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This combination of file pictures shows France's presidential candidates Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron (R)

This combination of file pictures shows France's presidential candidates Marine Le Pen (L) and Emmanuel Macron (R)

France's Macron wins first round presidential race, Le Pen 2nd

24/04/2017 10:30

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French presidential elections, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. With the votes counted, Macron stood at about 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with just over be on 21 percent.

People queue to vote at a polling station in Strasbourg, northeastern France.

People queue to vote at a polling station in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during the first round of the French presidential election

France Choosing President Amid Security Fears

23/04/2017 10:21

The people of France are voting in the first round of presidential elections with opinion polls showing far right candidate Marine Le Pen is among those receiving many votes. A run-off election between the top two candidates will be held on May 7.

Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (1809-1890) was beatified in Oviedo, Spain by Cardinal Angelo Amato

Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (1809-1890) was beatified in Oviedo, Spain by Cardinal Angelo Amato

19th century French priest beatified in Spain: Louis Antoine Ormières

22/04/2017 11:30

The 19th century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières was beatified in the Spanish town of Oviedo on Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

 

A man leaves flowers on the Champs Elysees Avenue the day after a policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, Fr

A man leaves flowers on the Champs Elysees Avenue the day after a policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France

French police detain family members of Paris attacker

21/04/2017 18:42

French police have detained three family members of the attacker who was shot dead in Paris after killing a police officer on the famous Champs Elysees boulevard.

Police block entrance to the Champs Elysees after the shooting

Police block entrance to the Champs Elysees after the shooting

Islamic State claims Paris shooting

21/04/2017 10:22

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a shooting in Paris that has killed one policeman, and injured two other officers as well as a bystander on the central boulevard of the Champs-Elysées.

Grande-Synthe migrant camp

The fire at the Grande-Synthe migrant camp.

Fire in France destroys migrant camp

11/04/2017 11:06

On Monday near Dunkirk in northern France, a large fire engulfed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, which housed between 1,000 and 1,500 people in tightly-packed wooden cabins.

 

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech during a rally to support him in Paris

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech during a rally to support him in Paris

France's Fillon fights for Presidency

05/03/2017 19:01

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has urged supporters not to "give up the fight" for his presidency despite corruption allegations against him, but apologized for asking his wife to work for him.