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A former investment banker, he has never held elected office, having previously served as economic minister under President François Hollande. Outgoing president Francois Hollande, who brought Macron into politics and will lead Monday's ceremony, said the result "confirms that a very large majority of our fellow citizens wanted to unite around the values of the Republic and show their attachment to the European Union ".
  • Confederate monuments in New Orleans coming down amid death threats

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    The mayor hasn't announced when the other statues will be removed or in what order for security reasons, but he did say they will be taken down "sooner rather than later". local time. One of them is the monument erected in 1884 to honor Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The others include statues of Robert E. Lee , P.G.T.
  • Moon Jae-in projected to win S. Korean vote

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    It may come down to personalities. SEOUL | A divided public will head to the polls here on Tuesday to pick a successor to impeached former President Park Geun-hye in an election that could dramatically impact U.S. A South Korean soldier casts a preliminary ballot at a polling station in Seoul , South Korea, May 4, 2017. "I hope the next president can resolve an overall crisis, which is the fact that South Korea is sandwiched between the United States, China and Japan", the 33-year-old ...
  • Golden State Warriors Have Good Shot at Finals

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    Another plus: Green just got his first technical Saturday. "But its fun", said Green, via ESPN . "If that's losing control of your emotions, then I don't know, but I doubt it". The fact that the differential reached double digits shows the extreme, nearly ridiculous difficulty of sticking with this superteam for an entire game.
  • Centrica warns over proposal to cap energy prices

    Centrica warns over proposal to cap energy prices

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    Nevertheless, the company maintained its main financial targets for the year, including reducing debt to 2.5 billion pounds to 3 billion pounds, a level at which its CEO said the company would consider raising its dividend. British Gas said in February that it would freeze its gas and electricity prices until August, in contrast to the likes of Scottish Power, Npower and EDF Energy, which all announced increases in tariffs.
  • France's Le Pen says far-right National Front to be relaunched

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    Lines of French citizens stretched down the block at a school in central London as dozens cast their ballots in the final round of the country's presidential election. And for now at least it's far from clear that his year-old political movement will be able to secure a majority in order to implement his plans. "(Forward)" - caught fire in just one year, harnessing voters' hunger for new faces and new ideas.
  • Macron's victory in France boosts Tokyo Stocks

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    The campaign has been extraordinary in many ways: for the first time, a sitting first-term president has not sought re-election, and the two mainstream centre right and centre left parties that have run France since the 1950s are not represented in the runoff.
  • Chinese lawyer says confession wasn't forced

    Chinese lawyer says confession wasn't forced

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    CHINA began the trial of rights lawyer Xie Yang for "subversion of state power" and "disrupting court order" on Monday, a city court said on social media, a case that has drawn global concern amid claims Xie was tortured in jail. Prosecutors told the court that Xie used the encrypted messaging app Telegram to conspire with people inside and outside China to distort incidents of police brutality to subvert state power, overthrow the socialist system and harm national security and social ...
  • UNESCO ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

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    It also criticises Israeli excavations in east Jerusalem as a violation of global law. Such activities by an occupying power are illegal under worldwide law, said the resolution, which had been tabled by several Arab countries. The controversial proposal from within Israel's power circles was triggered by an Arab-sponsored resolution passed by the United Nations culture body, the UNESCO, last week, provoking massive backlash in Israel.
  • Paul Ryan says Republicans are on health care 'rescue mission'

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    The House bill halts the expansion, in addition to cutting federal spending on the program. Even so, Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to encourage senators along: "Republican Senators will not let the American people down!" I have been a critic of Obamacare since it became law, but the Republican alternative is worse in almost every way.