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French overseas territories kick off key presidential vote

French overseas territories and residents in some U.S. states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape.

French Guiana protests end with agreement

The French government signed an agreement with protesters and local MPs in Guiana Friday, ending a vast protest movement that had paralysed the country for over a month, said the French Minister for Overseas Territories Ericka Bareigts.

Questions remain over Champs-Élysées attacker’s links to IS group

Two days after an attack on Paris's Champs-Élysées that left one police officer dead, questions remain about the shooter, his ties to terrorism, and whether he had accomplices.

French election history: Jean-Marie Le Pen's 'thunderclap' shocker 15 years on

With polls tight before April 23’s first round and four presidential candidates with a shot at the final, anything goes in France's wildly unpredictable campaign. And yet the benchmark for political surprises remains April 21, 2002.

Champs-Élysées shooting suspect showed 'no sign' of radicalisation

The suspect in a gun attack on the Champs-Élysées that left a policeman dead was long known to the police but had shown "no sign" of radicalisation, Paris Prosecutor François Molins said on Friday.

Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

The village of Bure, in eastern France, has become a battleground for environmentalists. It has been chosen as a site to bury radioactive waste, 500 metres underground. An underground laboratory already exists and the project is expected to be completed in 2035. The resistance is up and running, and they have been occupying a nearby forest for the past year. Our reporter went to meet these anti-nuclear protesters and to visit the controversial site.

Champs-Élysées attacker was known to French police

The gunman who killed one policeman Thursday night on Paris’s Champs Élysées before he was shot dead was known to police and had been arrested in February on suspicion of planning to kill officers, before being released due to lack of evidence.

French presidential candidates weigh in on Champs-Élysées attack

France's presidential candidates expressed their solidarity with police forces following the shootings of three officers in Paris.

Does Obama's 'friendly call' hint at support for centrist Macron in French poll?

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election.

French plot suspects had multiple identities, addresses

French investigators are trying to piece together the backgrounds of two men arrested a few days before the first round of France's presidential election as they were allegedly planning an "imminent" attack in the southern port city of Marseille.

The dizzying rise and fall of French Socialist presidential hopeful Benoît Hamon

France’s ruling Socialist Party appears headed for an historic drubbing. Crowned the mainstream left’s presidential nominee in January, Benoît Hamon could fail to clear even single digit support in Sunday’s all-important first-round vote.

France votes: Can Obama-style campaigning work for Macron?

Smile, leave a good impression and never argue. These are some of the campaign techniques developed by former president Barack Obama’s team in the USA: Can they work for presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron?

The French, sex and politics: What’s the link?

Does the increasing popularity of two extremist presidential candidates in France -- Marine Le Pen on the far right and Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the far left -- say something about the sex lives of the French?

French police find bombs, make arrests over 'planned presidential election attack'

French police say they have foiled an imminent attack leading up to the presidential election, with the arrest of two men in Marseille on Tuesday. Explosives and multiple weapons were found at the suspects' flat in the southern port city.

France votes: Macron uses high-tech door-to-door campaigning

Sporting fixed smiles and armed with flyers, campaigners for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron are out in force in Paris… using high-tech technology.