From Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump, 2016 has been a humbling year for political forecasters. In France, could they be wrong again in writing off the far-right’s prospects in next year’s presidential election? Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front, certainly...
Is the outcome of the US presidential election a foregone conclusion with Hillary Clinton the obvious winner? Why has French far-right leader Marine Le Pen suddenly taken an interest in the old? World wine production is down compared to last year. And are the French a nation of pessimists?
French National Front leader and leading presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been back in the news in recent days for her proposal to ban the wearing of all “conspicuous” religious clothing in public in order to fight “political Islam.” This would include not just Islamic hijabs, but also yarmulkes, in the name of equality. Show More Summary
“Pas de facho dans nos quartiers, pas de quartier pour les facho,” the protesters chant. No fascists in our neighborhood, no quarter for fascists. It is the most powerful statement of the day, delivered by an assembly of some 200 members of far-left political groups interrupting an otherwise uneventful Saturday afternoon in Lyon. Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - A new satirical comic book is out in France entitled "The Dark Side of Marine le Pen" whose authors say they hope to educate young people about the true colors of the National Front (FN) as the party strives to adopt a mainstream image.
What kind of political animal is Donald Trump? His campaign caught the Republican establishment, including the conservative think tanks, completely off guard. He may have caught himself off guard as well, never expecting to get this far, thinking of the campaign with an early exit as simply a way to burnish the Trump brand. Show More Summary
The rage that created Donald Trump voted for Brexit and is wreaking havoc on the continent. It's Marine Le Pen in France and Norbert Hofer in Austria. It's the Law and Justice party in Poland and Jobbik in Hungary and Alternative for...Show More Summary
In Britain and the United States, it’s older working-class voters who are alienated and looking to blow up the system. In France, it’s young people.
With the proxy war in Syria escalating dramatically on a day by day basis, with ideological support for the warring powers split along West vs Russia (and China) lines, one particular outlier in the "western world" emerged overnightShow More Summary
French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen asked a court Wednesday to restore his place in the National Front (FN), a year after he was booted out of the party in a feud with his daughter Marine.
The bitter public feud between French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter Marine entered a fourth round on Wednesday, as the elderly provocateur returned to court to try to overturn his ouster from the National Front (FN).
Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, is almost certain to advance to the second round of the country’s 2017 presidential election, according to a new poll published on Thursday.
MUCH of the political action in recent years can be linked to a backlash against globalisation—the Brexit vote or the rise of politicians like Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump, for example.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday named the young politician David Rachline as the director of her presidential campaign, a risky choice who should appeal to party loyalists, while she reaches out to a broader audience.
French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform.
French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform. Addressing around 3,000...Show More Summary
Ahead of 2017 French presidential election, head of far-right party is confident Brexit and Donald Trump have helped her cause In an aircraft hangar on the French Riviera, as thousands of supporters waved French tricolour flags, France’s...Show More Summary
FREJUS, France (Reuters) - "France is not for sale," National Front party leader Marine Le Pen told supporters on Sunday, launching her campaign for the 2017 presidential election with a vow to defend national sovereignty if elected...
With anti-EU right-wing Front National leader Le Pen surging in the polls, French PM Manuel Valls appears to be taking a populist shift to more radically right also. During a TV interview this weekend, Valls said there were at leastShow More Summary
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen is overjoyed by the results of local elections in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which saw the right-wing populist, anti-immigration, Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) trounce Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home state on Sunday.