International articles

Hungary completes second anti-migrant fence

Hungary said Friday it has completed a second anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border, a “smart” barrier with night cameras, heat and movement sensors and speakers blaring warnings in five languages.

France’s wartime past intrudes into election race

France’s wartime past took centre stage in the presidential race on Friday, with far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen’s party scrambling to stamp out a controversy over Holocaust remarks while centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of a Nazi massacre.

Beijing gloats over Trump Taiwan snub

China on Friday praised US president Donald Trump’s snub of Taiwan, noting that observers had called his decision not to take a second call from the island’s president a “slap in the face”.