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Paris gives green light to 2024 Olympic bid

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 05:51
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday said the French capital would give its full backing for the city to organise the 2024 Olympic Games.

Far-right figurehead Le Pen drops candidacy amid spat with daughter

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:53
Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far-right National Front (FN), announced Monday he was withdrawing his candidacy in forthcoming regional elections following a fierce and very public spat with his daughter, FN leader Marine Le Pen.

Far right takes ruling party seat in Hungary by-election

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:53
Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has snatched a parliamentary seat from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s centre-right Fidesz in a by-election in western Hungary on Sunday, preliminary results showed.

Nigerian president-elect’s party makes key gains in regional elections

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:36
The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the Lagos state governorship, the electoral commission said on Sunday, consolidating his administration’s power by giving it control of the commercial capital.