Emmanuel Macron promises new brand of French politics

Spokesman says record-high abstention rate – only 43% of voters turned out for Sunday’s second round – highlights need for political change. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images. Emmanuel Macron …Macron’s latest success heralds the death of French socialism – and it was socialist defeatism that caused it Emmanuel Macron promises new brand of French politics – The Guardian

Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer

A heightened sense of unease gripped the White House on Thursday, as President Trump lashed out at reports he’s under scrutiny for obstructing justice, aides repeatedly deflected questions about the probe and Vice President Pence acknowledged hiring a …What does Robert Mueller’s team tell us about the Russia investigation? Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer – Washington Post

Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in air strike

Russia’s Defence Ministry said Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May. The air strike was launched after the Russian forces in Russia ‘may have killed’ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after bombing terror group’s leadership meeting Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in air strike – The Globe and Mail

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Killed, Russia Says

NBCNews.comMOSCOW — Russia believes one of its airstrikes may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its defense ministry announced Friday. The militant commander’s death has been rumored many times before. The U.S.-led coalition battling ISIS said it was …Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Killed, Russia Says – NBCNews.com

Russia claims to have killed ISIS leader

The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders Russia ‘may have killed’ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syrian air strike Russia claims to have killed ISIS leader – CBC.ca