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

The Latest: French Socialist candidate holding Paris rallyMinneapolis Star TribuneFrench 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 ...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 »

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 »

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

Macron? Le Pen? Fillon? Melenchon? Which duel for the presidency?TODAYonlinePARIS - 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 ...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 »

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

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

The GuardianJean-Luc Mélenchon should be French president. Here's whyThe GuardianThe 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 ...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 »

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

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

Forex CrunchFrench elections poll remains unchanged – Macron still leadsForex CrunchYesterday'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 ...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 »

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

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

QuartzThe big winner in the French election will be Vladimir PutinQuartzVladimir 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 ...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 »