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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 »

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 »

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 »

May Day in France overshadowed by tense, unpredicted presidential race - Xinhua

People attend an annual march for International Labor Day in Paris, capital of France, on May 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen). PARIS, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of French people took to the streets in many cities to mark the traditional May Day, with ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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

In a sign of how quickly European politics has moved, senior diplomats in the British embassy in Paris less than a decade ago held intense discussions about whether British officials could ever have a meeting with members of the French Front National ...and more »

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

Last July, when Emmanuel Macron was economy minister in François Hollande's government and his barely hidden presidential ambitions were dismissed as a naive fantasy by the political class, he held his first rally at a smart venue on Paris's Left Bank ...and more »

France's presidential hopefuls to stage duelling May Day rallies - Viet Nam News

PARIS – France's rivals for the presidency, centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, are set to hold duelling rallies in Paris on Monday, the May Day holiday that will also see major demonstrations against both ...and more »