Traditional parties are the losers in the first round of the French presidential elections
Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism.
French farmers have started a three-day blockade of refineries after a decision by Total to import cheaper palm oil for its biofuel plant. The move has fanned farmer discontent over unfair competition.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
The US-educated son of a top aide to Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner is tipped to win the presidential vote. Opinion polls show Mario Abdo Benitez of the ruling Colorado party leading his rival Efrain Alegre.
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