France's Le Pen fights plagiarism charge, Macron camp frets
French presidential far-right candidate Marine Le Pen fought off accusations of plagiarism on Tuesday as supporters of her rival Emmanuel Macron warned that a high abstention rate could hurt his chances of victory.
Le Pen in speech plagiarism scandal
In a speech Monday, far-right French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen copied comments made two weeks earlier by Francois Fillon, the former frontrunner who was eliminated in the first round of the election, AFP has found.
France's presidential hopefuls to stage duelling May Day rallies
France's rivals for the presidency, centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, are set to hold duelling rallies in Paris on Monday, the May Day holiday that will also see major demonstrations against both candidates.
French candidate Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday that if she wins France's May 7 runoff she would name eurosceptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister.
France votes in presidential nailbiter
France voted Sunday under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union.
France's Hollande says no trade deal with UK before Brexit
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Britain must agree on the conditions of its exit from the EU before the bloc's members discuss other issues such as a trade deal.
France's Le Pen urges cooperation with Russia against 'terrorism'
French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called for a rapprochement with Russia in the fight against terrorism during a meeting with Russian lawmakers in Moscow on Friday.
Kagame warns of 'showdown' with France over genocide probe
Rwandan leader Paul Kagame warned Monday of a "showdown" with Paris after French investigators last week said they would reopen a probe into the genocide-triggering assassination of president Juvenal Habyarimana.
Putin to meet Hollande in France on October 19
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande during a visit to France on October 19, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.