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Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

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Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

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ENCORE!

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

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THE INTERVIEW

Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

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THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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France

France votes: Can ex-banker Macron win over the deprived suburbs?

© Damien Meyer, AFP | A Macron supporter puts up electoral posters on April 7, 2017, in a bid to rally more support for the centrist independent presidential candidate

Video by Claire WILLIAMS , Mélina HUET , Mayssa AWAD

Text by Claire WILLIAMS

Latest update : 2017-04-19

From investment to reducing class sizes, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he would introduce ‘positive discrimination’ to favour residents of France’s forgotten suburbs, known as the ‘banlieue’.

However, his ‘En Marche’ (Forward!) party campaigners are struggling to persuade traditionally left-wing residents to vote for a former investment banker

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Date created : 2017-04-19

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