French Centrist: President Macron’s victory halts Europe’s far right, for now
Critics say French President Emmanuel Macron, whose centrist movement has co-opted elements of France’s much-diminished traditional center-left and center-right factions, is walking an impossibly fine line.washingtonpost.com
Congressman Kevin McCarthy under fire for leaked audio urging Trump to resign
Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, came under fire from some of his fellow party members, after an audio recording showed him saying that then-President Donald Trump should resign over the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.news.yahoo.com
Macron and Le Pen: The French election takes Europe to the brink, again
President Emmanuel Macron staked his rule on placing France at the heart of a strengthened European project, while Marine Le Pen is a skeptic of the continent’s defining geopolitical institutions — the European Union and NATO.washingtonpost.com
Russia's Navalny accuses Le Pen of Kremlin ties before vote
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny waded into France’s tight presidential campaign, urging voters to back incumbent Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's runoff and alleging that far-right challenger Marine Le Pen is too closely linked to Russia.
Macron attacks Le Pen on Russia, Muslim headscarf ban pledge
French President Emmanuel Macron has torn into his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in a television debate for her ties to Russia and for wanting to strip Muslim women of their right to cover their heads in public, as he seeks the votes he needs to win another 5-year term.
In France's election, a meaty issue unites Jews and Muslims
As she cooks lunch and talks politics, Jewish voter Sarah Gutmann has a nasty feeling — of would-be French president Marine Le Pen invading the privacy of her home, reaching directly into her life and the plates of chicken and kosher sausages that she is frying for her husband and their eldest son. “Attacking the way we eat impinges on our privacy and that is very serious," Gutmann said as she busied herself in the kitchen of their Paris home.news.yahoo.com
France's Le Pen warns against sending weapons to Ukraine
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen warned Wednesday against sending any more weapons to Ukraine, and called for a rapprochement between NATO and Russia once Moscow’s war in Ukraine winds down. Le Pen, an outspoken nationalist who has long ties to Russia, also confirmed that if she unseats President Emmanuel Macron in France’s April 24 presidential runoff, she will pull France out of NATO’s military command and dial back French support for the whole European Union.news.yahoo.com
Macron vs. Le Pen, again, for president of France
French President Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a winner-takes-all runoff for the French presidency, after they both advanced Sunday in the first round of voting. The final vote is April 24th. (April 11)news.yahoo.com