John Leicester and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 23rd - 3:14pm
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.
Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.
French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is urging national unity against the populist campaign of Marine Le Pen, his rival in the upcoming presidential runoff. In a Paris speech, Macron says that he wants to gather "the largest possible" support before the May 7 runoff. He praised his supporters for a campaign that "changed the course of our country." He has urged hope in Europe instead of fear, a reference to Le Pen's anti-European Union campaign.
Ian Deitch, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 23rd - 2:30pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it.