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Le Pen: The right takes step to build 'big European force'

Dec. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations. A statement at the end of the meeting fell short of a...

France's Republicans pick a woman as presidential candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 09:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Valérie Pécresse, the head of the Paris region and a former conservative minister, has been chosen to run in France's presidential race next year as The Republicans party candidate, a decision that could significantly shape April’s election. She...

Le Pen honors Jewish, Polish victims of WWII in Warsaw

Dec. 03, 2021 13:52 PM EST

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen paid her respects to Jewish and Polish victims of World World II on Friday, on the eve of a Warsaw gathering of right-wing European party leaders that she will attend. Saturday's meeting will be hosted by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the...

Zemmour, French far-right pundit, launches presidential run

Nov. 30, 2021 11:10 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions officially entered the race for France's presidency on Tuesday and warned his supporters that they will likely be called racists for backing his anti-immigration and anti-Islam views that have already shaken up...

Without saying so, France's Macron launching re-election bid

Nov. 10, 2021 09:24 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — “I'm standing again as candidate for the French presidency." Those words, or some variation along those lines, were the most glaring omission in a prime-time address to the nation on Tuesday night by French President Emmanuel Macron. ...

France's Le Pen visits Hungary in bid for nationalist allies

Oct. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks Tuesday with populist Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban in Budapest, a meeting the two politicians said advanced the cooperation of Europe's nationalist forces. At a news conference in...

In France, Trump-like TV pundit rocks presidential campaign

Oct. 25, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A survivor of the terrible journey to Auschwitz remembered how the youngest wailed. There were 99 children squeezed among 751 adults gasping for air, crazed by thirst and hunger, aboard convoy No. 63 that departed Paris at 10 minutes past midday on Dec. 17, 1943. ...

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes

Oct. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the withholding of billions in EU recovery funds would likely continue unless Warsaw falls back into...

Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far-right politicians on centrist President...