Tuesday , June 27 2017

Politics

Macron secures grip on French assembly as old guard ejected

epa06022260 French President Emmanuel Macron (C) with his wife Brigitte Trogneux (L) cast their ballot at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France, 11 June 2017. France holds the first round of parliamentary elections on 11 June 2017, just under two months after Macron took office as French President.  EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON / POOL

Bloomberg President Emmanuel Macron expanded his control of French politics as voters put his party on track to a sweeping majority in the National Assembly in the first round of legislative elections, ousting establishment stalwarts in the process. The new president’s year-old party, Republic on the Move, won 32.3 percent ...

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Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call

epa06024214 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. Changing the location may provoke clashes with the police.  EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Bloomberg Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained by police outside his apartment in southern Moscow after calling on supporters to mount an unsanctioned protest near the Kremlin, his supporters said. Presidential hopeful Navalny had announced rallies against official corruption on Monday, the Russia Day holiday, and protesters gathered in ...

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UK political chaos intensifies as no DUP deal reached yet

epaselect epa06018643 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is flanked by her husband Philip (R) as she gives a statement to the media outside No. 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen in Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, 09 June 2017. Britain's general election on 08 June had ended in a hung parliament with the Conservative Party unable to gain a majority.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Bloomberg Prime Minister Theresa May’s office backtracked on a statement that a deal was reached with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, adding to a sense of chaos around her government after last week’s disastrous election, and eight days before Brexit talks begin. “The prime minister has tonight spoken with the ...

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