World Bulletin / News Desk
The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday said a victory by the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential elections this year could cause political and economic upheaval.
"It would certainly entail major disorder and the risk of dislocation," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Washington, where the fund and World Bank are kicking off semi-annual meetings.
France is due to stage the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. Although polls do not suggest a clear path to the presidency for Le Pen, pundits are wary of saying she can't win.
The IMF has renewed its pleas in favor of trade integration and liberalization this week, as it contends with a rise in nationalist sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic.
The European Union and harmonization in Europe were a centerpiece of the political order after World War II, Lagarde said.
"It has protected us from, you know, the horrors of wars and we need to keep that in mind," she said.
Report says children resulting from enslavement of women should not face marginalization
Stoltenberg will hold talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Thursday before travelling to the NATO base in the northern village of Orzysz, Tomasz Szatkowski, Poland's deputy defence minister, told local media on Tuesday.
Firefighters were digging with their bare hands to pull 11-year old Ciro, the last of three brothers buried in the debris, about 13 hours after the quake struck.
Operation comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for talks on anti-ISIL fight
Thousands of pastoralists in northern Ngorongoro district made homeless as homes torched to protect wild game
UNICEF says 'extremely concerned about an appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls'
Iraqi troops, supported by the forces of a US-led international coalition, routed IS fighters in Mosul in July following a gruelling nine-month fight.
In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index gained 0.7 percent to 12,151.76 points and the Paris CAC 40 advanced 0.5 percent to 5,112.13 compared with the close Monday.
US to base strategy 'on conditions'; will not discuss troop levels
West African nation recalled its ambassador to Qatari capital Doha earlier in June
Agency director estimates about 1,100 employees will work overtime hours that exceeds congressionally-mandated limits
Macedonia's foreign ministry said it was informed by the embassy late Sunday that employees were being called back to Belgrade for consultations.
The government also emphasised that current negotiations about the divorce are "inextricably" linked to future trade arrangements and should therefore be discussed at the same time.
The boat carrying Iraqis and Syrians, including 23 children, was intercepted late Sunday in the Black Sea in Romania's southeastern Constanta region, officials said.
The former Prime Minister of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi, died at 63 in Turkey, where he was being treated in a hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage that put him into coma.