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[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes

France's Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS tweets

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The move by a judge in Nanterre comes after the National Assembly voted in November to strip the National Front chief of her parliamentary immunity over the 3 photos of ISIS violence posted in 2015

ISIS TWEETS. Marine Le Pen leaves after delivering a speech in Paris, on May 7, 2017, after the second round of the French presidential election. File photo by Joel Saget/AFP

'Czech Trump' clinches wide lead in election

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) Billionaire populist Andrej Babis favors a united Europe and balks at talk of a 'Czexit'

NEXT LEADER? Czech billionaire Andrej Babis, chairman of the ANO movement (YES), walks to cast his ballot at a polling station during the first day of the Czech elections on October 20, 2017 in Pruhonice, Central Bohemia. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

Marine Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:04 AM

A judicial source says Le Pen had been charged with breach of trust over the salaries paid to her chief of staff Catherine Griset and her bodyguard Thierry Legier and for complicity in breach of trust as FN leader

MARINE LE PEN. Head of the far-right party FN and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (C) smiles as she arrives to visit the Salon des Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship fair) in Paris on February 1, 2017. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Marine Le Pen to meet judges over party funding claims

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:53 PM

The meeting has already been arranged says Le Pen who had refused to answer any questions over the accusations while she was running in this year s presidential election

MARINE LE PEN. Head of the far-right party FN and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (C) smiles as she arrives to visit the Salon des Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship fair) in Paris on February 1, 2017. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

France's Macron wins strong majority for reform

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

3rd UPDATE The new body will be nearly 6 years younger on average have a record 223 women lawmakers and will be strikingly less politically experienced

FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT. This file photo taken on July 26, 2016 shows the National Assembly's Palais Bourbon in Paris illuminated in the French flag colors in tribute to the victims of the attack in the Normandy city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

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Macron won 66.1%, Le Pen 33.9% in French vote – final results

May 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Macron received a total of 20 753 797 votes compared with 10 644 118 for Marine Le Pen the ministry announces the day after the landmark election

MACRON WON. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, 2017, following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Balikatan, impeachment complaint, Macron | Midday wRap

May 08, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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Le Pen claims 'massive' gains but plans party revamp after defeat

May 08, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Marine Le Pen: I suggest we begin a profound transformation of our movement to create a new political force

EXIT. French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen leaves after delivering a speech in Paris, on May 7, 2017, after the second round of the French presidential election. Joel Saget/AFP

With Macron win secured, France and Germany look to EU future

May 08, 2017 - 7:16 AM

The two staunch allies face tough challenges over Europe s future

VIVE LA FRANCE! A man waves a French national flag next to people gesturing and shouting on the French avenue of the Champs Elysees by the Arc de Triomphe on May 7, 2017, in Paris following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election

May 08, 2017 - 6:48 AM

UPDATED The pro EU former investment banker will become France s youngest ever leader but faces a huge challenge to enact his program while trying to unite a fractured and demoralized country

VICTORY. A TV grab shows French president-elect Emmanuel Macron arriving to deliver a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, 2017, after the second round of the French presidential election. AFP TV/ Stringer/AFP

Datangi TPS, warga Perancis pilih presiden baru melalui pemilu

May 08, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Warga Perancis diminta memilih satu dari dua kandidat yang ada yakni Emmanuel Macron dan Marine Le Pen

PILIHAN. Kombinasi foto yang diabadikan pada 23 April 2017 menunjukkan dua kandidat Presiden Perancis, Emmanuel Macron (kiri) dan Marina Le Pen (kanan). Foto oleh Joel Saget dan Eric Feferberg/AFP

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

May 07, 2017 - 11:01 AM

3rd UPDATE Whoever wins there will be profound change for France the world s 6th biggest economy a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a global military power

THE CHOICE. This combination of pictures made on April 23, 2017 shows Emmanuel Macron (L) and Marine Le Pen posing in Paris. Joel Saget and Eric Feferberg/AFP

France tries to curb impact of Macron hack ahead of vote

May 07, 2017 - 7:06 AM

This comes a day before the country heads to the polls for a watershed election

THE CHOICE. This picture, taken on May 5, 2017 an electoral card next to ballots for Emmanuel Macron (L) and Marine Le Pen and on a ballot box at a polling station in Rennes, western France. Damien Meyer/AFP

Brutal French presidential race enters final stretch

May 05, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Pro European Emmanuel Macron and far right anti immigration candidate Marine Le Pen have offered starkly different visions for France during a campaign that has been closely watched in Europe and the rest of the world

