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  • Marine Le Pen

    Fringe parties tilting Europe left and right

    Elections across Europe this spring are giving former fringe political parties a boost, as voter anger in Greece, Germany and France translates into bigger gains for the far left and far right.


  • Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the president's Malacanang Palace in Manila on Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Workers express anger, gloom, elation on May Day

    On the front lines of May Day protests this year, along with the traditional chants, banners and marches, a gamut of emotions flowed through the crowds.


  • **FILE** French Muslims attend a mass prayer Sept.16, 2011, at a prayer hall in a unused former fire station in Paris. (Associated Press)

    French Muslims get call to vote for president

    They are France's millions-strong minority with a voice that usually falls silent at election time. But this year, there is a special new effort to mobilize French Muslims to speak up at the ballot box in Sunday's presidential race — amid a surge of Islam-bashing among the French right.


  • Marine Le Pen, who came in a strong third place in the first round of the French presidential elections, has spurned incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, a fellow critic of the left. She appears to be hoping for a victory for the Socialist candidate so she can emerge as the face of the opposition. (Associated Press)

    Le Pen may be Sarkozy slayer

    Nicolas Sarkozy is parroting French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and embracing her anti-immigrant electorate in a desperate bid for a second term as president.


  • Briefly: Gadhafi funding claim weighs on campaign

    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday fiercely rejected reports that he was offered campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as new challenges piled up for Mr. Sarkozy a week before France's presidential runoff.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hope remains for the disappointing 'Sarko'

    The French political landscape is indeed particular. The truth is that all 10 presidential candidates are various shades of red ("Bling Bling vs. a French waffle," Pruden on Politics, Tuesday).


  • Marine Le Pen

    PRUDEN: Bling Bling Sarkozy vs. a French waffle Hollande

    Nothing focuses a politician's mind like staring at oblivion and reluctantly contemplating himself at the center of that dark and dreary place. Though it may be too late to save himself, Nicolas Sarkozy is scared, contrite and humble, a remarkable precedent for a French president.


  • ** FILE ** German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Germany's Merkel defends budget discipline drive

    Germany defended its pro-austerity stance on Tuesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and two ministers pressing for Europe to stick with a policy of fiscal discipline in spite of the latest bout of political uncertainty.


  • French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande (center) arrives April 22, 2012, at Brive Airport in Brive, France, after the first round of the presidential election. (Associated Press)

    Fringes cast shadow over French presidential election

    Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy go head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front.


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