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FRANCE: Court Orders Mental Evaluation For Extremist Leader Marine Le Pen Over Her Posts On Twitter

Reuters reports: A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order. The investigation is one of a series that have distracted Le Pen’s National Rally, formerly known as ...

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FRANCE: Fascist Party Severs Ties To Holocaust Denying Founder, Pitches “National Rally” As Their New Name

The Associated Press reports: France’s far-right National Front definitively severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday, part of a makeover designed to revive the nationalist party’s fortunes after the ousted founder’s daughter failed to win the presidency last year. Despite her troubles, Marine Le Pen was re-elected to a new term as party president at a ...

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a ...

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FRANCE: Russia Used Facebook To Spy On Macron

Reuters reports: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier as he sought ...

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Elected To Parliament But Her Far-Right National Front Party Wins Only Eight Seats

France 24 reports: France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an underwhelming election cycle for her National Front (FN) party. The feisty 48-year-old, who lost by a 20-point margin to Emmanuel Macron in May’s presidential run-off, won handily in her northern fiefdom ...

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Trump Denies He Backed Fascist Leader Marine Le Pen, Tells French President Macron “You Were My Guy”

Politico Europe reports: U.S President Donald Trump congratulated newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for his “tremendous victory” and “incredible campaign” as they met for the first time over lunch in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking alongside Macron at the U.S. embassy, Trump said: “It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an ...

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Assange Blames Marine Le Pen’s Loss On “Sexism”

The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday lamented Marine Le Pen’s loss in France’s presidential election, appearing to link it to Hillary Clinton’s loss in last year’s U.S. election as examples of women being held back. “First Hillary, now Marine. It’s 2017 and the patriarchy’s grip is as strong as ever,” Assange tweeted. Shortly before, he posted a ...

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FRANCE: Fascist National Front Party To Change Its Name After Landslide Thumping By Emmanuel Macron

The Associated Press reports: France’s far-right National Front party is gearing up for a name change — but not a makeover of its ideas — after its decisive loss to centrist Emmanuel Macron. In interviews Monday, the campaign director for Marine Le Pen, David Rachline, said the party founded by her father would get a new name as bait to ...

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BREAKING: Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Election In Landslide, Takes 65% To Le Pen’s 35%

The Guardian reports: The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a decisive victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen that his supporters hailed as holding back the tide of populism. Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: French Presidential Election Returns

Reuters reports: French voters were choosing on Sunday between a young, pro-European Union centrist and a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist for their next president, with early figures indicating a relatively low turnout. Opinion polls predicted that the 39-year-old former economy minister Emmanuel Macron would win the five-year presidency, seeing off the National Front’s Marine Le Pen after an election campaign full ...

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US Extremists Promote Hack Attack On France’s Macron

The New York Times reports: After months of trying to move the political needle in favor of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, American far-right activists on Saturday threw their weight behind a hacking attack against her rival, Emmanuel Macron, hoping to cast doubt on an election that is pivotal to France and the wider world. The efforts ...

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Kremlin Spox Denies Russian Involvement In French Election Hacking: These Accusations Are “Pure Slander”

CNN reports: When asked whether Russia is involved in the Macron email hack, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said,”These, like other similar accusations, are based on nothing and are pure slander.” Russian officials have vehemently denied interfering in elections and have said they have no preferred candidate in the French vote. But Russia has good reasons to support Le Pen over ...

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FRANCE: Final Macron Ad Warns Of What Happened To Hillary: “The Worst Is Not Impossible, Vote” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton looms over the French presidential election. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is reminding supporters of President Trump’s shocking upset over Clinton in a new ad two days before the French election. The ad compiles multiple Democrat surrogates and pundits on news shows declaring victory for Clinton ahead of the U.S. election. “The worst is not ...

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Emails Leaked From Hacking Attack On Leading Candidate Emmanuel Macron

Reuters reports: A large trove of emails purporting to be from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next president in a run-off with Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, ...

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Predicts “Explosion Of Social Violence” If She Loses, Macron Leads By 24 Points

Reuters reports: “My goal is to win this presidential election,” she said on RTL radio. “I think that we can win.” Le Pen was criticised by some pundits for her aggressive approach to Wednesday’s presidential debate, seeing this as a setback to her attempts to rid the party of the fringe, extremist image it acquired under the nearly 40-year leadership ...

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Obama Endorses France’s Emmanuel Macron [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron. In a message posted on Macron’s Twitter account, the former U.S. president said he was endorsing the centrist candidate “because of how important this election is.” Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s runoff vote. Polls suggest Macron is well ...

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FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron Leads Le Pen By 18 Points In Final Poll After Insult-Filled “Dirty Debate” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Emmanuel Macron appeared to have kept his frontrunner status against Marine Le Pen after a bruising live TV presidential debate days before the final vote this weekend in which the centrist and far-right candidates traded venomous personal insults and clashed over how to fix the sluggish French economy and fight terrorism. In the prolonged two-and-a-half-hour slanging match ...

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FRANCE: MP Niece Of Marine Le Pen Vows Same-Sex Marriage Will Be “Demolished” If Her Aunt Wins

Breitbart celebrates: If elected president, Marine Le Pen will repeal France’s gay marriage laws, the Front National candidate’s politician niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen has vowed. Speaking on BFMTV Sunday, the young Le Pen said she would personally ensure her aunt follows through with the pledge if elected on 7 May. “It will not be the first priority, but … [repealing ...

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FRANCE: Fascist Father Of Marine Le Pen Denounces Memorial For Slain Gay Cop As “Exalting” LGBT Rights

NBC News reports: A remembrance ceremony for the policeman killed last week by an attacker in Paris “exalted” the concept of gay marriage, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s father said on Friday, courting controversy for his daughter’s campaign. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the National Front (FN) party founder from whom his daughter has sought to distance herself because of his ...

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FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron And Fascist Marine Le Pen Win First Round In Presidential Election [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say. Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections. ...

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