French candidate Fillon vows to fight Islamic extremism -

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

A battle of worldviews in France - Hindu Business Line

It is less than a month till the French presidential elections kick off, with the first round set to take place on April 23, with a second round set for May 7 — the second major national European election to take place this year. It is seen as ...and more »

Russia not interfering in French elections, says candidate Fillon - Reuters

Francois Fillon (R), former French Prime Minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate for the French centre-right and politician Francois Baroin sing the national anthem March 30, 2017 at a campaign rally ...and more »

François Fillon 'shocked' at Theresa May's security threat -

François Fillon, the French conservative presidential candidate, on Friday said he was “shocked” by British Prime Minister Theresa May's remark linking European security to a Brexit deal, the Daily Telegraph reported. “The security problem concerns all ...and more »

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 ...and more »

France's Socialists Are Losing to a Communist - Foreign Policy (blog)

Jean-Luc Mélenchon preaches 32-hour workweeks, rages against finance, and is reminding the French of what they once loved about hard left politics. By James TraubJames Traub is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, a fellow at the Center on ...and more »

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 ...and more »