National Front’s Marine Le Pen takes lead in new opinion poll

National Front’s Marine Le Pen takes lead in new opinion poll

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has edged ahead of conservative rival and former frontrunner François Fillon of Les Républicains party, a major poll released on Thursday showed. According to French daily newspaper Le Monde, Le Pen now commands between 25 and 26 percent support among likely voters compared to 23-25 percent for Fillon, who […]

NATO takes command of US-built missile shield

NATO takes command of US-built missile shield

NATO took command of a US-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control. The missile shield, billed as a defence against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of US military support […]