France’s Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

PARIS -- The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7, according to Interior Ministry figures.

Macron leads with 23.9% in first round voting while Le Pen won 21.4%, with 97% of votes counted. The Interior Ministry said that turnout was 78.2%.

Macron set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

PARIS -- France’s hotly contested and divisive presidential election sees centrist Emmanuel Macron facing off against the extremist right-wing Marine Le Pen in next month’s runoff.

World Agenda for May available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive version for digital devices.

Iran’s presidential candidates confirmed

TEHRAN -- The final list for Iran’s May 19 election has been released, with moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani likely to face a strong challenge from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi.

Marginals – the battleground for UK election

LONDON -- Theresa May’s snap general election will be decided in marginal constituencies -- seats with majorities of 10% or less that require a swing of 5% for the incumbent party to lose.

Giant shipworm found in Philippines

MINDANAO -- A live specimen of the rare giant shipworm has been found in the Philippines. Though its existence has been known for centuries, no living specimen has been studied until now.

North Korea may be planning nuke test

PYONGYANG -- Satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site from April 12 suggests that preparations are well underway for its sixth nuclear test since 2006.

Fuels for life found on moon of Saturn

SPACE -- NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered hydrogen and carbon dioxide erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus – ingredients that sustain microbial life on Earth.

Motorsports 2017

May 2: Champions League semi-final draw

NYON, Switzerland -- Real Madrid clash with city rivals Atletico, while Juventus -- who have only conceded twice in the competition this season -- face fearless AS Monaco.

May 4: Europa League semi-final draw

NYON, Switzerland -- Jose Mourinho's Manchester United continue their quest for a first ever Europa League title against Celta Vigo, while former winners Ajax face Olympique Lyon.

Apr 28-30: F1 Russian GP on the Black Sea

SOCHI -- Sebastian Vettel takes a seven point lead into the next GP but rival Lewis Hamilton holds an impressive record at Sochi having won it twice in the last three years.

Apr 29: Klitschko returns to face Joshua

LONDON -- Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko returns to the ring to face undefeated Anthony Joshua for the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles, and the WBA Super crown.

Calls for video ref after Real defeat Bayern

MADRID -- A series of controversial refereeing decisions in the match have heightened calls for Video Assistant Referee technology to be introduced at the highest levels of the game.

Apr 26: Sharapova returns after drug ban

STUTTGART -- Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at the Porsche Grand Prix, after serving a 15-month suspension for testing positive for meldonium.

Apr 27-30: WRC Rally Argentina

CORDOBA -- Racing ranges from the fast, sandy tracks in the Santa Rosa de Calamuchita valley to the rocky, moonlike Traslasierra mountains, with a night street test in the city.

Apr 25-27: English Premier League

LONDON -- Chelsea host Southampton, and Tottenham go to Crystal Palace needing a win to keep their challenge alive, while City clash with United in the Manchester derby.

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