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May 7, 2017 8:44 PM EU Leaders Breathe Sigh of Relief With Emmanuel Macron Victory

Bloc celebrates election of pro-European Union candidate over nationalist Marine Le Pen BRUSSELS—The victory of pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election triggered immediate sighs of relief by EU leaders and expectations that his victory will strengthen the embattled bloc. Mr. Macron’s support for the EU marked 48

May 7, 2017 5:21 PM Obama receiving Profile in Courage Award from Kennedys

BOSTON — Former President Barack Obama returns to the spotlight Sunday to accept an award for political courage from the John F. Kennedy family, days after House Republicans won passage of a bill dismantling much of Obama’s signature health insurance law. The Democrat has made few public appearances since leaving office in January, and has avoided mention 62

May 7, 2017 5:12 PM Denmark wins inaugural GolfSixes tournament

Denmark won the inaugural GolfSixes tournament as Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard teamed up to beat Australia's Scott Hend and Sam Brazel in the final of the six-hole match play event on Sunday. Victories over France in the quarterfinals and Italy in the semifinals earned the Danes a place in the title match at the Centurion Club in southern England 35

May 7, 2017 5:06 PM Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 to meet President Buhari

The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants are to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre. The girls were handed over on Saturday in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations. They were from a group of 276 abducted 75

May 7, 2017 9:34 AM France confirms that kidnapped Frenchman freed in Sudan

PARIS The French president's office confirmed on Sunday that a French national who had been kidnapped in Chad's Abeche region in March, and taken to the restive Sudanese region of Darfur, has been released. "The President of the Republic has learned with great satisfaction about the release of our compatriot who was abducted in eastern Chad and then taken 40

May 7, 2017 8:55 AM The Latest: Front-runner Macron votes in French election

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, the front-runner in France’s presidential election, has voted in the coastal town of Le Tourquet in northern France alongside his wife, Brigitte Macron. The former Socialist economy minister and one-time banker was all smiles and petted a black dog as he stepped out of his vacation home in the seaside resort. For security 72

May 7, 2017 12:17 AM US bobsledder Steven Holcomb dead at 37

Steven Holcomb, the longtime US bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals, was found dead in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday. He was 37. The US Olympic Committee and USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced the death of the 2010 gold medalist, the cause of which remains unclear. However, officials said there were no indications of foul play after a preliminary 70

May 6, 2017 4:41 PM Golf takes break from norm at inaugural GolfSixes

With music blaring around the first tee, English golfer Andy Sullivan — donning two giant foam hands — emerged through bursts of smoke before high-fiving spectators and meeting a dancing pink mascot with a jumping chest-bump. The European Tour took a break from the norm Saturday at the inaugural GolfSixes event, a six-hole match play tournament featuring 47

May 6, 2017 3:17 PM Macron campaign says its emails have been subjected to ‘massive, coordinated’ hacking

PARIS — One day before France's most momentous presidential election in decades, authorities Saturday began investigating the “massive and coordinated piracy action” that the independent candidate Emmanuel Macron reported minutes before the official end of campaigning. Late on Friday -- just before the campaign's midnight deadline -- the Macron team announced 85

May 6, 2017 8:37 AM France starts probing ‘massive’ hack of emails and documents reported by Macron campaign

PARIS — The French campaign watchdog on Saturday began investigating the “massive and coordinated piracy action” that presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron reported just minutes before the official end of campaigning in the most heated election for the presidency that France has seen in decades. Late on Friday, the Macron campaign said in a statement 72