France’s Macron, alongside Putin, denounces Russian media for election meddling

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Denis Dyomkin

French President Emmanuel Macron, standing alongside Russia’s Vladimir Putin, on Monday dubbed two Russian media outlets “agents of influence” which he said had spread fake news about him during his election campaign.

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Corbyn and May face questions in live TV interview

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Hazel Speed

Having watched an unusual TV interview format Monday evening, it soon became apparent that the issues could be boiled down to weak (or even non defence) of the country vs theft from old people re the so-called ‘Dementia Tax’. What kind of a choice is that?

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Rebel leader escapes in DRC prison raid

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Sylvain Muyali

Malaka prison in the DRC’s capital Kinshasa, which houses more than 7,000 detainees, was set on fire early Wednesday morning in an attack that the Congolese authorities attributed to Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) militiamen. This resulted in the escape of the BDK’s leader Ne Muanda Nsemi and at least 50 other inmates.

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Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

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Paul Carrel and Michel Rose

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform.

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Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

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Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

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