France's banker-turned-politician Emmanuel Macron has led the polls in the first results, with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in second. An apparent second-round of voting is expected in May. DW brings you the latest.
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After a campaign full of surprises, France is voting today in what is expected to be a tightly-contested presidential election. DW has rounded up the best content to keep you informed.
Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party has picked nationalist Alexander Gauland and economist Alice Weidel as its top candidates for Germany's federal election. Absent is high-profile co-leader Frauke Petry.
A monitoring delegation was patrolling the area when their vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held territory. A German national was also injured in the blast, with Chancellor Merkel calling for an investigation.
Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington's strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis' trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab.
Ties between the two long-time allies were strained last year over differences on Syria, and a pair of islands. The two sides appear to have agreed to disagree over Syria, and the islands dispute may be resolved as well.
Bestselling writer Kuki Gallmann was wounded while patrolling her ranch in central Kenya. Suspicion has fallen on drought-stricken cattle herders who have been known to drive their animals onto private farms and ranches.
The 35-year-old won the London Marathon for a third time and broke the women's only record of Briton Paula Radcliffe, completing the 42.2-kilometer race in two hours and 17 minutes.
Second-placed RB Leipzig failed to take advantage of Bayern's slip yesterday, drawing 1-1 at Schalke, who were coming off the back of European exit. Earlier, Freiburg scored late on to beat Leverkusen 2-1.
It was not immediately clear why the man, who was reportedly involved in aid work, was arrested. But tensions between the US and North Korea have escalated over Pyongyang's ongoing nuclear and missile tests.
The Japanese navy destroyers Samidare and Ashigara have joined a US carrier strike group for drills in the western Pacific Ocean. North Korea said it was prepared to hit back if necessary.
Yameen Rasheed is the third media figure on the tropical atoll to either be killed or abducted in the past five years. The problem has worsened under President Abdulla Yameen who won a dubious election in 2013.
The new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be elected on May 19. Iran's Guardian Council will also vet the "ideological qualifications" of each candidate. Here is an initial overview of the candidates.
Four years ago the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 people. Working conditions have improved since then, but wages have not. Maria Zimmerman reports from Dhaka.
South Korea will elect a new president on May 9, and 'fake news' has become a huge problem. Fabian Kretschmer reports from Seoul.
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