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France's rightwing shifts after Macron victory

Paris - Demoralised and divided, France's traditional centre-right party is expected to move closer to the far-right on Sunday after picking a tough-talking devout Catholic as its new leader to take on centrist President Emmanuel Macron.

Dejected French opposition shifts right to combat Macron

Paris - Laurent Wauquiez, a 42-year-old devout Catholic and unabashed right-winger, is tipped to emerge as the leader of France's main parliamentary opposition party seeking to stem President Emmanuel Macron's momentum.

Brazilian right wing firebrand pushes presidential bid

Rio De Janeiro - Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial politician often compared to Donald Trump and hard right French leader Marine Le Pen, on Thursday declared himself the "patriot" Brazil needs.

France's Fillon pressured to explain wife's work

Paris - French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon criticised a campaign of "mudslinging" Wednesday as he came under pressure over allegations he employed his wife as a parliamentary aide for more than a decade.

French presidential favourite under fire over wife's jobs

Paris - The British-born wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid around 500,000 euros ($538,000) over nearly a decade out of parliamentary funds, a satirical weekly reported Wednesday.

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

Koblenz - French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in 2017 would blow a wind of change across the region.

Francois Fillon: reformist champion for the French right

Paris - Francois Fillon, the candidate who will represent the French right in next year's presidential election, is a free-market reformer, devout Catholic and motor sport fan who has promised to transform France.

Francois Fillon in five key proposals

Paris - Francois Fillon, set to become the presidential nominee of the French right, is a Thatcher fan who has pledged to slash state spending, restore ties with Russia and defend traditional family values.

Alain Juppe concedes defeat in French presidential primary

Paris - Alain Juppe conceded defeat and congratulated Francois Fillon on his "large victory" in France's rightwing presidential primary on Sunday.

Fillon the favourite as French right picks presidential nominee

Paris - Voters were on Sunday choosing France's rightwing presidential nominee, with ex-premier Francois Fillon tipped to win on a promise of radical economic reforms that have made him a favourite to lead the country.

Fillon v Juppe: how French right's presidential hopefuls shape up

Paris - Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, the two men duelling for the presidential nomination of the French right, both advocate deep economic reforms, including scrapping the 35-hour work week, a sacred cow of the French left.

Who is Francois Fillon, France's rightwing frontrunner?

Paris - Francois Fillon, the man tipped to win the French rightwing presidential nomination on Sunday, is a free-market reformer, devout Catholic and motor sport fan who has promised to transform France.

Unabashed rightwinger Fillon reaches for French presidential nod

Paris - Francois Fillon, an unabashed rightwinger promising radical economic reforms, is hoping for another clear win over his rival Alain Juppe in Sunday's run-off round of a primary expected to produce France's next president.

Only I can bring radical change to France, says Fillon

Paris - French conservative frontrunner Francois Fillon said he would be a president who brought in "radical" change and accused his opponent of only wanting to tinker, in the final debate before the second round of the rightwing primary.

Presidential rivals battle for soul of French family

Paris - The battle for France's coveted right-wing presidential nomination has become a contest among two visions of French society: one traditionalist, the other more progressive, but both claiming the mantle of Pope Francis.

Germany amused by French candidate Fillon's Cold War map

Berlin - German media reacted with amusement Wednesday after French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon published a map in a campaign brochure that showed a divided Germany, 26 years after reunification.

Fillon, 'radical conservative' who could be French president

Paris - Francois Fillon, thrust into pole position to become France's next president, has a mild-mannered exterior that masks a radical economic programme and hardline social conservatism.

Fillon v Juppe: how France's rightwing hopefuls shape up

Paris - Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, the two men set to duel next Sunday for the French rightwing presidential nomination, both advocate deep economic reforms, including scrapping the 35-hour work week, a totem of the French left.

French rightwing frontrunner Fillon faces instant barrage

Paris - The surprise winner of the first round of France's rightwing presidential primary immediately came under attack Monday, with Francois Fillon's rivals slamming his radical reform agenda as "ultra-conservative" and "unworkable".

Sarkozy concedes defeat in French rightwing primary

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary on Sunday after finishing third behind two former prime ministers.

Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.

France's seven centre-right presidential hopefuls

Paris - Seven right-wing presidential hopefuls were competing Sunday in the first round of a US-style primary that is widely expected to decide France's next leader.

French right holds high-stakes presidential primary

Paris - The French right voted Sunday in the first round of a US-style primary that is widely expected to decide the country's next leader.

France's seven centre-right presidential hopefuls

Paris - Seven right-wing presidential hopefuls will compete in the first round of a US-style primary on Sunday that is widely expected to decide France's next leader.

Sarkozy and Juppe in danger in French right-wing race

Paris - Right-wing candidates for the French presidential election face off in the first round of a US-style primary on Sunday with former president Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-prime minister Alain Juppe fighting to avoid being knocked out by an outsider.

Sarkozy fights off attacks in French primary debate

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was targeted by all six of his rivals in a punchy televised debate of candidates seeking to clinch the right-wing nomination for next year's election.

Sarkozy on defensive in first French presidential primary debate

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, widely expected to be won by the right.

Human foot delivered to Canadian Conservative party HQ in Ottawa

Ottawa - Ottawa police say a human foot was found in a package sent to the Conservative Party of Canada's headquarters in downtown Ottawa.
 

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