France

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Other countries have shown us the way," Marine Le Pen, the head of France's Front National (NF) party declared in Lyon, pointing to the surprise Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential victory. "The awakening of those nations is historic and marks the end of an era. The winds of history have changed." (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/European Pressphoto Agency)
Riding on the coattails of far-right victories in the U.S. and U.K., France's Marine Le Pen officially launched her bid for president on Sunday with a speech and manifesto full of populist talking points and anti-immigrant fervor. "The impossible has suddenly become possible...Other countries have shown us the way," the head of the Front National...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde. (Photo: Jacky Naegelen/ Reuters)
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday was...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 The international community is focused on France's upcoming election, and the rise of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, as the next indicator of the potency of the alt-right movement. (Photo: Paris Against Trump/ Facebook)
With an eye towards their own upcoming presidential election and the growing...

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