Tuesday

25th Apr 2017

Ticker

Spain plans final talks to prevent December election

The Spanish king is to hold final talks on creating a new government on 24 and 25 October in order to avoid a third election in less than a year, the government said on Tuesday. A new coalition must be in place by 31 October according to the country's laws. Conservative caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy is the only likely candidate to take the helm, if the socialists agree.

France still anxious over possibility of Le Pen win

Despite opinion polls that place centrist Macron well ahead of the far-right leader Le Pen in the 7 May presidential run-off, doubts are emerging about his capacity to unite the French people around his candidacy.

Russia suspected of Macron hack

Likely Russian spies tried to steal email passwords from Macron's people the same way they hacked US elections, new study says.

Investigation

Le Pen-Poutine: des liens qui remontent à loin

La leader du Front National a rencontré le président russe trois fois, et non pas une comme elle l'affirme. Mais l'argent que son parti a obtenu, et sous quelles conditions, restent un mystère.