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Le Pen "takes break" as party leader to focus on presidential campaign

The French National Front leader says she is “taking a break” as party leader to focus on her presidential campaign ahead of a run-off vote in two weeks’ time.

The French National Front leader says she is “taking a break” as party leader to focus on her presidential campaign ahead of a run-off vote in two weeks’ time.

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Deadly summer sailing season begins

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

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Macron's army of "helpers" reveal hard work behind the scenes

At the election night meeting held by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, many volunteers could be seen handing out information, flags and badges.

At the election night meeting held by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, many volunteers could be seen handing out information, flags and badges.

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Freed journalist returns to Italy

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

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French vote: The mainstream losers

The presidential election was a huge defeat for France’s mainstream parties.

The presidential election was a huge defeat for France’s mainstream parties.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day marked around the world

Israel came to a standstill on Monday as a two-minute siren wailed in remembrance of the Holocaust's six million victims.

Israel came to a standstill on Monday as a two-minute siren wailed in remembrance of the Holocaust's six million victims.

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Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

French President Francois Hollande has called for voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off ballot in the presidential election.

French President Francois Hollande has called for voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off ballot in the presidential election.

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What choices for European women seeking gender equality?

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

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Macron and Le Pen's different economic strategies

Macron favours the euro, free trade and globalisation. Le Pen has described the run-off with Macron as a referendum on "uncontrolled globalisation".

Macron favours the euro, free trade and globalisation. Le Pen has described the run-off with Macron as a referendum on "uncontrolled globalisation".

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The choice facing France

Emmanuel Macron is the political newcomer up against far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron is the political newcomer up against far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen

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Macron vows to fight on for Armenians

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris.

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris.

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French election relief rally pushes up share prices

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

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Clashes in Paris in wake of election results

Tensions were running high on Paris’ Bastille Square on Sunday night (April 23), at the end of a protest called by left wing militants.

Tensions were running high on Paris’ Bastille Square on Sunday night (April 23), at the end of a protest called by left wing militants.

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How do the French presidential candidates' programmes measure up?

Former investment banker and political novice-Emmanuel Macron will go head-to-head with far-right, _Front National_ leader-Marine Le Pen for the keys to the Élysée Palace. But how do their policy prop

Former investment banker and political novice-Emmanuel Macron will go head-to-head with far-right, _Front National_ leader-Marine Le Pen for the keys to the Élysée Palace. But how do their policy prop

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Moscow "ready to resume relations" with the EU

Live coverage on Euronews as the EU foreign affairs chief meets the Russian foreign minister in Moscow. Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Iran and bilateral relations are on the agenda.

Live coverage on Euronews as the EU foreign affairs chief meets the Russian foreign minister in Moscow. Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Iran and bilateral relations are on the agenda.

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French election: Macron to face off against Le Pen. What we know

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

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Turkish authorities free Italian journalist

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

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French voters boot out mainstream parties

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

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Young 'Macronistas' hope for new era in politics

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…