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France's Le Pen unveils new far-right European Parliament group

While parties committed to strengthening the EU won two-thirds of seats in last month`s Europe-wide election, nationalist leaders hailed their strong gains as a vindication.

Jun 13, 2019, 23:46 PM IST

Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

Putin congratulated Macron on his election, urging him to "overcome mutual distrust" and "join forces to ensure international stability and security".

May 27, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Sebastian Kurz: Austria`s own Macron or `mini-dictator`?

News website Politico has named Sebastian Kurz one of this year`s most influential Europeans.

May 19, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

World leaders congratulate Emmanuel Macron on poll victory, EU breathes sigh of relief

World leaders on Monday largely hailed the thumping victory of Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, with the EU nations breathing a sigh of relief and describing it a triumph for a strong and united Europe.

May 09, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Almost 150 arrested after post-election trouble in Paris overnight

A hundred and forty-one people were arrested in Paris after trouble flared overnight following Emmanuel Macron`s victory in France`s presidential election, police said on Monday.

May 08, 2017, 16:11 PM IST

Donald Trump says looks forward to working with France's Emmanuel Macron

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his "big win" in the French presidential election and said he looks forward to working with him, downplaying the tacit support he had offered to the centrist leader's main rival Marine Le Pen ahead of the polls.

May 08, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron the mould-breaker - France's youngest leader since Napoleon

Emmanuel Macron's election represents a long-awaited generational change in French politics where the same faces have dominated for years.

May 08, 2017, 10:56 AM IST

Brigitte Macron was Emmanuel's drama teacher when he was 15 - Know more about French First Lady

Set to enter the Elysee presidential palace as First Lady, Brigitte Macron will keep coaching her husband, but on a bigger stage now. 

May 08, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

A Who`s Who of Emmanuel Macron`s inner circle

Centrist Emmanuel Macron who was elected on Sunday to be France`s youngest leader since Napoleon mostly relied on a small group of 30-somethings to plot his run for the presidency.

May 08, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

Euro hits 6-month high, world stocks firm after Macron wins French presidential election

The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday while Asian shares gained and US stock futures briefly touched a record high, on investor relief after centrist Emmanuel Macron comfortably won the French presidential election.

May 08, 2017, 10:06 AM IST

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

With virtually all votes counted, Emmanuel Macron had topped 66 percent against just under 34 percent for Marine Le Pen - a gap wider than the 20 or so percentage points that pre-election surveys had suggested.

May 08, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi 'looks forward' to working with Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, 39, defeating Marine Le Pen yesterday, created history by becoming the youngest president in the 59-year history of the French Fifth Republic.

May 08, 2017, 08:40 AM IST

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

The run-off vote pits the pro-Europe, pro-business Macron against the anti-immigration, anti-EU Le Pen, two radically different visions that underline a split in Western democracies.

May 07, 2017, 22:34 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen: Voting begins for French presidential runoff

Voting began on Sunday across France in the final presidential runoff where independent centrist Emmanuel Macron is vying against far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, the media reported.

May 07, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Macron vs Le Pen: Second round of voting in French Presidential Elections today

The second round of voting for Presidential election in France will be held on Sunday and opinion polls have shown the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron bagging around 62 percent votes.

May 07, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Emmanuel Macron blasts huge hacking attack just before French vote

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s team blasted a "massive and coordinated hacking attack" against his campaign after a flood of internal documents were released online late on Friday, barely 24 hours before the election.

May 06, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

Marine Le Pen heckled as brutal French campaign enters final hours

Emmanuel Macron sought to cement his status as favourite for the French presidency Friday on the last day of campaigning before this weekend`s run-off election while his far-right rival Marine Le Pen was targeted by protesters on a visit to a cathedral city.

May 05, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Eiffel Tower stunt exposes security concern on eve of French election

Security was stepped up at the Eiffel Tower on Friday ahead of Sunday`s presidential election in France after Greenpeace activists scaled the Paris landmark and hung out a big political banner.

May 05, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Ahead of French presidential polls, Macron, Le Pen make final push for votes

Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen are making a final push for votes on Friday, the last day of campaigning ahead of the French presidential runoff on Sunday, the media reported.

May 05, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

France's Macron files complaint over 'offshore account' claims

The pro-EU centrist Macron and Le Pen clashed repeatedly over terrorism, the economy and Europe in Wednesday`s hot-tempered debate watched by some 16.5 million people.

May 04, 2017, 23:46 PM IST