Ex-NYC mayor Giuliani out as Trump narrows diplomat pick

Ex-NYC mayor Giuliani out as Trump narrows diplomat pick

Donald Trump plunged his quest for America’s next top diplomat back into the spotlight Friday by confirming that one frontrunner, outspoken former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, will not join his cabinet. Giuliani had made no secret of his desire for the job, but came under media scrutiny over business dealings that could pose conflicts […]

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives on Sunday are choosing their nominee for next year’s vital presidential election from among two former prime ministers with deep experience in government and differing views on how to prevent more terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the conservative’s primary runoff – Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain Juppe – are […]

Ex-Greenpeace activist is French Green Party pick for president in 2017

Ex-Greenpeace activist is French Green Party pick for president in 2017

France’s green party EELV on Monday elected MEP and former Greenpeace activist Yannick Jadot as its candidate for next year’s presidential election. Jadot, 49, won the party’s primary with 54 percent of the vote, defeating fellow MEP Michele Rivasi who took 40.75 percent. An environmentalist and humanitarian who coordinated Greenpeace campaigns in France between 2002 […]