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 […]

Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland (R) will lead the AfD into September’s vote Germany’s right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has picked a new team to lead it into September’s general election. AfD co-founder Alexander Gauland, 76, and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel will jointly head the campaign. The […]

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres ‘concentration camps’

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres ‘concentration camps’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis was speaking at an event at the basilica of St Bartholomew on Saturday Pope Francis has described some of Europe’s holding centres for migrants and refugees as concentration camps. The Roman Catholic leader made the comments while meeting migrants during a visit to a basilica in Rome. He […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

France votes for new president amid high security

France votes for new president amid high security

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed […]

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 […]

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 JugelĂ© […]

German riot police deployed for anti-Islam AfD conference in Cologne

German riot police deployed for anti-Islam AfD conference in Cologne

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear Thousands of police officers have been deployed in Cologne, Germany, as thousands of left-wing protesters gather to demonstrate against an Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party conference. The AfD, a populist right-wing and anti-Islam party, will seek […]

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