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French presidential candidate Macron unveils anti-nepotism agenda

2017-03-02

A frontrunner in the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, vowed Thursday to end nepotism in government, as it was announced his rival Francois Fillon would be charged over a fake jobs scandal.

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals' rights

2017-03-02

The House of Lords voted Wednesday to amend and thereby delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations, demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain.

Kremlin says patiently waiting for U.S. policy statement on Russia

2017-03-01

The Kremlin will patiently wait for a statement from the United States so that it can understand what the future holds for U.S-Russia relations, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

French presidential candidate Fillon postpones farm fair visit

2017-03-01

Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon abruptly postponed a high-profile campaign event on Wednesday and a newspaper reported he had been summoned by magistrates investigating allegations over payments to his wife.

German SPD trims Merkel's lead in Forsa poll

2017-03-01

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to 2 percentage points from 3 in the last week, according to a poll for Stern magazine by the Forsa institute.

French police sniper shoots two in error at Hollande speech

2017-03-01

The shot was fired as the officer moved position on a roof about 100m (328ft) from a tent where Mr Hollande was speaking in the town of Villognon.

German police search Berlin properties linked to mosque visited by attacker

2017-02-28

German police on Tuesday searched more than 20 properties in Berlin linked to an organisation that ran a mosque visited by the Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people in a Christmas market in December.

Turkey jails reporter from Germany's Die Welt paper - court witness

2017-02-28

Turkish authorities on Monday arrested a reporter for a prominent German newspaper on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness.

Macron's bid for French presidency gathering momentum - two polls

2017-02-28

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign for the French presidency is gathering momentum, according to two polls published on Monday that showed him closing the gap with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of voting.

Brexit bill faces delay in House of Lords

2017-02-28

One of British Prime Minister Theresa May's predecessors attacked her Brexit strategy on Monday as a bill to start the EU divorce also hit opposition in the House of Lords.