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France's far-right patriarch refused questioning in EU fraud case

Paris - Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right National Front party, refused to submit to police questioning last month as part of an EU funding inquiry, claiming immunity as a European Parliament lawmaker, his adviser said Sunday.

Le Pen niece to US conservatives: 'France first' for the French

Oxon Hill - Hardline former French MP Marion Marechal-Le Pen told American conservatives Thursday that her nation's far-right movement was "standing side by side" with the supporters and nationalist policies of President Donald Trump.

French far-right denies Le Pen niece comeback bid

Paris - France's National Front sought to shut down speculation Wednesday of a comeback bid by a scion of the far-right Le Pen family which threatens fresh tensions in the squabbling political dynasty.

Niece of French far-right leader to speak at US conservative event

Washington - The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a hardliner tipped as a possible future leader of the anti-immigrant National Front, will share a stage this week with President Donald Trump and other US conservatives.

Le Pen's father clings onto party role — for now

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's bid to cut the last links between her party and her estranged father Jean-Marie Le Pen suffered a court setback Friday.

Le Pen stripped of French immunity over gruesome IS pictures

Paris - France's National Assembly on Wednesday lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Islamic State group atrocities.

Le Pen, Wilders salute German hard right advance

Paris - Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Front (FN), and Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders saluted the advance of Germany's hard right AfD after the nationalists on Sunday became the third-largest party in parliament.

Jean-Marie Le Pen faces trial for 'oven' swipe at Jewish singer

Paris - The co-founder of France's far-right National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, faces trial for inciting racial hatred over a swipe at a Jewish singer that was seen as anti-Semitic, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Le Pen is elected French MP but far-right party sapped

Paris - France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party.

Le Pen seeks to rally split French far-right

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to rally her divided National Front on Friday ahead of parliamentary elections next month as debate raged internally about the party's direction.

France's Le Pen to run for legislative elections

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who lost the presidential election, said Thursday she will run in next month's parliamentary election in which her National Front party hopes to become the leading opposition force.

France's far right grapples with departure of rising star

Paris - France's far-right National Front sought Wednesday to paper over internal divisions exposed by the withdrawal of one of its most high-profile figures, the telegenic niece of leader Marine Le Pen.

Far right a fixture in France despite Le Pen defeat

Paris - Despite Marine Le Pen's drubbing in the French presidential election, her far-right National Front party expanded its footprint in the political landscape -- and confirmed its move into the mainstream.

Le Pen claims 'massive' gains but plans party revamp after defeat

Paris - Defeated French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen claimed a "massive" result for the far right in Sunday's presidential run-off against centrist Emmanuel Macron, but said her National Front (FN) party had to undergo major change.

Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics

Paris - Marine Le Pen took her crushing defeat in France's presidential election with trademark combativeness, saying her "historic" score confirmed her party's status as France's "biggest opposition force".

Macron, Le Pen: clashing visions for France's future

Paris - The two candidates vying to win France's presidency in the decisive run-off vote on Sunday could scarcely have more different visions of the nation and its place in the world.

Le Pen's father slams her performance in French debate

Paris - French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's estranged father Jean-Marie said Thursday his daughter had failed to "rise to the occasion" in a bruising debate with election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

Paris - The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.In one corner is centrist Emmanuel Macron, with his pro-globalisation, pro-EU world view.

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

Paris - The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.In one corner is centrist Emmanuel Macron, with his pro-globalisation, pro-EU world view.

France's Le Pen struggles with fear of far-right

Nice - France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces the biggest test yet of her six-year drive to improve the image of her party as she seeks to entice new voters needed to make her president.

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.

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.

Le Pen: Far-right heir faces battle to become first female president

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wept for joy when her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, the bogeyman of French politics, made it to the final of the 2002 presidential election.

Who are Marine Le Pen's voters in France?

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen is a frontrunner with just days to go until France votes in the first round of its presidential election.

Le Pen: far-right heir aiming to take down EU

Paris - Marine Le Pen was a daddy's girl growing up, and she wept for joy when her father -- the bogeyman of French politics -- beat his Socialist rival for a spot in the final of the 2002 presidential election.

Le Pen says would suspend Schengen within two months

Paris - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that if elected she would immediately suspend France's membership of Europe's Schengen border-free zone and deport foreigners on a watchlist of Islamist radicals.

France's Le Pen hits nerve over WWII roundup of Jews

Paris - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has stirred up deep emotions just two weeks ahead of the election by saying that today's France is not responsible for the rounding up of Jews during World War II.

Le Pen says France not responsible for WWII round up of Jews

Paris - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen denied Sunday that the French state was responsible for the wartime round-up of Jews at a Paris cycling track who were then sent to Nazi death camps.

Putin meets France's Le Pen in Moscow

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin met French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as she visited Moscow on Friday, with the Russian leader stressing that the Kremlin does not meddle in France's politics.

France's Le Pen to visit Moscow Friday

Moscow - French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will on Friday visit Moscow to meet with lawmakers, Russia's parliament said Thursday.
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