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Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

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French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old president. "There are times in your life where you need to make vital choices," Brigitte, 64, tells Elle France's September issue of her relationship with her husband, whom she first met about 20 years ago and married in 2007. "And for me, that was it. So, what has been said over the 20 years, it's insignificant." She adds, "Of course, we have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles, him with his youth, but it's like that. If I did not make that choice, I would have missed out on my life. I had a lot of happiness with my children and, at the same time, felt I had to live 'this love' as Prevert used to say, to by fully happy." Brigitte Macron ap...
Mass monsoon floods in South Asia a humanitarian crisis, aid group says

Mass monsoon floods in South Asia a humanitarian crisis, aid group says

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have combined to become a full humanitarian crisis -- with more than 16 million people affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday."This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods," Martin Faller, deputy regional director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said."Millions of people across Nepal, Bangladesh and India face severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood waters."Another relief organization, Save the Children, said the situation in South Asia is "e...
3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said.In Finland, police confirmed two deaths and six people injured at two marketplaces near each other in the city center -- the Central Market and Puutori-Market Squares -- on Friday afternoon.Police shot the suspected assailant in the leg and arrested him, state broadcaster YLE reported.South-West Finland police said via Twitter: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."Eyewitnesses reported one or more gunshots, and saw one person was lying on the ground."It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing i...
Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSpanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens.Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out.Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.Spanish media have named Moussa Oubakir, 18, as the suspect.He is the brother of Driss Oubakir, whose documentation was allegedly used to rent the van involved in the attack.Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has condemned what he called a "jihadist attack". He has announced three days of national mourning and a minute's silence was held at noon (10:00 GMT) on Fri...
Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say.The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.Police say it was clearly a terrorist attack designed to kill as many people as possible.Two people have been arrested, but police say neither was the driver.Spanish media reports said the driver of the white van, which had been rented in the city, fled the scene on foot.Police have confirmed that a man who drove into police officers at a checkpoint in another part of Barcelona was shot dead by officers, but there is no evidence that he was connected to the attack i...