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Exit poll: Narrow victory for Le Pen in France

Far-right Marine Le Pen's National Rally won the European elections in France on Sunday, according to exit polls, with 24 percent of the vote. President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche came second with 22.5 percent of the votes. The result, if confirmed, means a comeback for Le Pen, after her defeat by Macron in 2017 in the presidential election. The Greens came in third, with 12.5 percent, beating the conservative Republicans.

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Beethoven vs Virus: How his birthplace Bonn is coping

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Bonn cancelled Beethoven: the much-anticipated 'Beethovenfest', as well as numerous concerts, exhibits and theatre performances were called off, some of the events were rescheduled for 2021.

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