The town of Henin-Beaumont was once a stronghold of France’s Socialists. But after decades of high unemployment, the far-right National Front swept to power in 2014. DW took to the streets to find out why voters there have changed course.
A French court has ordered a psychological assessment of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a case about the dissemination of extremely violent images. Le Pen says the order is part of a government plot to discredit her.
France's Marine Le Pen has distanced herself from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, saying only Europeans can "save Europe." The far-right leader was concerned her party could be tainted by association.
The EU funds Le Pen has been ordered to repay relate to money she claimed for a parliamentary secretary. The court said Le Pen "has not been able to prove that her assistant performed actual work for her."
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.
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