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France's Le Pen reaches out to far-left voters

2017-04-29 07:13

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is reaching from her far-right base across to the far left, urging voters who chose communist-linked Jean-Luc Melenchon in the first-round vote to join her in the runoff.

Students clash with police in Paris anti-election demo

2017-04-27 19:01

Student protesters have clashed with police in Paris in a demonstration against both presidential candidates in France's upcoming runoff election.

Humans in US 115 000 years earlier than thought

2017-04-27 10:15

High-tech dating of mastodon remains found in southern California has shattered the timeline of human migration to America.

10 held over attack on Paris Jewish store

2017-04-26 22:50

Ten people, including a suspected arms dealer, are in custody as part of an investigation into a deadly 2015 attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

Far-right Le Pen backs 'eating French' at market

2017-04-25 18:44

French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as world's gastronomic centre.

France in uncharted territory after 'big bang'

2017-04-25 09:53

French politics has entered uncharted territory after the "big bang" that saw off the presidential candidates of both the traditional left and right parties for the first time.

Hungry Caterpillar feasts on plastic bags

2017-04-24 22:21

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms

2017-04-24 11:31

France's far-right is reaching out to voters who backed the defeated far-left contender, hoping to peel away voters from the extremes of the political spectrum.

Terror charges for suspects in French election plot

2017-04-23 21:01

The two men suspected of plotting an "imminent" attack ahead of France's presidential election have been charged with terror offences, prosecutors say.

French line up abroad to vote in presidential cliffhanger

2017-04-23 16:17

From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters have lined up at polling stations abroad to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home.

 

Home-made bricks for a habitat on Mars

2017-04-27 22:19

Scientists say they have manufactured tiny bricks out of artificial Martian soil, anticipating the day when humans may construct colonies on the Red Planet.

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

2017-04-27 19:00

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.

Algeria FM calls Macron a 'friend' after colonialism furore

2017-04-27 10:01

Algeria's foreign minister has called French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron a "friend" of the country, after the centrist candidate drew criticism for calling France's colonisation a "crime against humanity".

France: Proof that Syrian regime launched chemical attack

2017-04-26 17:32

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people, a report says.

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

2017-04-25 14:01

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group.

Britain's Farage: Don't underestimate Le Pen

2017-04-24 22:22

Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage says France's far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country's upcoming presidential election run-off.

Macron's French bistro party lands him in the soup

2017-04-24 18:24

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has come under fire over a glitzy party in a high-end Paris bistro and his triumphant speech following his success in the first round of France's presidential polls.

France's next leader: Centrist Macron vs far-right Le Pen

2017-04-23 21:50

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen have advanced to a runoff in France's presidential election, setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

Projections: Le Pen, Macron lead in French vote

2017-04-23 20:18

Polling agency projections show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first-round French presidential election.

Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

2017-04-23 11:17

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1 300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials have said.

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