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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, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 Jugele […]

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 […]

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi won stage one of the Tour of the Alps on Monday Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. A statement from his Astana team said the crash happened close to Scarponi’s home in Filottrano. Scarponi won the 2011 Giro […]