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17 May 2022
Turkey's president says that he is opposed to Finland and Sweden joining Nato but what does that mean for security in the region? We profile France's new prime minister Élisabeth Borne, the first woman to hold the post in 30 years, and get the latest business news from Bloomberg.
17 May 2022
France’s president Emmanuel Macron has picked Élisabeth Borne as the country’s new prime minister. Borne is the second woman in French history to hold the position and the first to do so in the past 30 years. We profile her with AFP’s Florence Biedermann.
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