Macron and Le Pen Through to Second Round of Votes in French Election April 11, 2022

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The first round of voting in the French Presidential elections has taken place. So far no results are confirmed, but exit polls strongly suggest that the far right candidate Marine Le Pen will face the incumbent, Emmanuel Macron, in the next round. Ms Le Pen has previously advocated France leaving the EU and ditching the Euro in favour of a return to the Franc. Her position on this has softened in recent years, but the possibility of a Le Pen win could still signal a big change of direction for French economic policy. Western tech companies don't always find operating …



The first round of voting in the French Presidential elections has taken place. So far no results are confirmed, but exit polls strongly suggest that the far right candidate Marine Le Pen will face the incumbent, Emmanuel Macron, in the next round. Ms Le Pen has previously advocated France leaving the EU and ditching the Euro in favour of a return to the Franc. Her position on this has softened in recent years, but the possibility of a Le Pen win could still signal a big change of direction for French economic policy. Western tech companies don't always find operating in Russia easy. This has become even more true since the Ukrainian invasion, as a combination of sanctions against Moscow and restrictions by the Kremlin have limited who can trade there and what they can do. Even before the current conflict there were difficulties, though. Last year an app which helped people to vote tactically in Russian elections was removed from Apple and Google's platforms, after staff working in the country were threatened with criminal charges. Apple have just reinstated it, several months later. We've been finding out more. Repeated pleas from Ukraine for the supply of weapons from the west have brought new attention to the international arms trade. As governments balance the desire to assist Kyiv with the fears of being dragged into an escalating war, a leading expert explains how the inner workings of the industry operate. And in the week that a copyright case against the singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran rules in his favour, we examine the details of what makes a song unique and how artists might try to protect themselves from similar claims in the future. Presenter: David Harper | Producer: Gabriele Shaw