Weekly News Roundup: Two New Presidents Enter World Stage

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Weekly News Roundup: Two New Presidents Enter World Stage

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Politics

Emmanuel Macron vows unity after winning French presidential election
GUARDIAN
Centrist independent wins by 66% to 34% margin, but Marine Le Pen’s defeat still marks historically high vote for France’s far right

Moon Jae-in: South Korean liberal claims presidency
BBC
Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has claimed victory in South Korea's presidential election.

Colombia and ELN rebels to return to peace negotiations
AL JAZEERA
National Liberation Army guerrilla group to return to peace talks with the Colombian government after recent delays.

Economy

What is the unemployment rate in your country?
AL JAZEERA    
This interactive article highlights the the global unemployment rate in honor of International Workers Day.

Venezuela's worst economic crisis: What went wrong?
AL JAZEERA
Country sitting on world's biggest oil reserves is now region's poorest performer in terms of GDP growth per capita.

Environment

Climate change: China vows to defend Paris agreement
BBC
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to protect the landmark Paris agreement, which aims to curb climate change and fossil fuel emissions.

Health

Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines
NPR
Welcome to the food pharmacy.

Women (And Men) Demand An End To India's Tax On Sanitary Pads
NPR
Two weeks ago, a hashtag began going viral in India: #LahuKaLagaan. It literally means the tax on blood.

Culture

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data
ECONOMIST
The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules

Refugees

Why some refugees in Greece are being driven to suicide
AL JAZEERA
'This is like a zoo and we're like animals,' says one refugee as others say a 'mental war' is being waged on them.

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