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‘Worst is over’ for Brazil’s meat scandal: minister

Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten produce was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister told AFP on Thursday “the worst of the process is over.”

Macron gets heavyweight French Socialist backing

French centrist Emmanuel Macron has received weighty backing in his bid to become president from Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, sources close to the minister told AFP Thursday.

German state poll an election-year test for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a first election-year test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday in the tiny region of Saarland.