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‘Manu’ or ‘Mr President’? Macron causes stir posing with dancers at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron has caused a stir by posing for a picture with scantily clad dancers at the Elysee Palace, days after chiding a schoolboy who called him “Manu,” telling him to choose between “Mr President” and “sir.” As France was enjoying the annual Day of Music festival, during which hundreds of free musical events take place across the country, the ...

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Kim is a ‘very polite & sincere’ person – S. Korean president

The young leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has made a good impression on southern president Moon Jae-in and treated his counterpart with respect, Moon has revealed to Russian media. “Despite his [Kim’s] youth, it seemed to me that he is a very polite and sincere person. He has always treated me as an elder, with respect. We had long, ...

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Over half of all Russians want Vladimir Putin to remain president after 2024, poll shows

Over half of respondents in a Russian poll said that they would prefer Vladimir Putin to remain in power after his current term expires in 2024, regardless of the direct constitutional ban on such move. According to the research, conducted by the independent public opinion think tank Levada, the share of Russians who say that they would prefer to see ...

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Trump’s wife ‘hates’ to see migrant families split as president cracks down on illegal immigration

Following weeks of speculations about her health, first lady Melania Trump re-appeared with a sobering statement, hinting at her disapproval of her husband’s immigration policy. In an attempt to halt the forced separations of migrant families crossing the US-Mexico border, the first lady verbalized her apparent disapproval of Trump’s ambitions. In a comment to The Hill, Melania’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said ...

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Czech president burns giant pair of red underpants during press conference (VIDEO)

Czech President Milos Zeman, arguably one of the most colorful politicians around, once again made headlines after torching a giant pair of red boxer shorts to mark the end of “underwear politics.” Zeman called an impromptu press conference in the gardens of Prague Castle on Thursday, raising speculation that the 73-year-old leader, who reportedly suffers from poor health, was going ...

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FBI agent’s text to lover: ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president

The agent who worked on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia told his colleague and lover that the agency would work to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. FBI special agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page – who were having an affair –  briefly worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ investigation. They exchanged ...

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Being president means sacrificing your personal life, but it’s a unique job – Putin

Personal life is an inevitable sacrifice a person makes when they become president, Vladimir Putin said. However, one reward is having a truly one-of-a-kind job. Not all questions at the Q&A session held by the Russian president on Thursday were about politics, healthcare, or economic development. For some, it was all about lifting the curtain on the leader’s private life. ...

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President Putin confident about Russia’s long-term economic growth

Russia is currently on a stable economic growth path, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday during his annual direct Q&A line in Moscow. He stressed that inflation is at a historic low at the moment. “We have a historic minimum in inflation. This is a very important prerequisite for further growth,” he said. Gross domestic product is 1.5 percent higher ...

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Almost 2mn questions: President Putin hosts annual Q&A (WATCH LIVE)

Vladimir Putin holds his highly anticipated annual televised question-and-answer session, and the number of questions is about two million. This year’s event is Putin’s 16th and is different from the previous ones in several ways. As of Thursday morning, over 1.9 million questions have been submitted, according to Interfax, and the number keeps growing. The annual event, which is officially ...

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South Africa’s sharp economic decline a major blow to President Ramaphosa's reforms

South Africa’s national statistical service has revealed the worst quarterly contraction of country’s economy in nearly a decade after Cyril Ramaphosa ousted Jacob Zuma from leadership. From January through March, the country’s GDP declined by 2.2 percent against the previous three months, Stats SA said on Tuesday. That’s the biggest drop since the first quarter of 2009, when the economy ...

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