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France Seeks New Life Sentence for Carlos the Jackal

Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, should be given a third life term for a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris, a French prosecutor said Monday.

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France's Le Pen Attacked as Macron Passes First Debate Test

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen came under assault from all sides in a presidential election debate that provided a test of centrist Emmanuel Macron's ambitions to be leader. 

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France's Fillon Banks on Voter Anger over 'Stolen' Election

French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Wednesday he had the backing of angry voters after being charged with misusing public money, as scandals rather than policy continue to dominate the campaign.

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Fillon Keeps Presidential Bid Alive as Rival Juppe Rules Himself Out

Former French prime minister Alain Juppe ruled out a run for the presidency on Monday, boosting embattled rightwing party colleague Francois Fillon whose campaign has been thrown into chaos by a fake job scandal.

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Alain Juppe, France's Master of Political Re-invention

Alain Juppe, who may get a new shot at the French presidency thanks to a fake jobs scandal engulfing fellow conservative Francois Fillon, has a gift for re-inventing himself.

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Le Pen Loses EU Immunity over IS Atrocity Tweets

The European Parliament on Thursday lifted French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution over her tweeting of images of Islamic State atrocities.

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French FM Slams Populism, Warns against Isolationism

Democracy is being threatened by populism and by those who "propose to build walls and close borders," France's foreign minister said Thursday in a veiled criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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France's Macron Sets Out Goals as Rightwing Rival Struggles

Emmanuel Macron, the pro-business candidate making fast progress in the French presidential election campaign, unveils his policy programs on Thursday as he seeks to capitalize on his conservative rival's woes.

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Wife of France's Fillon Also to be Charged

The wife of Francois Fillon will be charged as well as the French rightwing presidential candidate over allegations that he gave her fake jobs, a source close to the probe told AFP Wednesday. 

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Ally of France's Fillon Quits Team, Criticizes Candidate

An ally of France's Francois Fillon on Wednesday quit the rightwing presidential candidate's campaign, criticizing him for failing to keep his word after he refused to bow out despite facing criminal charges.

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