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French presidential candidate Macron unveils anti-nepotism agenda


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.