PRESIDENTIAL RACE. The battle between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has only increased in intensity in the final days after a bad-tempered debate. Le Pen file photo by Jean Philippe Ksiazek/AFP; Macron file photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

France's Macron files complaint after Le Pen's 'offshore account' claim

May 04, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Judicial sources say prosecutors in Paris opened a probe following the complaint from Macron which comes 3 days before Sunday s presidential run off against Le Pen

MACRON"S COMPLAINT. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits the European cemetery of Bologhine in Algiers on February 14, 2017.  Macron is winding up his two-day visit to Algeria. File photo by AFP

Le Pen, Macron clash in fiery final French debate

May 04, 2017 - 7:39 AM

The duel ahead of this Sunday s May 7 election was billed as a confrontation between Macron s call for openness and pro market reforms and Le Pen s France first nationalism

FACE OFF. A combination of video grabs from an Agence France-Presse video taken on May 3, 2017 during a live broadcast televised debate of television channels France 2 and TF1, shows Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron talking during a face to face debate ahead of the second round of the French presidential election. Stringer/AFP

Le Pen, Macron face off in final French presidential debate

May 03, 2017 - 2:17 PM

UPDATED Their starkly different views of Europe immigration the economy and French identity will be explored for the first time face to face following a week marked by bruising clashes between them

THE CHOICE. A pedestrian walks past posters Emmanuel Macron (L) and Marine Le Pen, in Paris, on April 28, 2017. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Macron camp fear high French abstention rate could damage chances

May 03, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Emmanuel Macron s camp warns that a high number of no shows especially among left wing voters could hurt his chances

FEARING NO-SHOWS. Emmanuel Macron looks on prior to a debate on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis near Paris. Lionel Bonaventure/Pool/AFP

France's Le Pen fights plagiarism charge, Macron camp frets

May 02, 2017 - 7:53 PM

It emerged that Le Pen had copied parts of a fiery speech she made Monday from one made about two weeks earlier by one time conservative candidate Francois Fillon

French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a public meeting, on February 17, 2017, in Clairvaux-les-Lacs, central eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

Apr 30, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The battle to become France s next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions

HEAD TO HEAD. Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron (R) offer very different visions for France. AFP file photos

French candidate Le Pen announces euroskeptic PM pick, if elected

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Le Pen says she wants to build up France s borders take it out of the eurozone and hold a referendum on the nation s EU membership

NEXT PM? National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen names Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as next Prime Minister if she wins the second round. Photo from Nicolas Dupont-Aignan's Twitter

France's Le Pen struggles with fear of far-right

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Marine Le Pen has a tricky balancing act ahead of the runoff: keeping her core far right supporters happy while appealing to a wider electorate who need to be reassured

LE PEN. President of the French far-right party and presidential candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections Marine Le Pen smiles during the inauguration of her campaign headquarters in Paris on November 16, 2016. File photo by Alaine Jocard/AFP

Lock-up cell, Duterte, Le Pen | Midday wRap

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' France

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France it s a space a wasteland a trading room where there are only consumers and producers Marine Le Pen tells a cheering crowd in the Riviera city of Nice

WITH SUPPORTERS. In this file photo, French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen speaks during a public rally on February 24, 2017 in Pierrelatte, central eastern France. File photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

France's Macron gets rough ride in Le Pen country

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Macron tries to counter accusations that he had made a complacent start to campaigning for the presidential runoff on May 7 after finishing ahead of Le Pen in the first round

MOBBED. French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (back, center) is surrounded by supporters during a visit to a Whirlpool plant in Amiens, April 26 2017. Photo courtesy Le Pen campaign/Facebook

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far right leader Marine Le Pen are set to go head to head in the second round of France s presidential election on May 7

SECOND ROUND. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Duterte, Abu Sayyaf, French elections | Midday wRap

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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France's presidential election: How the world is reacting

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Here are some of the reactions to the projected results of the first round of the French elections

MACRON. Emmanuel Macron gives a thumbs-up sign to a cheering crowd. Photo from Emmanuel Macron's Twitter page.

