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Marine Le Pen waved from her car at the end of a campaign visit in Saint-Malo in western France last week.

Marine Le Pen, kicking off her campaign, tries to embody credibility

Her speech’s peaceful overtones were a direct response to the violent messaging put forth by Éric Zemmour, another far-right candidate, whose campaign launch video was riddled with clips of crumbling churches, burning cars, and violent clashes with the police that projected an image of a chaotic France.

Pedestrians cross an intersection in the Shimbashi District of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Tokyo COVID cases top 4,000 again as Omicron spreads over Japan

Tokyo reported 4,561 coronavirus cases on Saturday, topping 4,000 for a second day, with the highly contagious omicron variant spreading across Japan.

Novak Djokovic hits a forehand return at the US Open men’s singles final in New York on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

Novak Djokovic’s fight to stay in Australia lives another day

Novak Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player in the world, was detained by border authorities in Australia Saturday, the latest turn in a legal dispute over his travel visa that has drawn global interest and inflamed tensions during a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.

A view of Parliament in Westminster in London, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

UK leader’s office apologizes for party before royal funeral

Boris Johnson’s office on Friday apologized to the royal family for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral last year — the latest in a string of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are threatening to topple the British prime minister.

Ukraine official websites hit by massive cyber attack, amid high tensions with Russia

Ukraine reported a targeted hack of government websites Friday amid a deepening crisis with Russia and left experts puzzling over the ominous message left by the hackers: ‘’Be afraid and expect the worst.’’

The inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. Cybersecurity teams worked feverishly Sunday, July 4, 2021, to stem the impact of the single biggest global ransomware attack on record, with some details emerging about how the Russia-linked gang responsible breached the company whose software was the conduit. An affiliate of the notorious REvil gang, infected thousands of victims in at least 17 countries on Friday, largely through firms that remotely manage IT infrastructure for multiple customers, cybersecurity researchers said.

Russia arrests 14 members of REvil ransomware gang that cost global companies millions

Russia’s domestic security agency on Friday arrested 14 alleged members of the REvil ransomware gang and announced that it had eliminated the group at the request of Washington.

North Korea launched a "test launch" of a hypersonic projectile and berated the Biden administration for imposing fresh sanctions against the country for conducting its latest missile practices.

North Korea defies UN, tests missiles in response to US sanctions

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Friday, its third missile test this month. This was just hours after it warned of “stronger and certain reaction” if the United States helped impose more sanctions on the North in response to its recent series of missile tests.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky touches his protective face mask prior to his statement.

Hackers bring down government websites in Ukraine

In the latest of a stream of similar attacks, hackers brought down several Ukrainian government websites on Friday.