Far-right breakthrough amid big turnout in EU vote

2019-05-26 22:09

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron as Eurosceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election.

Marine Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal

2017-06-30 21:11

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged over claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff.

France: ‘I didn’t vote with conviction for Macron’

2017-05-09 11:27

Al Jazeera speaks to people in Paris about their mixed emotions over Emmanuel Macron's presidential win on Sunday.

Third of French voters spoiled ballots or abstained

2017-05-08 07:27

A third of French voters declined to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential election, either abstaining or spoiling their ballots - a record rate in nearly half a century.

Polls open as France elects new president

2017-05-07 09:07

Polls have opened in France's presidential election, with voters choosing between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a watershed vote for the country and Europe.

Gamblers putting money on underdog Le Pen

2017-05-06 18:47

The betting firm Ladbrokes says far-right Marine Le Pen is attracting 90% of the bets on the eve of the French presidential election, as people gamble that France be in line for an upset.

Five things you need to know about France's vote

2017-05-06 13:31

By the end of Sunday, the European stalwart will have a new leader.

Le Pen and Macron trade blows after TV debate

2017-05-04 21:17

France's presidential candidates have traded fresh blows after one of the fiercest TV debates in the nation's history.

Le Pen, Macron clash in fiery final French debate

2017-05-04 05:37

French centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right presidential rival Marine Le Pen have clashed over terrorism, the economy and Europe in a bad-tempered TV debate that laid bare their profoundly different visions for the country.

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".


Le Pen stripped of French immunity over ISIS pictures

2017-11-08 22:44

France's National Assembly has lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen over tweeting ISIS atrocities.

MEPs lift Marine Le Pen immunity in defamation case

2017-06-16 06:57

The European Parliament has lifted the immunity of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a defamation case, at the request of authorities in France.

Unbowed Le Pen looks ahead to parliamentary elections

2017-05-08 18:56

Marine Le Pen has lost her bid to become France's first female chief of state, but she is unbowed and is making plans to reform her party.

What Macron can do for free markets

2017-05-08 06:30

Rather than a decisive blow to anti-establishment wave, Macron's victory is a stop along a journey whose destination is still in question, explains Mohamed A. El-Erian.

France chooses: hate or inclusion

2017-05-07 06:01

While pundits favour mid-Mannered Emmanuel Macron, the far-right's Marine Le Pen could still cause an upset at the French polls.

Hack attack: Large amount of Macron data leaked

2017-05-06 17:15

France's election campaign commission says "a significant amount of data" from the campaign of centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack.

Brussels 'crossing fingers' for Macron in French vote

2017-05-05 17:25

The EU is pinning its hopes on pro-European presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming French run-off vote, wary of the threat posed by eurosceptic Marine Le Pen.

Protesters hurl eggs at France's Le Pen at campaign stop

2017-05-04 17:34

Protesters hurl eggs at French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen during a campaign stop three days ahead of the election.

French far-right candidate Le Pen copies Fillon speech

2017-05-02 07:03

In a speech on Monday, far-right French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen copied comments made two weeks earlier by Francois Fillon, the former frontrunner who was eliminated in the first round of the election, AFP has found.

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.

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