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After 35 years Jean-Marie Le Pen bids farewell to Europe

Paris - Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of France's far-right, will bid farewell to the European Parliament on Tuesday after 35 years of using it as a platform to bash European integration and immigration.

France's Le Pen says party in mortal danger after funds seized

Paris - France's far-right National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said her cash-strapped party was in mortal danger Monday after judges seized two million euros in subsidies as part of an illicit funding inquiry.

France's Le Pen calls for support after party funds seized

Paris - France's far-right National Rally on Monday urged politicians of all stripes to denounce a seizure of the party's public subsidies by judges investigating illicit funding allegations, as it began an emergency fund-raising drive.

France's Le Pen out of hospital for 90th birthday party

Paris - France's far-right figurehead Jean-Marie Le Pen has left hospital after 11 days of treatment for a "dangerous pulmonary complication", an aide told AFP on Saturday.

National Rally: France's far-right approve name change

Lyon - France's far-right National Front, trying to shake off its reputation for racism that has tinged the party for decades, approved a name change Friday as it seeks new momentum under leader Marine Le Pen.

Leading Le Pen drops famous far-right surname

Paris - The name Le Pen, for decades associated with anti-immigration and often racist politics in France, is so out of fashion one of the leading members of the country's far-right family has abandoned it.

France's far-right party now 'adult' and needs name change: Le Pen

Paris - France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Friday her National Front party needs a name change because it has become "adult" and ready to govern.As FN president, she said she would propose a new name for the party at its conference on Sunday.

Top Le Pen aide quits amid French far-right infighting

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's right-hand man stormed out of the party on Thursday as simmering tensions over the National Front's election defeats this year burst into the open.

French candidate Le Pen loses bid to recover EU Parliament wages

Brussels - An EU court on Thursday rejected a request by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen to halt the seizing of her European Parliament salary during an expenses inquiry.

France's FN raided over European Parliament expenses scandal

Paris - French investigators probing an alleged fake jobs scam by the far-right National Front (FN) raided the group's headquarters outside Paris on Monday, the party said.

'They keep their promises': French town smitten with far right

H - France's National Front (FN) is promoting the depressed former coalmining town of Henin-Beaumont as a showcase for far-right rule ahead of this year's election, with residents praising Marine Le Pen's party for "keeping its promises".

Presidential duel with Macron would be 'a dream', says Le Pen

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday she would relish a duel for the presidency with former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, as polls show the rising star closing in on the frontrunners.

Right-wing parties' Germany congress bars many journalists

Berlin - German organisers of a meeting of European right-wing populist and anti-immigration parties said Thursday they would bar a number of journalists they deem hostile, sparking protests from media groups.

German anti-migrant AfD split over Le Pen meeting

Berlin - A planned meeting between the leader of Germany's anti-immigration AfD party and France's far-right chief Marine Le Pen has sparked open dissent within the German party.

French court upholds Jean-Marie Le Pen exclusion from FN

Paris - A French court on Thursday upheld the exclusion of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the far-right National Front (FN) by his daughter Marine for repeated inflammatory remarks about the Holocaust.

'People's candidate' Le Pen vows to free France from EU yoke

Fr - French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform.

Marine Le Pen calls on French interior minister to quit after attack

Nanterre - Marine Le Pen, head of the far-right National Front party, on Saturday called on France's interior minister to quit after the deadly Nice truck attack.

Gay Pride march sparks French hard Right row

Paris - A Gay Pride march in Paris Saturday has caused a row in France's hard Right National Front (FN), with some student supporters backing an event decried by a party vice-chairman.

Le Pen calls for in/out votes across EU

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Tuesday on all European Union members, including France, to follow Britain's example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc."What I'm asking for is a referendum in France.

France's Front National raided over European Parliament expenses

Paris - French police raided the headquarters of the far-right National Front on Wednesday over allegations the party was fiddling European Parliament expenses to pay for assistants, a source close to the investigation said.

French PM says danger of far-right remains despite poll defeat

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that the danger of the far-right remained despite the National Front (FN) failing to win a single contest in regional elections.

Le Pen goes to court to stop FN party scrapping his post

Paris - Veteran far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Friday he is taking legal action in a bid to prevent the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded, from changing its statutes and scrapping his post.

French court cancels elder Le Pen's suspension from FN

Nterre - A French court on Thursday cancelled the suspension of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the far-right National Front after he was booted out of the party he founded in a bitter spat with his daughter.

France's Le Pen sues over National Front expulsion

Paris - Veteran far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday sued the National Front over his exclusion from the party he founded after a vicious row with his daughter Marine, who now leads it.

Members of French right-wing party spike VP's drink with laxative

Bordeaux - For some time, Marine Le Pen, leader of France's extreme right-wing party National Front (FN) has been trying to present a softer image that's more acceptable to the public. However, the recent antics of three party members have likely put that on hold.

Op-Ed: France — Judgment day is nigh! Or is it?

London - Yesterday, President Hollande was booed during a WWI tribute at the Arc de Triomphe, and 70 people with links to extremist groups were arrested by the police. The dark side of the French Society is not hiding any longer. The Pandora box is now wide open.
 

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