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French police, protesters clash in anti-Le Pan rally in Marseille
20 Apr 2017 06:57

French police, protesters clash in anti-Le Pan rally in Marseille

Islam Times - French police has used tear gas to disperse angry demonstrators protesting against far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the southern city of Marseilles.

 
French soldiers stand guard in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 14, 2017, as worshipers and tourist arrive at the cathedral on Good Friday, the start of the Christian Easter celebrations. (Photo by AFP)
17 Apr 2017 09:26

France to tighten security on election day

Islam Times - France has announced plans to further beef up security measures to ensure that no terrorist activities occur on the day of its presidential election later this month.

 
French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen speaks during a conference on the theme "France faced with the challenge of terrorism" in Paris on April 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
15 Apr 2017 07:13

French prosecutors seek to lift Le Pen’s immunity

Islam Times - French prosecutors have asked the European Parliament to lift the immunity of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over an expenses scandal, deepening her legal woes on the eve of the election.

 
‘Libya
10 Apr 2017 04:58

‘Libya's NOC must surrender to PC’ French Premier

Islam Times - The French Prime Minister urged that control of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) must align with the UN-backed Presidency Council (PC).

 
This file photo taken on April 22, 2000 in the southwestern town of Cambo-les-Bains, shows two masked people holding the Basque separatist group ETA’s flag. (Photo by AFP)
8 Apr 2017 12:56

Basque ETA gives France list of 12 arms caches: Sources

Islam Times - The Basque separatist group ETA has given the French police a list of 12 arms caches in southwestern France under its unilateral initiative to disarm, informed sources told AFP on Saturday.

 
French presidential candidate for the far-left coalition La France Insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he speaks during a debate between the eleven candidates for the French presidential election, April 4, 2017, La Plaine-Saint-Denis. (Photo by AFP)
6 Apr 2017 07:35

Far-left showman shakes up French presidential election: Poll

Islam Times - The winner of France's presidential election debate this week was a fast-talking, maverick leftist whose policies would prove just as much a shock to financial markets as those of the more prominent leader of the far right.

 
Demonstrators from the Asian community protest outside Paris
29 Mar 2017 09:33

Chinese anger exposed in France after police killing

Islam Times - Chinese immigrants and China’s government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France’s large Asian community.

 
Penelope Fillon, the wife of French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party, leaves her apartment building in Paris, March 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 Mar 2017 07:56

Wife of France’s Fillon charged with misuse of public funds

Islam Times - The wife of France’s conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has engulfed her husband’s campaign.

 
Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, attends a political rally in Lille, France, March 26, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
27 Mar 2017 08:37

French presidential candidate Le Pen predicts death of EU

Islam Times - France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says the European Union will “die” and she vows to save France from globalization.

 
France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games
18 Mar 2017 09:10

France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

Islam Times - Pierre Conesa's new book on Saudi's soft power projection opens with a quote from Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN, that sets the tone for what follows: “The Saudis exported their problems by funding the schools, the madrassas, all over the Islamic world.”

 
The Nuclear Great Game in Europe
15 Mar 2017 07:36

The Nuclear Great Game in Europe

Islam Times - Should the Trump Administration respect the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it would withdraw its nuclear missiles, illegally stationed in Europe and would end its confrontation with Russia. Yet, EU member states opting to continue with the previous policy that they are already familiar with,...

 
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French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen gestures during a debate at the French Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME) union
8 Mar 2017 05:50

Majority of French voters see Le Pen’s party as threat to democracy

Islam Times - A majority of French people believe that presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) party is a danger to democracy, shows a recent poll.

 
Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and the 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, his wife Penelope and his daughter Marie attend a meeting in Paris.
6 Mar 2017 08:00

No one can make me quit French election, says scandal-struck Fillon

Islam Times - Beleaguered French presidential candidate Francois Fillon says “no one” can stop him from taking part in the elections.

 
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon
4 Mar 2017 11:39

France's Fillon under increasing pressure

Islam Times - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has come under mounting pressure to quit the race for the presidency as top campaign staff and dozens of MPs leave his team after corruption charges were filed against him.

 
Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during Hollande’s speech
1 Mar 2017 04:13

Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during Hollande’s speech

Islam Times - A sniper has mistakenly shot two people during a speech given by French President Francois Hollande.

 
French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen
1 Mar 2017 04:02

EU legislators consider abolishing Le Pen’s immunity over Daesh images

Islam Times - European Union lawmakers will soon decide whether to strip France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the EU Parliament immunity for tweeting graphic images of despicable crimes committed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

 
Over 150 French MP Call on Hollande Recognize State of Palestine
1 Mar 2017 03:45

Over 150 French MP Call on Hollande Recognize State of Palestine

Islam Times - 153 French lawmakers urged President Francois Hollande to officially recognize a state of Palestine.

 
Will French Voters Defy Opinion Polls, Elect Extremist Le Pen?
28 Feb 2017 12:41

Will French Voters Defy Opinion Polls, Elect Extremist Le Pen?

Islam Times - Despite the rise of far-right extremist politicians in Europe and the US, opinion polls show French voters are set to reject that route and opt for an independent president.

 
A file photo of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the French far-right National Front party
28 Feb 2017 06:38

French court fines father of extremist politician Le Pen for remarks against Roma

Islam Times - A court in France has upheld an earlier guilty verdict against the father of the country’s far-right presidential candidate for his racist remarks against the Roma minority in 2013.