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‘They call us bigoted and undereducated’

ISTANBUL — The map of Turkey’s recent referendum results, especially when rendered in red and blue, appears to tell a familiar tale: a yawning divide …

Turkey

Afghan anger mounts as death toll from army base attack soars

More than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in Friday’s Taliban attack on an Afghan army base, officials revealed Saturday, sparking outrage over the official failure to reveal the extent of Afghanistan's deteriorating security situation.<p>Around 10 Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan army uniforms …

World News

Police were poorly equipped for Stockholm attack, officers say

During the attack on Stockholm's Drottninggatan pedestrian street, police lacked crucial protective equipment, as well as appropriate training, …

Policing

French voters wait for hours to cast presidential ballot in Montreal

In Canada many comments appeared on social media about the length of the queue and the time it took to vote in Montreal for the first round of the French presidential election.<p>There were complaints that only one polling station was available, even though some 57,000 people were eligible to vote in …

France

France votes in presidential election after volatile campaign

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> French citizens are voting for President on Sunday following a volatile campaign period that was overshadowed by a terror attack on police in Paris last week.<p>With 11 names on the ballot, no one candidate is expected to win an outright majority. Only four leading contenders are seen as …

France

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.<p>Concerns that …

Economics

Polls open in tightly-fought French election

The polls have opened in one of France’s most unpredictable presidential elections in decades.<p>The vote comes amid an unprecedented context of security and terrorist threats in France.<p>Eleven candidates are vying for presidency in this first round of voting.<p>The top two will face a run-off vote in two …

France

France votes in hotly contested presidential race amid tight security

Voters on Sunday are casting their ballots in the first election in France’s modern history to take place under a state of emergency. Security has been tightened across the country with many polling stations guarded by armed police and soldiers.<p>Polls opened at 8am local time across the country in …

France

Former EU judge slams Brexiteers for ‘invincible ignorance’

A former U.K. judge at the European Court of Justice has rounded on the British government for its “misleading” insistence that London will be able …

Europe

Humor, sarcasm at Hungarian anti-govt protest in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of Hungarians are attending a "peace march for the government, for Russia and against everything else" organized by the satiric Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party.<p>Saturday's protest is a sarcastic take on current events in Hungary, like the government's close ties to …

Europe

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."<p>The people of this rugged North …

Linguistics

France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

| PARIS<p>France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.<p>Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro-EU …

Europe

Decision day for France in cliffhanger election

French voters head to the polls on Sunday in the first step of a nail-biting two-round process to elect France’s next president.<p>The election, which …

France

Preparations complete as France votes in presidential election

The preparations are complete for one of the most widely anticipated French presidential elections in modern times.<p>After a campaign dominated in its final stage by terrorism after a policeman was shot dead in Paris, the stage is set for a day of voting to determine the country’s future direction – …

Europe

ECB can help banks, not governments after French vote: Visco

| WASHINGTON<p>The European Central Bank can supply cash to banks if Sunday's presidential vote in France roils markets but suppressing a rise in governments' borrowing costs would go beyond its remit, ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said on Saturday.<p>Investors fear that a potential run-off between …

European Union

Many fewer independent fund directors in Europe than the US

European mutual funds have significantly fewer independent directors than their US counterparts, fuelling concerns that asset managers’ interests are …

Governance

French election: early voting in overseas territories and other countries

French overseas territories and the country’s nationals abroad have been casting their ballots in the presidential election ahead of the vote on the mainland.<p>In Cayenne in French Guiana they went to the polls on Saturday, a day ahead of the main first-round vote.<p>The reason: so as not to be …

Europe

Geneva marches again – this time for science

Hundreds of science enthusiasts took to the streets of Geneva on Saturday – Earth Day – to march in support of scientific inquiry and empiricism as …

Science

German conservatives urge end to EU-Turkey talks after pro-Erdogan vote

Two senior German conservative politicians have called for the European Union to end discussions with Turkey about EU membership after a vote that handed new powers to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.<p>Norbert Roettgen, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and head of the …

Turkey

Funeral held for Russian marine major killed in Syria

The funeral has taken place in Crimea for a Russian marine major reportedly killed in combat in Syria.<p>The circumstances surrounding the death of Major Sergei Bordov remain unclear but he is said to have been killed on Tuesday amid shelling.<p>Russia is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar …

Syria

Calls to free Italian writer Gabriele Del Grande held in Turkey

A demonstration has been held in Rome for the release of an Italian journalist and human rights activist arrested in detained in Turkey.<p>Gabriele Del Grande went to the country earlier this month to find material for a book on Syrian refugees in the southeast province of Hatay.<p>Protesters near the …

Turkey

Thousands protest outside far-right party conference in Germany

Thousands of left-wing protesters have tried to disrupt a conference being held by Germany’s far-right, anti-immigration party.<p>Delegates of Alternative for Germany were given police protection ahead of the event in Cologne.<p>One officer was hurt as police held back protesters from the entrance of the …

Germany

Satellites safer thanks to space junk detecting telescopes

A telescope station has been opened in South Africa to help protect satellites from space debris, thanks to a joint venture by the University of …

Space

French Guiana protests end with agreement

The French government signed an agreement with protesters and local MPs in Guiana Friday, ending a vast protest movement that had paralysed the country for over a month, said the French Minister for Overseas Territories Ericka Bareigts.<p>The agreement was signed in Cayenne between the government and …

France

March for Science draws thousands worldwide against evidence denial

Demonstrators turned out in many cities around the world on Saturday to join Earth Day events billed as a “celebration science” – to counter what organisers say is a growing denial of evidence-based knowledge, not least by the Trump administration in the US.<p>In Europe thousands marched in London, …

Climate Change

{Watch} Passenger ferry crashes into Canary Islands pier

A passenger ferry has crashed into a pier in the Canary Islands, causing an oil slick from damaged underwater fuel pipes.<p>An emergency operation was launched to control and clean up the three-kilometre slick.<p>Among the 140 passengers, only minor injuries were reported.<p>More news on euronews.com

Aviation

Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times

The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion.<p>Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. …

Brexit

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

For more than a century, Turkey has denied any role in organizing the killing of Armenians in what historians have long accepted as a genocide that started in 1915, as World War I spread across continents. The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on the argument that the original documents from …

World History

Greece blows EU-IMF bailout targets away with strong budget performance

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece far exceeded its international lenders' budget demands last year, official data showed on Friday, posting its first overall budget surplus in 21 years even when debt repayments are included.<p>The primary surplus -- the leftover before debt repayments that is the focus of …

Greece

Former Giro winner Scarponi dies after being hit by a van

ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, has died after being hit by a van while training. He was 37.<p>Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, on Saturday morning when the Astana cyclist was hit by a van at a crossroad.<p>Team Astana says: "We …

Cycling