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Former head of Britain's spy agency says Russia should face retaliation for causing mayhem in cyberspace
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Former head of Britain's spy agency says Russia should face retaliation for causing mayhem in cyberspace

Russia is causing cyberspace mayhem and should face retaliation said, the former head of Britain's GCHQ spy agency.

Paris' busy Gare du Nord train station evacuated following terror threat
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Paris' busy Gare du Nord train station evacuated following terror threat

Parisian police gradually began reopening Paris' Gare du Nord train station early on Tuesday morning, after earlier evacuating the platforms and cordoning off the area because of a security alert, local police authorities said

Emmanuel Macron's win will bring short-lived cheer for liberals; divisions in French society will take time to heal
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Emmanuel Macron's win will bring short-lived cheer for liberals; divisions in French society will take time to heal

Macron, a bona fide member of the Euro elite, represents the same set of reasons that has triggered the rise of the anti-globalisation wave sweeping across Europe and has proto-fascist parties raising their heads

Marine Le Pen, routed in French presidential elections, vows to reform party with centrist ideals
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Marine Le Pen, routed in French presidential elections, vows to reform party with centrist ideals

Marine Le Pen on Sunday put a brave face on her crushing defeat to Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's presidential election, pledging to overhaul her far-right party and turn it into the main opposition to France's new centrist leader

A closer look at Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France's pre-poll promises
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A closer look at Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France's pre-poll promises

Emmanuel Macron was seen as the antidote to Far Right candidate Marine Le Pen, and his poll promises focused on revival of the economy and a more inclusive agenda that doesn't shut migrants out

France presidential election: 10 key moments in the fight between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen
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France presidential election: 10 key moments in the fight between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen

The race to be France's next president culminates in Sunday's run-off after a tense campaign with multiple twists and turns.

French presidential election: Barack Obama backs Emmanuel Macron, says he stands 'for liberal values'
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French presidential election: Barack Obama backs Emmanuel Macron, says he stands 'for liberal values'

Former US President Barack Obama has endorsed a candidate in the race for France's presidency, taking his first dive back into international politics since leaving the White House in January

French presidential election: Emmanuel Macron files complaint over 'offshore account' claims in TV debate
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French presidential election: Emmanuel Macron files complaint over 'offshore account' claims in TV debate

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron filed a legal complaint Thursday after his far-right rival Marine Le Pen repeated online rumours that he had an offshore account in the Bahamas during one of the fiercest TV debates in the nation's history

France presidential election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen bicker and scrap in final TV debate
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France presidential election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen bicker and scrap in final TV debate

French centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right presidential rival Marine Le Pen clashed over terrorism, the economy and Europe Wednesday in a bad-tempered TV debate that laid bare their profoundly different visions for the country.

At Paris’ May Day march, presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron get stick
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At Paris’ May Day march, presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron get stick

Though Macron is expected to win, both the unexpected Brexit and Trump victories means nothing is ever certain, and Mélenchon’s less than full-throated support for Macron threatens to divide his supporters on voting day.

French presidential election 2017: All you need to know
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French presidential election 2017: All you need to know

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 7 May.

French Presidential Election: As Emmanuel Macron hunts rural vote, Marine Le Pen celebrates alliance
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French Presidential Election: As Emmanuel Macron hunts rural vote, Marine Le Pen celebrates alliance

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted on Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

French Presidential Election: Furore over Holocaust comments hits Marine Le Pen's campaign
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French Presidential Election: Furore over Holocaust comments hits Marine Le Pen's campaign

Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers.

French Presidential Election 2017: After Whirlpool battle, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron clash over fish
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French Presidential Election 2017: After Whirlpool battle, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron clash over fish

After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday.

French Presidential Election: Marine Le Pen upstages Emmanuel Macron in battle over saving jobs
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French Presidential Election: Marine Le Pen upstages Emmanuel Macron in battle over saving jobs

Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop on Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure.

Facebook has shut down about 30,000 fake accounts in France to combat fake news
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Facebook has shut down about 30,000 fake accounts in France to combat fake news

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.

Sarkozy's 'self-centred antics' cost him French Presidency
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Sarkozy's 'self-centred antics' cost him French Presidency

Sarkozy sought to cast himself as powerless: On the 2012 campaign trail, he repeatedly pointed to Europe's financial crisis — in places like Italy and Greece — that endangered the eurozone.

Tough financial markets, signals on policy to cut short Hollande's party
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Tough financial markets, signals on policy to cut short Hollande's party

Francois Hollande faces a short honeymoon after his election as France's first left-wing president in 17 years, with financial markets eager for clear signals on his policies and how hard he plans to push back against German-led austerity.

The rise of Europe's left: France dumps Sarkozy for Hollande
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The rise of Europe's left: France dumps Sarkozy for Hollande

Socialist Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.

Second round of polling begins in French presidential election
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Second round of polling begins in French presidential election

France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalising on public anger over the government's austerity policies.