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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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Polar Opposites: The Issues that Divide Le Pen and Macron

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who go head-to-head in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7, are diametrically opposed on issues ranging from taxes to Europe.

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Macron vs. Le Pen in Clash of Visions for France

The battle to become France's president comes down to a clash of two visions -- Emmanuel Macron is pro-globalization and pro-EU, while Marine Le Pen rages against both.

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Far-Left Melenchon's Surge Shakes Up French Presidential Race

French Communist-backed presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands of supporters to an open-air rally Sunday, underlining his surging popularity just two weeks from the unpredictable election.

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Israel Condemns Le Pen Comments on WWII Round Up of Jews

Israel on Monday condemned French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's for denying her country was responsible for the war-time round-up of Jews later sent to Nazi death camps.

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France's Macron Unveils Priorities as Race Tightens

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron detailed his priorities Sunday for his first few months in office if elected, as polls showed the unpredictable race tightening just two weeks before voting.

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Hollande Seen as 'Bad President' by 70% of French People

Seventy percent of French people believe outgoing Socialist leader Francois Hollande was a "bad president", according to a new poll published on Thursday.

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Macron Targets Le Pen over Economy in French Presidential Debate

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right leader Marine Le Pen over her economic policy and plans to scrap the euro on Tuesday in an unprecedented debate between all 11 contenders ahead of this month's election.

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French Mega-Debate Seeks to Swing Undecided Voters

All 11 candidates in France's presidential election, from frontrunners Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron to also-rans, take part in a giant TV debate on Tuesday seeking to swing undecided voters.

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Carlos the Jackal Sentenced to Life for 1974 Paris Bombing

Self-styled revolutionary Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life terms for murder, was given a third life sentence on Tuesday for a deadly 1974 Paris bombing.

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