Emmanuel Macron: Tough task ahead after victory in France

Emmanuel Macron: Tough task ahead after victory in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron (centre left) on his first duty as president-elect, with President Fran├žois Hollande Emmanuel Macron took his first steps as France’s president-elect on Monday but faces a tough task establishing a team that can govern effectively. His party has announced it is changing its name from En Marche to […]

Euro slips after Macron wins French presidency

Euro slips after Macron wins French presidency

Image copyright AFP The euro has slipped back against the dollar as markets reacted to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France’s presidential election. In the immediate aftermath of the vote, the euro hit a six-month dollar high of $1.1024, but then fell back to $1.0955. Investors had widely expected pro-EU centrist Mr Macron to beat far […]

Child dies as bouncy castle breaks loose in Spain

Child dies as bouncy castle breaks loose in Spain

A six-year-old girl was killed and six others were injured after a bouncy castle broke loose outside a restaurant in north-eastern Spain. The inflatable rose more than 9m (30ft) in the air on Sunday and was thrown some 40m, reports say, sending the children plummeting to the ground. The cause of the accident near Girona […]

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The flowers (not pictured) were on loan from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris Australian biosecurity officers have destroyed historic plant specimens on loan from France after a paperwork mix-up. A box of rare daisies from the 1850s had been sent to Brisbane from the National Museum […]

‘Monster’ sixgill shark caught off Irish coast

‘Monster’ sixgill shark caught off Irish coast

Image copyright Ben Bond Image caption The sixgill shark, photographed from the boat Ben Bond was fishing from A “monster” shark, believed to be the biggest sixgill ever caught on a fishing rod in Europe, has been hooked off the Irish coast at County Clare. The huge fish was estimated to be about 7.5m (25ft) […]

Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight ‘forces of division’

Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight ‘forces of division’

Media captionFrench election night in 120 seconds (including the accidental broadcast of the new president’s speech preparations) Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight “the forces of division that undermine France” after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency. The centrist candidate, 39, defeated the far right’s Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1% of the […]

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, 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 […]

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