Marine Le Pen

Putin meets with French presidential hopeful Le Pen in Russia

Russian leader Vladimir Putin met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow on Friday and said his government does not want to interfere in next month's election.

France's Marine Le Pen to visit Russian parliament

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is expected to visit Moscow on Friday to meet with Russian lawmakers, a high-ranking member of the Russian parliament announced.

"I did work," wife of embattled French candidate Fillon asserts

Penelope Fillon, the wife of embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon, pushed back Sunday against allegations that she did not work for her salary as his parliamentary assistant.

EU Parliament strips France's Marine Le Pen of immunity over IS posts

The European Parliament stripped far-right French lawmaker and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of parliamentary immunity on Thursday for posting graphic images of victims of the Islamic State extremist group.

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen fined for Roma comments

The founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, had a 5,000-euro (5,300-dollar) fine for inciting racial hatred and discrimination confirmed on appeal on Monday.

Source: Le Pen defied police summons in assistants' pay enquiry

Marine Le Pen failed to appear for a summons for police questioning on Wednesday, a source close to the investigations has told dpa.

Le Pen promises independent foreign policy, autonomous defence

Marine Le Pen promised Thursday that if elected president of France she would ensure it had a truly independent foreign policy as well as an autonomous capacity for self-defence.

Le Pen's chief of staff indicted in European Parliament jobs probe

The chief of staff of Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for president in upcoming French elections, was indicted Wednesday over allegations of irregular reimbursements from the European Parliament, a judicial source told dpa.

Report: Le Pen aides held for questioning on European Parliament jobs

Two key aides to Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for the French presidency, have been held for questioning by police, the Agence France Presse news agency reported on Wednesday.

Le Pen quits meeting with Lebanon's Sunni cleric over headscarf row

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen walked away from a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's senior Muslim Sunni cleric after she refused to wear a headscarf.

French police raid National Front over European Parliament payments

France's far-right National Front Monday said that investigators had searched its offices in relation to allegations that it misused European Parliament funds.

Le Pen says al-Assad is better solution for Syria than Islamic State

France's far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains the more reassuring solution for France than Islamic State.

French centrist Macron calls for 'zero tolerance' approach to crime

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate in France's presidential election, Friday called for "zero tolerance" towards both crime and police abuses.

Le Pen on defensive over alleged fictional job contract for aide

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was forced onto the defensive Friday over allegations she had claimed undue expenses, with the EU's anti-fraud office saying she had submitted an "entirely fictional employment contract" for an aide.

Germany's Gabriel on Le Pen: EU without France is 'unimaginable'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said that there is a serious risk that far-right politician Marine Le Pen could win the French presidential election and drag France out of the European Union.

Le Pen slams EU, migration, Islamic fundamentalism at campaign launch

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen turned fire on the European Union, mass immigration and Islamic fundamentalism as she launched her bid for the French presidency on Sunday in the city of Lyon.

France's Le Pen to launch presidential campaign

Far-right politician Marine Le Pen launches her campaign to become French president this weekend, with polls predicting that she will reach the second round in the elections which begin in April.

France's Le Pen misses deadline to repay misspent funds to EU

French far-right leader and presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen missed the deadline to pay back 298,000 euros (318,000 dollars) of misused funds to the European Parliament, a spokeswoman for the parliament said on Wednesday.

Le Pen must pay back 340,000 euros in misspent funds to EU Parliament

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must pay back almost 298,000 euros (318,000 dollars) of misused funds to the European Parliament by Tuesday, an EU parliamentary source confirmed to dpa on Monday.

Le Pen hails birth of a "new world" at far-right conference

Leaders of Europe's established far-right parties were bullish about their parties' prospects at a conference in the German city of Koblenz on Saturday.

France's Le Pen visits Trump Tower - but doesn't meet with Trump

French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not meet Thursday with president-elect Donald Trump during a stop in Trump Tower in New York.

Ukraine threatens to ban France's Le Pen over remarks on Crimea

Ukraine on Wednesday threatened to ban Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, from entering the country following her claim that Russia's annexation of Crimea was not illegal.

Election campaign of France's Le Pen lacking millions in funds

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, is lacking six million euros (6.2 million dollars) for her presidential election campaign, the lawmaker told French news channel BFMTV on Wednesday.

France's Le Pen says she opposes free schooling for migrant children

French politician and head of the far right National Front party Marine Le Pen said Thursday that free education should not be obligatorily provided to children with illegal migration status.

Former French premier Fillon beats Sarkozy in presidential primary

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon has won the race to become the conservative candidate in next year's presidential election, beating former president Nicolas Sarkozy, according to preliminary results from primaries on Sunday.

EU Parliament lifts Le Pen immunity over alleged racial slur

The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's far-right National Front party, over charges of inciting racial hatred in a video clip published online in 2014.

Report: Le Pen vows French referendum on EU membership if president

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, said she will organize a referendum on the country's membership in the EU if she wins next year's presidential election, the AFP news agency reported Saturday.

National Front woos France with furry friends

France's far-right challenger in the 2017 presidential elections aligns herself with animal rights, but not without incurring the wrath of one of its most loyal - and famous - supporters.

French PM says far-right win would open road to civil war

"Let me remind the prime minister that the war being waged against France today is being waged by Islamist fundamentalists bottle-fed by a laxist, sectarian Socialist Party," she said.