French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen named the defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister if she is elected president, in a bid to attract his voters and help her beat favourite Emmanuel Macron.
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French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign Thursday denied press access and passes to two Russian state-backed media, RT (formerly Russia Today) and Sputnik, accusing them of spreading “propaganda” and “misleading information”.
French far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen said Saturday she would appoint defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister if she is elected president.
Former presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan on Friday endorsed far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s bitter presidential run-off.
US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Friday toughened his rhetoric regarding North Korea, calling on even stiffer sanctions against the isolated regime, but drew rebukes from his Chinese and Russian counterparts.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she wanted to replace the “grey” European Union by a “happy Europe”, in a speech that focused on her plans to build back border checks, but did not mention her anti-euro stance.
A special court in Senegal on Thursday upheld former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but acquitted him of rape.
The Paris prosecutor’s counter-terrorism section has opened an investigation after two police officers were wounded on Thursday morning by an armed gunman on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, a judicial source said.
France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged rival Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday by making a surprise campaign stop at a Whirlpool factory where Macron was meeting with union leaders.
Saudi Arabia will join the top UN women’s rights council for a four-year term starting in 2018. The vote, which was held by secret ballot, has provoked widespread outrage, with rights groups accusing the UN of hypocrisy.
A top Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an opposition legal challenge to an April 16 referendum that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers. Opposition activists had filed a complaint over last-minute changes to voting rules.
The partner of policeman Xavier Jugele, who died after being gunned down during an attack on the Champs Elysées last week, made a moving tribute to him and France’s security forces at a ceremony Tuesday.
The Cameroon-based correspondent of Radio France Internationale (RFI), FRANCE 24’s sister radio station, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court for “failing to report acts of terrorism” and other charges. RFI is appealing the ruling.
Far-left presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon garnered 19.6% of votes in the first round of French elections on Sunday, a breakthrough for the firebrand France Insoumise (Unsubmissive France) candidate but not enough to carry him to the run-off.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen move on to the second round of the French presidential election with 23.7% and 21.7%, respectively. Follow our liveblog as we analyse the results ahead of the second-round battle.
Emmanuel Macron, little known to the French public just three years ago, is now favourite to win the country’s presidency after topping Sunday’s first round vote, but faces his biggest challenge yet as he takes on far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
France’s main right-wing political party suffered a historic defeat in the first round of Sunday’s presidential election, made all the more remarkable by the fact that their candidate, François Fillon, had been favourite to win just months earlier.
France’s beleaguered Socialist party suffered a severe and demoralising defeat in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday, a result that could spell disaster for the century-old party, according to analysts.
Voters on Sunday are casting their ballots in the first election in France’s modern history to take place under a state of emergency. Follow our live coverage below.
Afghanistan on Sunday observed a national day of mourning for the victims of a Taliban attack on a military base in northern Afghanistan, which killed more than 100 soldiers.