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David Chater

David Chater is an award winning correspondent with more than 30 years experience in international television news. He is based in France.

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Le Pen accused of plagiarism ahead of French election

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is accused of plagiarising parts of a speech of her former rival, Francois Fillon. Le Pen made the speech on Monday, which contain lines that came from an address Fillon gave last month.

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French election: Left disunity boosts Le Pen's chances

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are fighting for votes in the final round of the French presidential election on May 7.

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French election: Protesters opposing both candidates clash with police

Student protesters have clashed with French police during a demonstration against both candidates in the upcoming presidential election. The demonstrators broke off from a march of around 1,000 students in the capital Paris.

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France: Le Pen fails to attract voters within north stronghold

In the first round of voting in the presidential election, there were 56 villages across France where not a single vote was cast for Marine Le Pen. One of them was the Somme, within Le Pen's stronghold in the north.

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Macron, Le Pen address French voters after first round wins

French voters have chosen two political outsiders to go through to the run-off vote for president. Both candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen thanked their supporters and promised to represent all French people.

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France votes: Divisions in the north over far-right

The National Front's stronghold is in Northern France. More than a third of the people there voted for Marine Le Pen in the 2012 presidential election. But not everyone supports her message.

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France election: Small parties strike chord with voters

In less than two weeks, 11 candidates will compete in the first round of France's presidential election.

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French election: Far-left candidate holds Marseilles rally

Far-left French presidential candidate Jean Luc Melenchon has been wooing supporters at a rally in Marseilles. The southern city is known for its strong support for the National Front and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

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Banquet for refugees: Entrepreneurs feed over 500 in Paris

Chefs in Paris cooked a sit-down meal for some of the many thousand refugees who are living in tents in the French capital.

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French election candidates clash in TV debate

Unemployment, immigration and ties with Europe figure prominently in debate featuring all 11 presidential candidates.

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France: Warning issued over ‘fake’ election report

An election report released by Russian news agency Sputnik shows candidate Francois Fillon leading the race for presidency People are being told to treat the information with caution. Al Jazeera’s David Chater reports from Paris.

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France election: Macron targets voters in Marseille

France's second biggest city, Marseille, is shaping up to be a key battleground between the two leading candidates for president.