This year’s Pride parades are more than just a symbol of support for the LGBT community: They are centres of opposition to President Donald Trump. The march drew inspiration from the hugely popular Women’s March, organised in protest of Mr Trump’s inauguration. “We are here to stand and be counted,” Washington march participant Daniel Dunlop told the BBC.
Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front suffered a severe setback on Sunday, as her success in reaching the French presidential runoff failed to translate into support in parliamentary polls. Le Pen won 10.7 million votes as she lost to Emmanuel Macron last month, but her party’s first-round result on Sunday saw it falling way short of its aim of getting a stronger voice in parliament. The anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front (FN) is on course to win between one and 10 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly in the June 18 runoff.
Heated discussion over electricity policy comes amid humanitarian concerns and highlights ‘the trap we are in in Gaza,’ says official
PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete. The newly elected French leader's gamble that voters wanted to throw out old faces and try something new is paying off in full — first by giving him the presidency and, on Sunday, the crucial first step toward securing the legislative power to deliver on his pledge of far-reaching change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does — or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.