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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

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

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

Le Pen follows Trump's lead on social media bombardment

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Marine Le Pen and France s National Front are trying to use the digital world to trump mainstream rivals and bypass the traditional media to speak directly to the public

This file photo taken on September 03, 2016 shows French far-right party Front National (FN) President and member of the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen gesturing as she delivers a speech during a FN political rally in Brachay, northeastern France. Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Nov 28, 2016 - 6:11 AM

UPDATED Francois Fillon will now become a favorite to be France s next leader after winning the US style primary to pick the nominee of the Republicans party and its allies

French member of Parliament and candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of France's 2017 presidential elections, Francois Fillon smiles as he delivers a speech following the first results of the primary's second round on November 27, 2016, at his campaign headquarters in Paris. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Fillon the favorite as French right picks presidential nominee

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED The French presidential vote is seen as a key test for mainstream political parties after the success of Donald Trump in the United States and the Brexit campaign in Britain

Francois Fillon, candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of the French 2017 presidential election, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Paris, on November 25, 2016, ahead of the primary's second round on November 27. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:46 AM

Ex president Nicolas Sarkozy is beaten into third place after a stunning upset by Francois Fillon who served as his prime minister with the veteran Alain Juppe finishing second

OUT. Former French President and candidate for the French right-wing presidential primary Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters after the vote's first round, on November 20, 2016 in Paris. Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP

3-way race as French right holds presidential primary

Nov 20, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The US style primary is the first such contest by the French right organized partly in response to the rise of the far right National Front FN

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. Valery Hache/AFP

Trump looms large over French presidential race

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:57 AM

In the French election mainstream candidates all style themselves as uniquely qualified to prevent a similar upset by the far right

THE NEXT TRUMP? 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. Alain Jocard/AFP

Myanmar peace summit ends with long road ahead

Sep 03, 2016 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED To achieve peace is very difficult After this there will be more meetings And there are many things we have to do during the time in between says Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (L) greets military delegates at the conclusion of the peace conference in Naypyidaw on September 3, 2016. Peace talks between Myanmar's government and warring ethnic minorities kicked off August 31 in a bid to end decades of conflict that have claimed thousands of lives and kept the country mired in poverty. The five-day gathering is Suu Kyi's first big drive to end multiple insurgencies that have raged in Myanmar's borderlands since independence in 1948. / AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET

Powerful militia storms out of Myanmar peace talks

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Delegates from the United Wa State Army walk out reportedly after being told they could not speak at the conference

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (centre L on red carpet) and President Htin Kyaw (C on red carpet) gather with ethnic rebel leaders, top government officials and UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for a group picture during a peace conference which hopes to end hostilities amongst the warring ethnic minorities, in Naypyidaw on August 31, 2016.  Peace talks between Myanmar's government and warring ethnic minorities kicked off August 31 in a bid to end decades of conflict that have claimed thousands of lives and kept the country mired in poverty. The five-day gathering is Suu Kyi's first big drive to end multiple insurgencies that have raged in Myanmar's borderlands since independence in 1948. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Gay Pride march sparks French hard Right row

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:09 AM

Thousands of people took to the streets for Saturday s march amid tight if discreet security three weeks after the attack on a Florida nightclub which killed 49 people

LOVE IS LOVE. Participants hold US and rainbow flags during the Gay Pride parade in Paris on July 2, 2016. Photo by Francois Guillot/ AFP

France's far-right set to make history in first poll since attacks

Dec 06, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Around 44 million people are eligible to vote with France under tight security following its worst ever terror attacks

In this file photo, the president of the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, March 29, 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

FAST FACTS: Singapore's parliament system

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A look at Singapore s parliamentary system

French far-right family feud as Marine Le Pen jettisons father

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 AM

Some analysts say that while splitting from her father will be painful it could end up making the FN more electable

STRONG SHOWING. President of the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivers her speech after French media announced results following the second round of 2015 French departmental election, at the party headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, 29 March 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Right wing parties spearheaded by Sarkozy s UMP win a thumping victory taking between 65 and 71 councils out of a possible 98 according to projections

FRANCE DECIDES. A voter casts his vote during the second round of 2015 French departemental election at the Evry's polling station in the south of Paris, France, 29 March 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

Far-right at 'gates of power' in France, says PM Valls

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Valls s warning follows weeks of turmoil for the ruling Socialists culminating in an opinion poll showing that FN leader Marine Le Pen would beat President Francois Hollande in presidential elections in 2017

French Prime minister Manuel Valls gives a speech at the Festa dell'Unita, the annual Democratic Party (PD) political meeting in Bologna on September 7, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

French far-right brands Madonna 'Granny Gaga'

Jun 04, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Madonna s Instagram post earns her the ire of France s National Front

Europe suffers eurosceptic hangover after EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Analysts say it was clear that voters supported anti euro and anti immigration parties who had tapped into growing voter frustration over unemployment

Political earthquake in France as far right triumphs in EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The National Front led by Marine Le Pen secures 26 of the vote guaranteeing the party around a third of France s 74 seats in the European Parliament

VICTORY. Marine Le Pen leaves the stage after delivering her speech after the far-right National Front is the top vote winner in France's election for the European Parliament, near Paris, France, May 25, 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

British, Dutch voters kick off fraught European election

May 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM

The elections are expected to see major gains for parties bent on dismantling the European Union from the inside

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Hollande axes French PM after election debacle

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:41 AM

French President Francois Hollande decided to axe current Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault after his Socialist Party lost more than 150 towns and cities to the main opposition and far right in municipal elections on Sunday

FRENCH PRIME MINISTER Jean-Marc Ayrault. Photo from his public figure page on Facebook

France's Socialists suffers losses as far-right breaks through

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:58 AM

The National Front wins control of at least 8 towns and is on track to claiming 1 200 municipal council seats in a breakthrough success for the party

WINNING? Parti Socialist (PS) political party candidate for Paris' 2014 Municipal Election, Anne Hidalgo, celebrates on stage with outgoing mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe after winning the second round of the 2014 Municipal Election with 54.5% of the vote, March 30 2014. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Sarawak, Sabah hold the key in Malaysia vote

Apr 06, 2013 - 6:10 PM

The bloody standoff between Malaysian security forces and a group of armed Filipino men in Sabah has spread disquiet

France's National Front to sue Madonna over swastika video

Jul 15, 2012 - 11:26 PM

The far right National Front said Sunday July 15 that it plans to sue Madonna over a video at the pop star s concert in France showing party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead

French far-right may sue Madonna over swastika video

Jun 04, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Madonna used a video showing France s Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead

MADONNA UNDER FIRE. The image of Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead as backdrop for Madonna's concert in Tel Aviv. Photo from haaretz.com