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Ukraine summit strives for broad consensus to lean on Russia to end war

France, June 16 -- Western powers and countries from the rest of the world will use the second day of a major summit in Switzerland on Sunday to pursue a consensus on condemningRussia's invasion of Uk... Read More


Leaders head to Ukraine peace summit under shadow of Putin demands

France, June 15 -- World leaders headed to Switzerland on Saturday for a first summit on peace in Ukraine, after Vladimir Putin demanded Kyiv effectively surrender if it ultimately wants negotiations ... Read More


Fears of far-right takeover spur widespread protests across France

France, June 15 -- Marches against a far-right surge were being staged in cities across France on Saturday - with hundreds of thousands of people calling on the nation to derail the anti-immigration N... Read More


Anger and frustration in France's overseas territories ahead of snap polls

France, June 15 -- President Emmanuel Macron's decision to call snap legislative elections has provoked frustration in French overseas territories, where the short timeframe to organise the polls has ... Read More


Are EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles a sign of weakness?

France, June 15 -- The European Commission is this week expected to disclose the tariffs it plans to slap on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) over what it says are excessive subsidies- a move likely to... Read More


Ramaphosa re-elected as South African leader after historic coalition deal

France, June 15 -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has won a second term in office after being re-elected by lawmakers with 283 votes. The move comes after his African National Congress (ANC)... Read More


Court overturns move to expel Ciotti as head of France's Republicans party

France, June 15 -- A Paris court has overturned a decision by France's conservative Republicans party (LR) to expel Eric Ciotti as leader in a move that could boost the far-right National Rally ahead ... Read More


How will France's snap elections impact the Paris Olympics?

France, June 15 -- France is heading into an electoral campaign just weeks before the start of the Paris Olympics, and organisers are worried about managing polls amidst preparations for the Games. Th... Read More


From power play to gamble, the history of snap elections in France

France, June 14 -- It's been almost 30 years since a French president dissolved parliament and called snap elections, as Emmanuel Macron did on Sunday. When France votes for a new legislature at the e... Read More


Rwanda publishes list of presidential candidates with only three names retained

France, June 14 -- The final list of candidtates for Rwanda's elections on 15 July has been published. There are only three candidates includingthe incumbent President, Paul Kagame. The other two can... Read More