Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

/ Apr 24, 2017

Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians on the left and right immediately urged ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France’s election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

Apr 22, 2017

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday — a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt ...

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

/ Apr 22, 2017

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

President Donald Trump waded into France’s upcoming elections Friday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate. In an interview, Trump said that while he is not explicitly endorsing Le Pen, the attack ...

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

Apr 21, 2017

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

A man who shot dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Thursday was the focus of an anti-terrorism probe with a history of attempting to kill officers, sources close to the investigation said. Raids took place at the 39-year-old’s Paris suburb ...

/ Apr 21, 2017

South Korea president hopeful denies date rape conspiracy

South Korean presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo on Friday denied his own autobiographical confession of complicity in an attempted date rape, as voter outrage mounted. The firebrand prosecutor-turned-politician and candidate of ousted president Park Geun-hye’s conservative party has been compared to Donald Trump for his ...