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French presidential vote: international media react

The results of France's first round of presidential election made front page headlines around the world on Monday.

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

Neither candidate from the mainstream Republicans and Socialists made it through to the second round.

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Nearly a quarter of voters are still undecided and that the French have been more concerned about the economy than terrorism.
April 23, 2017 | 10:10 am GMT+7

Tight race as security dominates French election after shooting

Paris attack pushes national security up political agenda in an unpredictable race.
April 22, 2017 | 01:38 pm GMT+7

French election campaigning disrupted by shooting

Voters will cast ballots in the first round on Sunday of what has turned into the most unpredictable French election in memory. 
April 21, 2017 | 09:32 am GMT+7

Paris shooting near Champs-Elysées

One policeman killed in the shooting which was quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
April 21, 2017 | 08:07 am GMT+7

France's Le Pen says the EU 'will die'

Far-right presidential candidate and leader of the National Front tells supporters that 'globalists are watching us today in fear.'
March 27, 2017 | 11:06 am GMT+7

French interior ministry spokesman says eight injured in Grasse shooting incident

The government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a 'terrorist' attack.
March 16, 2017 | 08:28 pm GMT+7

White rhino killed by poachers at French zoo

It was the first ever such incident in Europe.
March 08, 2017 | 11:45 am GMT+7

Two Vietnamese detained in Paris drug fraud

The pair stand accused of scheming to sell subsidized French drugs for a profit in Vietnam.
March 02, 2017 | 10:55 am GMT+7

Barack Obama, next French president?

Four friends launch a petition asking former U.S. President Barack Obama to campaign in France's 2017 presidential election.
March 01, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7

France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalization

Buoyed by Trump's victory and Britons' vote to leave the European Union, Le Pen's anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front (FN) hopes for similar populist momentum in France.
February 06, 2017 | 08:51 am GMT+7

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect: report

'I'm not afraid of letting anything slip because I'm not ashamed of what I am.'
January 13, 2017 | 07:10 pm GMT+7

Santa takes the plunge

Father Christmas makes early stops at aquariums in South Korea and France, to hand out treats to the marine inhabitants, and delight visitors of all ages.
December 22, 2016 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Chocolate dresses for the sweet tooth at French fashion show

Models take to the runway wearing dresses made partly out of chocolate at a fashion show marking the opening of the 22nd annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
November 01, 2016 | 10:22 am GMT+7