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What the French elections mean for the euro zone

ROME — Many in Europe are viewing the French election with concern. The fear is that whichever candidate emerges victorious from the second-round vote on May 6, both are avoiding any serious debate of the tough economic decisions facing France and the rest of the euro zone.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood names Khairat al-Shatir as presidential candidate

The Muslim Brotherhood's decision to field Khairat al-Shatir reverses a pledge made earlier by the group’s leaders not to contest the presidential election in May.

Leftist party wins Slovakia parliamentary election

The weekend's results mark the first time since Slovakia gained independence in 1993 that a political party has won enough seats to rule without a coalition partner.

Slovakia votes in early elections with left tipped to win

About 300 anti-corruption protesters clashed with police in the capital, Bratislava, on Friday, calling on Slovaks not to vote for any of the established political parties.

Senegal elections: official results confirm run-off

Senegal is to hold a second round of presidential elections after incumbent Abdoulaye Wade failed to win outright, election officials confirmed late Wednesday.

Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld running for German presidency

Beate Klarsfeld, who spent decades fighting fascism and tracking down Nazis, will run against favorite Joachim Gauck in the race for the German presidency.

French presidential candidate Francois Hollande vows 75% tax rate

Hollande said the tax was “sending out a message of social cohesion,” adding that it was simply a case of “patriotism to accept to pay extra tax to get the country back on its feet again.”

Senegalese opposition leader says run-off vote 'inevitable’

With 10 percent of the ballots counted, Wade is estimated to have secured just 24 percent of the vote, with his nearest challenger out of a total of 13 candidates winning 21 percent.

Thousands form anti-Putin human chain around Moscow

Protesters braved freezing snowy weather and linked hands around the capital, bearing white balloons and flowers and wearing white scarves and ribbons to symbolize the biggest opposition demonstrations since Putin took power 12 years ago

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard set for showdown over leadership of Australia

“I want to finish the job the Australian people elected me to do when they elected me to become prime minister,” Rudd told reporters in Brisbane just hours after returning from the US.
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