Marine Le Pen is to ditch plans to pull France out of the European Union and to stop using the euro and restore the franc. There will be no Frexit,” Bernard Monot said in an interview with a British newspaper, explaining that the Front National (FN) leader had realised that this was not what the French people want. Source The Local
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Billionaire investor George Soros has given away nearly $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, transforming it into the “second largest” charity in the US after the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation. Source: RT
Xi Jinping has heralded the dawn of a “new era” of Chinese politics and power at the start of a historic Communist party congress celebrating the end of his first term in office. Source: The Guadiaan