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Conservatives lead Greek election

REUTERS – Greek conservatives were leading over the leftist Syriza in elections on Sunday, a joint exit poll by six polling agencies showed.
The exit poll gave the conservative New Democracy party between 36-40% of the vote versus 25-29% for the leftist Syriza party, which governed the country in 2015-2019, at the peak of Greece’s financial crisis.

Cannes festival marred by pension protest

AP – Protests over pension reforms have roiled France in recent months, but demonstrations have been kept largely at bay at one of the country’s glitziest events, the Cannes Film Festival.
On Sunday, dozens of protesters gathered in Cannes to oppose the raising of the reforms pushed through parliament by President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Moldovans rally for EU membership

AFP – Tens of thousands of Moldovans rallied on Sunday to demand European Union membership for their country.
The former Soviet republic of 2.6 million people applied last year to join the EU and in June 2022 became a candidate country, alongside Ukraine.
More than 75,000 people participated in the demonstration in the centre of the capital, Chisinau, according to initial police estimates.


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