National Newswatch

Macron not a candidate yet but campaigning for reelection

Feb 13 2022 — Sylvie Corbet (), The Associated Press — PARIS (AP) — He has a full campaign team that’s fanning out around France, meeting with voters. He makes speeches about his future plans for the country. The problem? French President Emmanuel Macron hasn’t officially declared that he’s a candidate for April’s presidential election yet. Critics say he’s unfairly using his taxpayer-funded presidential pulpit to […]

Far-right presidential contender convicted of hate speech

Jan 17 2022 — Sylvie Corbet (), The Associated Press — PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour was convicted Monday of inciting racial hatred over 2020 comments he made about unaccompanied migrant children. A Paris court ordered Zemmour to pay a fine of 10,000 euros (more than $11,000) and several thousand euros in damages to anti-racism groups. Zemmour said he will appeal the […]

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