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Macron tops Sunday s first round with 23 9 of votes slightly ahead of National Front FN leader Le Pen with 21 4 according to near final results from the interior ministry

LE PEN AND MACRON. Emmanuel Macron photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP. Marine Le Pen photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED Far right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country

FRANCE VOTES. A man casts his ballot at a polling station on April 22, 2017 in Remire Montjoly, French Guiana during the first round of the French presidential election. Jody Amiet/AFP

French election: what you need to know

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls with 11 candidates vying for president

IN THE RUNNING. The eleven candidates for the French presidential election attend a debate on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:50 AM

France goes to the polls on Sunday April 23 in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union

FRENCH VOTE. People wave French flags during a public meeting for one of the candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primary ahead of the 2017 presidential election in Nice on November 15, 2016. Photo by Valery Hache/Rappler

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM

None of the 4 main candidates can afford to be neutral on the EU whether they portray it as the source of all woes or a guarantee of peace and stability

FRENCH ELECTION. A man puts the final touche on a giant figure depicting right-wing presidential candidates Francois Fillon (C) next to others depicting far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (L) and centrist independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, on January 27, 2017 in Nice, southeastern France, during the preparation of the 133rd Nice Carnival. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Marine Le Pen has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party but she signals a return to the core concerns of many of her supporters in recent speeches

MARINE LE PEN. President of the French far-right party and presidential candidate for the 2017 French Presidential elections Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a press conference on November 9, 2016 at the party headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The foiled plot sparked fears that the closing days of the campaign could be a target for extremists ahead of Sunday s April 23 vote the country s most unpredictable election in decades

FRENCH PRESIDENT. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The unpredictable race narrows dramatically with surveys suggesting 4 candidates are in contention to win one of the top two spots in the April 23 vote and progress to the run off election a fortnight later

LE PEN AND MACRON. Emmanuel Macron photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP. Marine Le Pen photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

The French go to the polls on April 23 to choose two candidates from a field of 11 who will go head to head in a run off

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Fred Dufour/AFP/File

Far-left Melenchon's surge shakes up French presidential race

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:41 AM

After strong performances in two televised debates several new surveys this weekend show him climbing to third position with 18 19 of voters saying they would vote for him

THIRD PLACE - AND RISING. Jean-Luc Melenchon in an undated campaign photo. Photo from Melenchon's Facebook page

Macron targets Le Pen over economy in French presidential debate

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The televised debate was at times chaotic and often dominated by the anti capitalist and virulently anti EU smaller candidates who made their first major appearance ahead of the first round vote

LE GRAND DEBAT. The 11 candidates for the French presidential election attend a debate, presented by French TV hosts Ruth Elkrief and Laurence Ferrari and organised by the French private TV channels BFM TV and CNews, on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Lionel Bonaventure/Pool/AFP

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:40 AM

With a month to go 40 of voters have yet to decide how they ll vote in the first round of the French presidential poll – or even if they ll show up on election day at all

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Fred Dufour/AFP/File

Putin meets France's Le Pen in Moscow

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:33 PM

The meeting between Putin and National Front party leader Le Pen – their first according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov – comes less than a month ahead of the French election with the first round set to take place on April 23

PUTIN AND LE PEN. Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 24, 2017. Photo by  Mikhail Klimentyev/ Sputnik/ AFP

Putin meeting Le Pen, foreign politicians is 'normal practice' – Kremlin

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in contact with many foreign politicians who are at one stage or another taking part in their future political life and electoral processes

PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Marine Le Pen: Far-right heir reaping rewards of party purges

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM

If Marine Le Pen does win the keys to the Elyseé Palace it will be partly because of her repudiation of the man she once idolized – her own father Jean Marie Le Pen

President of the Front national (FN) far-right party Marine Le Pen poses, on January 30, 2014 in Nanterre. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:32 AM

UPDATED Marine Le Pen s hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls

TOP BETS. French presidential election candidates (L-R) Francois Fillon, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, and Benoit Hamon pose before a debate organised by the French private TV channel TF1 on March 20, 2017 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris. Eliot Blondet/Pool/AFP

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates

SEAT OF POWER. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, October 5, 2006 in Paris. Fred Dufour/AFP

New poll shows France's Macron leading in first round

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Macron s lead comes as a growing list of backers from both the left and the center throw their support behind the 39 year old former economy minister who is trying to upend France s traditional politics

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche movement Emmanuel Macron gestures as speaks during an event organized by the collective 'Elles Marchent' (They Walk in feminine in French), during International Women's Day on March 8, 2017, in Paris. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Defiant Fillon says 'no one' can stop France election bid

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The conservative candidate is in a defiant mood after holding a rally in Paris attended by tens of thousands of flag waving supporters

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon (C) gestures as supporters applaud him on stage during a rally at the place du Trocadero, in Paris, on March 5, 2017. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

France's Fillon to talk politics amid scandal

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Fillon tries to wrest back control of his campaign by setting out his policies on Saturday March 4 before holding a rally on Sunday March 5 near the Eiffel Tower

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon looks on as he visits the Paris' International Agriculture Fair on March 1, 2017. Christophe Archambault/AFP