French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Belfast Telegraph

France'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 ...

Europe close: Investors get reprieve from selling - DIGITALLOOK

The 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 ...

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

French 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 ...

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

Candidates 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 ...

Possible Scenarios for French Presidential Election - MarketPulse (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 ...

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

The 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 ...

How Being a Woman Helped Marine Le Pen - The Atlantic

Like ​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 ...

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

From 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 ...

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

Sporting 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

People 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 ...

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

Europe'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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Two 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 ...

Le Pen Doubles Down at Crunch Time - The American Conservative

I'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 ...

French business alarm mounts over election threat - Financial Times

French 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Far-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 ...

Planning for President Le Pen - Project Syndicate

LONDON – 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 ...

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

Many 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 ...