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Brazil eyeing presidential visit to White House – sources

BRASILIA: Brazilian and U.S. officials are in talks about a White House visit by President Michel Temer to discuss bilateral trade and investment issues, two sources in Temer’s office said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump invited Temer for a visit during a March 18 phone call, when the two leaders discussed deepening commercial and… Read More »

French voters want PM Valls to win left-wing presidential primary – poll

PARIS: French voters want to see Prime Minister Manuel Valls secure the Socialist Party ticket to run for presidential election next year, an opinion poll showed on Friday, hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he would not seek a second term. Valls broadly shares the pro-business leaning that prompted many left-wing voters to turn… Read More »

Fillon wins French conservative ticket for presidential race – partial results

PARIS: Former prime minister Francois Fillon won the conservative ticket for next year’s presidential election in France by a wide margin, beating ex-premier Alain Juppe, partial results of a primaries’ vote showed on Sunday. Fillon won 69.5 percent of the votes based on 2,121 polling stations out of a total 10,228, the election’s organisers said.… Read More »

French PM urged to prepare presidential bid if Hollande balks at running

PARIS: Socialist lawmakers are urging Prime Minister Manuel Valls to prepare a run for the French presidency in place of Francois Hollande, whose chances of being re-elected next May they see as increasingly remote. Hollande’s poll ratings have made dismal reading for months. An opinion poll early in October put the Socialist in 12th place… Read More »