Natacha Butler


French candidate Marine Le Pen says ‘the country is at war’

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports on how events unfolded on Thursday night in Paris and reactions from the leading French presidential candidates to the killing of a French police officer.


French election: Le Pen rallies support in Marseille

The first round of the French presidential election is set to be held on April 23. One of the candidates expected to do well on Sunday is far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who is polling neck-and-neck with centrist Emmanuel Macron.


France election: Marine Le Pen seeks votes in southwest

With just over a week to go until the French presidential election, candidates are busy campaigning for last-minute votes.


France: Voter apathy high ahead of election

With 10 days to go until France begins voting for a new president, polls suggest voter turnout in the first round will be lower than ever before.


French elections: Hundreds of whirlpool jobs cut

In the run-up to the French presidential election, attention is turning towards a US-owned factory in Northern France. The Whirlpool facility is closing and moving to Poland, causing hundreds of people to lose their jobs.


France exhibition celebrates Rodin's sculptures

A marble masterpiece forgotten for more than a century is expected to sell for almost $1m. The artwork is by master French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who died 100 years ago.


France election: Candidates to spar in TV debate

France's five main presidential candidates will go head-to-head in a television debate on Monday night. It's the first time in a French election that a debate has been held before the first round of voting.


Man shot and killed after attack at Paris Orly airport

Three people are in custody after an attack at Paris Orly airport. A 39-year-old man was shot and killed by security forces after he tried to seize a female soldier's gun.


Fear of discrimination after EU court's ban on religious symbols

People across Europe have lost the right to wear religious symbols at work. Europe's highest court has ruled that employers can ban items such as headscarves, but only if the ban applies to every religion.


French elections: Candidate Marine Le Pen expands her campaign

Marine Le Pen is continuing her campaign in the southwest of France where she's trying to expand her party's reach beyond its traditional base. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Mirande.


France election: Fillon vows to fight on at Paris rally

Presidential candidate Francois Fillon has held a huge rally in Paris, with thousands turning out to show their support.


France: Francois Fillon refuses to quit election race

Paris, France - Francois Fillon, French conservative presidential candidate, has been under increasing pressure but told supporters at a rally in Nimes that he has no intention of dropping out of the French presidential race.