Emmanuel Macron has won the race for the French presidency. The 39-year-old independent centrist beats far-right rival Marine Le Pen to get the keys to the Elysee Palace. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading
PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 7, 2017) (FRANCE2) – Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was forecast as the victor in preliminary election results broadcast on French television on Sunday (May 7), leading with 65.1 percent compared to 34.9 percent in favour of far right candidate Marine le Pen.
PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday night (May 5) that it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign e-mails online one and a half days before voters choose between the centrist candidate and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.
As much as nine gigabytes of data were posted on a profile called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a site that allows anonymous document sharing. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for posting the data or if any of it was genuine.
In a written statement, Macron’s political movement En Marche! (Onwards!) confirmed that it had been hacked.
“The En Marche! Movement has been the victim of a massive and co-ordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information,” the statement said.
An interior ministry official declined to comment, citing French rules that forbid any commentary liable to influence an election, which took effect at midnight on Friday (2200 GMT).
Former economy minister Macron’s campaign has previously complained about attempts to hack its e-mails, blaming Russian interests in part for the cyber attacks.
Researchers with security firm Trend Micro in Tokyo, said they had found evidence that the spy group, dubbed “Pawn Storm”, targeted the Macron campaign with email phishing tricks and attempts to install malware on the campaign site at least in four separate attempts.
It could be ‘all change’ for France’s political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision.It could be ‘all change’ on the political front as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of France’s presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision. Continue reading
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says she is “not the National Front candidate” during a French television interview.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says she is more positive about global economy this year than in 2016.
Polls indicate that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s “detoxifying” of her party’s image, shifting the focus onto the forgotten victims of globalisation, has been a success and many see her topping the first round vote on April 23. But they also see her losing the second round run-off to a mainstream rival.
French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading
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