Emmanuel Macron’s victory is a relief for the West, but a historic right-wing extremist vote signals a looming threat

Emmanuel Macron’s victory is a relief for the West, but a historic right-wing extremist vote signals a looming threat

CNN – Emmanuel Macron will sit for another term as President of France – the first person to do so since 2002 – polls have predicted. His victory over right-wing rival Marine Le Pen by a relatively comfortable margin of 58.8% to 41.2% will be met with a huge sigh of relief in the capitals … Read more

Zarifa Ghafari: ‘Taliban can not delete us’

Zarifa Ghafari: ‘Taliban can not delete us’

Editor’s note: This story is part of As Equals, CNN’s ongoing series on gender inequality. For information on how the series is funded and more, see our FAQ. CNN – “The Taliban cannot erase us, they cannot. This is not like the 1990s or before – they have to accept [women]. They have no other … Read more

French election results: Emmanuel Macron wins, polls suggest

French election results: Emmanuel Macron wins, polls suggest

Paris CNN – Emmanuel Macron will win France’s presidential election, poll projects, and avert a historic challenge from right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen during Sunday’s re-election. Macron is expected to take 58.5% of the vote, according to an analysis of voting data conducted by the Ipsos & Sopra Steria polls conducted for France Televisions and … Read more

Emmanuel Macron Fast Facts | CNN

Emmanuel Macron Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here is a look at the life of France’s President Emmanuel Macron. Birth date: December 21, 1977 Birth place: Amiens, France Birth name: Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron Father: Jean-Michel Macron, professor of neurology Mother: Françoise Noguès-Macron, physician Marriage: Brigitte Trogneux (2007-present) Education: Université Paris Nanterre; Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (“Sciences Po”); École … Read more

Former Senator Orrin Hatch has died at the age of 88

Former Senator Orrin Hatch has died at the age of 88

CNN – Former Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, died Saturday in Salt Lake City at the age of 88. Hatch, the former pro-temporal Senate president, served in the House for 42 years from 1977 to 2019. The Hatch Foundation confirmed his death in a release that did not include … Read more

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts

CNN  —  Here’s a look at the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. Enrique Peña Nieto, who was president from 2012 to 2018, continued the fight started by President Felipe … Read more

Ecuador prison riots: At least 20 killed in Ecuador prison riots

Ecuador prison riots: At least 20 killed in Ecuador prison riots

CNN – Ecuadorian authorities said Monday they are in “total control” of a jail in the south of the country after a riot broke out the day before, killing at least 20 prisoners. Violence in Turi Prison, near the city of Cuenca, started early Sunday due to a leadership dispute among imprisoned members of a … Read more

Tony Blair Quick Facts | CNN

Tony Blair Quick Facts |  CNN

CNN – Here’s a look at the life of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Date of birth: May 6, 1953 Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland Birth name: Anthony Charles Lynton Blair Sheep: Leo Charles Blair, lawyer Mother: Hazel (Corscadden) Blair Marriage: Cherie (Booth) Blair (1980-present) Children: Leo, Kathryn, Nicholas and Euan Education: St. John’s College, Oxford, … Read more

Moscow shipwreck: 1 dead and 27 missing, according to Russian state media

Moscow shipwreck: 1 dead and 27 missing, according to Russian state media

CNN – At least one person was killed and another 27 are missing after Moscow, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, sank earlier this month, according to Russian state media. A further 396 crew members were evacuated to nearby ships and sent on to Sevastopol, a city in Crimea, the Russian news agency Tass … Read more