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With fish and football, French presidential hopefuls woo voters

Emmanuel Macron

France’s presidential candidates battled for the popular vote on Thursday with far-right Marine Le Pen wooing fishermen and Emmanuel Macron playing soccer as polls showed the centrist’s commanding lead narrow marginally. As runner-up in last Sunday’s opening ballot, Le Pen remained the underdog, but several polls suggested she had made …

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EU lawmakers call for suspension of Turkey accession talks

EU Parliament

Leading European Union lawmakers called on Wednesday for a formal halt to Turkey’s long-stalled EU membership talks, citing President Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to assume much greater powers after a referendum this month backed a constitutional overhaul. Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that Turkey would not wait forever …

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