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Scandal-hit Fillon stays in race for French presidency French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work a newspaper alleges she did not do. At a news conference in Paris,
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2017 5:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Poll shows Macron-Le Pen French presidency runoff, Macron winning French pollster Opinionway published a survey on Monday that showed independent Emannual Macron resoundingly winning a presidential election runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. The poll showed those two qualifying for the second, runoff round w
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2017 1:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's Fillon to launch campaign fight back against scandal By Richard Balmforth and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon will fight back on Monday against the fake job scandal that threatens his campaign, a source close to him said. Fillon "plans to tell
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2017 12:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Facebook launches anti fake-news drive in France as election approaches Social media company Facebook launched on Monday an initiative to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country's presidential election approaches. Facebook said on Monday that it would work with several leading F
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2017 08:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's Fillon under pressure to quit presidential bid as fake work row rages By Richard Balmforth PARIS (Reuters) - France faces a week of political uncertainty with Francois Fillon, the rightwing presidential candidate, under mounting pressure to quit the race because of a fake-jobs-for-the-family scandal and divisions over wheth
Yahoo! News | Feb 6, 2017 01:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalization By Ingrid Melander LYON, France (Reuters) - France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting "This is our country!" that she alone could protect them against Islamic fundamentalism an
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2017 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's far-left Melenchon uses hologram to spread election message Far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced technology during the launch of his presidential campaign at a rally in Lyon on Sunday, with a 3D hologram of him making his speech appearing at the same time at another rally in Paris. Melenchon, wearing a N
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2017 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's scandal-hit Fillon faces new calls to quit presidential race By Maya Nikolaeva PARIS (Reuters) - Heavyweight centrist Francois Bayrou joined calls on Sunday for French presidential candidate Francois Fillon to withdraw from the race, as his own conservative camp mounted pressure on the back of a deepening financial
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2017 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
France's Macron attacks Le Pen as frontrunners campaign in Lyon By Catherine Lagrange LYON (Reuters) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched an attack on far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday, saying she was betraying France's ideals, as the two frontrunners held rallies in the city of Lyon for a w
Yahoo! News | Feb 4, 2017 9:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Factbox: France's Le Pen sets out presidential election manifesto LYON, France (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front detailed 144 proposals for party leader Marine Le Pen's election bid, including leaving the euro and a vote on European Union membership. ...
Yahoo! News | Feb 4, 2017 7:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend