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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. Follow @upi. Comments.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 BrusselsReutersEmmanuel 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 »

France is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economies - KXLY Spokane;

France is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economies - KXLY Spokane

KXLY SpokaneFrance is the weakest of Europe's big 3 economiesKXLY SpokaneEurope'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 »

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 »

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Waterloo Record;

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Waterloo Record

Waterloo RecordFrench candidates boost security ahead of tense voteWaterloo RecordFILE - In this Feb.5, 2017 file photo, French far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen acknowledges applause in Lyon, central France. Do voters judge a book by its cover? France's presidential candidates certainly think they do, and more ...and more »

Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium - Sky News;

Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium - Sky News

Sky NewsMan held over France plot wanted in BelgiumSky NewsFrench police found guns, explosives and an Islamic State flag after Clement Baur and another man were arrested in Marseille. 13:12, UK, Wednesday 19 April 2017. Suspects Mahiedine Merabet (L) and Clement Baur. Image: Suspects Mahiedine Merabet ...and more »

Opinion: In France, the far right and far left are fighting for votes - Edmonton Journal;

Opinion: In France, the far right and far left are fighting for votes - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton JournalOpinion: In France, the far right and far left are fighting for votesEdmonton JournalFrench presidential election candidate for the far-left coalition La France insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon gives a speech aboard an "unbowed" barge, on April 17, 2017, in Paris, as part of campaign meetings along the Seine river. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP/Getty ...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 »

EU Undermines France's Sovereignty, Infringes National Economy - Le Pen - Sputnik International;

EU Undermines France's Sovereignty, Infringes National Economy - Le Pen - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalEU Undermines France's Sovereignty, Infringes National Economy - Le PenSputnik InternationalMarine Le Pen said that France's membership of the European Union has undermined the nation's sovereignty, infringed its economy, and hindered the government's ability to defend its own population. French far-right National Front Party leader, Marine ...and more »

Victory for French eurosceptics in election 'won't be an apocalypse', insist analysts - Express.co.uk;

Victory for French eurosceptics in election 'won't be an apocalypse', insist analysts - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukVictory for French eurosceptics in election 'won't be an apocalypse', insist analystsExpress.co.ukIF FRANCE votes for either euro-sceptic candidate in the forthcoming elections it is not the end of the world, say analysts. By Siobhan McFadyen. PUBLISHED: 11:51, Wed, Apr 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 12:24, Wed, Apr 19, 2017 ...and more »

Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag 'oligarchic rag' - The Star Online;

Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag 'oligarchic rag' - The Star Online

The Star OnlineLe Pen's FN party calls EU flag 'oligarchic rag'The Star OnlinePARIS (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 presidential election.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 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 »

France thwarts a massive terror attack after arre... - New Delhi Times;

France thwarts a massive terror attack after arre... - New Delhi Times

New Delhi TimesFrance thwarts a massive terror attack after arre...New Delhi TimesFrance made two crucial arrests in Marseille on Tuesday for planning an “imminent and violent attack” ahead of the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday, authorities said. “These two radicalised men … intended to commit in the very ...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 »

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 »

France steps up security around election as terror attack fears rise - The Guardian;

France steps up security around election as terror attack fears rise - The Guardian

The GuardianFrance steps up security around election as terror attack fears riseThe GuardianA French soldier on patrol in front of official campaign posters of candidates. Security has been stepped up at political rallies. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images. French presidential election 2017 ...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 »

Will France's next president be innovative? - EURACTIV;

Will France's next president be innovative? - EURACTIV

EURACTIVWill France's next president be innovative?EURACTIVDISCLAIMER: All opinions in this column reflect the views of the author(s), not of EURACTIV.com PLC. By Stephen Boucher | EURACTIV.com. 2:52 (updated: 2:53). The innovation president? Emmanuel Macron says he will give more time for debates ahead ...and more »

Le Pen Projected to Lose 2nd Round of Election to All Key Rivals - Poll - Sputnik International;

Le Pen Projected to Lose 2nd Round of Election to All Key Rivals - Poll - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalLe Pen Projected to Lose 2nd Round of Election to All Key Rivals - PollSputnik InternationalFrench far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is expected to lose the second round of the presidential election in France to all her key rivals, a fresh poll by Cevipof research center revealed Wednesday. Marine Le Pen, French National Front ...and more »