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French President Francois Hollande poses for photographers while touring polling stations in Tulle, central France, after voting in the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
French vote in most unpredictable contest in generationsVoter turnout is high as French voters choose among 11 presidential candidates in the most unpredictable contest in generations
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Sicily prosecutor probes possible NGOs-smuggler 'contacts'A prosecutor in Sicily says an investigation has found evidence of contacts between some NGO boats rescuing migrants off Libya and human smugglers
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
An army soldier patrols past posters showing faces of the candidates for the first-round presidential election near a polling station in Paris, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Turnout lags in France's Caribbean territoriesPresidential voting in France's Caribbean territories seems to have lagged behind that on the mainland
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Newly elected candidate of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) for the September general election Alexander Gauland, right, kisses the hand of Frauke Petry during the party convention in Cologne, Germany, April 23, 2017. The delegates elected Alice Weidel and Gauland as new top candidates on Sunday, after the party’s best-known politician, Petry, said she would no longer be available. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
German nationalists elect top duo for general electionGermany's nationalist Alternative for Germany party has elected two new top candidates for the September general election, after the party's best-known politician said last week she wouldn't be available
The Associated Press1 hour ago
1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China tradeThe first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the U.S. is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China approved it
The Associated Press1 hour ago
OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicleA member of the OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has died and two others were injured after their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the Luhansk region
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People enter the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp through the gate with the inscription 'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) for commemorations of the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the camp  in Oranienburg, about 35 kilometer north of Berlin Sunday, April 23, 2017.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 72 years agoHolocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial sites of the former concentration camps Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany and Sachsenhausen north of Berlin to commemorate the liberation of the camps 72 years ago
The Associated Press6 hours ago
British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attackBritish police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a reality TV performer sought in connection to an acid attack at an east London nightclub
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Un hombre selecciona una boleta para la primera ronda de las elecciones presidenciales de Francia de una mesa en un centro electoral en París, el 23 de abril de 2017. (AP Foto/Emilio Morenatti)
French presidential election, by the numbersThe French presidential election, by the numbers: 11 candidates, 47 million eligible voters, 70,000 polling stations and two rounds
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Voters across France begin casting ballots for president in tense first-round election seen as test for populismVoters across France begin casting ballots for president in tense first-round election seen as test for populism
The Associated Press11 hours ago
French expats wait in line to vote in Montreal, Saturday, April 22, 2017. France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, for the first round of the 2017 French presidential election. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Security tight as France prepares for presidential voteFrances heads into Sunday's first-round presidential ballot amid heavy security, with 4 of the 11 candidates in a tight race for the two spots in a May 7 runoff that will pick the next head of state
The Associated Press16 hours ago
People hold signs of poineering women in science in front the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the March for Science in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
Advocates fan out in global show of support for sciencePeople around the globe have turned out in huge numbers to celebrate Earth Day and support scientific research and funding
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Body of fire victim left on Greek street because he was poorGreek officials say an 86-year-old man died in a single-home fire in the northern city of Thessaloniki and his body was then left on the street for two hours because undertakers refused to transport the destitute man's corpse to the morgue
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A French riot police officer patrols as demonstrators take part at a protest in what they described as a march of support for all French security forces, in Paris, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Saturday march comes just two days after the Champs Elysees attack in which a police officer was shot with two bullets to the head and two others were wounded before being able to kill the shooter. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential voteThe final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Croatia anti-fascists, Serbs gather at WWII death camp siteCroatian anti-fascists and Serb minority groups have held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp, boycotting the official event over alleged government inaction to curb the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the country
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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