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Marine Le Pen admits lifting a section of Francois Fillon's speech -

Marine Le Pen has admitted that a section of a key French presidential campaign speech she made on Monday was lifted from one made by defeated conservative rival François Fillon just two weeks earlier. Shortly after the speech at a rally in Villepinte ...and more »

France on maximum alert for May Day protests against Le Pen -

France will be on extra high alert on Monday as union members and protesters march against Marine Le Pen while her Front National party holds its annual gathering to honour Joan of Arc. As the FN pays tribute to the nationalist icon, union leaders and ...and more »

Across Europe the populist revolt is not in retreat. It's on pause -

Yesterday's conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions – the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today's conventional wisdom (post-first-round ...and more »

Marine Le Pen takes her fight to the Right as Macron dips in polls -

Marine Le Pen took her fight for the French presidency to the Right-wing Riviera bastion of Nice last night slamming Emmanuel Macron as a puppet of "oligarchs" whose aim is to destroy and "dilute" France. Her claim came as one poll suggested that Mr ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron's campaign 'targeted by Russia-linked hackers' -

Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was ...and more »

French election will be a choice between embracing migrants' rights and closing borders - The Conversation AU

Anna Triandafyllidou does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

Brigitte Macron: ever present beside France's presidential hopeful - The Guardian

Brigitte Macron is very protective of her husband Emmanuel, according to one campaign insider. Photograph: Reuters. Emmanuel Macron · The Guardian profile. Brigitte Macron: ever present beside France's presidential hopeful. Emmanuel Macron's drama ...and more »

The Future of Europe Hinges on a Face-Off in France - The New Yorker

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have become symbols of either the ratification or the rejection of the populist wave that led to Brexit and Trump. By Lauren Collins. For many French voters, the Presidential race has offered no good choices ...and more »

What would Emmanuel Macron as France's leader mean for Europe? - The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron's influence on Europe will largely depend on the relationship he manages to strike with Berlin. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images. France. What would Emmanuel Macron as France's leader mean for Europe? A presidential win could ...and more »

Why Emmanuel Macron's bid to haul France out of its economic malaise will be harder than he thinks -

He promised it would be different. The jubilant crowd bellowed Francois Hollande's name as the new French president took centre stage in Tulle to deliver his victory speech in 2012. “The French people have chosen change by pushing me to the presidency ...and more »