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Le Pen’s plan to jettison euro spooks French business

Marine Le Pen

The euro — and her fervent wish to withdraw from it — is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Le Pen calls the single European currency “a knife that you stick

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

Francois Fillon

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon,

French Defense Minister sees Raqqa battle starting in coming days

A battle against ISIS to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa is likely to start in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. “France has always said that Raqqa was a major objective,” Le Drian

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

Marine Le Pen

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election. Officials from her National Front party said she is traveling Friday, on the heels of a trip

Saudi Arabia, France emphasize the importance of drying out terror funding

Syrian rebels including a powerful alliance of militant groups said they launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Tuesday. The rebels attacked government positions in the town of Soran and

French candidate Macron seen winning TV debate with Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron solidified his status as frontrunner in France’s presidential election on Monday in a televised debate during which he clashed on immigration and Europe with his main rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen. A snap opinion poll showed

CCTV footage shows moment Orly Airport attacker grabs soldier’s gun

Footage has emerged of the moment a man was shot dead on Saturday by French police after seizing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France. The recording, which was made available on Monday, shows 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem

‘Only Arabs, blacks who die:’ Protester says in Paris march on police brutality

French police fired tear gas in clashes with hooded demonstrators in Paris on Sunday as thousands marched against “police brutality” after the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton. The February attack on the 22-year-old man, identified

Details emerge of Paris attacker’s motivation to kill

Ziyed Ben Belgacem

Yelling that he wanted to kill and die in the name of faith, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on

Paris Orly airport attacker identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem

A man who was shot dead by French police after seizing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday has been identified as 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem. Along with his father and brother, a cousin of the

UN Yemen envoy: Warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates

Yemen’s warring parties are refusing to discuss UN-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a “dramatic” impact on the civilian population. Already desperately poor

Emmanuel Macron urges ‘respect’ in French ‘anti-Semitic’ caricature row

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Sunday called for “a return to civic respect” after the main conservative Republicans party tweeted an “anti-Semitic” caricature of him. The image showing the centrist Macron, a former economy minister and investment banker, with

France’s Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote

Emmanuel Macron

Centrist Emmanuel Macron would come out ahead of far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election before going on to win a runoff vote against her, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday. Macron

France’s Fillon makes no promises to stay as party fights for electoral survival

Francois Fillon

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivered a defiant speech to thousands of supporters in central Paris on Sunday, but made no pledge to fight on as pressure from his conservative party mounted on him to step aside. Once the

France’s Fillon battles to keep campaign afloat

French conservative candidate Francois Fillon battled to keep his presidential bid afloat on Saturday by unveiling his policy platform in the eye of a storm over a fake-jobs scandal. Marking his 63rd birthday, Fillon is trying to turn the page

Airbus faces challenges as it enters new era

Airbus will draw a line under two decades of M&A dealmaking and frenetic orders on Wednesday as it reports its first results since the European aerospace and defense group unified under its dominant planemaking arm last month. The sense of

Read French presidential candidate Macron’s controversial Algeria comments

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron faced a storm of criticism from his right-wing opponents over his comments condemning France’s colonial past in Algeria, and on Thursday he refused to back down. On a visit to Algiers on Tuesday Macron said

Fire at French nuclear plant takes reactor off grid, ‘no associated risk’

A fire caused an explosion at EDF’s Flamanville nuclear power plant in northern France on Thursday, leading the utility to take a reactor offline, but there was no associated nuclear risk, EDF and a local government official said on Thursday.

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