President Emmanuel Macron has told France Inter radio that he did not manage to stem the rise of right-wing politics in France as he seeks re-election at the polls this month.
The anti-Covid mandate protests that started in Canada’s capital and spread to the US and Europe are reinvigorating right-wing populism.
The rally took place as the country's president is being criticised for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and dismissing its severity, after the country recently passed 100,000 confirmed cases.
Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
Vote counting began in Switzerland's federal elections, seeing political promise for green party candidates in the traditionally conservative state.
G7 countries pledged $20 million to fight the blaze destroying the world's largest rainforest at the Biarritz summit hosted by French President Macron, who insisted the Amazon should be discussed as a top priority.
Norway and Germany, among others, have discontinued financial aid for the Amazon Fund, leading some Brazilian federal governors to appeal directly to Europe to change their minds.
Oil workers are striking over pension reforms that will raise the minimum retirement age and workers' contributions.
The far-right and green parties both saw surges in popularity in these elections, which could force the European Parliament to adapt to a new political reality.
With US presidential elections fast approaching the Democratic Party could have a hard time uniting as it dithers in dealing with Trump.
The upcoming European Parliament elections will be a test for the European Union's commitment to democracy as previously fringe political movements threaten to take over the helm of the EU.
Social groups organise protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup "deserves social and political repudiation."
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