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UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a draft resolution backing a UN bid to re-start talks on settling the decades-old Western Sahara conflict, diplomats said.

Le Pen draws mix of selfies, scorn at iconic Paris market

Paris - Marine Le Pen had a mixed welcome at a market near Paris on Tuesday, with some traders jostling for a picture with France's far-right presidential candidate but others booing her hard line on immigration.

President Le Pen? Just '10 little points'

Paris - 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.

France's defeated Fillon left battling 'Penelopegate'

Paris - Francois Fillon's exit from the French presidential race leaves the conservative mired in the fake jobs scandal that wrecked his reputation and torpedoed his campaign.

Slain French policeman's companion expresses 'no hatred'

Paris - The gay companion of the French policeman killed by a jihadist in Paris said Tuesday he felt "no hatred", in a moving eulogy at a remembrance ceremony led by President Francois Hollande.

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Paris - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.

Pei, creator of Louvre pyramid, reaches his century

Paris - The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital.

Trump asks French UN envoy about elections

New York - US President Donald Trump on Monday asked France's envoy to the United Nations about the French presidential elections following a first round of voting at the weekend.

Shock as French people vote as expected

Paris - French voters did exactly what they were expected to do -- to the relief of French pollsters who helped redeem a profession still smarting over getting Brexit and the US election wrong.

France in uncharted territory after 'big bang'

Paris - French politics has entered uncharted territory after the "big bang" that saw off the presidential candidates of both the traditional left and right parties for the first time.

Britain's Farage: Don't underestimate Le Pen in French race

Washington - Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage on Monday said France's far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country's upcoming presidential election run-off against European centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Presidential vote highlights France divide

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who scored her best results in Sunday's presidential vote far from France's biggest cities, was carried to the run-off election by a part of the nation left behind in an era of globalisation.

Jittery EU relieved, for now, after French vote

Brussels - 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.

Erdogan accuses French researcher of inciting assassination

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer has lodged a complaint against a former French diplomat accusing him of inciting the assassination of Turkey's leader, his spokesman confirmed Monday.

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Paris - Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who go head-to-head in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7, are diametrically opposed on issues ranging from taxes to Europe.

Macron's French bistro party lands him in the soup

Paris - Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron came under fire Monday over a glitzy party in a high-end Paris bistro and his triumphant speech following his success in the first round of France's presidential polls.

French presidential vote: international media react

Paris - The results of France's first round of presidential election made front page headlines around the world on Monday.

France's 'smug' Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

Paris - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was accused Tuesday of resting on his laurels after winning the first round of the election, with even President Francois Hollande apparently admonishing him for not upping his game against the far right'...

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests

Paris - Police said Monday they arrested more than 100 people after election night unrest in Paris, with protesters hurling bottles at security forces, torching cars and smashing shop windows.

French presidential vote: international media react

Paris - International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Tears of joy and frustration after French election count

Paris - Emmanuel Macron's youthful supporters wept tears of joy and shouted themselves hoarse on Sunday as projections from France's presidential election suggested their champion was well on track for power.

France's Fillon: one-time favourite leads right to historic defeat

Paris - Former premier Francois Fillon was one of the early favourites to become president, but in the end he led the French right to a historic defeat, as a fake jobs scandal engulfed his campaign.

France's presidential election: How the world reacted

Paris - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have emerged as winners of the first round presidential vote in France.

'Anti-fascists' clash with Paris police after vote

Paris - Police clashed with leftwingdemonstrators in Paris on Sunday shortly after early projections from the France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen had made it to a runoff vote.

Terror charges for suspects in French election plot

Paris - The two men suspected of plotting an "imminent" attack ahead of France's presidential election were charged Sunday with terror offences, prosecutors said.

French line up abroad to vote in presidential cliffhanger

London - From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters lined up at polling stations abroad at the weekend to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home.Around 1.

Le Pen posters absent abroad

Paris - Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) did not deliver posters in time for them to appear outside voting booths abroad, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Frontrunners Macron, Le Pen vote in French election

Paris - The two frontrunners in France's closely fought presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, cast their ballots as the first round of voting kicked off on Sunday.

Macron, Le Pen leading French vote: initial projections

Paris - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will contest the second round of the French presidential election, initial projections suggested Sunday, after a nailbiting vote seen as vital for the future of the EU.

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Paris - France was on edge 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.
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