Polling agency projections put centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen ahead in the first-round French presidential election.
An ex-aide to President Macron has been handed multiple charges after video footage showed him beating protesters. Opposition lawmakers want to know why Macron failed to immediately report the incident to authorities.
French President Emmanuel Macron has fired his security aide Alexandre Benalla for beating a protester and impersonating a police officer. Macron faces fierce criticism for failing to respond to the incident sooner.
Marine Le Pen has warned her party could die within months after a French court seized party funds. And she has found some unlikely supporters in her appeal.
France's far-right National Rally, formerly the National Front, said the party could soon be over after judges withheld millions in state funds. The move comes amid a probe into the party's alleged misuse of EU funds.
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