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Two dead in knife attack at Marseille station – Attacker shot dead

MARSEILLE, Oct 1, (AFP): A suspected Islamist knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol, local officials and police said. One of the victims had her throat slit by the assailant, a …

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Notre Dame ‘attacker’ pledged IS allegiance – New ‘counter-terror’ force

PARIS, June 7, (Agencies): A man who attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video, it emerged Wednesday, four days after an attack claimed by IS in London. The 40-year-old man was shot and wounded …

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Macron picks PM from right

New French president seeks close ties with Germany PARIS, May 15, (RTRS): Newly-inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative prime minister on Monday in a move to broaden his political appeal and weaken his opponents before legislative elections in June. Edouard Philippe, 46, a lawmaker and mayor of port …

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France, Germany look to future – Macron win boosts hopes of turn in populist tide

BERLIN, May 8, (AFP): Germany heaved a sigh of relief after liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron won France’s presidential election comfortably on Sunday, but the two staunch allies face tough challenges over Europe’s future. Chancellor Angela Merkel had emphatically thrown her support behind Macron against his far-right, anti-EU challenger Marine Le …

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Macron ‘president’ – Le Pen concedes

PARIS, May 7, (AFP): Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won France’s landmark presidential election on Sunday, first estimates showed, defeating farright leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal vote for the future of the divided country and Europe. At 39, the former investment banker will be the country’s youngest-ever leader …

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Macron blasts huge hacking attack

Le Pen says she ‘changed everything’ PARIS, May 6, (Agencies): French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s team blasted a “massive and coordinated hacking attack” against his campaign after a fl ood of internal documents were released online barely 24 hours before the election. The centrist candidate’s furious staff said the release …

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Macron files complaint after Le Pen ‘offshore account’ claim

Obama endorses Macron for presidency PARIS, May 4, (Agencies): Former U.S. president Barack Obama endorsed centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron for France’s presidential election on Sunday in a video message in which he praised Macron for appealing “to people’s hopes and not their fears”. “The French election is very important to …

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France … Presidential elections & variations

OUTCOME of the first round of French presidential elections has affirmed that change in status quo will happen at the party and leadership levels regardless of the result of the second round on May 7. Candidates who will vie in the second round are far-rightist Marine Le Pen and moderate …

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France on edge as vote looms – EU hot-button issue in French vote

PARIS, April 22, (AFP): France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The Islamic State-claimed slaying of the officer on Paris’s Champs Elysees avenue thrust questions of security …

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Two held over attack plot – Le Pen targets immigration

PARIS, April 18, (Agencies): French security services on Tuesday swooped on two men accused of plotting an attack just five days before the first round of the presidential election. The men were arrested in the southern city of Marseille by agents from France’s domestic intelligence agency. Interior Minister Matthias Fekl …

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