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Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Israel’s Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany and Israel have been close allies for decades Israel’s prime minister has cancelled talks with Germany’s foreign minister after he refused to call off a meeting with Israeli human rights activists. Sigmar Gabriel had been due to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr Netanyahu had warned he would not […]

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Media captionHollande: “What’s at stake is our idea of France” President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with […]

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in just under two weeks’ time Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political outsider, having […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, multiple projections indicate. An Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting […]

Messi scores last-second winner

Messi scores last-second winner

Lionel Messi scored his 31st La Liga goal of the season Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better head-to-head record. Casemiro scored first for […]

France elections: Macron-Le Pen though to run-off, projections say

France elections: Macron-Le Pen though to run-off, projections say

The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say. The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections. The pair now face a run-off vote on 7 May. France elections: […]

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Extra police have been deployed to protect voters France is preparing to vote in presidential elections on Sunday, amid high security after a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed around the country after Thursday’s attack […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Angry Police Wives are marching in support of police More than 100 wives and partners of police have protested in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees. The Angry Police Wives group marched through the city two days after Xavier Jugelé […]

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear The populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has rejected a bid by its co-leader to move the party closer to the mainstream. Frauke Petry had wanted the AfD to seek coalition with other parties and reject […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Angry Police Wives are marching in support of police More than 100 wives and partners of police have protested in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees. The Angry Police Wives group marched through the city two days after Xavier Jugelé […]