Euobserver: Le Pen wanted millions more from Russia - Focus News

Paris. Revelations that Marine Le Pen tried to borrow a further ?3 million from Russia pose questions on Kremlin interference in the French vote. Mediapart, a French investigative website, revealed on Friday (31 March) that Le Pen, the French anti-EU ...

French candidate Fillon vows to fight Islamic extremism - India.com

Paris, Mar 31 (AP) French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon vowed today that his priority would be to fight Islamic extremism, which has prompted a state of emergency in France after a series of attacks. Fillon, a major contender in ...

Leftist Melenchon just behind Fillon as Macron still leads polls ahead of French election - Yahoo News

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is one percentage point off former frontrunner Francois Fillon in polls ahead of the first-round vote, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the conservatives risk being ...

France's presidential front-runner Macron dominates first debate ahead of election - ClickLancashire

And he was criticised on Twitter for being particularly quiet in the first part of the debate. Macron had the most to lose from Monday's debate. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen met Chad's President Idriss Deby on Tuesday to discuss the two allies ...

Vladimir Putin denies French election interference after Marine Le Pen meeting - ClickLancashire

In their meeting Friday, Le Pen said the European Union and Russian Federation should work more closely on counter-terrorism to foil potential attacks like this week's attack near the British Parliament, the Brussels bombings a year ago and several ...

French presidential hopeful Fillon dismisses Russian 'interference' in election as 'fantasy' - RT

French center-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon has dismissed allegations of Russian interference in the French election, calling them “fantasies,” and saying that Europe should seek a dialogue with Moscow. “We must avoid these fantasies ...

What Happened Today In France's Presidential Election - NDTV

Paris: With a little over three weeks to the first round of the French presidential election, the conservative candidate brushed off claims that Russia was interfering in the campaign. Here are three things that happened in the presidential race on Friday:

Le Pen's Worldwide Hunt for French Campaign Funds Draws a Blank - Bloomberg

Nationalist Marine Le Pen says she still hasn't found the money she needs to fund her run for president after approaching lenders in seven different countries. Keep up with the best of Bloomberg Politics. Get our newsletter daily. Sign Up. Le Pen's ...

French elections may determine future of the EU - Albuquerque Journal

Emmanuel Macron, France's independent presidential candidate, visits the Salon du Livre international book fair in Paris on March 24, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Christophe Morin. Christophe Morin, Bloomberg.

Russia not interfering in French elections, says candidate Fillon - The Star Online

PARIS (Reuters) - France's conservative presidential candidate on Friday dismissed as "fantasy" concerns that Russia could be interfering in the election and said he would seek a better balance in relations with a country that was nevertheless "dangerous".

Fillon Turns Against Putin After Le Pen's Meeting in Moscow - Bloomberg

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Russia is “dangerous,” marking a significant departure in his foreign policy after rival Marine Le Pen met with President Vladimir Putin. Russia is a country with “a political regime that is not ...

French National Front would keep euro if voters said so-party chief - The Daily Star

PARIS: If French voters do not want to leave the euro, Marine Le Pen's National Front party will not force them to should she become president in May, the party's secretary general said Friday. "It's not the be-all and end-all of our program," Nicolas ...

European right hopes Macron will save France - EUobserver

Not long ago, Francois Fillon was considered the most likely winner of the French presidential election in May. But after he was charged for embezzlement over suspicions of fake parliamentary jobs for his wife and children, even his European allies ...

French Upset Signaled by Internet Chatter Flagging Macron Flaws - Bloomberg

While independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has been favorite to become the country's next president since his Republican rival Francois Fillon was sideswiped by a financial scandal in January, two firms analyzing online chatter are suggesting his ...

National Front rock star keeps French hardliners in thrall - Financial Times

In a leather jacket and skinny jeans, blonde hair swept into a ponytail, one of the rock stars of France's National Front is making her final preparations to address a crowd of adoring fans. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: One month out from France's presidential elections - The Bucknellian

The French, unlike many Americans, do not have the luxury of viewing presidential elections as an afterthought, and our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally and fellow Western democracy is in the midst of a heated race to determine who will ...

Le Pen Opponent Macron Says “France Is Not A Fixed Identity” - VDARE.com

I get Marine Le Pen campaign updates in my e-mail. A revealing one popped up yesterday. The subject line was “Docteur Macron et Mister Système,” which should need no translation for VDARE.com readers. It was the debut of a new Le Pen campaign ...

Putin supports far-right to divide Europe: EU's Timmermans - Digital Journal

Vladimir Putin is cozying up to the far-right to divide Europe, the European Commission's Vice President Frans Timmermans said Thursday, a week after France's Marine Le Pen met with the Russian leader. Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate ...

Could Marine Le Pen become France's next president? - FRANCE 24

Less than a month before the first round of France's presidential election, most opinion polls foresee far-right leader Le Pen losing to centrist Macron in the run-off. But can polls - which failed to predict Brexit and Trump's election – be trusted ...

Marine Le Pen will win French election predicts scientist - Daily Mail

The scientist who predicted Donald Trump's US election victory has claimed far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could win the French election because of voter abstention. French physicist Serge Galam has said the National Front leader could benefit from ...