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France's Left and Right Fear Macron Landslide

France's traditional bastions of the left and right for 60 years fear they will be swept aside by President Emmanuel Macron's centrist candidates in Sunday's first round of parliamentary elections, leaving the country without an effective opposition.

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With Threat 'Very High', France Set to Extend State of Emergency

President Emmanuel Macron wants a sixth extension of France's state of emergency since the Paris attacks of November 2015, his prime minister said Wednesday, adding that the terror threat "remains very high."

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Ethics Concerns Delay French Cabinet Announcement

French President Emmanuel Macron has delayed the announcement of his first cabinet by 24 hours until Wednesday, with his office saying extra checks had to be made on the tax affairs of potential ministers.

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Macron Angers Ally with Parliament Picks

Tensions over French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's bid to redraw France's political map burst into the open Friday as a key ally was left furious ahead of crucial parliamentary elections next month.

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Paris' Gare du Nord Evacuated for Police Train Search

Paris' busy Gare du Nord station was evacuated for more than two hours overnight Monday while police launched a major search operation on a train for three wanted people.

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After the Presidency, Parliament: Macron Faces New Battle

Emmanuel Macron's ascent to French president caps a stunning rise for the political newcomer and his fledgling party but he now faces another battle to form a parliamentary majority, with his rivals already plotting revenge in June's general election.

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Macron Victory: The Verdict of the World's Media

The world's media largely hailed the thumping victory of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election on Sunday, but sounded a note of caution about the task ahead.

Here is some early global reaction from the press on Macron's victory over far right rival Marine Le Pen to become the country's youngest ever president.

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'All Rotten': The Capital of French Voter Abstention

Abdahim Elbaz has made up his mind about the candidates in France's decisive presidential run-off on Sunday: He's not voting for either of them, despite urgent calls to block the far right.

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Le Pen Says Voters Must Choose 'for or against' France

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France."

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Two Police Wounded by 'Islamist' on France's Reunion Island

A man suspected of being a radicalized Islamist shot and wounded two policemen on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion as they tried to arrest him on Thursday, authorities said.

"The man refused to be arrested and fired a rifle at police," a local government official on the island said, adding that the suspect -- a man in his 20s believed to be a recent convert to Islam -- was now in custody.

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