• 7 May 2017

    In France the final round of the Presidential election is underway, but will the country choose the youthful centrist Emmanuel Macron or the far-right Marine Le Pen?

  • 6 May 2017

    Election regulators in France are investigating claims of a “massive and co-ordinated” hack targeting frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

  • 6 May 2017

    Theresa May continued to play things down today – saying she’s grateful for her local election wins but said the question facing voters in June was who should lead the country : her or Jeremy Corbyn.

  • 4 May 2017

    Joining us now is the local campaign coordinator for the area, Jeremy Brunot.

  • 4 May 2017

    In defence of liberal values: Barack Obama has made a last minute intervention in the French election to support centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron – saying he was spreading hope not fear.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Good evening from Paris, from another election which tore up all the establishment rules,trouncing the mainstream parties which have run France for more than 50 years. In a tight contest, two candidates won through to the second round, centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 24.0 percent, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who took 21.3 percent.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Natalie Nougayrede, former managing editor of Le Monde and now a columnist for the Guardian, and Simon Kuper, a columnist with the Financial Times.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Two candidates want France to exit the Euro – if not the whole EU. Given what’s at stake, turnout is expected to be around 80 per cent – slightly higher than last time. Because of the state of emergency and the terror alert, tens of thousands of troops have been deployed all over the country.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Polls are so close that any two of the four frontrunners in the French Presidential election could go through to the second round – from the far left to the far right.

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Tens of thousands of police officers and elite special forces are being deployed across France after last night’s shooting, the authorities determined not to let Sunday’s Presidential elections be disrupted.

  • 20 Apr 2017

    The far-right Marine Le Pen is holding her final rally of the campaign – is she on the verge of breakthrough or about to fall?

  • 11 Apr 2017

    A migrant camp housing 1,500 people outside Dunkirk has been destroyed in a fire. The blaze followed a series of fights between different migrant groups and, later, clashes between security forces and groups inside the camp.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    With a quarter of French young people unemployed, support for the National Front has doubled among youngsters in five years. Many are attracted by Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant and strong nationalist message.

  • 24 Mar 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has met the far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin, and insisted – yes, insisted – that Moscow had no intention of interfering in the French elections.