23 Jan 2017
France's conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Monday Europe needed a "jolt" to reform in light of new global threats to the old order, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
22 Jan 2017
France's Socialists voted Sunday in the first round of their presidential primary with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls seeking traction in an election tilting to the right.
14 Dec 2016
National Front leader Marine Le Pen lost ground in the race to become France’s next president as Republican Francois Fillon expanded his base among older and catholic voters and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron gained traction, a major poll published Wednesday showed.
28 Nov 2016
Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday clinched the rightwing nomination for next year's presidential election with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppe.
20 Nov 2016
A last-minute surge in the opinion polls by Francois Fillon, who was prime minister under Sarkozy, showed he was in contention to grab one of the top two spots for next Sunday's runoff.