Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian

Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian. Marine le Pen hailed her party’s success as ‘an absolutely historic victory’ and a ‘breath of fresh air in a rather sleepy chamber’. Photograph: Phililppe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images The far-right Front National (FN) scored a historic victory in elections to … More Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian

Free-market era in Sweden swept away as feminists and greens plot new path | World news | The Observer

Free-market era in Sweden swept away as feminists and greens plot new path | World news | The Observer. For a man who is a near-certainty to become Sweden‘s prime minister after today’s general election, Stefan Löfven has had a miserable campaign. In his latest misstep, Löfven, a burly union leader, was accused last week … More Free-market era in Sweden swept away as feminists and greens plot new path | World news | The Observer

Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian

Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian. The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1bn on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Since June, the interior ministry has tendered … More Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian