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Kasai province killings : government releases footage allegedly showing execution of UN investigators

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MEDIAWATCH

France's First Round Controversies

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

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ENCORE!

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

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TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Our daily round up of news from the French presidential campaign trail. From Monday to Friday at 1:15 pm and 6:15 pm.

Latest update : 2017-04-18

Just how 'dangerous' is Jean-Luc Mélenchon?

With five days to go before round one of the French presidential election, four candidates are neck and neck. We asked Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen's supporters how they feel about the rise of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. During a recent boatride, the far-left candidate claimed he's indeed “dangerous". But what do observers think? Finally, François Fillon tells supporters in Nice that he's going to win the election.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

In 2002 it was a surprise, but in 2017 it was expected. Marine Le Pen is now one round away from the presidency, in the same position as her father had been 15 years earlier. We...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

All eyes are on the results of the first round of the presidential election: centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will battle it out in round two, a...

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2017-04-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

After Champs-Élysées attack, security takes centre stage in election campaign

After an attack in which a police officer was killed on the Champs-Elysées on Thursday night, security and terrorism are thrust to the heart of the French presidential campaign,...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Do French voters want a Frexit referendum?

The European Union has been a central talking point in the presidential election campaign. Candidates like Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon have been outspoken critics of...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

To vote strategically or to not vote strategically?

With just three days to go before round one of the French presidential election, the race remains tight. Campaigning officially ends tomorrow at midnight. Meanwhile, candidates...

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