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Dhaka, Paris agree to boost economic ties


MNA Business Desk: Dhaka and Paris agreed to form a joint commission to explore the opportunities of cooperation in the fields of trade and economy. The decision was taken in the bilateral meeting between French president Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Elysee Palace in Paris. Briefing reporters after the meeting, foreign secretary Md. Shahidul Haque said the two leaders in a very cordial and warm atmosphere discussed the bilateral and global issues of mutual interests. “Five issues were discussed in the meeting including the most important one of climate change as the prime minister arrived in France ...

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Angela Merkel wins fourth term

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MNA International Desk: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc, according to preliminary results. It was their worst score since 1949. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with a post-war ...

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Emmanuel Macron beats Le Pen in French presidential election

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MNA International Desk: Emmanuel Macron crushed his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen in the final round of the French presidential election on Sunday, with almost all votes counted. At 39, the pro-EU former investment banker will become France’s youngest-ever leader. Almost definitive results showed Macron winning 65.82 percent of the vote in the first ever election he has contested, far ahead of the nationalist Le Pen at 34.18 percent. But in a sign of widespread voter disillusionment, one in three voters abstained or cast a blank ballot. Ms Le Pen called her opponent to wish him success in dealing with ...

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Macron’s presidential campaign target of ‘massive hack’


MNA International Desk: French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign mails online 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting. In a statement, Macron’s political movement En Marche! (Onwards!), confirmed that it had been hacked. The documents spread on social media just before midnight on Friday—when 39-year-old Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen officially wrapped up campaigning for Sunday’s election—with his ...

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Polls open for first round of French presidential election


MNA International Desk: The French are heading to the ballot boxes to cast their votes in a tight first round of their country’s presidential race. Four of the eleven candidates are believed to have a realistic chance of moving into Elysee Palace. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country. Aiming to ride a wave of populism that led Donald Trump to the White House and Britain to vote for Brexit, Le Pen also wants ...

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