Macron versus Le Pen: the second round of the French presidential election explained

Paris CNN — It’s Macron against Le Pen, second round. The French presidential election will be a rematch of the 2017 contest, when far-right Marine Le Pen took on political newcomer Emmanuel Macron. Macron won this race by nearly two votes to one. But while the candidates remain the same, the 2022 race looks very … Read more

Dominique Strauss-Kahn In brief | CNN

CNN — A look back at the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former director of the International Monetary Fund. Date of Birth: April 25, 1949 Birth place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Birth name: Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn Dad: Gilbert Strauss-Kahn, legal and tax advisor Mother: Jacqueline Fellus, journalist Marriages: Myriam L’Aouffir (October 2017-present); Anne Sinclair (1991-2013, divorced); Brigitte … Read more

Highlights of the 2008 Georgia-Russia conflict

CNN — Here’s a look at the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia. The conflict was centered on South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two “separatist provinces” of Georgia. They are officially part of Georgia, but have separate governments not recognized by most countries. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are supported by Russia. During the five days … Read more

Highlights on the European Union | CNN

CNN — Here is an overview of the European Union. The European Union is an international organization made up of 27 European countries. It governs the common economic, political, social and security policies of its member states. According to the EU website, the objectives of the European Union are to establish European citizenship, to ensure … Read more

Highlights on Rodrigo Duterte | CNN

CNN — Here is a glimpse into the life of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Date of Birth: March 28, 1945 Place of birth: Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines Birth name: Rodrigo Roa Duterte Dad: Vicente Duterte, lawyer and politician Mother: Soledad (Roa) Duterte, teacher Marriage: Elizabeth Zimmerman (cancelled 2000) Children: with Elizabeth Zimmerman: Paolo, Sebastian and … Read more

Taiwan watches China as China and the world watch Ukraine

Seoul, South Korea CNN — China is closely monitoring events in Ukraine to assess its own strategy towards Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister has warned. “As we watch the development of events in Ukraine … we are also watching very carefully what China might do in Taiwan,” Joseph Wu said at a press conference on … Read more

Analysis: Europe takes once unimaginable decisions to counter Putin’s aggression

CNN — Whatever the end result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has achieved one thing: the security map of Europe has been fundamentally changed and things will never go back to the way they were before. All over the continent, and more particularly within the European Union, decisions have been taken … Read more