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Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Tight security is in place across Paris for the inauguration of Emmanuel Macron as France’s president. Mr Macron, an independent, won a resounding victory in last weekend’s second round of voting against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The former investment banker had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement […]

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth UN chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former UN refugee chief was elected to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He takes over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1. […]