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France's Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

With a week to go before France's presidential election runoff, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen stayed on the offensive against frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, trying to close a 19-point gap...

French election: what you need to know

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron will take on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second-round run-off of France's presidential election on May 7.The pair topped the polls in the first round of voting...

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.In one corner is centrist Emmanuel Macron, with his pro-globalisation, pro-EU world view.In the other, far-right...

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who go head-to-head in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7, are diametrically opposed on issues ranging...

Champs Elysees attacker's father 'threatens' police

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Paris's Champs Elysees this month was arrested after turning up drunk at a police station and threatening officers, a source close to the...

French will decide EU future in May 7 vote: Hollande

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that voters in France must decide their future in Europe in the May 7 presidential vote pitting europhile candidate Emmanuel Macron against the anti-EU...

French ship in Japan for naval drill as N.Korea tensions rise

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

A French warfare ship arrived in Japan Saturday for an international drill as tensions mounted over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch in defiance of a US push for tougher global sanctions.The...

Brigitte Macron: Teacher to potential first lady of France

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

After winning the top spot in the first round of France's presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron brought his wife Brigitte on stage before cheering supporters and said, "Without her, I wouldn't...

France's Hollande says Britain must pay price for Brexit

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that Britain must pay the price for Brexit as EU leaders met to adopt guidelines for negotiations."There will inevitably be a price and a cost for Britain,...

Terror charges for suspected accomplices in French election plot

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

Three men suspected of supplying guns for an attack plot thwarted ahead of the first round of France's presidential election have been charged with terror offences, a judicial source said. The foiled...

French candidate Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday that if she wins France's May 7 runoff she would name eurosceptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister.Le Pen told a press conference...

Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if she wins

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday that she would name a eurosceptic from outside her National Front party as prime minister if she captures France's presidency in the May 7 run-off.In...

Briton gets 30 years for French jogger's murder

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

A British man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a French court on Friday for the horrific 2013 murder of a young mother out jogging.The court in the southern city of Nimes also ruled that 36-year-old...

Macron banishes pro-Kremlin media from campaign trail

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign has banished Russia Today and Sputnik, denying them accreditation after the candidate's team said the pro-Kremlin outlets publish misleading...

US to run out of yellow fever vaccine later this year

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

The United States will run out of vaccine for yellow fever by mid-2017, and travelers may find it hard to get vaccinated until next year, US health officials said Friday.The French pharmaceutical giant...



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