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Source: The Guradian

'Whimsical, uninformed': French ambassador's parting verdict on Trump

Saturday 08:04 GMT

The outgoing French ambassador to the US has compared the Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV, filled with courtiers trying to interpret the caprices of a “whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed” leader.

Gérard Araud, who retires on Friday after a 37-year career that included some of the top jobs in French diplomacy, said Donald Trump’s unpredictability and his single-minded transactional interpretation of US interests was leaving the administration isolated on the world stage.

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Source: DW

Ukraine election: Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins landslide victory

Monday 06:59 GMT

Zelenskiy's apparent victory puts the anti-establishment figure at the forefront of the West's standoff with Russia, after its annexation of Crimea and its support for insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

His bid to lead the country of 45 million people was first dismissed as a joke, but his vague promises to reform the country were enough to win over voters fed up with the country's endemic corruption, a moribund economy, and ongoing conflict with Russian-backed separatists.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte