Germany's Merkel ready to meet French frontrunner Macron

Germany's Merkel ready to meet French frontrunner Macron

Despite those remarks, Le Pen defended her position, saying, "I am not obstructing justice, I'm obstructing injustice".

"Her father is a great man, a true patriot".

A group of Femen activists also disrupted a speech of hers in 2015. Following the unexpected successes of anti-globalisation forces in 2016, a victory for Ms Le Pen might seem inevitable.

This has boosted the Euro, as Macron offers a much more stable outlook for French politics, particularly as, unlike Le Pen, he has no plans to withdraw France from the Eurozone.

"Given France's favourable demographic outlook, productivity-enhancing structural reforms would likely imply an improved longer-run growth outlook".

Iran Launches 'Smart, Advanced' Rockets in Military Drill
New Pentagon chief James Mattis, for his part, has branded Iran "the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world". He said: "Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realise there's a new president in the Oval Office".

Le Pen, 48, who has denied any wrongdoing and says she is the victim of "political dirty tricks", is set to come first in the first round of an election for president on April 23 but lose in the May 7 runoff to either independent Emmanuel Macron or conservative Francois Fillon, according to opinion polls.

French expats living in London have been told by one of the candidates in the Presidential election to move back to France. However, she has been under fire over the cost of her "national currency" proposal and accusations of fake jobs in the European Parliament.

Both candidates support remaining in the EU.

The Berenberg economists said that if Le Pen wins a majority in parliament or finds a legal loophole to call a referendum on euro or European Union membership against a parliamentary majority and then wins such a referendum against the odds, it could spell the end of Europe. In nearby Netherlands, far-right politician Geert Wilders also leads the polls ahead of March elections.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wants to "do away" with the European Union and build a Europe of "free nations" if she is elected French president in May. However, she is accused of paying her cabinet director, Catherine Griset, more than $320,000 from that pool of funds. She attributed actions in Iraq, Syria and Libya to the United States, as well as the fallout, from the surge in migrants to destabilization in the Mediterranean and "dangerous games with Islamic militias". "They said it would be happy, it turned out to be atrocious", Le Pen said. Griset was placed under formal investigation this week on suspicion that she helped disguise her true employment conditions at the European Parliament. But experts caution not to draw easy parallels. The threat from Marine Le Pen's rising popularity has seen him take the extraordinary step of sacrificing his own campaign in order to throw his backing behind Macron. She said she wanted to "tie up" Russian Federation to the EU.

Related Articles

  • Palestinian rally in Hebron sends 'message to Trump'

    Palestinian rally in Hebron sends 'message to Trump'

    Inside Story - What happens to global support for two-state solution? I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two.
    Penalty rate cut for Australian workers

    Penalty rate cut for Australian workers

    Ultimately it comes around to bite them because the very people who spend money in their businesses now have less money in their pockets.
    Microsoft Launches 'Made For India' Skype Lite App

    Microsoft Launches 'Made For India' Skype Lite App

    BotsThe app is also introducing chatbot into the mainframe of the app , which seems to be a helpful addition. The app has India-focuses bots that can reply instantly when you ask something in messaging format.
  • Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations

    Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations

    Jim Buss will still retain his ownership stake in the franchise, which the children inherited from their late father Jerry Buss . With no GM in place, Johnson will be in charge of basketball decisions in a week when the trade market will be moving quickly.
    Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russian Federation

    Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russian Federation

    Flynn said to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions", Graham told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour". The White House had painted Trump's final decision as based on Flynn misleading Vice President Mike Pence.
    Flip or Flop's Tarek and Christina Break Silence on Their Dramatic Split

    Flip or Flop's Tarek and Christina Break Silence on Their Dramatic Split

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: The rumors surrounding Tarek and Christina El Moussa's divorce aren't quite believable. Invoking Donald Trump's infamous "fake news" mantra, the two said a lot of the gossip out there about the split is simply untrue.
  • RBI, Owner Of Tim Hortons, Burger King, To Buy Popeye's Chicken Chain

    RBI, Owner Of Tim Hortons, Burger King, To Buy Popeye's Chicken Chain

    What Will Be the Fate of Popeyes Franchisees? No further statement was issued by Restaurant Brands International (TSE:QSR). After this acquisition, Burger King is likely to push their biscuits and fried chicken even more throughout the world.
    Massive Number of Manatees Revealed in a New Survey

    Massive Number of Manatees Revealed in a New Survey

    Aslan notes that few species have been downlisted, and most too recently to know how the reclassification affected the population. The agency's other argument for changing the listing: a computer model that shows they now stand little chance of going extinct.
    Sauber launch 2017 F1 auto  and Mercedes absolutely love it

    Sauber launch 2017 F1 auto and Mercedes absolutely love it

    Sauber has released the first images of its C36-Ferrari, which will be driven in 2017 by Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Werhlein. Although new rules can jumble things up at the top of the ranking, rule changes tend to favour larger teams.
  • Aussies in NBA: Ben Simmons won't play this season

    Aussies in NBA: Ben Simmons won't play this season

    Colangelo told reporters that Simmons was "heartbroken" that he was being shut down for the season, according to ESPN . But there was always the outside chance that it didn't happen because there wasn't complete or full healing.
    Conte Confirms Double Fitness Boost Ahead Of Swansea

    Conte Confirms Double Fitness Boost Ahead Of Swansea

    Swansea's 2-2 draw on the opening day of the 2015-16 season was their first Premier League point earned at Stamford Bridge . Had the fixture taken place a couple of months ago, the outcome might have been considered a foregone conclusion.
    Pence Looks to Reassure Ukraine, Baltics of US Support

    Pence Looks to Reassure Ukraine, Baltics of US Support

    Analysts say the cease-fire is unlikely to hold , given that the underlying causes for the conflict remain unaddressed. A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Jan. 31, 2017.