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French far-right leader pledges to halt schooling for illegal immigrants

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Front National leader Marine Le Pen, running for presidential office in elections next spring, said her party would refuse public education and health services for illegal immigrants.

French PM warns about risk of Europe 'falling apart'

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, attending an aceonomic forum in Berlin on Thursday, said a far-right victory was possible in France's presidential elections next year and that 'Europe is in danger of falling apart', and called for strong leadership from France and Germany.

Can French far-right leader Le Pen follow Trump path to power?

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Front National party leader Marine Le Pen's hopes in next year's French presidential elections were given a clear boost by the victory of Donald Trump, whose anti-immigrant, xenophobic and protectionist rhetoric she shares.

French far-right leader congratulates Trump, eyes victory in 2017

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Front National leader Marine Le Pen, who opinion polls predict will garner strong support in next year's French presidential elections, hailed Donald Trump's as that of a 'free' US, while her party's vice-president announced 'their world is collapsing, ours is being built'.

French far-right Front National party’s links with the United Arab Emirates

International — Investigation

France’s far-right Front National party is attempting to find funding from abroad for the 2017 presidential election campaign of its leader Marine Le Pen, who has been unable to convince French banks to provide the sizeable loans the party needs. Among potential foreign backers the party has already had contacts with is the United Arab Emirates which, according to one of Le Pen’s close entourage, financed an official visit she made to Egypt in 2015. Marine Turchi reports.

France's Front National to face campaign finance fraud trial

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The far-right party and two of its senior officials ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud, abuse of trust and misuse of assets in 2012 elections.

Le Pen vs Le Pen legal battle enters its fourth round

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Jean-Marie Le Pen seeks to overturn his expulsion from the far-right party he founded, the Front National, which is now led by daughter Marine.

French far-right leader is 'eager' for presidential election to start

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Front National leader Marine Le Pen, speaking at her party's annual rally in southern France, said she was eager to start debates with opponents, some still undeclared, in the run-up to the April and May 2017 elections.

Rural France pledges to vote for Marine Le Pen as president

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Head of Front National wants to be seen as above the fray of same-old-same-old elite and as someone who will give France back to the French.

Rap star Verdun commemoration show cancelled after far-right protests

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Front National said Black M, due to perform at the late-May remembrance ceremony of WWI battle, has recorded songs calling France a country of infidels.

French far right’s feuding Le Pens organise rival May 1 rallies

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Marine Le Pen's party moves annual gathering from usual spot by a statue of Joan of Arc - where her father Jean-Marie now plans his own rally. 

Front National party founder fined over gas chambers comments

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Jean-Marie Le Pen, 87, was convicted of contesting crimes against humanity with remark that WWII extermination gas chambers were "a detail" of history.

France's Front National party 'set up offshore system': Panama Papers

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The far-right party used 'shell companies and false invoices' to hide money via Panama and other states, according to latest PP leaks published in France.

Caught on tape: savage beating by militants close to France's Front National

France — Investigation

The head of the extreme-right French group the Groupe Union Défense or GUD in Paris, Logan Djian, has been placed under formal investigation for “aggravated violence” over the assault of a former head of the same group. Mediapart has obtained copies of nine video clips which show the full savagery of the attack. Mediapart can also reveal that investigators are examining where the 25,000 euros for Dijian's bail came from, amid suspicions that it came from a company set up by a senior figure in Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National. Marine Turchi and Thierry Vincent report.

France's Le Pen raises pressure on daughter, hinting at rival party

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Front National founder threatens creation of rival movement if she refuses to make room for ultra-conservatives within party she now leads.