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Emmanuel Macron sworn into office; 39-year-old becomes youngest ever French president
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Emmanuel Macron sworn into office; 39-year-old becomes youngest ever French president

Paris: Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest ever president, taking over from socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony.

French Election 2017: US watched Russia hack France's computer networks during polls
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French Election 2017: US watched Russia hack France's computer networks during polls

The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a US cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls wants to be Emmanuel Macron candidate
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Ex-French PM Manuel Valls wants to be Emmanuel Macron candidate

Former French prime minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday he wanted to be a candidate for newly elected president Emmanuel Macron's centrist movement in next month's legislative elections.

Emmanuel Macron's win will bring short-lived cheer for liberals; divisions in French society will take time to heal
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Emmanuel Macron's win will bring short-lived cheer for liberals; divisions in French society will take time to heal

Macron, a bona fide member of the Euro elite, represents the same set of reasons that has triggered the rise of the anti-globalisation wave sweeping across Europe and has proto-fascist parties raising their heads

Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidential election: Europe has their man, but they shouldn't breathe easy
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Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidential election: Europe has their man, but they shouldn't breathe easy

Emmanuel Macron is a former investment banker who has never held elected office. That will change this week after he is sworn in as president, likely on 11 May.

France's Francois Hollande greets Emmanuel Macron in first meeting since victory
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France's Francois Hollande greets Emmanuel Macron in first meeting since victory

Paris: French President Francois Hollande warmly greeted Emmanuel Macron on Monday in their first public meeting since the centrist's resounding election victory the day before.

Marine Le Pen, routed in French presidential elections, vows to reform party with centrist ideals
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Marine Le Pen, routed in French presidential elections, vows to reform party with centrist ideals

Marine Le Pen on Sunday put a brave face on her crushing defeat to Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's presidential election, pledging to overhaul her far-right party and turn it into the main opposition to France's new centrist leader

Vladimir Putin congratulates Emmanuel Macron, urges him to join forces to ensure 'international stability'
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Vladimir Putin congratulates Emmanuel Macron, urges him to join forces to ensure 'international stability'

Russian President Vladimir Putin today urged French election winner Emmanuel Macron to bridge deep rifts and work together in the face of the "growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism".

A closer look at Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France's pre-poll promises
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A closer look at Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France's pre-poll promises

Emmanuel Macron was seen as the antidote to Far Right candidate Marine Le Pen, and his poll promises focused on revival of the economy and a more inclusive agenda that doesn't shut migrants out

Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidential election: How Europe's media reacted to the result
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Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidential election: How Europe's media reacted to the result

Media in Europe largely hailed 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron, who will become the youngest ever leader of France. Here's how newspapers in Europe reacted to news of Macron's victory

Emmanuel Macron is new President of France: Victory speech in photos
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Emmanuel Macron is new President of France: Victory speech in photos

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised on Sunday to heal France's divisions after crushing Far Right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but fragile mandate for change.

Emmanuel Macron is President of France: See how world leaders congratulate pro-EU centrist
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Emmanuel Macron is President of France: See how world leaders congratulate pro-EU centrist

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won France's landmark presidential election, first estimates showed today, heading off a fierce challenge from the far-right in a pivotal vote for the future of the divided country and Europe.

Emmanuel Macron to become France's youngest ever President, beats Marine Le Pen in pivotal election
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Emmanuel Macron to become France's youngest ever President, beats Marine Le Pen in pivotal election

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised on Sunday to heal France's divisions after crushing Far Right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but fragile mandate for change

Emmanuel Macron, like Arvind Kejriwal, won with an anti-graft platform: Will he avoid Delhi CM's fate?
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Emmanuel Macron, like Arvind Kejriwal, won with an anti-graft platform: Will he avoid Delhi CM's fate?

Emmanuel Macron’s spectacular victory in the French presidential election on Sunday — despite the last-day hiccup due to the hacking of his mails — has become a talking point across the world for a variety of reasons

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election and 65% of France heaves a sigh of relief
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Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election and 65% of France heaves a sigh of relief

A few minutes after 8 pm (Central European Time Zone) on Sunday, the serious faces of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen rotated dramatically on giant screens set up in the public grounds of the Louvre, whirling for a few seconds until the results flashed

French Presidential Election 2017: As voting begins, Paris comes out for Emmanuel Macron
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French Presidential Election 2017: As voting begins, Paris comes out for Emmanuel Macron

Karine Colman stepped out of queue briefly to chase her young son, then retrieved him and returned to her place in the line behind 10 other voters. At 10.30am, the polling venue at the town hall in the 14th arrondissement of Paris was already seeing a steady stream of voters. This Sunday France votes for its president; and the choice lies between the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

France presidential election: 28.23 percent voter turnout recorded till midday
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France presidential election: 28.23 percent voter turnout recorded till midday

Turnout in France's presidential election stood at 28.23 percent at midday on Sunday, the interior ministry said, down from 30.66 percent at the same point in the 2012 presidential ballot.

Emmanuel Macron is the man Europe wants; his win will soothe nerves frayed from Brexit
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Emmanuel Macron is the man Europe wants; his win will soothe nerves frayed from Brexit

Emmanuel Macron is a former investment banker who has never held elected office.

France Presidential Election 2017: Voting begins; Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron face final showdown
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France Presidential Election 2017: Voting begins; Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron face final showdown

French voters will pick a new president on Sunday, choosing between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a watershed election for the country and Europe.

France presidential election 2017: Where Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen stand on key issues
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France presidential election 2017: Where Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen stand on key issues

Macron has pledged to cut France's reliance on nuclear energy to 50 percent of its total electricity needs by 2025, from about 75 percent now.