France's far-right National Front saw record-high results in the first round of regional elections. Polling agencies projected that the FN won between 27 and 30 percent support nationwide. Party leader Marine Le Pen welcomed a "magnificent result".
International banking giants HSBC and Societe Generale are being taken to court by France's far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine le Pen. She has accused them of discrimination after they closed her accounts.
France's main opposition party has chosen conservative hard-liner Laurent Wauquiez as its new leader. The move is expected to push the party further to the right after poor showings in recent elections.
The French parliament has lifted far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. A judge can now call her in for questioning over a series of tweets.
Florian Philippot has said "I don't like being ridiculed" amidst continuing turmoil in the far-right party. Philippot and Le Pen reportedly argued over his anti-euro sub-party "Les Patriotes."
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