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Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose speak in the "Breitbart Embassy" in Washington, DC, on September 6, 2017.

Bannon: Brexit and Populist Rise of 2016 ‘Inextricably Linked’

Brexit and the rise of UKIP were “inextricably linked” to the global populist surge of 2016, acting as a predictor for events elsewhere, former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon has said.

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Le Pen Now Aims to Lead French Opposition

NANTERRE, France (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s National Front party is betting on June legislative elections to become the leading opposition force to French President Emmanuel Macron, who defeated her in a landslide victory. But the party is dropping for

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With Merkel and PM, France’s New President Wastes No Time

PARIS (AP) — On his first full day in office, France’s freshly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron is expected to move quickly Monday on fronts foreign and domestic, meeting in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel and possibly unveiling his choice of prime minister.

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One Third of French Voters Spoiled Ballots or Abstained

PARIS (AFP) – A third of French voters declined to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election, either abstaining or spoiling their ballots — a record rate in nearly half a century.

Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Spends Election Day In Northern Strong Hold

Prosecutors Investigate if So-Called ‘Fake News’ Influencing French Vote

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors launched a preliminary investigation Thursday into whether fake news is being used to influence voting three days ahead of France’s presidential election. Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron sued hours after his far-right adversary Marine Le

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Macron Pulls Ahead of Le Pen in Post-Debate Snap Poll

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has pulled ahead of right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in a snap poll following a fiery TV debate Wednesday night. More than 60 per cent of viewers found Mr. Macron more convincing than Ms. Le Pen in

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PICS: Anti-Le Pen Riots in Paris, Police Attacked

Two police have been injured as riots erupted in Paris, after supporter and opponents of populist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen took to the streets for a May Day workers’ march.

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PICS: Le Pen Goes to Sea as She Clashes With Macron Over Fishing Policy

PARIS (AP) — 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

Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Spends Election Day In Northern Strong Hold

President Le Pen? Just ’10 Little Points’

(AFP) – Could France’s Marine Le Pen become president? Most analysts see a slim path to victory, but the far-right leader is repositioning and eyeing a turnaround in the polls over the next fortnight. “We can win and I’m going

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Nantes, on April 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: France Braces for Runoff Between Nationalism and Globalism

Bloomberg Politics reports on the developing political landscape in France after Sunday’s vote, and how the coming choice for that nation is one of Nationalism versus Globalism. In the coming two weeks of the French campaign, Marine Le Pen’s challenge

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Jittery EU Relieved, For Now, After French Vote

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Brussels heaved a sigh of relief Monday after pro-EU Emmanuel Macron led far-right Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential vote, hoping for some respite after the Brexit shock and the rise of eurosceptics across the bloc. Relieved Brussels officials

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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

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Le Pen Vows to Stamp out ‘Poison’ of Islamism in Final Rally Before French Election

PARIS (AP) — Right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen vowed on Wednesday to end the fear of terrorism in France and stamp out the “poison” of Islamic radicals, holding her final rally in the southern port city of Marseille, where police arrested two men a day earlier on suspicion of plotting an attack around this weekend’s vote.

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Thwarted Islamist Attack Rattles France Days Before Presidential Vote

PARIS (AP) — Extremism concerns shook France’s presidential campaign Tuesday as authorities announced arrests in what they said was a thwarted attack and candidates urged tougher counterterrorism efforts for a country already under a state of emergency.