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

Some Belarusians want to fight the Russians in Ukraine. They also hope to free their country from the grip of Putin

CNN — In a wooded area on the Polish side of the Polish-Ukrainian border, men dressed in crisp, clean camouflage are given tourniquets. They kneel on the muddy ground and begin to learn basic survival training. They call themselves the Pohonia Battalion, a group of less than 30 Belarusian exiles living mostly in Poland and … 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

French presidential election: what are the challenges for women?

Editor’s note: This story is part of As Equals, CNN’s ongoing series on gender inequality. For more information on series funding and more, check out our FAQs. CNN — At his last campaign event before the first round of the 2022 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron says a crowded stadium that gender equality would be … 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

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of war in Ukraine

hong kong CNN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week – two countries under pressure to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine as the death toll in the unprovoked conflict rises. Lavrov first met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled flight to … Read more

Kashmir Highlights | CNN

CNN — Here is an overview of Kashmir, a region of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or full ownership of Kashmir. Kashmir is an 86,000 square mile region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since the two … Read more

A beekeeper, a bricklayer and a homeless man: the civilian victims of Putin’s invasion

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Beekeeper Dmitry Mulyar was tending to his hives outside his home in eastern kyiv when Russian bombardment hit Thursday morning. His older brother Andriy Mulyar, who roasts coffee for a living, was standing next to him when it happened. “A shell shot, from – so-called – liberators. I was by his … Read more

Deepfakes are now trying to turn the tide of war

CNN Business — During the third week of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a video, wearing a dark green shirt, speaking slowly and deliberately while standing behind a white presidential podium emblazoned with his country’s coat of arms. . Except for his head, the Ukrainian president’s body barely moved as he spoke. … Read more

The Chechens are fighting in Ukraine. But are they more fashion than help for Vladimir Putin?

CNN — Footage of a firefight that surfaced on social media earlier this week appears to show an unusual group of fighters: apparent Chechen volunteers fighting alongside Ukraine against Russia. CNN has geotagged and verified the authenticity of the video, which shows an RPG gunner at work amid an intense firefight in the village of … Read more