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Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen through to runoff

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/macron-le-pen-through-to-runoff-in-french-election/8465782

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in the first round of voting overnight. 143 more words

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Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff

By Noah Barkin

PARIS (Reuters) – The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. 826 more words

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France - Lyon to Bordeaux

Motivation

This would not be an itinerary I’d choose for a first-time visit to Europe in general, nor for a first-time visit to France specifically.  This is a combination of destinations suitable to a more seasoned European traveler, and moreover, someone having experienced France previously.   2,256 more words

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Mr Australia

For months, we had arranged to date infrequently due to his work commitments. Sometimes work dropped his mood from the top of the world to the heights of Burj Khalifa. 421 more words

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Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

HANNOVER, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was “very encouraged” talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. 435 more words

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Takeaways from Round One of the French Election

Like a tossed coin, France voted this Sunday in a presidential election that was more open than ever, with up to four candidates with the possibility of becoming the president of La Republique and marked by a terrorist threat after the bombing of the Champs-Élysées last Thursday. 599 more words

Politics

Germany approving far fewer Afghan asylum-seekers: newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany approved just under 48 percent of asylum applications from Afghan migrants in the first two months of 2017, down from close to 78 percent in 2015, the Passauer Neue Presse German newspaper reported on Sunday. 303 more words

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