Pinot conquers Tourmalet as Thomas loses time to Alaphilippe

France celebrated Saturday as Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead.

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Thousands rally in Moscow for free and fair local elections

More than 20,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to protest the authorities’ refusal to allow opposition candidates to register for local polls.

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Video of Moroccan woman's bruises after alleged beating by husband ignites outrage

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S. Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament

A South African watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa “deliberately misled” Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office.

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'Humans will go to Mars,' European Space Agency chief tells FRANCE 24

To mark the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, FRANCE 24 spoke to Johann-Dietrich Wörner, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), about the legacy of Apollo 11. “I don’t want to go back to the Moon, I want to go forward to the Moon,” he said. Wörner also predicted that astronauts will land on the red planet, Mars. Finally, he emphasised the importance of international cooperation in space: “The beauty of space today is that we are really [going] beyond the earthly crises.”

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