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FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012 French presidential election.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon Seeks Party Unity

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon Seeks Party Unity

Though the presidency seems to be slipping from his grasp, Fillon, a 62-year-old former prime minister, manages to stem rebellion in his Republicans party.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

“If you’re told I lead a double life with Mr Gallet it’s because my hologram has escaped,” Emmanuel Macron told supporters at a rally.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

Charge against Sarkozy, who led France for five years from 2007, exposes the 62-year old conservative politician to a one-year prison sentence if convicted.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Campaign Takes Center Stage

FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Campaign Takes Center Stage

Le Pen and her party are facing their own scandals, including one over assistants in the European Parliament and investigations over her 2012 campaign financing.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Lawmakers to Francois Fillon: Quit Race

FRANCE POLITICS: Lawmakers to Francois Fillon: Quit Race

Fillon denied wrongdoing after Le Canard Enchaine newspaper reported the former prime minister had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Fraud Affair! Police Search Fillon’s Office

FRANCE POLITICS: Fraud Affair! Police Search Fillon’s Office

French police searched presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Penelope Fillon did real work for her pay as a parliamentary assistant.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen to Lose 7,000 Euros Monthly From Her EU Earnings

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen to Lose 7,000 Euros Monthly From Her EU Earnings

Marine Le Pen, locked in tight three-way race to succeed Francois Hollande this spring, said she would not “submit to persecution” by paying the money back.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon, Penelope Fillon Questioned By Investigators

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon, Penelope Fillon Questioned By Investigators

Francois Fillon and his wife are being questioned by investigators as part of a probe into allegations that Penelope Fillon was paid for fake jobs.

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FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

Hollande said, “We have to stand together in Europe. What is at stake is populism. The kind of discourse now coming from United States encourages populism and even extremism.”

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