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Emmanuel Macron Will Take Over as President of France on Sunday

LONDON — Emmanuel Macron will take office as France’s next president on May 14, President François Hollande announced on Monday, a day after Mr. Macron, an independent centrist, defeated Marine Le Pen in a battle for the country’s leadership. Mr. Macron appeared beside Mr. Hollande at a ceremony at the ...

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How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

MONROVIA, Liberia — Bernice Freeman was chatting with some market women, trying to explain why it was so important that they leave their food stalls to vote for the first woman to be elected president of an African country, when she noticed some boys laughing nearby, waving something white. It ...

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A President Trump Excites, and Worries, Persian Gulf Leaders

By ERIC SCHMITT December 12, 2016 MANAMA, Bahrain — The political shock waves from the American presidential election are being felt here in the Persian Gulf, where diplomats, military commanders and other senior leaders say they are both fearful and excited about which Donald J. Trump shows up after he is sworn ...

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President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-election

STRASBOURG, France — Battered by months of dismal approval ratings and a stubbornly high unemployment rate, President François Hollande of France announced Thursday night that he would not compete in next year’s election. The unprecedented decision opened up and energized France’s presidential race even as it added further turmoil to ...

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Total global disbelief as Trump is elected president

Look back at President-elect Donald Trump’s colorful life. USA TODAY NETWORK People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 9, 2016 in New York City. at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning ...

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Venezuelans' plan to overthrow their president has hit a snag

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Venezuelans’ plan to overthrow their president has hit a snag The government claims fraudulent signatures were used on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro. Post to Facebook Try Another Audio CAPTCHA Image CAPTCHA Help ...

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Philippine president says he won’t sever ties with U.S.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte makes a speech during the Philippines – China Trade and Investment Fourm at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China.(Photo: Getty Images) MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties ...

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