Party leader Marine Le Pen is running on a protectionist agenda that appeals to some entrepreneurs in France, but is feared by all those favoring free trade and the European Union.
Le Pen published the photos in response to a journalist who had compared the far right to jihadi militants. The Front National politician faces up to three years in prison if found guilty.
Deputy premier Matteo Salvini has suggested EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had "ruined Europe and our country." Disputes over Italy's budget with the EU come ahead of next year's EU elections.
The far-right party must transform into a "rallying point to form a majority," Le Pen said at a party congress. She has tried to capitalize on a newfound visibility after her near-success at the presidential election.
The French Front National's congress this weekend is an attempt to relaunch the far-right party ahead of next year's European elections. But can the party regain its mainstream appeal? Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
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