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Tag: French Presidential Elections 2017

France: Two Men Charged in Thwarted Pre-Election Attack

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before a tense presidential election. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Sunday the two men are being kept in custody pending further investigation. They

In Pics: French Presidential Candidates Cast Their Votes

PARIS (AP) – Candidates in France’s presidential election have started to cast their votes. Hard-line right-winger Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who rails against Europe, was the first of the 11 presidential candidates to vote Sunday morning in his constituency in the leafy

Femen Activists Protest As Le Pen Casts Ballot

HENIN BEAUMONT, France (AP) – Topless demonstrators from the Femen activist group have caused a commotion as they staged a stunt against Marine Le Pen outside a polling station where the presidential candidate was heading to vote. Around six topless

French Voting Station Reopens After Security Scare

PARIS (AP) – A voting station in eastern France has reopened after being evacuated because of a suspicious vehicle parked nearby. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told The Associated Press that the voting station in Besancon was evacuated while explosives

Macron Against Arresting and Deporting Radical Islamists

En Marche presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron slammed Marine Le Pen’s proposal to arrest radical Islamists saying it would be counter-productive to intelligence efforts. Mr Macron took direct exception to Le Pen’s comments Friday morning when the Front National presidential candidate

French PM Attacks Marine Le Pen In Wake of Paris Shooting

Despite candidates agreeing to suspend their campaigns Friday, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attacked anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen over her reaction to the Paris shooting of a police officer Thursday evening. Prime Minister Cazeneuve made his comments Friday during