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French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Belfast Telegraph;

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphFrench candidates boost security ahead of tense voteBelfast TelegraphFrance'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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Two arrested in France for planning attack during presidential election - UPI.com;

Two arrested in France for planning attack during presidential election - UPI.com

UPI.comTwo arrested in France for planning attack during presidential electionUPI.comThe arrests, which involved the discovery of a hideout containing firearms and ammunition, came five days before the first round of France's presidential election. By Ed Adamczyk Contact the Author | April 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM ...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 »

France votes: Can ex-banker Macron win over the deprived suburbs? - FRANCE 24;

France votes: Can ex-banker Macron win over the deprived suburbs? - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24France votes: Can ex-banker Macron win over the deprived suburbs?FRANCE 24From investment to reducing class sizes, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he would introduce 'positive discrimination' to favour residents of France's forgotten suburbs, known as the 'banlieue'. However, his 'En Marche' (Forward ...and more »

France votes: Macron uses high-tech door-to-door campaigning - FRANCE 24;

France votes: Macron uses high-tech door-to-door campaigning - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24France votes: Macron uses high-tech door-to-door campaigningFRANCE 24Sporting fixed smiles and armed with flyers, campaigners for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron are out in force in Paris… using high-tech technology. But rather than knocking on doors arbitrarily, the 'En Marche!' (Forward!) movement has ...and more »

Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - Reuters;

Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - Reuters

ReutersMacron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency?ReutersA man looks at campaign posters of the 11th candidates who run in the 2017 French presidential election in Enghien-les-Bains, near Paris, France April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann. By Ingrid Melander | PARIS. PARIS French voters go to the polls ...and more »

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

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

ReutersMacron hangs on to lead in French election, Le Pen's camp rows with BrusselsReutersPeople walk past campaign posters of Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche! (Onwards!), and Marine Le Pen (R), French National Front (FN) political party leader, two of the eleven candidates who run in the 2017 French ...and more »

France is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economies - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3;

France is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economies - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3France is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economiesChannel3000.com - WISC-TV3Europe's third biggest economy has suffered years of anemic growth, high unemployment and budget deficits, while neighbors such as Germany and the U.K. have enjoyed a stronger recovery from the global financial crisis. The country's economic malaise is ...and more »

French election 2017: What are your hopes? - BBC News;

French election 2017: What are your hopes? - BBC News

BBC NewsFrench election 2017: What are your hopes?BBC NewsThe first round of France's presidential election will take place on Sunday 23 April, but will you be voting? If, as expected, no single candidate exceeds 50% of the vote, the two candidates with the most votes will head to a second round of voting ...and more »

Two held over Daesh plot to target French poll candidate - Police Professional;

Two held over Daesh plot to target French poll candidate - Police Professional

Police ProfessionalTwo held over Daesh plot to target French poll candidatePolice ProfessionalTwo men linked to so-called Islamic State (Daesh) have been arrested for reportedly plotting an “imminent terrorist attack” on a French presidential candidate. Less than a week before the first round of voting, the suspects were held after a raid on ...and more »

Le Pen Doubles Down at Crunch Time - The American Conservative;

Le Pen Doubles Down at Crunch Time - The American Conservative

The American ConservativeLe Pen Doubles Down at Crunch TimeThe American ConservativeI'm sensing a little boost for Marine Le Pen. She was just on for a pretty lengthy interview on BFMTV, the main news station. The host, who is surely no Le Penist, asked her a lot of questions about her life, growing up as the daughter of France's most ...and more »

French business alarm mounts over election threat - Financial Times;

French business alarm mounts over election threat - Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business alarm mounts over election threatFinancial TimesFrench business leaders are breaking their silence ahead of Sunday's presidential election to urge the country not to vote for extremism, after a campaign marked by strong support for far-left and far-right candidates. Sample the FT's top stories for a ...and more »

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate shaking up the French election - Yahoo News

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate shaking up the French electionYahoo NewsThe French call it Mélenchonite, a feverish excitement brought on by over-exposure to left-wing populism. There was an outbreak of it during the country's 2012 presidential campaign, when, just a fortnight before the election, the “left of the left ...and more »

Marine Le Pen says French people feel 'dispossessed' - Daily Mail;

Marine Le Pen says French people feel 'dispossessed' - Daily Mail

Daily MailMarine Le Pen says French people feel 'dispossessed'Daily MailFar-right presidential front-runner Marine Le Pen said French people felt 'dispossessed' in their own country as her second-in-command declared the EU flag 'an oligarchic rag'. France's far-right National Front stepped up its anti-European Union ...and more »

Planning for President Le Pen - Project Syndicate;

Planning for President Le Pen - Project Syndicate

Project SyndicatePlanning for President Le PenProject SyndicateLONDON – After the United Kingdom's unexpected vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's unexpected triumph in the US presidential election last year, you might imagine that Europe's chancelleries have developed detailed contingency plans ...and more »

National Front's Le Pen has youth on her side - TRT World;

National Front's Le Pen has youth on her side - TRT World

TRT WorldNational Front's Le Pen has youth on her sideTRT WorldMany young French women and men support far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. They think she can change the country. Photo by: Reuters. Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 ...and more »