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French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Irish Independent;

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentFrench candidates boost security ahead of tense voteIrish IndependentFrance's presidential candidates have been blanketing the country with campaign events amid increased security to try to inspire undecided voters just four days before a nail-biting election. Crowds danced on a Paris plaza as Socialist presidential ...and more »

Europe close: Investors get reprieve from selling - DIGITALLOOK;

Europe close: Investors get reprieve from selling - DIGITALLOOK

DIGITALLOOKEurope close: Investors get reprieve from sellingDIGITALLOOKThe selling pressure on European stocks abated on Wednesday after they endured their worst session in five months a day before on investors' concerns ahead of the first round of voting in the French elections. At the closing bell the Stoxx Europe 600 ...and more »

The Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground - KSWO;

The Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground - KSWO

KSWOThe Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common groundKSWO(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu). A man walks past electoral posters displaying the presidential candidates, Benoit Hamon, left, Emmanuel Macron, center, and Marine Le Pen in Paris, France, Monday, April 17, 2017. French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron ...and more »

The Latest: French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally - New Zealand Herald

The Latest: French Socialist candidate holding Paris rallyNew Zealand HeraldFrench Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon is holding a rally and concert in Paris four days before a vote likely to devastate his once-powerful party. Hamon is polling a distant fifth place ahead of Sunday's first-round election and has ...and more »

Marine Le Pen Has a Special Use for Jews and Muslims - The Atlantic;

Marine Le Pen Has a Special Use for Jews and Muslims - The Atlantic

The AtlanticMarine Le Pen Has a Special Use for Jews and MuslimsThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Marine Le Pen, the National Front party leader who is among the frontrunners in France's upcoming presidential elections, made waves this month with her ...and more »

En Garde!: Paris Bankers Brace for Restless Night of French Election - U.S. News & World Report;

En Garde!: Paris Bankers Brace for Restless Night of French Election - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportEn Garde!: Paris Bankers Brace for Restless Night of French ElectionU.S. News & World ReportCandidates pose prior to a prime-time televised debate for the French 2017 presidential election in La Plaine Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, April 4, 2017. L to R: Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Parti de Gauche, Francois Fillon of the Republicans party ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Daily News & Analysis;

Emmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisEmmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with BrusselsDaily News & AnalysisWith millions of French voters still undecided, the vote is the most unpredictable in France in decades and investors are nervous about potential last minute surprises that could trigger market turmoil. Centrist Emmanuel Macron clung on to his status ...and more »

Possible Scenarios for French Presidential Election - MarketPulse (blog);

Possible Scenarios for French Presidential Election - MarketPulse (blog)

MarketPulse (blog)Possible Scenarios for French Presidential ElectionMarketPulse (blog)This Sunday's French Presidential race is a massive event for the EUR, and the significance has not been lost on capital markets with German Bund yields' trading atop of this year lows. This latest Ifop poll puts Macron and Le Pen each on +23%, just +3 ...and more »

Marine Le Pen: Who are her voters? - iAfrica.com;

Marine Le Pen: Who are her voters? - iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comMarine Le Pen: Who are her voters?iAfrica.comFar-right leader Marine Le Pen is a frontrunner with just days to go until France votes in the first round of its presidential election. On the campaign trail Le Pen has positioned herself as a protector of France who would pull the country out of the ...and more »

How Being a Woman Helped Marine Le Pen - The Atlantic;

How Being a Woman Helped Marine Le Pen - The Atlantic

The AtlanticHow Being a Woman Helped Marine Le PenThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. When voters in France cast their ballots in the first round of the country's presidential election on Sunday, Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the far-right ...and more »

French Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a Hologram - Gizmodo;

French Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a Hologram - Gizmodo

GizmodoFrench Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a HologramGizmodoFrench presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is pulling out all the stops in the final days of the campaign season, beaming a holographic image of his far-left message to six cities across the country. There's only one problem with Melenchon's ...and more »

Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Yahoo Singapore News;

Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Yahoo Singapore News

Yahoo Singapore NewsMacron hangs on to lead in French election, Le Pen's camp rows with BrusselsYahoo Singapore NewsEmmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, listens to General Director of the optic group KRYS Jean-Pierre Champion (L) during his visit at the headquarters of the ...and more »

Factbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - The Star Online;

Factbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - The Star Online

The Star OnlineFactbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency?The Star OnlinePARIS (Reuters) - French voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of their most unpredictable presidential election in living memory. Opinion polls make independent centrist Emmanuel Macron the favourite. But the gap separating him from the ...and more »

French President promises tight security for elections - Famagusta Gazette;

French President promises tight security for elections - Famagusta Gazette

Famagusta GazetteFrench President promises tight security for electionsFamagusta GazetteFrench President Francois Hollande on Wednesday vowed to mobilize "all appropriate means" to ensure security during the two-round presidential election set to start on Sunday, his office said in a statement. At a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Hollande ...and more »

Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections - TIME;

Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections - TIME

TIMEYour Complete Guide to the French Presidential ElectionsTIMEFrance goes to the polls for two rounds of presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, a historically unpredictable contest thanks to its insurgent political outsiders and slew of scandals. At stake is the future of the European Union, as well as ...and more »

France Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday Vote - Sputnik International;

France Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday Vote - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalFrance Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday VoteSputnik InternationalThe French government will not be able to guarantee the presence of security personnel at all polling stations across the country during the upcoming presidential election, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday. PARIS (Sputnik) — The ...and more »

France's best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former banker - Vox;

France's best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former banker - Vox

VoxFrance's best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former bankerVoxEmmanuel Macron is just 39, has never been elected, and represents the global elite. Can he beat Marine Le Pen? Updated by Sarah Wildman Apr 19, 2017, 9:00am EDT. tweet · share. Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images. When France heads to the polls ...and more »

Melenchon Softens Attacks on Euro as French Race Tightens - Bloomberg;

Melenchon Softens Attacks on Euro as French Race Tightens - Bloomberg

BloombergMelenchon Softens Attacks on Euro as French Race TightensBloombergJean-Luc Melenchon, France's presidential candidate, speaks during an election campaign event in Lille, France, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg. Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon is toning down his ...and more »

Man held over 'imminent' France terror plot wanted in Belgium - Heart;

Man held over 'imminent' France terror plot wanted in Belgium - Heart

HeartMan held over 'imminent' France terror plot wanted in BelgiumHeartA man arrested in France over an "imminent and violent attack" ahead of the first round of France's presidential election was also wanted in Belgium, it has emerged. Clement Baur, 23, was detained on Sunday along with another man, named in reports as ...and more »

French elections poll remains unchanged - Macron still leads - Forex Crunch;

French elections poll remains unchanged - Macron still leads - Forex Crunch

Forex CrunchFrench elections poll remains unchanged - Macron still leadsForex CrunchYesterday's Opinionway PresiTrack showed Macron at 23%, Le Pen at 22%, Fillon at 20% and Melenchon at 19%. The April 19th poll is 100% identical. For the euro, the tension remains high, but at least Macron remains the leader and Melenchon is on the ...and more »