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Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen won the first round of the French presidential election, triggering a runoff on May 7, according to projections by polling agencies and official partial results. Macron, a first-time candidate and political independent, was on course...

Millions of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning. After a campaign that has remade the nation's political landscape, four candidates with radically different visions are in a position to qualify for the next round. They are Marine...

British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for holding an early election on June 8 won MPs approval on Wednesday. The House of Commons voted 522-13, which was more than the two-third majority needed, for having the snap poll that May announced unexpectedly on Tuesday. In normal schedule,...

Theresa-May-040817.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday announced a snap general election for June 8, saying that political unity is crucial as her government prepares to begin Brexit negotiations with the European Union. The unexpected move is a complete reversal of her earlier stance that a general election would be held only as per schedule in 2020.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise announcement on Tuesday to hold an early general election on June 8. "I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority...

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday announced a snap general election for June 8. In a surprise statement at 10 Downing Street, May said the U.K. needed stability, certainty and strong leadership after the June 2016 referendum. Her government has delivered that, she claimed. She also...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. With 99.45% of ballots counted, the "Yes" campaign had won 51.37% and "No" 48.63%, and the electoral board called victory for "Yes". Erdogan supporters...

The counting of votes is underway on Sunday in a crucial referendum to give expanded powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that is set to influence the country's future dramatically, and initial results suggest that the 'Yes' vote is leading. The state-run Anadolu Agency said that there were 57.46...

Brexit-040517.jpg European lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a resolution that laid down the key guidelines for Brexit negotiations with the UK and called for a phased approach to discussions, in contrast to the British government's wish for parallel talks on exit and future relationship with the European Union.

Greece and its lenders made significant progress in talks on Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday, expressing hope that a bailout review would be concluded soon. "I hope that you will be able to find an agreement on Friday in the Eurogroup," Tusk said after a meeting with...

The British government's desire to hold parallel talks on the withdrawal and the future relationship with the European Union is "a very risk approach", EU's Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier said Wednesday. Speaking at the European Parliament plenary session on the UK's Article 50 notice...

The European Union will conduct Brexit negotiations with the UK with an aim to mitigate the human, economic and political uncertainties of the event as much as possible, and parallel talks on exit and future relations are not possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday....

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