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Polls open in first round of France’s presidential election

Polls have opened across France for the first round of the country’s presidential election, where up to 48 million eligible voters will be choosing...

Macron confident as far-right rival Le Pen closes in ahead of presidential vote

French President Emmanuel Macron says he has no fear of losing the presidential election despite far-right rival Marine Le Pen narrowing the gap in...

UN says Ukraine refugee surge will soon hit one million

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says more than 874,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion last week and the figure is “rising exponentially”,...

German president set to be elected for another term

A special parliamentary assembly is meeting to elect Germany’s president for the next five years. Incumbent Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has been endorsed by most mainstream...

Macron holding talks in Kyiv after five-hour meeting with Putin

Diplomatic efforts to defuse the tensions around Ukraine have continued with French President Emmanuel Macron arriving in Kyiv the day after hours of talks...

Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm Bulgarian parliament

Protesters opposing Covid-19 restrictions in Bulgaria have clashed with police as they tried to storm parliament in the capital of Sofia. A heavy police presence...

Swedes elect first female prime minister – for the second time in a week

Magdalena Andersson, who last week became Sweden’s first female prime minister for just a few hours, before resigning because a budget defeat made a...

Sweden’s parliament approves country’s first female prime minister

Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday approved Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first female prime minister, promoting the finance minister who recently became the new leader...

Michael Gove escorted by police after being approached by demonstrators

Michael Gove had to be escorted by police away from an anti-lockdown protest after demonstrators attempted to surround him in the street. The UK Communities...

Austria’s new chancellor takes the reins of power

Austria’s new chancellor has taken the reins of power, two days after Sebastian Kurz resigned amid corruption allegations. Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen swore...

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