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French presidential election Key Players

France elects a new president in a two-round contest that takes place on April 23 and May 7. Here are the main competitors and their programmes:     Jean-Luc Melenchon 65 LEFT PARTY Total overhaul of political system, high tax, big spending on environmental transition, EU-hostile ECONOMY Cut pension age to 60 from circa 62/63 currently, keep work week at ...

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Arab World Reacts To Trump’s Presidential Win With Cautious Optimism

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th U.S. president was received in the Arab world with mixed emotions. While Syria and Egypt welcomed the result and expressed hopes for cooperation with the new American administration, reactions in the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were ambivalent. Although the Gulf states were glad to see the back of the Obama administration, ...

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