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People celebrate after the second round of the French legislative elections at Place de la Republic in Paris on Sunday. Three distinct left-wing, right-wing and centrist blocs emerged from the vote.
Jul 11, 2024
The most incredible election in French history
Three main blocs emerged from the French election. Macron not only failed to bring clarity to the country's politics, but the parties now face uneasy coalition-building.
Protesters hold a giant French flag on the statue of Marianne as people gather at the Place de la Republique, after partial results in the second round of the early French parliamentary elections, in Paris on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 9, 2024
Debt and political deadlock keep investors nervous after French election
At the center of the euro project and the bloc's second biggest economy, France, still faces a hung parliament and taxing negotiations to form a government.
French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron leave after voting in the second round of French parliamentary elections at a polling station in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 9, 2024
France in limbo after Macron gamble deepens political deadlock
No political party wields an outright majority after the French election, and no obvious candidate for prime minister has emerged.
President Emmanuel Macron has gone from king to kingmaker of French politics after his bloc came second in the parliamentary election.
Jul 8, 2024
Gambler Macron wins chance to be kingmaker
Even as Macron breathes a sigh of relief after voters halted a far-right triumph, the left-leaning coalition the president will try to build faces a treacherous path.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen talks to journalists after partial results in the second round of the early French parliamentary elections, at the French far-right Rassemblement National (National Rally - RN) party venue in Paris on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 8, 2024
Bubble bursts for France's far-right as voters bar it from power
Marine Le Pen's National Rally was on course to come in third, behind a left-wing alliance and President Emmanuel Macron's centrist bloc.
A voter picks up ballot papers at a polling station in Noumea in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 7, 2024
Far right bids for power as France holds parliamentary election
Marine Le Pen's RN scored historic gains to win last Sunday's first-round vote, raising the specter of France's first far-right government since World War II.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) looks on as French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to reporters on the day of a joint Franco-German cabinet meeting in Gransee, Germany, on May 28.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2024
As France votes, Europe holds its breath
The big fear for the European Union's traditional political mainstream is an outright National Rally victory in France.
Marine Le Pen speaks during the first round of legislative elections in Henin-Beaumont on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 3, 2024
Le Pen faces uphill battle to get majority in French election
Those against the National Rally are removing certain third-placed candidates from the next round of voting in France to avoid splitting the vote.
No matter the outcome of the snap parliamentary elections in France, President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist project has failed to convince voters.
Jul 2, 2024
Why Macronism failed
With a second round of voting in the French parliamentary election this week, no matter the outcome, Macron hasn't convinced voters that centrism is the way forward.
Supporters of the far-right National Rally wave French flags at the party's headquarters following voting during the first round of legislative elections in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 2, 2024
French left and Macron race to prevent far-right takeover
Analysts say the most likely outcome of the snap election is a hung parliament that could lead to months of political paralysis and chaos.
Alternative for Germany party co-leader Alice Weidel speaks at a party convention in Essen, Germany, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2024
German far-right leader sees Le Pen victory in France as a model
"I look at the result in France with admiration and respect,” said Alice Weidel, the co-leader of the AfD party.
Supporters react as former president of the French far-right Rassemblement National (RN) parliamentary group Marine Le Pen gives a speech during the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2024
Far-right wins first round in France election, exit polls show
France's National Rally party was seen winning around 34% of the vote.
Portugal's Joao Monteiro drives his South Racing CAN-AM ahead of the Dakar RAlly in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Jan 4, 2024
Sharp-shooting Nasser Al-Attiyah takes aim at sixth Dakar title
A 425-strong colorful caravan made up of cars, bikes, quads and trucks sets out from Al-Ula on a treacherous 4,900-mile (7,886 kilometer) odyssey around Saudi Arabia.
Elfyn Evans and his co-driver Scott Martin drive their Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid past the Kumano Shrine during Rally Japan in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 19, 2023
Elfyn Evans cruises to victory at season-ending Rally Japan
Evans took control after the second stage and stayed in front for the rest of a rally held in wild weather conditions in Aichi Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2023
Organizers say Dakar Rally to remain in Saudi Arabia
Dakar organizer ASO announced the switch in 2019, saying a new chapter of the grueling race's history would be written in the 'mysterious and vast deserts' of the land.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
Carlos Sainz wins first stage of Dakar Rally
Three-time winner Carlos Sainz took the overall lead in the car section of the Dakar Rally on Sunday after winning the first stage despite suffering an early puncture.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2020
Naomi Osaka joins top tennis players in relief effort for Australian fires
Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka joined several other top players on Wednesday for a charity match to help relief efforts for the wildfires that have recently devastated large parts of Australia.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2019
Down Syndrome competitor Lucas Barron to make Dakar Rally history
Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar Rally starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the grueling race.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 9, 2018
French judges halt €2 million in subsidies for Marine Le Pen's party amid EU funds misuse probe
French judges investigating an alleged misuse of EU funds by Marine Le Pen's far-right party have decided to block €2 million of state subsidies due to be handed out to the party, Le Pen and a judicial source said on Sunday.
Japan Times
May 11, 2018
Okinawa protesters march against plan for U.S. base ahead of anniversary of prefecture's reversion to Japan
Protesters begin a three-day march against the relocation plan for a contentious U.S. Marine Corps base ahead of the 46th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to Japanese control.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals