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April 30, 2017 3:05 PM Macron’s startup-style campaign upends French expectations

POITIERS, France — Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday’s runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable. That’s thanks to an unorthodox, American-style grassroots campaign, which has harvested ideas from the left and the right, tossed them with a dose of startup culture and business school acumen and produced 27

April 30, 2017 1:16 PM Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated

President Trump did not attend the White House correspondents' dinner, but he was still the butt of host Hasan Minhaj's jokes. We have annotated Minhaj's remarks using Genius. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the series finale of the White House correspondents’ dinner. Oh man. My name is Hasan 48

April 30, 2017 10:23 AM This French presidential candidate has an unusual love story

Johannesburg - It is the stuff of tabloids: A handsome 39-year-old French presidential hopeful with a wife 24 years his senior. Although Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France’s presidential elections last Sunday, all the international gossip magazines could focus on was the fact that his wife, Brigitte Trogneux-Macron, 64, was his drama teacher 48

April 29, 2017 4:08 PM Pope Francis leaves Egypt after high-stakes, two-day visit

Pope Francis left Egypt charmed after a high-stakes two-day visit during which he embraced Muslim leaders, challenged religious extremists and waved to fans from a blue Fiat instead of his armored “popemobile.” “Everyone was really touched with his sincerity,” said Vivian Gobran, 41, of Cairo after attending a Mass Francis celebrated at the suburban 17

April 29, 2017 12:25 PM Trump's first 100 days – by the numbers

President Trump hit his 100th day in office on Saturday, with the White House claiming they've accomplished more in the opening stretch than any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. The White House says Trump has signed more legislation in his first 100 days than any president since Harry Truman. It's technically true; Trump signed 28 bills and resolutions 43

April 29, 2017 11:17 AM Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked

The best, the worst and everything in between. Many of us political scribes are sizing up the meaning of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with long essays about foreign policy evolutions or executive orders or presidential temperament. But I thought: What better way to mark the milestone than with a good old-fashioned ranking—a list, from best to worst 68

April 29, 2017 9:49 AM Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said that some had been using their relatives’ school certificates, while others did not appear on official 39

April 28, 2017 9:33 PM Other countries are still trying to figure out what Trump means to them

Much of the world is in a quandary, still unsure what to expect from the administration of President Trump. The Chinese are unexpectedly hopeful. Europeans, less so. And Mexico remains wary, if less frightened than when Trump took power on Jan. 20. “We can’t keep assuming there is now an established order,” says Sergio Aguayo, a Mexican political analyst 54

April 28, 2017 4:50 PM Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked almost 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications. Some of the government workers are accused of falsifying exam certificates while others are said to have passed off relatives' qualifications as their own. A government investigation begun 32

April 28, 2017 11:19 AM Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump's 'bromance' with China's Xi

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands the importance of good ties, but risks leaving America's regional allies puzzling over where they fit into the new order. The budding "bromance" between the two leaders appeared highly unlikely when Trump 34