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Who are Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron?

The far-right female National Front leader will go head-to-head with the 39-year-old favourite to win the presidency.

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron

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Macron, Le Pen set to face off in final round

Exit polls from nail-biting first stage of French presidential vote shows centrist and far-right leader with most votes.

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Profile: Who is Marine Le Pen?

The leader of the far-right National Front hopes to pull off an upset just as big as the US president's last November.

Marine Le Pen

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Profile: Who is Emmanuel Macron?

The centrist candidate leads the polls but needs to fend off a Trump-like challenge from the far-right's Le Pen.

Emmanuel Macron

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German anti-immigrant AfD party set to go further right

Far-right leaders reject calls for pragmatism as Islamophobia takes centre stage at Cologne conference.

AfD co-leader Joerg Meuthen

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Land mine blast kills OSCE observer in Ukraine

OSCE chairman calls for 'thorough investigation' after monitors' patrol hits roadside bomb in rebel-held Luhansk.

OSCE security monitor

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France set for crucial presidential election

Voters head to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a closely contested election that could impact the rest of EU.

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Cologne tense as anti-immigration AfD holds conference

Tensions run high as thousands descend on German city to protest against a key conference of anti-immigration AfD party.

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Where do candidates stand on immigration, EU, religion?

A guide to where the five major runners stand on issues including religious minorities, foreign policy and immigration.

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French presidential elections: What you need to know

Candidates must convince voters they are best placed to solve the economic and security issues facing the country.

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