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

A presidential win could offer a last chance for liberal reform of Europe but may prove bad news for Britain's Brexit trade hopes. Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Tue 2 May 2017 02.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 25 May 2017 06.49 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

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

MARSEILLE and HÉNIN-BEAUMONT, France — The election is not even over, yet this week, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the notorious former leader of the far-right National Front party, made news in France for appearing to offer an early post-mortem of his ...and more »

Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France's Macron - New York Times

Emmanuel Macron, center, in Paris on Monday. A new report has heightened concerns that his presidential campaign has been targeted by Russian hacking operatives.CreditPool photo by Lionel Bonaventure. By Nicole Perlroth. April 24, 2017.and more »

In France's Poor Suburbs, Angry Voters May Skip Big Election - New York Times

STAINS, France — For voters in the poorer, largely immigrant suburbs of Paris, the motivation to turn out for France's presidential runoff seems clear: to defeat Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader of the National Front, who has pitched her campaign ...and more »

ECB keeps rates on hold in April – as it happened - Financial Times

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the ECB's April rate decision. We are not expecting any changes to either interest rates or the QE programme so once again the messaging from ECB president Mario Draghi will be key. Gavin Jackson Apr 27, 04:03.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 »

The Macron affair: How the French election winner's parents discovered he was dating his teacher - Telegraph.co.uk

When Emmanuel Macron fell in love with Brigitte Trogneux, a married teacher at his school, it caused something of a stir. In this extract from her biography of the French presidential candidate, the author reveals the reaction of Macron's parents ...and more »

How Le Pen could win - POLITICO.eu

PARIS — Marine Le Pen needs a perfect political storm to help her win the French presidency on Sunday. She aims to provoke it by kicking up rage at her centrist rival, discouraging leftists from voting and winning over millions of disappointed ...and more »

Is There a Case for Le Pen? - New York Times

EVERY surge of right-wing populism confronts voters with a different dilemma. In the Brexit referendum, the risk was the policy, not the politicians. Voting to leave the European Union was not a vote to make Nigel Farage prime minister; it was a vote ...and more »

Marine Le Pen is a 'terrible danger,' French research leaders say - Science Magazine

The French science and higher education community appears virtually united in its opposition against Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate who could become France's next president during the second round of elections on 7 May. In an unprecedented ...and more »