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France's Macron picks new PM after election rout

France's Macron picks new PM after election rout

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday tapped a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely expected cabinet reshuffle after dismal local election showings for the ruling party.The new premier

France's Macron picks new PM after election rout

France's Macron picks new PM after election rout

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday tapped a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely expected cabinet reshuffle after dismal local election showings for the ruling party.The new premier

Macron tightens grip ahead of 2022 challenge

Macron tightens grip ahead of 2022 challenge

By replacing his popular prime minister with a little-known bureaucrat, French President Emmanuel Macron has signalled that he intends to tighten the reins on government ahead of a bid for reelection in 2022, analysts say.Macron anointed Jean Castex to take ov

Tight election looms in Croatia's 'coronavirus battle'

Tight election looms in Croatia's 'coronavirus battle'

Croatia heads to the polls Sunday under the shadow of the coronavirus, with an uptick in cases raising pressure on ruling conservatives as they face centre-left rivals and a new nationalist party who could become kingmaker.The vote comes as the Adriatic countr

Kremlin hails 'triumph' in vote extending Putin's rule

Kremlin hails 'triumph' in vote extending Putin's rule

The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a "triumph" overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule.The Central Elections Commission announced that 77.92 percent of voters had backed the reforms with a t