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French elections: Far-right leader Le Pen and centrist Macron to face off, estimates say

French elections: Far-right leader Le Pen and centrist Macron to face off, estimates say

Polls have closed in France’s bitterly divisive presidential election. Early projections suggesting who may have made it through to the runoff are expected shortly.

Voters go to polls in French election

Voters go to polls in French election

France has voted in the first round of balloting for a new president following a divisive and unpredictable campaign that had 11 names on the ballot.

France begins voting for president after bitter campaign

France begins voting for president after bitter campaign

French voters go to the polls Sunday after a presidential election campaign that was notable for its volatility and overshadowed in its final days by a terror attack on police in Paris.

USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers

USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers

American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.

140 feared dead in Taliban raid

140 feared dead in Taliban raid

The Taliban’s deadly raid Friday on a northern army base that killed or wounded more than 100 people was revenge for the deaths of two of its officials in the region, a spokesman for the group told CNN.

Taliban fighters attack Afghan base

Taliban fighters attack  Afghan base

Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding more than 100 soldiers, authorities said Saturday.

Why you should care about the French election

Why you should care about the French election

A presidential election in France is not usually the sort of thing that I would tell you to pay attention to. After all, it’s hard enough to convince people that they should pay attention to elections in this country.

Protesters march worldwide in support of science

Protesters march worldwide in support of science

Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research, in a protest fueled by opposition to US President Donald Trump’s environmental and energy policies.

Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would “honor” a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as a “dumb deal.”

Paris attack casts shadow over French election

Paris attack casts shadow over French election

A deadly attack on a police bus in the heart of Paris has dramatically changed the course of the French presidential election campaign.

4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast

4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast

Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days, a spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CNN on Friday.

Shooting may be factor as voters head to the polls

Shooting may be factor as voters head to the polls

As France’s presidential candidates gathered for the final debate in an already tumultuous election campaign, the sound of gunfire rang out on the streets of Paris once again.

How will the shooting last week affect the election?

How will the shooting last week affect the election?

Thursday’s terror attack on the Champs-Elysées, in which a policeman was killed and others wounded, just days before the country goes to the polls has brought yet another twist to an increasingly unpredictable election race. CNN’s Melissa Bell reports.

Opinion: Win or lose, Le Pen a nightmare for the EU

Opinion: Win or lose, Le Pen a nightmare for the EU

France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises.

Opinion: Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is bad for the EU

Opinion: Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is bad for the EU

France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises.

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