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France, growth and Europe

France, growth and Europe

PARIS, April 30 (UPI) -- The French presidential election has taken on a broader meaning with France offering a growth-oriented alternative to the German-led politics of austerity.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Spanish woes overshadow French poll crisis

Spanish woes overshadow French poll crisis

MADRID, April 27 (UPI) -- Spain's economic troubles are set to overshadow the developing political crisis in France, where right-wing National Front has emerged as potential kingmaker.

Halal meat a big issue in French election

PARIS, March 7 (UPI) -- Halal meat, slaughtered according to Islamic tradition, has become a central issue in the election campaign in France.

Sarkozy still an undeclared candidate

PARIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy remains an undeclared candidate for a second term with the deadline just over a month away.
Le Pen softens line on immigrants

Le Pen softens line on immigrants

PARIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right Front National Party, says the party is prepared to soften its hard line against immigrants.
Nazi salute costs man standing in party

Nazi salute costs man standing in party

PARIS, April 28 (UPI) -- A Nazi salute cost a young politician his position in France's far-right Front National Party, officials said.

Marine Le Pen gears up for president run

PARIS, March 17 (UPI) -- Marine Le Pen, head of the far-right Front National, attacked French President Nicolas Sarkozy in an interview released Wednesday.

Le Pen daughter takes over rightist party

TOURS, France, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Marine Le Pen Sunday took over leadership of France's far-right National Front from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Le Pen's daughter to take over party

Le Pen's daughter to take over party

PARIS, April 13 (UPI) -- The daughter of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen plans to take over his National Front party.

French leader guilty over Nazi comments

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen plans to appeal his conviction for denying the Nazis committed crimes against humanity during the World War II era.

Le Pen 'Nazi trial' under way

PARIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- French far-right extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen faces a year in prison if he is convicted of denying Nazi crimes against humanity.

Le Pen tells Front National to stay home

PARIS, May 1 (UPI) -- Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the right-wing Front National, told his followers Tuesday they should abstain from the upcoming presidential vote.

Le Pen moderates rhetoric for new campaign

PARIS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Jean-Marie Le Pen, head of France's National Front Party, angered some of his base by launching his presidential campaign at a revolutionary shrine.

Reshuffle may benefit Le Pen jr.

PARIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A reshuffle in France's far-right National Front party appears to hand a victory to Marine Le Pen, daughter of the party's leader.

Le Pen says he'll make presidential runoff

PARIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Far-right French leader Jean-Marie Le Pen says he'll make the second-round run-off in 2007 presidential elections.
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