France’s president-elect faces tough challenges

May 8, 2017
Emmanuel Macron won handily in France’s presidential election at the weekend, securing two-thirds of the vote. Next month, he faces an even more daunting election challenge — winning a majority in the parliamentary elections. Without control of Parliament, he will…

Macron ahead as France prepares to choose a president

May 5, 2017
The centrist, pro-European Union candidate has a strong lead in the polls.
French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen (L) and French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron pose prior to the start of a televised debate.
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In French election, the EU looms large

May 5, 2017
The two finalists offer markedly different policies on the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron, center, the French presidential candidate for the On the Move party, waves during a campaign rally in Albi, France, on Thursday.
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French voters increasingly question globalization

Apr 21, 2017
As electors go to the polls, a far-right candidate is urging protectionism and 'economic patriotism.'
Far-right supporters attend a presidential campaign rally by National Front leader Marine Le Pen at the Dome De Marseille on Wednesday.
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French voters are turning against the European Union

Apr 20, 2017
As elections approach, a far-right candidate is channeling nationalist sentiment.
One of the most unpredictable French elections is being closely fought, with National Front leader Marine Le Pen promising to protect the electorate from globalization.
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Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

Apr 17, 2017
Maureen Chiquet ran the French luxury retailer for nine years. Now she's waiting for inspiration to reinvent herself.
“The symbolism of actually going through and purging and cleaning my closet was really about reclaiming who I was originally,” said Maureen Chiquet, former Chanel CEO.
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Will France abandon the euro?

Mar 9, 2017
The U.K. voted to leave the EU last June in a turbulent move. Will we see similar changes in France?
A view of euro banknotes.
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Calais refugees set sights on UK rather than France, for economic reasons

Oct 25, 2016
Unemployment in the U.K. is lower than in France, and many of those in Calais also speak some English already.
Migrants leave with their luggage at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France. Migrants are leaving the Jungle migrant and refugee camp by coach for a second day as French authorities clear the camp of an estimated 7000 people ahead of its demolition. 
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Terrorism fears deter tourists in parts of Europe

Sep 22, 2016
Tourists avoid France after terror attacks, but flock to the UK as pound is low.
A view of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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