What's Next: May 29, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin will inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties.
French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin will inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties. PHOTOS: REUTERS, AFP

Macron and Putin to mark bilateral ties

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet outside Paris today to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties. Russia said the meeting would allow Moscow and Paris "to get a better feel for the nuances of each other's position", after Mr Macron's campaign team accused Russia of deploying "fake news" to discredit him during the French presidential race.


First batch of Yale-NUS graduates

Yale-NUS College will be holding a graduation ceremony today for its inaugural class.

The college - a tie-up between American Ivy League institution Yale and the National University of Singapore - welcomed its first batch of students in 2013. It is Singapore's first liberal arts college.


ECB chief to address EU Parliament

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will address the European Parliament today, less than a week after giving a speech in Madrid in which he hailed the euro zone's recovery. He said there was no need for the bloc to change its current guidance, saying the euro area was seeing "an increasingly solid recovery, driven largely by a virtuous circle of employment and consumption, although underlying inflation pressures remain subdued".

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