The election was a win for the embattled European Union, and proved there isn’t a global Trump movement.
But there isn’t full support for Mr. Macron’s free-market agenda either. Above, union members and others marched after the results were announced.
3. Negotiations on a Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have moved to the Senate — where senators will start from scratch.
Thirteen Republican senators are writing a new version of the bill. The group doesn’t include a single woman, or any moderates.
The back-and-forth could go on for months. As in the House, any bill that satisfies conservatives is likely to alienate moderate Republicans, like Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, above.
4. South Korean voters are going to the polls to elect a new president.
The last one, Park Geun-hye, was impeached in a corruption scandal that cast a spotlight on the enduring power of family-controlled conglomerates known as chaebol.
They dominate the economy and wield immense political power. The leading candidates — including the front-runner, Moon Jae-in, above — have vowed to rein them in, but it may prove difficult.
5. Nigeria celebrated the release of 82 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram three years ago.
But joy was tempered by gut-wrenching worry. More than 100 girls are still missing amid continuing fighting between the militants and the Nigerian military.
6. Two “sanctuary” bills that failed in Maryland offer a cautionary tale for Democrats.
Some of the most vocal opponents of the bills were legal immigrants, who argued that offering sanctuary to people who came illegally devalued their own struggles to gain citizenship.
We went to Maryland to hear more from them. Biplab Pal, above with his wife and daughter, said sanctuary policies would amount to an invitation for people to immigrate illegally.
In Texas, over the weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning sanctuary policies.
7. A new rule in France requires models to get a doctor’s note certifying that they’re healthy and not underweight.
And starting in the fall, ads in which a model’s image has been retouched will have to carry the label “photographie retouchée.” Violations could incur fines of tens of thousands of euros.
An expert on eating disorders at Harvard called it a good step toward “stemming the well-documented psychological harm these images cause,” especially to young women.
8. James Patterson is writing a novel with another best-selling writer: Bill Clinton. It’s called “The President Is Missing.”
The publishers billed it as a “unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama” that will be “informed by insider details that only a president can know.”
It will be released in June 2018.
9. A friendly reminder: This Sunday is Mother’s Day.
It’s a good time to appreciate the hard work and unglamorous elements of motherhood. (Don’t be fooled by Instagram, experts warn.)
Or to mull the ethical implications of artificial wombs. It’s been undertaken only with lambs at the moment, not humans, but a breakthrough could come soon.
10. Finally, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” kicked off the summer movie season this weekend, earning $145 million and the top spot at the North American box office.
Our critic said the sequel has “much of the likable, self-aware waggery” of the first movie.
Have a great night.
Photographs may appear out of order for some readers. Viewing this version of the briefing should help.
Your Evening Briefing is posted at 6 p.m. Eastern.
And don’t miss Your Morning Briefing, posted weekdays at 6 a.m. Eastern, and Your Weekend Briefing, posted at 6 a.m. Sundays.
Want to look back? Here’s Friday night’s briefing.
What did you like? What do you want to see here? Let us know at email@example.com.
Continue reading the main story