Why Marine Le Pen was always likely to fail in her quest to match Donald Trump
France

Why Marine Le Pen was always likely to fail in her quest to match Donald Trump

Marine Le Pen was never likely to get elected president of France in 2017.

Marine Le Pen claims ‘massive’ gains but plans party revamp after defeat
France

Marine Le Pen claims ‘massive’ gains but plans party revamp after defeat

The National Front is already planning a "profound transformation".

IN PICTURES: Emmanuel Macron’s romance with France’s new first lady Brigitte Trogneux
France

IN PICTURES: Emmanuel Macron’s romance with France’s new first lady Brigitte Trogneux

Emmanuel Macron and his former teacher Brigitte Trogneux, the next first lady of France are not camera shy. In fact they love to be photographed together.

World leaders congratulate France’s new president Emmanuel Macron
France

World leaders congratulate France’s new president Emmanuel Macron

Here's how world leaders reacted to Emmanuel Macron winning France's presidential election.

How Emmanuel Macron went from top of the class to president of France
France

How Emmanuel Macron went from top of the class to president of France

A step by step look at how Emmanuel Macron got to the Elysée Palace.

Emmanuel Macron: The banker who became France’s youngest president
France

Emmanuel Macron: The banker who became France’s youngest president

He did it. Emmanuel Macron, 39, has become France's youngest president. Here's a look back at how he did it.

LIVE RESULTS: Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen
France

LIVE RESULTS: Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

Live results from the decisive second round of the French presidential election.

In Pictures: What would Marine Le Pen’s ‘1950’s’ France look like?
France

In Pictures: What would Marine Le Pen’s ‘1950’s’ France look like?

Whether it's intended as insult or praise many say Le Pen's policies hark back to a vision of France's past, and she's often accused of wanting to take France back to the 1950s. So what would that look like?

This is why millions of French voters back Emmanuel Macron for president
France

This is why millions of French voters back Emmanuel Macron for president

Why would millions of French people vote for a relative political novice who has never been elected? Emmanuel Macron's voters told us why in one sentence.

This is why millions of French people vote Marine Le Pen for president
France

This is why millions of French people vote Marine Le Pen for president

In their own words Marine Le Pen supporters tell us why she gets their vote.

A deeply divided France: A look at Marine Le Pen’s and Emmanuel Macron’s voters
France

A deeply divided France: A look at Marine Le Pen’s and Emmanuel Macron’s voters

Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote
Germany

Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives secured a strong win Sunday in state polls in northern Germany, preliminary results showed, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in national elections in September.

The ‘perfect battle’: Le Pen v Macron and their very different visions for France
France

The ‘perfect battle’: Le Pen v Macron and their very different visions for France

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are diametrically opposed on almost everything. Their plans for France could not be more different.

Berlin orders barracks inspection after Nazi symbols found
Germany

Berlin orders barracks inspection after Nazi symbols found

The top brass of the German military has ordered an inspection of all of its barracks after discovering Nazi-era memorabilia at two of them, the defence ministry said on Sunday.

French election: Voter turnout well down on previous presidential elections
France

French election: Voter turnout well down on previous presidential elections

Florentino Perez, Real Madrid boss and building magnate
Spain

Florentino Perez, Real Madrid boss and building magnate

Florentino Perez is a household name in Spain, best known as the boss of the Real Madrid football club that is on its way to the Champions League final for the second year running.

Emmanuel Macron is the winner, but what can a French president actually do?
France

Emmanuel Macron is the winner, but what can a French president actually do?

So this is why everyone wants France's top job.

From teacher to lover to France’s first lady: Meet ‘Madame Macron’
France

From teacher to lover to France’s first lady: Meet ‘Madame Macron’

Against the odds, Emmanuel Macron married his one-time drama teacher - now she's France's first lady.

German FM rebukes Switzerland over tax scandal
Switzerland

German FM rebukes Switzerland over tax scandal

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday upbraided Switzerland for allegedly monitoring German finance inspectors who hunt cross-border tax cheats.

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs
Germany

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

German police on Sunday evacuated some 50,000 people from the northern city of Hanover in one of the largest post-war operations to defuse World War II era bombs.

Time to empty the piggy bank as Sweden’s old coins soon become useless
Sweden

Time to empty the piggy bank as Sweden’s old coins soon become useless

As Sweden nears the end of its banknote and coin changeover, it's time to empty the piggy bank.

Swiss guards, loyal soldiers of the pope, take the oath

Swiss guards, loyal soldiers of the pope, take the oath

Forty new Swiss Guards were sworn in at the Vatican on Saturday, the latest halberd-clutching soldiers of the pope to serve a tradition stretching back 500 years.

French voters go to the polls to decide between Macron and Le Pen
France

French voters go to the polls to decide between Macron and Le Pen

The polls are open in France and voters are casting their ballots in one of the most crucial elections of modern times.

6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days
Italy

6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days

Some 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday in dozens of frantic operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard.

Merkel challengers fight to hang on in north Germany
Germany

Merkel challengers fight to hang on in north Germany

Voters in northern Germany headed to the polls Sunday in a regional election scrutinised over the centre-left's chances of unseating conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in September.