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France's scandal-tainted Fillon accuses Hollande of media leaks

30 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday accused President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, of orchestrating media leaks that have dented his image as a scandal free leader a month ahead of the key vote.Show More Summary

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in campaign to damage him

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his financial affairs.

Macron gets heavyweight French Socialist backing

French centrist Emmanuel Macron has received weighty backing in his bid to become president from Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, sources close to the minister told AFP Thursday. Le Drian, a widely respected member of the Socialist...Show More Summary

France's Hollande says French suspect likely involved in attempted Antwerp attack

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that a French national appeared to have been involved in a suspected, attempted attack in the Belgium city of Antwerp.

France rallies behind Britain after deadly London attack

President Francois Hollande sent a message of "solidarity" and "support to the British people" saying France could identify with their pain after the attack, in which three French high school students were also wounded.

Another Socialist government member backs Macron with French election just a month away

PARIS (Reuters) - A second member of the French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande changed camp on Thursday, announcing that he was backing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron instead of the Socialist Party contender in the presidential election.

Top French presidential candidates to face-off for the first time in televised debate

The campaign hasn’t officially started, but candidates to be France’s next president are already locked into battle. Tonight the top five will face-off on TV, the first time a presidential debate has been held before the start of the election season. While 11 candidates will be on the ballots in the first round of elections […]

French voters adrift as unconventional election looms

One month before the French cast their first votes for president, mainstream parties are battling for relevance as anti-establishment candidates such as Marine Le Pen come to the fore. The far-right Le Pen shares pole position in the run-up to the April 23 first round with Emmanuel Macron, who professes to be neither left nor right. Show More Summary

Emmanuel Macron's Unlikely Rise To Becoming France's Presidential Front-Runner

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Emmanuel Macron was a minor figure in French politics and a relative unknown to voters until just a few months ago, but he is now the odds-on favorite become the country’s next president. At 39 years old, Macron would be the youngest...Show More Summary

Macron, 39-year-old French prodigy eyeing presidency

"Neither of the right, nor the left" in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker hoping to convince the French to take a chance on youth in this year's election. He has never been elected and only started his party...Show More Summary

Meet Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker tipped to beat Marine Le Pen in the French election

Emmanuel Macron is currently the favourite to win the 2017 French election. At 39 years old, he is the youngest candidate in the race — and the only one with no experience in running a campaign. He served under President François Hollande...Show More Summary

Paris 'Confident' of a 'Pro-Business' President After French Election

Othman Nasrou, Vice President for international affairs and tourism in France’s Île-de-France region, spoke to Newsweek during a visit to London.

Why The 2017 French Election Could Trigger A Major Market Drop

In 1981, the French stock market dipped in fears over François Mitterrand’s presidency win and the same could happen again, says Saxo Bank’s head of macro analysis Christopher Dembik. In the 30 days following the first round in the 1981...Show More Summary

Hamon, Macron Face Putin Apologists in French Debate

Three of the five top contenders for the French presidency make excuses for Vladimir Putin's Russia.

The Fieriest Clash During the French Presidential Debate

The two frontrunners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign's first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night. All five candidates landed punches during vigorous discussion on the big issues for France: jobs, terrorism, immigration, and Europe. But the face-off between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist...

French junior minister Pompili backs Macron for president

PARIS (Reuters) - French junior minister and ecology party lawmaker Barbara Pompili gave her backing to Emmanuel Macron's presidential campaign on Tuesday, the first member of the Socialist government to do so.

France, Japan back free navigation in Asia-Pacific, Abe says

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Japan support a "free and open maritime order" in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after talks with French President Francois Hollande on Monday.

Kim Kardashian relives Paris robbery on 'KUWTK'; French paparazzi reveal themselves to be human

Today in Entertainment: Kim Kardashian recalls Paris robbery; Clintons and Obama mourn the death of Chuck Berry March 20, 2017, 11:16 a.m. The art and entertainment world is speaking out against President Trump's first budget proposal which targets the infrastructure of federally funded agencies...

UNESCO raises $75.5 mn to protect heritage from war, terror

Seven countries and an American donor on Monday pledged $75.5 million (70 million euros) to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultural heritage against war and terrorism. French President Francois Hollande hosted the...Show More Summary

$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a donors' conference in the Louvre Museum in Paris, said...

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