Unconventional Macron flies high in French presidential race - Houston Chronicle

FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, French centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron smiles during his visit at the KRYS group's headquarters in Bazainville, near Paris. French centrist ... more. Photo: Thomas Samson, AP. Image 2 of 3.

Fillon struggled to keep his chances in presidential race - seattlepi.com

PARIS (AP) — Conservative candidate Francois Fillon has fallen from front-runner to struggling survivor in France's presidential race as corruption allegations have damaged his image. Fillon's campaign has been flailing since the investigation began ...

French frontrunner Macron calls on France to unite and reject 'fear' - Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards!, and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, attends the France 2 television special prime time political show, ''15min to Convince'' in Saint-Cloud, near ...

Euro dips below $1.07 on French election run-in - StreetInsider.com

Get access to the best calls on Wall Street with StreetInsider.com's Ratings Insider Elite. Get your Free Trial here. By Patrick Graham. LONDON (Reuters) - The euro fell back on Friday, trading almost a cent off this week's highs as investors prepared ...

Le Pen urges government to immediately reinstate French borders after Paris attack: report - MarketWatch

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Friday urged the Socialist government to immediately restore state borders and expel foreigners monitored by surveillance after a suspected terror attack in Paris a day earlier, Reuters reported.

'The real misery is in the countryside': support for Le Pen surges in rural France - The Guardian

Sitting at his kitchen table in a remote farmhouse in the Morvan hills of Burgundy, with a calculator, bills and debts piled up in front of him, Jean-Marc, a 50-year-old Charolais cattle farmer, had decided to vote for the far-right Front National ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset - RTE.ie

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates, Marine Le Len and Jean-Luc Melenchon, reach the final round of France's presidential election on Sunday, diplomats said. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

European shares fall as French stocks come under pre-election pressure - Daily Mail

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - French blue-chip stocks underperformed other European benchmark indexes on Friday as investors retreated from risky bets ahead of the too-close-to-call first round of France's presidential election. The CAC 40 fell 1 ...

4 Reasons Why France's Presidential Election Is So Important - Huffington Post

France's presidential election race has been a volatile spectacle, as unexpected candidates have surged into the limelight while scandals involving some have made the outcome uncertain. On Sunday, the country will finally hold its first of two rounds ...

FACTBOX: Investors weigh risks of Le Pen victory in imminent French elections - Yahoo Finance

FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows five candidates for the French 2017 presidential election, from L-R, Francois Fillon, the Republicans political party candidate, Benoit Hamon, French Socialist party candidate, Marine Le Pen, French National ...

'It's us or them,' France's Fillon says of fight against "Islamist totalitarianism" - The Star Online

PARIS (Reuters) - Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Friday said the fight against "Islamist totalitarianism" should be the priority of France's next president. Seizing on Thursday night's killing of a police officer in an attack ...

What election? French yields fall, euro steadies as vote looms - Yahoo Finance

Stock index price for France's CAC 40 and company stock price information are displayed on screens as they hang above the Paris stock exchange, operated by Euronext NV, in La Defense business district in Paris, France, December 14, 2016.

Le Pen says France must immediately reinstate border checks - The Star Online

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Friday that France should immediately reinstate border checks and expel foreigners who are on the watch lists of intelligence services, adding that these were steps she would take ...

The Latest: Belgium: IS Naming of Belgian Attacker Was Fake - U.S. News & World Report

Belgium's interior minister says Islamic State gave a false name for the man who attacked police on Paris' Champs-Elysees. | April 21, 2017, at 6:40 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. The Latest: Belgium: IS Naming of Belgian ...

Analyst Who Predicted Trump's Ascendancy Bets on Le Pen Win - Bloomberg

Markets are underpricing the prospect of Marine Le Pen emerging victorious in the French election as a sea of undecided voters throws into sharp relief pronounced apathy for center-leftist Emmanuel Macron -- the front-runner by a whisker -- and the ...

France mobilised for election security after Paris attack - Reuters

PARIS France said its security forces were fully mobilised for a presidential election at the weekend after the killing of a policeman by an Islamist militant threw a dark shadow over the last day of an unpredictable campaign. With the first round of ...

French election 2017: What happens after the first vote? - Express.co.uk

THE first round of voting in the French election 2017 takes place on Sunday April 23 with Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Francois Fillon in the running to become France's president, but what happens after the first vote?

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors duck for protection ahead of French election (GLD) - Markets Insider

NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Hedging has become all the rage as investors seek cover ahead of Sunday's national elections in France that could signal whether the country remains in the European Union. Prices for protection against wild swings in ...

French election: What you need to know as Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron lead as country set to go to polls ... - Evening Standard

France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election with tensions ratcheted up by Thursday night's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. Here, we reveal what you need to know about the forthcoming vote as polls point to a ...

Paris shooting: Election campaign halts as investigation gathers pace - KTVZ

PARIS (CNN) - The French presidential campaign was stopped in its tracks on Friday after a deadly attack on a police bus on the Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris. The gunman, who killed one police officer and injured others in the attack, was shot ...