After Trump victory at Electoral College, world views collide

After Trump victory at Electoral College, world views collide

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president next month, after prevailing Monday at the Electoral College amid nationwide protests at state capitals. FRANCE 24 spoke to electors and insiders with divergent views of where the country is headed. On January 20, Republican Donald J. Trump will raise his right hand, place his left on […]

France’s far-right chief Marine Le Pen congratulates Trump on victory

France’s far-right chief Marine Le Pen congratulates Trump on victory

France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday as he looked set for a shock victory in the U.S. presidential election. “Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the free American people!” she said on Twitter. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to […]

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Lithuanians fed up with low wages and a labour exodus voted for major changes in Sunday’s general election, handing victory to a farmers’ party that previously held just one seat in parliament. The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) won 54 seats in the 141-member parliament, while the conservative Homeland Union took 31 […]

Putin’s United Russia party on course for victory in parliamentary elections

Putin’s United Russia party on course for victory in parliamentary elections

Russia’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed. The ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a repeat of mass […]

Guardiola claims first victory as longstanding rivalry moves to Manchester

Guardiola claims first victory as longstanding rivalry moves to Manchester

Pep Guardiola got the better of old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester City used a fast start to beat Manchester United 2-1 in an early-season clash of the Premier League title favorites on Saturday. Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho set each other up for goals in the first 36 minutes, during which Guardiola’s City […]

Jason Roy happy to see his hard work rewarded as England seal ODI series victory over Sri Lanka

Jason Roy happy to see his hard work rewarded as England seal ODI series victory over Sri Lanka

Jason Roy was happy to see his hard work pay off after hitting a match-winning 162 to lead England to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the one-day international series. The Surrey opener fell just five runs short of the England ODI record held by Robin Smith as […]

Belgium resoundingly defeats Hungary 4-0

Belgium resoundingly defeats Hungary 4-0

Belgium captain Eden Hazard produced an inspired performance, including a fine solo goal, to lead his side to a resounding 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday and set up a quarter-final clash with Wales. Hazard, who has finally burst into life at the tournament after a disappointing club season withChelsea, set up […]

Croatia storm into Euro last 16 with 2-1 victory over Spain

Croatia storm into Euro last 16 with 2-1 victory over Spain

Croatia pipped Spain to first place in Group D at Euro 2016 after Ivan Perisic struck a late winner in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday. Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved a second-half penalty from Sergio Ramos after Nikola Kalinic had cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s early opener on the stroke of half-time. Turkey must wait to […]