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Asia welcomes Emmanuel Macron victory
Xi Jinping hopes for a higher level of "Franco-Chinese strategic collaboration". For the Global Times Macron puts a halt to populism of Donald Trump. For Shinzo Abe this is a "symbolic victory against protectionist moves and introspective closure, and with a mandate for the European Union." Netanyahu: together against Islamist terrorism. From Russia: The country is divided, disillusionment will follow.
09/05/2017 09:34:00 RUSSIA-FRANCE
Putin invites to Macron "join forces" against terrorism and extremism
Russian President wishes the newly elected president "good health, prosperity and success" and asks to work together on "bilateral, regional and global issues". The opposing views of Moscow and Paris on Ukraine and Syria. During the election campaign, the Russians supported the Le Pen.
06/05/2017 14:00:00 RUSSIA – FRANCE
'The Russians are coming’ in the French Elections. Russia Today and Sputnik plan to sue Emmanuel Macron
Thousands of documents from the Macron campaign are released, as was the case in the United States with Hillary Clinton. Accusations of a gay affair come from "sites, some of which were linked to Russian interests." Kremlin the denies the charges. The French Church (and Pope Francis) offer criteria to evaluate the candidates but refrain from giving instructions as to how to vote.
Sarkozy victory elicits mixed reactions in Turkey, China and Lebanon
In Turkey PM Erdoğan is worried about the president-elect’s opposition to Ankara’s request for EU membership. In China President Hu heaves a sign of relief. In Lebanon reactions are mixed: Hezbollah and Lahoud hope for a change of course whilst Saad Hariri hopes France stays the course.
Tehran, a new trial against dissidents. A French national among the accused
More than ten activists and opponents of the regime to be tried. Among these Clotilde Reiss, a university student, accused of "spying" and of "fomenting the revolt”. Paris calls charges "unfounded."
09/11/2016 09:39:00 ASIA - USA
Asian markets shocked by Donald Trump victory
All markets have slumped, with Mumbai loosing up to 6%. Gold bonds jump as a safe haven. The futures for the Dow Jones lose 4%. Surprises in Shenzhen. Trump is the 45th US president.
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