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The Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground - Midland Daily News;

The Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common ground - Midland Daily News

Midland Daily NewsThe Latest: Macron meets Muslim leader, hails common groundMidland Daily NewsA man walks past electoral posters displaying the presidential candidates, Benoit Hamon, left, Emmanuel Macron, center, and Marine Le Pen in Paris, France, Monday, April 17, 2017. French centrist candidate ... more. Photo: Kamil Zihnioglu, AP. Image 2 ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Daily News & Analysis;

Emmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with Brussels - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisEmmanuel Macron hangs on to lead in French election, Marine Le Pen's camp rows with BrusselsDaily News & AnalysisWith millions of French voters still undecided, the vote is the most unpredictable in France in decades and investors are nervous about potential last minute surprises that could trigger market turmoil. Centrist Emmanuel Macron clung on to his status ...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 »

Marine Le Pen: Who are her voters? - iAfrica.com;

Marine Le Pen: Who are her voters? - iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comMarine Le Pen: Who are her voters?iAfrica.comFar-right leader Marine Le Pen is a frontrunner with just days to go until France votes in the first round of its presidential election. On the campaign trail Le Pen has positioned herself as a protector of France who would pull the country out of the ...and more »

French Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a Hologram - Gizmodo;

French Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a Hologram - Gizmodo

GizmodoFrench Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a HologramGizmodoFrench presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is pulling out all the stops in the final days of the campaign season, beaming a holographic image of his far-left message to six cities across the country. There's only one problem with Melenchon's ...and more »

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

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

Yahoo Singapore NewsMacron hangs on to lead in French election, Le Pen's camp rows with BrusselsYahoo Singapore NewsEmmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, listens to General Director of the optic group KRYS Jean-Pierre Champion (L) during his visit at the headquarters of the ...and more »

Factbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - The Star Online;

Factbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency? - The Star Online

The Star OnlineFactbox - Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency?The Star OnlinePARIS (Reuters) - French voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of their most unpredictable presidential election in living memory. Opinion polls make independent centrist Emmanuel Macron the favourite. But the gap separating him from the ...and more »

French President promises tight security for elections - Famagusta Gazette;

French President promises tight security for elections - Famagusta Gazette

Famagusta GazetteFrench President promises tight security for electionsFamagusta GazetteFrench President Francois Hollande on Wednesday vowed to mobilize "all appropriate means" to ensure security during the two-round presidential election set to start on Sunday, his office said in a statement. At a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Hollande ...and more »

Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections - TIME;

Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections - TIME

TIMEYour Complete Guide to the French Presidential ElectionsTIMEFrance goes to the polls for two rounds of presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, a historically unpredictable contest thanks to its insurgent political outsiders and slew of scandals. At stake is the future of the European Union, as well as ...and more »

France Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday Vote - Sputnik International;

France Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday Vote - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalFrance Can't Ensure Security Staff at Every Polling Station During Sunday VoteSputnik InternationalThe French government will not be able to guarantee the presence of security personnel at all polling stations across the country during the upcoming presidential election, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday. PARIS (Sputnik) — The ...and more »

'Obi-Wan Mélenchon': Social media users mock French presidential hopeful's campaign hologram - RT;

'Obi-Wan Mélenchon': Social media users mock French presidential hopeful's campaign hologram - RT

RT'Obi-Wan Mélenchon': Social media users mock French presidential hopeful's campaign hologramRTFrench presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon used a hologram to make a campaign speech simultaneously in several cities. The stunt did not go unnoticed by social media users, who teased him for looking like Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi.and more »

Down in polls, France's Le Pen targets immigration for boost - Nation News;

Down in polls, France's Le Pen targets immigration for boost - Nation News

Nation NewsDown in polls, France's Le Pen targets immigration for boostNation NewsPARIS – Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in the final week of France's presidential election to immigration as she tried to reverse a dip in polls. Related articles. French presidential race tightens... Sarkozy ...and more »

Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag "oligarchic rag" - Daily Mail

Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag "oligarchic rag"Daily MailPARIS, April 19 (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front stepped up its anti-European Union rhetoric on Wednesday, days after toughening its stand against immigration, in an apparent bid to mobilise its core supporters ahead of Sunday's ...and more »

France's far-right Marine Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down - The Asian Age;

France's far-right Marine Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down - The Asian Age

The Asian AgeFrance's far-right Marine Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks downThe Asian AgeThe 48-year-old former lawyer has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen. (Photo: AFP). Paris: Far-right presidential frontrunner Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that French people felt ...and more »

Le Pen's Real Sin? Roping in the Jews With the Muslims as a Threat to France - Haaretz;

Le Pen's Real Sin? Roping in the Jews With the Muslims as a Threat to France - Haaretz

HaaretzLe Pen's Real Sin? Roping in the Jews With the Muslims as a Threat to FranceHaaretzMarine Le Pen's instinct is right: fighting an Islamic takeover requires France to shed its guilt and shame over its past. But her desire for a foolish 'consistency' means Vichy and Jewish identity are also included. Amiel Ungar. Apr 19, 2017 1:58 PM ...and more »

Five things you need to know on Wednesday - Moneyweb.co.za;

Five things you need to know on Wednesday - Moneyweb.co.za

Moneyweb.co.zaFive things you need to know on WednesdayMoneyweb.co.zaThe pound holds an election rally, the French vote is still too close to call, and the global bond market calls time on the reflation trade. Lorcan Roche Kelly, Bloomberg / 19 April 2017 12:43. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking ...and more »

Politics Dominates FX Moves - MarketPulse (blog);

Politics Dominates FX Moves - MarketPulse (blog)

MarketPulse (blog)Politics Dominates FX MovesMarketPulse (blog)The pound is stable after yesterday's surprise announcement by PM Theresa May to call a snap general election for June 8. On Tuesday, sterling had its second-best day outright since last June's Brexit vote, after PM May went back on repeated promises ...and more »

Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack - Fox News;

Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack - Fox News

Fox NewsBelgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attackFox NewsPARIS – Belgium's federal prosecutor says the country had opened an investigation into one of the suspects arrested for plotting an attack that officials say was thwarted days before the French presidential election. Clement Baur, a 23-year-old ...and more »

Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium - Reuters;

Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium - Reuters

ReutersSuspect in foiled French election attack also sought by BelgiumReutersFrench firefighters secure the street as police conduct an investigation after two Frenchmen were arrested in Marseille, France, April 18, 2017 for planning to carry out an ''imminent and violent attack'' ahead of the first round of the presidential ...and more »

Disgruntled French steel workers turn to populist Le Pen - Burlington Hawk Eye;

Disgruntled French steel workers turn to populist Le Pen - Burlington Hawk Eye

Burlington Hawk EyeDisgruntled French steel workers turn to populist Le PenBurlington Hawk EyeIn this Friday April 7, 2017 photo, sunlight streams into a "British Steel" factory during steel production at Hayange, a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. In eastern France's industrial rustbelt, workers are ...and more »