Egypt parliament passes investment law

Egypt's parliament on Sunday adopted a law whose aim is to attract foreign investors to the country as authorities seek to redress its struggling economy.Political instability and jihadist attacks in Egypt have put off tourists and foreign investors si...

What world leaders said about Macron’s victory

French centrist Emmanuel Macron stormed to the presidency on Sunday, scoring a resounding win over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote.Here follows a selection of early comments from world leaders on Macron's election victory.- Germany ...

Gazprom starts construction of gas pipeline to Turkey

Russian gas firm Gazprom said Sunday construction had begun of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Turkey meant to eventually also serve the European Union."Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline began in the Black Sea near the Russian coast," G...

Five challenges for France’s new president

Emmanuel Macron, who exit polls say won France's presidential elections on Sunday, may have seen off the competition in the race for the Elysee Palace but will face daunting challenges when he takes office.The 39-year-old must unite a deeply-divided co...

Young leaders around the world

Emmanuel Macron, 39, who won the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday, according to estimates, will be one of the world's youngest leaders.Here is a look at those who were still a little wet behind the ears when they attained high...

Factfile on Macron’s campaign pledges

Emmanuel Macron, France's president-in-waiting after a resounding poll victory Sunday, campaigned on a platform that combined unstinting support for the EU with tax cuts for business and a pledge to maintain the country's social safety net.Following ar...

Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who shook up France

Marine Le Pen suffered a crushing defeat in France's presidential election, estimates showed Sunday, but she can console herself with having transformed her far-right National Front (FN) from a pariah party into a force to be reckoned with.The 48-year-...

Emmanuel Macron: a 39-year-old political prodigy

In his unorthodox private life and short political career, France's new president Emmanuel Macron has battled conventions and broken with traditions.The 39-year-old son of two doctors from the northeastern city of Amiens -- set to be the youngest presi...

Macron elected French president: estimates

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

Talks begin on evacuating rebels from Syria capital

Negotiations were under way on Sunday on evacuating insurgents and their families from two districts in Damascus, a Syrian military source on the ground told AFP.If the talks are successful, this would be the first time rebels will have been evacuated ...

Le Pen’s FN turns away news outlets from post-vote event

Around 15 news outlets said Sunday they had been barred from the election night gathering for French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and her supporters.Le Pen's National Front (FN) said they were turned away because of a lack of space at...

Germany’s Zverev takes Munich title

Germany's rising star Alexander Zverev earned his third ATP title, his first on home soil, with a straight-sets win in the final of the Munich tournament on Sunday.The 20-year-old third seed needed just 72 minutes to seal a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Argent...