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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said. It put Le Pen on 25 percent, down one point.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Biography

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Biography

François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande was born August 12, 1954 in France. He joined the Socialist Party in 1979. Read Francois Hollande Biography.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Mark Rutte Fought Off Challenge of Geert Wilders to Win Election Victory

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Mark Rutte Fought Off Challenge of Geert Wilders to Win Election Victory

“We were the 3rd largest party of the Netherlands. Now we are the 2nd largest party. Next time we will be number 1,” Wilders said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Upsets With Donald Trump

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Upsets With Donald Trump

French President Francois Hollande fired back after Donald Trump remarked a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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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: 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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EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

“Europe faces big internal and external challenges which we … can only master by working together,” Merkel told a news conference on Friday with Hollande.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Manuel Valls Head For Runoff in Presidential Primary

FRANCE POLITICS: Manuel Valls Head For Runoff in Presidential Primary

Benoit Hamon, a former Socialist government rebel, won the first round of a primary on Sunday and will meet ex-prime minister Manuel Valls in a runoff.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit Paris “in the coming weeks” for bilateral talks, an official at the French president’s office said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Gives Conditional ‘No’ To Meeting Mahmoud Abbas In Paris

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Gives Conditional ‘No’ To Meeting Mahmoud Abbas In Paris

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had told French President Francois Hollande that he would not meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Valls Quits Government, Makes Presidential Bid

FRANCE POLITICS: Valls Quits Government, Makes Presidential Bid

Opinion polls bill the 54-year old Valls as favorite to win his party’s nomination in late January primaries.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Will Not Face Impeachment

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Will Not Face Impeachment

Hollande who is deeply unpopular among voters and has not yet declared whether he will run for a second term, still faces a separate judicial investigation.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Presidential Candidates Face Voters Judgment

FRANCE POLITICS: Presidential Candidates Face Voters Judgment

Should Sarkozy or Fillon emerge as her conservative opponent, polls and analysts suggest, Le Pen’s electoral prospects would improve.

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FRANCE POLITICS: UN, France Defy Trump, Vow Action On Climate Change Unstoppable

FRANCE POLITICS: UN, France Defy Trump, Vow Action On Climate Change Unstoppable

French President Hollande and UN Ban Ki-moon call on Trump, who called man-made global warming a hoax, to drop pledge to cancel global 2015 Paris Agreement.

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EUROPE POLITICS: After Trump, Brexit, Populist Tsunami Threatens European Mainstream

EUROPE POLITICS: After Trump, Brexit, Populist Tsunami Threatens European Mainstream

“Today the United States, tomorrow France,” French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of the party’s leader Marine Le Pen, tweeted.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Says Voters Need Option To Change Their Minds On Brexit

UK POLITICS: Blair Says Voters Need Option To Change Their Minds On Brexit

Blair, who described Brexit as “catastrophe”, said talks with French president Francois Hollande had given him concerns about the looming negotiations.

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EUROPE: Post-Brexit Vision Brings Disunity Upon European Leaders

EUROPE: Post-Brexit Vision Brings Disunity Upon European Leaders

The Brexit vote in June triggered what European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has described as an “existential crisis” for the EU.

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FRANCE: Nicolas Sarkozy Will Run For President In 2017

FRANCE: Nicolas Sarkozy Will Run For President In 2017

“I felt I had the strength to lead this battle at a troubled time in our history,” Nicolas Sarkozy wrote on his social media pages.

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FRANCE: Manuel Valls Forced Contested Labour Reform Through Parliament Without Vote

FRANCE: Manuel Valls Forced Contested Labour Reform Through Parliament Without Vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described the bill as a “progressive” text that was “necessary for the future of the country”.

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