The Latest: French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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 ...

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

With 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 ...

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. Follow @upi. Comments.

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

Emmanuel 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 ...

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

PARIS - 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 favorite. But the gap separating him from the other top ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote - Waterloo Record

FILE - 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 ...

Jean-Luc Mélenchon should be French president. Here's why - The Guardian

The leftwing politician is not out to destroy Europe: he is out to save it. La France Insoumise proposes a peaceful revolution towards a fair democratic society. Jean-Luc Mélenchon campaigning in Paris. 'Whatever differences there may be between the ...

Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium - Sky News

French 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 ...

French elections poll remains unchanged – Macron still leads - Forex Crunch

Yesterday's Opinionway PresiTrack showed Macron at 23%, Le Pen at 22%, Fillon at 20% and Melenchon at 19%. The April 19th poll is 100% identical. For the euro, the tension remains high, but at least Macron remains the leader and Melenchon is on the ...

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

French 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 ...

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

PARIS – 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 ...

The big winner in the French election will be Vladimir Putin - Quartz

Vladimir Putin's fortunes may be declining in the United States, but he is still well placed to win big in the French presidential election. Three of the four leading candidates in the race for the Elysee Palace—all with a realistic chance of making ...

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

Marine 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 ...

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

IF 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 ...

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

PARIS (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.

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

Marine 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 ...