted on an "unlevel playing field". About 2,000 protesters gathered in Istanbul's Besiktas neighborhood on Wednesday evening over the referendum approving constitutional changes sought by ...


Chinese president urges restraint in call to Trump amid North Korea tensions

Chinese president urges restraint in call to Trump amid North Korea tensions

Last September, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test and displayed a series of missiles at a military parade earlier this month. With tensions rising between the USA and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further.