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France votes in presidential election

France votes in presidential election

Voting is presently underway in France for the first phase of the presidential election that comes amidst heightened security concerns for the country following a string of deadly terror attacks.

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says all the presidential contenders and all French people are potential attack targets.

Two held in France on suspicion of planning attack during election: Sources

Two men have been arrested in Marseille, southern France, on suspicion of planning an attack during the forthcoming presidential election, judicial and police sources said on Tuesday.

Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani defends economic record ahead of election

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani defended his economic record in a press conference on Monday but stopped short of formally announcing his candidacy for next month`s presidential election.

US congratulates Lenin Moreno on Ecuador election victory

The United States on Thursday congratulated Lenin Moreno on his victory in Ecuador's presidential election, an outcome that reaffirmed leftist rule in the major oil exporter.

Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election: Polls

Centrist Emmanuel Macron's lead in France's presidential election has narrowed though he is still on course to win, two polls casting light on voter intentions following a televised debate between candidates showed.

Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition`s morale a year before a presidential election.

France's Centrist Emmanuel Macron seen winning presidential vote: Poll

France's Centrist Emmanuel Macron seen winning presidential vote: Poll

Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France`s presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.

Presidential election: French PM Manuel Valls says far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win in 2017

Presidential election: French PM Manuel Valls says far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win in 2017

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning next year`s presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump`s shock win in the United States.

Russia `ready to do its part` to rebuild US ties with Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow is ready to contribute to rebuilding relations with the United States with Donald Trump as president.

Donald Trump cannot reverse nuclear deal: Iran`s Rouhani

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said there was "no possibility" of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up.

Right-wing outfit celebrates Donald Trump's win

A right-wing outfit on Wednesday celebrated the victory of Republican Donald Trump in the US polls, saying his Presidency would "further boost" the Indo-American ties.

Vatican wishes Donald Trump well in US presidency, prays for "enlightenment"

The Catholic Church`s highest-ranking diplomat wished US President-elect Donald Trump well on Wednesday, saying he would pray for the new incumbent to be "enlightened".

Donald Trump`s VP Mike Pence: Political chops and a deft touch

Donald Trump`s VP Mike Pence: Political chops and a deft touch

Where Donald Trump is brash and tough-talking, Mike Pence is deft and disciplined.

Taliban call on Donald Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

Chinese bemused but optimistic at surprise Donald Trump win

Chinese greeted Donald Trump`s victory with a mix of optimism and bemusement Wednesday, unsure how the US president-elect who demonised their country on the campaign trail would approach it once in office.

Top goals for US President Donald Trump, hurdles in front of him

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Republican Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to shake up Washington and as president the brash real estate mogul will be in a position to dramatically change how the United States handles immigration, trade and a range of other policies.

Donald Trump stuns Hillary Clinton: A look at his journey to White House

Donald Trump stuns Hillary Clinton: A look at his journey to White House

At 70, Donald Trump will be the oldest first-term US president.

Donald Trump: Will the Republican be able to paint the US blue?

Donald Trump – the real-estate mogul who became a reality TV star and, after that, the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election – did not exactly seem to fit the profile of a candidate for the world's most powerful job.