Paris: Protesters clash with police on evening of French presidential election

Paris: Protesters clash with police on evening of French presidential election

Protesters clashed with police during a demonstration against the French presidential election. Trade unions and activists gathered peacefully to call for social change but roughly 200 masked protesters threw bottles and stones at officers. Many of the peaceful attendants expressed doubts about all the presidential candidates.The first round of the presidential election will take place on 23 April. Emmanuel Macron is currently polled at 24% while Marine Le Pen stands at 22%. Apr 22, 2017
Nasa celebrates Earth Day with breath-taking videos from space

Nasa celebrates Earth Day with breath-taking videos from space

To celebrate Earth Day 2017, Nasa has released a video with the best footage taken by cameras on the International Space Station.Sit back and relax as stunning views of mountains, rivers and deserts glide past, filmed from high above the clouds. Apr 23, 2017
France goes to the presidential polls amid high security and fears of rioting

France goes to the presidential polls amid high security and fears of rioting

The polls have opened for the first round of the French presidential election. More than 47 million people are eligible to cast vote in the closely-contested election.Far-right Le Pen, the conservative Fillion, far-left Mélenchon and liberal centrist Macron are seen as frontrunners. Candidates must win more than 50% of votes to become president. If there is no winner, the two candidates with the most votes will face each other in a second round on 7 May.On Saturday, French expats began the voting abroad outside of France. The results of the election are expected to be confirmed at around midnight. Apr 23, 2017
Le Pen says she will defend Frances independence

Le Pen says she will defend Frances independence

Partial results from the interior ministry, which do not include Frances biggest cities, suggested that Le Pen has received 24.38 percent of the votes to 22.19 percent for Emmanuel Macron. Apr 24, 2017
The LGBT community can trust the Lib Dems says MP Sir Simon Hughes

The LGBT community can trust the Lib Dems says MP Sir Simon Hughes

The UKs lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community can and should trust the Liberal Democrats, according to Sir Simon Hughes. The former justice minister, who lost his Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat at the 2015 general election to Labours Neil Coyle, told IBTimes UK that his party has been relentless in its pursuit of championing LGBT rights. Apr 24, 2017
This Emmanuel Macron supporter didnt want election party to end

This Emmanuel Macron supporter didnt want election party to end

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron had plenty of support as he celebrated topping the polls in the first round of elections on 23 April. However one Macron supporter just didn’t want the celebrations to end. A person was spotted dancing solo and waving a Macron poster in the almost empty En Marche! party headquarters. Several journalists attending the event spotted the lone dancer, tweeting videos and photos of the moment. Apr 24, 2017
UK election 2017: Can people trust the polls?

UK election 2017: Can people trust the polls?

In recent years, the majority of pollsters have incorrectly predicted the results from a number of major votes, including the 2015 general election in the UK, the EU referendum and the US election in 2016. With the UK set to head to the voting booths on 8 June for another general election, IBTimes UK spoke with pollster Matt Singh about why the polls got it so wrong last time, and how to read them more accurately. Singh founded Number Cruncher Politics, one of the only pollsters to correctly predict a Conservative Party majority in 2015. Apr 25, 2017