With candidates from the extreme right and the socialist left in the fray, there are no clear indications who has the edge
Far-right candidate Le Pen’s hardline stance on security and immigration my resonate with voters after the attack on Champs-Elysees by ISIS.
The killing of a policeman by a suspected ISIS militant pushed national security to the top of French political agenda, with leading candidates clashing over how to keep citizens safe two days before the presidential election.
The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in decades.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Opinion polls have for months shown Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying for the May 7 run-off, but the gap with conservative Francois Fillon and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon has been tightening.
As France heads to the polls ton April 23, citizens seem more confused than ever about just what is “left” and what is “right”.
Both Le Pen and Macron’s support dipped by half a point from Tuesday while conservative Francois Fillon was stable on 19% and Melenchon unchanged on 18.5%.
The Grande Synthe camp was 70% destroyed by a blaze on Monday night after clashes between Iraqi Kurd and Afghan migrants.
Former colonial power France intervened in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before.
Fillon, a 63-year-old conservative prime minister denies any wrongdoing. Le Pen defended herself by saying she was the victim of “political persecution.”
A government under Marine Le Pen’s presidency plans to take France out of the euro zone and bring back a national currency.
While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere in Europe are showing surprising strength.
Le Pen, who leads the anti-European Union, anti-immigration National Front, faced strong criticism of her policies on Thursday from International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, a former French economy minister.
“The Republicans are united around Francois Fillon,” Senate leader Gerard Larcher told reporters, after telling fellow party officials behind closed doors: “The debate is over”.
France’s conservatives appeared to be at war with themselves less than 50 days from the presidential election as Francois Fillon clung on to his struggling, scandal-tainted campaign and senior party members fought to oust him as their candidate.
After a string of resignations among advisers and backers, the 63-year old former conservative prime minister is banking on a rally of supporters in Paris on Sunday to show his detractors that he remains their best hope to win the presidency.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
A government official as well as EDF have said there is no associated nuclear risk.
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Le Pen, leader of France’s right wing party, launched her election bid saying only she can protect France from globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
Macron, a former economy minister, has surged in the polls as conservative Francois Fillon tripped up with accusations of embezzlement on his wife.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn’t adequately describe the medium’s flexibility, diversity and potential.
Socialist rebel Benoit Hamon and ex-prime minister Manuel Valls are in the fray to become the Left’s nominees for the presidential election that is scheduled for spring.
Across the world, victories for women’s and LGBT rights came with disappointments and numerous instances of violence.
Members of the treaty have continued to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of humanitarian violations in Yemen,
Proposed by France, the resolution calls for “unimpeded access” to East Aleppo in order to ensure the safety of evacuees and those that remain in the city.
Paris is restricting emissions to tackle the worst spike in its pollution levels in at least ten years, brought on by pollution and weather conditions.
“I want to fight, in this campaign, against the right,” Valls said. “With its old recipes from the ’80s, it is proposing social regression.”
Rwanda’s prosecutor general said the probe would examine the possible role of 20 military and other officials, but he did not name them.
According to an opinion poll, Francois Fillon would beat Marine Le Pen in the presidential election’s second round with 67% of the votes.
The French film director discusses her evolution as a queer filmmaker, the rise of homophobia in France, her opposition to the right-wing and more.
Ban Ki-moon received the Legion of Honour for his efforts to tackle climate change, and he helped push the climate agreement as well.
According to opinion polls, the presidential election campaign has jolted into life, with Macron likely to further fragment the already divided left-wing vote.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
The suspects are expected to be sent back after China negotiates an agreement with France over sharing their assets.
To tackle the migration crisis, it may be necessary to look at the rights of a migrant instead of just ‘tolerating them’, and even rethink mobility as a human right.
The migrants are being moved to 450 centres across France, whereas many migrants hoped to reach Britain to start a new life.
The government says it is closing the camp on humanitarian grounds and plans to relocate the 6,500 migrants to 450 centres across France.
Merkel and Hollande will discuss the talks at an EU summit meeting, with the bloc due to consider whether to impose new sanctions on Russians over the bombing of Aleppo.