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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win


The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

British PM poised to win vote but lose majority as Brexit looms


Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to win Britain's snap election but lose her parliamentary majority, a shock exit poll suggested Thursday, in what would be a major blow for her leadership as Brexit talks loom.

London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack


Twelve people have been arrested after the London terror attack which left seven people dead and 48 injured.

Putin says Russophobia in West is counterproductive


Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Western hatred and fear of Russia is counterproductive and he hopes it will end soon.

Turkish minister: Germany free to withdraw troops from Turkey's Incirlik


Germany is free to withdraw its troops stationed at Turkey's Incirlik air base if it wants to, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding Berlin should change its attitude towards Ankara.

Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new ministers


French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women.

Italian police bust mafia ring allegedly profiting from migrants


Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people in a major operation targeting mafia suspects, who allegedly infiltrated one of Europe's largest migrant centers, authorities here said.

France's new PM Philippe takes office


French new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe took office on Monday, replacing the outgoing Socialist PM Bernard Cazeneuve.

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


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.

Macron takes power as French president


Emmanuel Macron became France's youngest ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country's lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union.