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07May/17

Macron storms to victory in French election

Emmanuel Macron has won the race for the French presidency. The 39-year-old independent centrist beats far-right rival Marine Le Pen to get the keys to the Elysee Palace. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

07May/17

French news bulletin announces Macron ahead in prelminary election result

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 7, 2017) (FRANCE2) – Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was forecast as the victor in preliminary election results broadcast on French television on Sunday (May 7), leading with 65.1 percent compared to 34.9 percent in favour of far right candidate Marine le Pen.
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07May/17

Macron clearly leading in French presidential elections – Belgian media

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than 60 percent of voters have cast their votes for Emmanuel Macron in the French elections according to polls carried out on Sunday (May 7) say Belgian media.
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07May/17

Who will be the future French president’s new baguette supplier?

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – The annual tasting for the title of Paris’s best baguette took place on Thursday (May 4), undertaken by a jury made up of city council members, the Elysee presidential palace’s head chef, Parisian residents and food bloggers.
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06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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06May/17

French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked

PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday night (May 5) that it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign e-mails online one and a half days before voters choose between the centrist candidate and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.

As much as nine gigabytes of data were posted on a profile called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a site that allows anonymous document sharing. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for posting the data or if any of it was genuine.

In a written statement, Macron’s political movement En Marche! (Onwards!) confirmed that it had been hacked.

“The En Marche! Movement has been the victim of a massive and co-ordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information,” the statement said.

An interior ministry official declined to comment, citing French rules that forbid any commentary liable to influence an election, which took effect at midnight on Friday (2200 GMT).

Former economy minister Macron’s campaign has previously complained about attempts to hack its e-mails, blaming Russian interests in part for the cyber attacks.

Researchers with security firm Trend Micro in Tokyo, said they had found evidence that the spy group, dubbed “Pawn Storm”, targeted the Macron campaign with email phishing tricks and attempts to install malware on the campaign site at least in four separate attempts.

06May/17

France’s african, muslim and jewish communities express concern ahead of election

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 5, 2017)(REUTERS) – The imminent French elections is the hot topic on the streets of Paris. In streets filled with African hairdressers, nail saloons with Asian staff and restaurants with exotic food, it might look like the trendiest hairdo is the main issue, below the surface emotions are simmering and about France’s next president – with many in France’s mixed communities hoping centrist Emmanuel Macron will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose speeches against immigration and in favour of an exit from the European Union attracted 21.4 percent of voters during the first round of France’s presidential election on April 27.
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30Apr/17

Week ahead: all change for France, but not for Fed?

It could be ‘all change’ for France’s political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision.It could be ‘all change’ on the political front as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of France’s presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision. Continue reading

28Apr/17

Comments on Holocaust, homosexuality loom over Le Pen’s election bid

Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid risks a setback after the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers and her father said gay marriage was “exalted” in a ceremony paying tribute to a dead policeman.
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