• Europe May 3, 2017

    Plagiarism or ‘Wink'? Le Pen Lifts Conservative's Speech

    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lifted verbatim parts of a speech by a former rival in what her critics called plagiarism and she said was a deliberate “wink” to him to woo his conservative voters in France’s presidential runoff Sunday. The stolen words and casual reaction by Le Pen and her team marked the latest shocking development in a French...

  • France Apr 28, 2017

    Analysis: Finally, Crystal-Clear Clarity in French Election

    When France’s presidential election turned into a political boxing match this week at the gates of an appliance factory threatened with closure, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen showed that she wields a mean right hook. Her centrist rival, Emmanuel Macron, a political neophyte contesting his first election, demonstrated that he can take a solid punch to the chin. Before...

  • Asher Klein Mar 1, 2017

    French Presidential Candidate ‘Won't Surrender' in Race Despite Pending Charges

    French conservative candidate Francois Fillon is refusing to quit the presidential race despite receiving a summons Wednesday to face charges of faking parliamentary jobs for his family. Calling the investigation a “political assassination,” Fillon called on his supporters to “resist” and said he would leave it up to voters to decide his fate. Once a front-runner in the race for...

  • France Feb 25, 2017

    France Opens Full Investigation Into Conservative Presidential Candidate on Nepotism

    The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France....
    The announcement came as Fillon was holding...

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