Europe


France's Final Round: Change, But How Much?

(VOA): France's two contenders for the presidency launched their campaigns Monday in a frantic bid to garner an absolute majority by convincing voters they each have the measure of change that French voters want. The choice before French voters in the final round of elections on May 7 will..

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Ivanka Trump Defends President's Stance Toward Women

(VOA): Remarks by President Donald Trump's daughter drew groans and hisses as she defended her father's position toward women Tuesday in Berlin, saying the media's criticism of the president's past attitudes toward women has "been perpetuated." Trump said her experiences and..

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Pope Pays to Rent Beach Space for Disabled Youths

(VOA): The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths. The Madonnina, an association that runs the beach establishment near Rome without barriers for the disabled, in a statement Tuesday announced..

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Voices From Around the World Rate Trump's First 100 Days

(VOA): It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe.   Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First”..

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French Presidential Candidates Look to Broaden Support

(VOA): One day after French voters put her in a presidential runoff with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, nationalist, anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as the leader of her party so she can run as a candidate for "all the French." In..

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