The French president said the far-right leader is close to Moscow; she said he is out of touch with voters’ economic struggles.
A U.K. court said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S. to face spying charges could proceed once the government approves it, but the prospect of an appeal means the legal saga could still be many months from resolution.
The duel between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election this Sunday hinges on voters whose first choice to lead the nation was a far-left, pro-immigration anticapitalist.
The former actor and comedian now leads his country’s resistance to Russia’s invasion, remaining in Ukraine and determined to fight.
People rioted in several cities amid plans by a far-right politician to burn a Quran over Easter weekend.
U.S. charities helped organize communal Seder gatherings in war-torn regions and for Ukrainian refugees abroad.
The presidential candidate says she would ask voters to approve apportioning at least two thirds of Parliament seats according to representation rather than the country’s current two-round voting system.
Leaping food and fuel prices in the wake of the war in Ukraine are fueling discontent across Europe, testing Western democracies’ political resilience.
The National Rally party leader’s new approach, coupled with a significant rightward shift in French politics, helped Marine LePen win 22.9% of the estimated vote in the first round of France’s presidential election. President Emmanuel Macron received 28.2%.
President Emmanuel Macron won the first round with 28.5% of the vote ahead of Marine Le Pen with 24.2%, according to exit polls, setting the stage for a closely contested runoff.
European Union officials are seeking to make oil the focus of the bloc’s next set of economic measures against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Both sides are gearing up for a full-scale Russian attack in Donbas, with Kyiv trying to send in military supplies while Moscow repositions forces withdrawn from around Kyiv.
Some 160,000 people remain stranded in the city. One woman has spent weeks contacting acquaintances and strangers in an effort to locate family members there, as Moscow’s assault grinds on.
Polling shows Marine Le Pen closing in on President Emmanuel Macron ahead of elections Sunday, as the war in Ukraine ripples across Europe’s economic and political landscape.
The U.S. and Europe have imposed a crippling package of economic penalties for Russia.
The import bans are a very small part of a fifth package of wider sanctions imposed on Russia by the bloc over its invasion of Ukraine.
Berlin is coming under pressure from Western allies to beef up its response to Russia’s aggression, accept stronger sanctions against Moscow and send more weapons to Ukraine.
Hundreds of volunteers from Belarus have joined a dedicated Belarusian battalion since the invasion of Ukraine, while a separate unit staffed by Russian citizens is also preparing to deploy to the front lines.
Prosecutors said their investigation was focused on potential tax fraud and money laundering, without naming any suspects.
The EU is taking its first steps to reduce its energy imports from Russia but can’t agree to sanction the bloc’s biggest business dealings with the country: the purchase of oil and natural gas.