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US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election."I...

German FM hails French results, 'sure' Macron will be president

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Sunday hailed projected results in France's first-round presidential vote putting centrist Emmanuel Macron ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen."I'm sure...

France's Le Pen hails 'historic' result after reaching runoff

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hailed a "historic" result Sunday after projected results showed her reaching the runoff of the presidential election along with pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron."The...

'Anti-fascists' clash with Paris police after vote

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Police clashed with leftwingdemonstrators in Paris on Sunday shortly after early projections from the France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen had made it to a runoff vote.Police...

Macron, Le Pen ahead in French presidential race: projection

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Centrist Emmanuel Macron finished ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday to qualify alongside her for the runoff in France's presidential election, initial projections suggested. Macron was...

'Huge disappointment' for France's defeated Fillon: spokesman

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Conservative candidate Francois Fillon's elimination in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday was a "huge disappointment", his campaign coordinator said Sunday."It's a huge disappointment....

Terror charges for suspects in French election plot

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

The two men suspected of plotting an "imminent" attack ahead of France's presidential election were charged Sunday with terror offences, prosecutors said.The foiled plot in Marseille sparked fears that...

French turnout heading for around 80 percent: estimates

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Turnout in the French presidential election was on track to be around 80 percent, polling groups estimated on Sunday, which would put it in line with 2012 and confound fears of high abstention levels.In...

Le Pen posters absent abroad

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) did not deliver posters in time for them to appear outside voting booths abroad, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday."The posters are printed by the...

Frontrunners Macron, Le Pen vote in French election

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

The two frontrunners in France's closely fought presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, cast their ballots as the first round of voting kicked off on Sunday.A...

France's Fillon hopes experience trumps scandal

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

French conservative candidate Francois Fillon has seen his hopes of becoming president severely dented by a fake jobs scandal, yet he has clung on in the race and hopes his experience will win out over...

Seven twists in France's rollercoaster election

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

The first round of France's presidential election came after a rollercoaster campaign with multiple twists and turns.Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen emerged as the two leading candidates...

Macron: 39-year-old maverick eyeing French presidency

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

"Neither of the right, nor the left" in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have captivated...

Le Pen: Far-right heir faces battle to become first female president

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wept for joy when her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, the bogeyman of French politics, made it to the final of the 2002 presidential election.But while Le Pen senior ultimately...

Who are France's presidential candidates?

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram: here are the leading figures bidding to...



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