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May 4, 2017 12:33 PM Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron: Where the French Candidates Stand

Mr. Macron says all that would be a disaster from which France — and Europe — might never recover. He wants more integration and cooperation with the European Union on fiscal, trade and social legislation, and he has called for a dedicated budget for the eurozone. He says he would also negotiate a deal between the European Union and China on economic 61

May 4, 2017 11:48 AM ‘Fake news’ is briefly focus of French presidential campaign

PARIS — Days ahead of Sunday’s runoff vote between centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen, “fake news” briefly took center stage in the French presidential election. Speaking during their only one-on-one debate Wednesday, Le Pen told her rival: “I hope we won’t find out you have an offshore account in the Bahamas.” She appeared 53

May 4, 2017 10:24 AM Guintoli to make MotoGP return in France with Suzuki

PARIS Former Superbike world champion Sylvain Guintoli will make a MotoGP comeback at his home French Grand Prix this month as replacement for injured Suzuki rider Alex Rins, the team said on Thursday. The race at Le Mans is on May 21 and Suzuki said the experienced 34-year-old would stand in until Spanish rookie Rins could return. Rins broke his right 39

May 4, 2017 10:15 AM In French Election, Youth Reject Establishment in Search for Jobs Cure

Majority of young people back Macron, but are wary of his plans to fight unemployment PARIS—Imane Laribi is like many young people in France: fresh out of school, struggling to start a career, and discontent with the choices before her in Sunday’s presidential election. Facing a tough labor market, she and other young voters led the country’s revolt 69

May 4, 2017 5:14 AM Spurs' Parker carried off with apparent left knee injury

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs point guard Tony Parker was carried off the floor in the fourth quarter of Game 2 against Houston on Wednesday night with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Parker drove into the lane for a short jump shot with just under 9 minutes left and grabbed at his left knee after landing. Teammates tried to help him limp to the sideline 32

May 4, 2017 4:01 AM In French Elections, Alt-Right Messages and Memes Don’t Translate

Their efforts have fallen flat in France, with memes often written in English and extremist photos and images that do not resonate with the French electorate. American-style fake news and other digital misinformation have also failed to gain traction in France, where its own domestic issues and ways of campaigning still dominate. The muted response in France 64

May 3, 2017 4:45 PM Macron's party seen emerging as largest party in French June legislative vote: poll

PARIS French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's party is set to emerge as the largest in June parliamentary elections, according to an OpinionWay-SLPV Analytics poll for Les Echos, the newspaper said on Wednesday. The poll found Macron's En Marche! (Onwards!) movement on track to win 249 to 286 seats. Centrist and conservative parties 47

May 3, 2017 2:20 PM The Daily 202: How Nancy Pelosi kept Democrats united behind Obamacare

THE BIG IDEA: An uncovered dynamic in the current health care fight is the degree to which congressional Democrats have held together in unified opposition. There are 10 Democratic senators and a dozen House members up for reelection next year in places Donald Trump carried. Not one has defected to support the GOP effort to unravel Obamacare or even gone wobbly 165

May 2, 2017 8:06 PM Petra Kvitova resumes training after career-threatening knife attack

Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova has resumed training as she nears a return to competition after a career-threatening knife attack last December. The 27-year-old Kvitova suffered major injuries to her racket-holding left hand while fighting off an intruder on Dec. 20 at her home in the Czech Republic. She underwent nearly four hours of surgery 41

May 2, 2017 1:21 PM France Election: Le Pen Campaign Acknowledges Parts of Speech Copied From Fillon

National Front candidate is trying to appeal to the mainstream conservatives’s voters PARIS—Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s campaign admitted Tuesday that parts of a major speech she delivered this week were lifted from an address by conservative François Fillon, who failed to make the May 7 run-off. Ms. Le Pen, leader of the far-right National 48