France's Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away - SBS

With a week to go before France's presidential election runoff, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen stayed on the offensive against frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, trying to close a 19-point gap in the polls. Source: AFP. 1 May 2017 - 7:46 AM ...

The French election and Europe's future - Arab News

A lot can happen between now and the second round of the French presidential election on May 7, so it is still too early to celebrate. But, even with the nationalist, populist candidate Marine Le Pen still in the running, many observers are genuinely ...

French voters sceptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on key issues - Reuters

PARIS A week before the decisive second round in France's presidential election, many voters are sceptical that either of the two candidates can solve chronic unemployment or tackle security concerns, a poll published on Sunday found. The Ifop survey ...

A Macron win is no guarantee of French revival - The Straits Times

LONDON • France used to be known as the European Union's weaker link, a state not only unwilling but also increasingly unable to apply the economic reforms necessary for the 21st century, a nation buffeted by bad ethnic relations at home and the forces ...

Macron honors Holocaust victims at Paris memorial - The Times of Israel

French presidential election candidate for the En-Marche movement, Emmanuel Macron stands at the Wall of the Rigtheous (Le Mur des Justes) during a visit to the Shoah Memorial on April 30, 2017 in Paris. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / PHILIPPE WOJAZER).

Marine Le Pen's National Front Might Be Starting to Crack - Foreign Policy (blog)

For years, the party leader has held her party together with promises of electoral victory that she might not be able to deliver. By Emily SchultheisEmily Schultheis is a freelance journalist based in Paris. April 30, 2017; facebook twitter google-plus ...

France's Macron honors Holocaust victims, vows 'Never again' - Washington Post

PARIS — Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron paid homage Sunday to the tens of thousands of French Jews killed in the Holocaust with a somber, simple message to voters: Never again. Chants of “Macron ...

Facing election defeat, France's Le Pen flip-flops on euro - Reuters

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, arrives at her campaign headquarters in Paris, France, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. By Myriam Rivet and Emmanuel Jarry | ...

Marine Le Pen to appoint eurosceptic PM if she wins French election - Economic Times

PARIS: Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen announced on Saturday that she would name a eurosceptic from outside her National Front party as prime minister if she captures France's presidency in the May 7 run-off. In a bruising contest against pro ...

Emmanuel Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations - Toronto Star

Without a party to back him up or any experience stumping for votes, the 39-year-old Macron came out on top of the first round of the French presidential vote. French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron visits a farm in Usseau, central ...

Macron visits the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, Le Pen a monument in Marseille - Ynetnews

The centrist presidential candidate walks past panels bearing the names of tens of thousands of French Jews deported to their death in Nazi camps while his right-wing opponent lays a spray of flowers in memory of Jews rounded up by the Gestapo.

Marine Le Pen lays wreath at French Holocaust memorial - Arutz Sheva

After successor at National Front revealed to have denied Holocaust, presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen visits Holocaust museum. Contact Editor. JTA, 30/04/17 21:47. Share. Send To Friend. You need to fill your name, your email and your friend's email.

Week ahead: all change for France, but not for Fed? - indiablooms

It could be 'all change' for France's political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, 'no change' is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest ...

Le Pen lashes out at "weak" Macron - Alive For Football

Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the far-right National Front party that his daughter Marine now leads. Since Marine Le Pen announced she was "no longer the president of the ...

Airbus CEO weighs in for Macron in France's presidential election - Times of India

(Adds related content, no change to text). PARIS, April 30 (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has offered support for French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, just days ahead of the second round of an election that will pit the centrist, ...

Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if she wins - ClickLancashire

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front this week, in what has been widely viewed as a strategic political move ahead of the election to distance herself from the party's ...

NZ Herald editorial: France presents a new political face - New Zealand Herald

French voters have given heart to everyone who may have despaired for the turn of electoral events in Britain and the United States last year, particularly since Paris suffered an act of terrorism just before the vote in the first round of France's ...

French connection - Philippine Star

One may think we are writing about the 1971 Oscar Awardee for Best Picture with the same title, French Connection. However, what we are actually writing about is the connection between Philippine capital markets and the French elections. Though this ...

Le Pen's Euro Contortions Underline French Reluctance to Exit - Bloomberg

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's attempt to offer reassurances on her euro exit policy shows how voter attachment to the single currency represents one of her most difficult electoral hurdles. With a week to go in the campaign, Le Pen ...

French Election -- Far right Le Pen and Banker Macron to face off despite left surge - Liberation

Former banker Emmanuel Macron, who left the ruling so-called Socialist Party to form his own centrist movement, won the first round of the French presidential election April 23. A strong campaign by leftist leader Jean-Luc Melanchon was sabotaged by ...