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

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron takes on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second-round run-off of France's presidential election on Sunday.

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 2017: Here's where Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen stand on key issues
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French Presidential Election 2017: Here's where Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen stand on key issues

France's presidential election reaches its climax on Sunday with the winner-takes-all runoff vote between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Here's where the two presidential candidates on some of the key issues.

France Presidential Elections 2017: A contest between differing national visions
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France Presidential Elections 2017: A contest between differing national visions

As France goes to polls, what will triumph? Emmanuel Macron's pro-Europe approach, or Marine Le Pen's white-hot nationalism?

Emmanuel Macron, French presidential candidate claims a massive hack as 9 GB emails leaked
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Emmanuel Macron, French presidential candidate claims a massive hack as 9 GB emails leaked

Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails.

French presidential polls: All you need to know about Emmanuel Macron, the political newbie
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French presidential polls: All you need to know about Emmanuel Macron, the political newbie

French centrist Emmanuel Macron has already achieved an immense task: A former outsider with little political experience, he is now the front-runner in France's presidential race.

French presidential polls: Macron widens his lead over Le Pen, but a victory is still far away
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French presidential polls: Macron widens his lead over Le Pen, but a victory is still far away

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist, pro-Europe candidate has widened his lead on his right-wing, populist rival Marine Le Pen ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote in France, in what is essentially his election to lose.

French Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron's emails leaked, campaign blasts 'massive and coordinated attack'
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French Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron's emails leaked, campaign blasts 'massive and coordinated attack'

Frankfurt/Paris: A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, around a day before before voters go to the polls to choose the country's next president in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Greenpeace activists protest the surge in authoritarianism, unfurl anti - Le Pen banner on Eiffel Tower
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Greenpeace activists protest the surge in authoritarianism, unfurl anti - Le Pen banner on Eiffel Tower

Greenpeace activists on Friday unfurled a huge banner with the French republican slogan "Liberty, Equality Fraternity" and the word "Resist" on the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest against the campaign of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Is France angry? Its candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, disagree
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Is France angry? Its candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, disagree

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen acknowledged Friday that she was angry during this week's presidential debate against her centrist rival, but said she was merely channeling the anger she sees throughout the country.

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

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.

France Presidential election: Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron to face off in final debate
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France Presidential election: Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron to face off in final debate

French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on Wednesday which is expected to be bitter, personal and potentially decisive ahead of the run-off vote this weekend.

Marine Le Pen plagiarism scandal: French presidential hopeful can take a lesson or two from Melania Trump
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Marine Le Pen plagiarism scandal: French presidential hopeful can take a lesson or two from Melania Trump

In 2017, with Google and simple plagiarism tools available to everyone, one would think that speech writers would be a tad more careful about plagiarising content. Even college students delete the Wikipedia references from their poorly written essays. In the American and French politics, we wonder who's being hired to write speeches?

France's Marine Le Pen says she is 'best placed' to talk to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi
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France's Marine Le Pen says she is 'best placed' to talk to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi

Far-Right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she is better placed than her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, to defend France's interests in what she called the "new world" of US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin

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.

Marine Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of Fillon in French election speech
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Marine Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of Fillon in French election speech

Aides of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Tuesday brushed off criticism of her use of phrases lifted straight from a speech by conservative rival Francois Fillon in her May Day address to supporters.

France election: May Day rallies marred by violence as masked protesters hit the streets
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France election: May Day rallies marred by violence as masked protesters hit the streets

While violence from fringe groups is a standard presence in demonstrations in Franc3, at least some of those who mixed in the union-organised march came with an angry message against both candidates.

Emmanuel Macron a shot in the arm for jaded France, say campaigners
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Emmanuel Macron a shot in the arm for jaded France, say campaigners

Many French voters opted for Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old centrist now favourite to become the next president, just to block his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

French Presidential Election 2017: Marine Le Pen proposes two-currency system as 'euro is dead'
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French Presidential Election 2017: Marine Le Pen proposes two-currency system as 'euro is dead'

French far-right National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday proposed a dual currency system for France, a national currency for its home economy and another for international trade as, in her opinion, the "euro is dead".