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  • Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak freed from detention
  • Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

  • US Senate approves settlement backer as ambassador to Israel
  • The US Senate on Thursday approved the appointment of President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington's ambassador to Israel.

  • Le Pen visits Russia ahead of French presidential election
  • French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was due in Moscow on Friday for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before a presidential election clouded by allegations of Russian interference.

  • Over 250 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean
  • Over 250 African migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean Thursday after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.

  • France's scandal-hit Fillon accuses President Hollande of media leaks
  • French right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday accused President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, of orchestrating media leaks that have dented his image as a scandal free leader a month ahead of the key vote.

  • Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for victims of Westminster attack
  • Hundreds gathered in London on Thursday for a candlelit vigil in memory of the victims of the attack near the British parliament, which claimed the lives of a police officer, an American tourist, a British woman and an unidentified 75-year-old man.

  • Trump issues ultimatum on Obamacare after vote on replacement delayed
  • Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday on replacing Obamacare, warning that if the effort fails, his predecessor's health care reforms will stand, lawmakers in an emergency meeting said.

  • French politician Ségolène Royal eyes top UN post
  • French Environment minister Ségolène Royal is in the running to become the next head of the United Nations Development Programme.

  • Defections boost support for centrist presidential hopeful Macron
  • French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has announced his support for presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron. This is a major boost for the centrist candidate, who has been increasingly backed by members of the Socialist Party.

  • Frenchman arrested in Belgium’s Antwerp after trying to drive into crowd
  • Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp detained a French national on Thursday after he tried to drive a car into a major pedestrian shopping street at high speed.