France: 2nd round of presidential elections kicks off amid state of emergency

French voters are heading to the polls to choose France's next president. The presidential runoff between centrist Emmanuel Macron and right-wing Marine Le Pen is the first to take place amid an ongoing state of emergency, introduced in the country after 2015 terrorist attacks.

French Muslim leader urges big vote for Macron!

A senior French Muslim leader has called on the country’s nearly 5.000.000 Muslims to “vote massively” to elect Emmanuel Macron president.

Dalil Boubakeur, rector of Paris’ Grand Mosque, called the final May 7 vote to choose the next French head of state “decisive for the destiny of France and its religious minorities.”

The new configuration in European politics

2017 will probably be remembered as the "year of change" in the history of European politics. This does not apply only to the European Union and its transformation within but also pertains to the future of Europe's relations with the rest of the world. Turkey, for that matter, is part of the rest who tries to remain in the west.

Shooting in Paris! Hollande: “We are convinced it was terrorist attack” (VIDEOS-PHOTOS-Upd.11)

President Hollande said: “We are convinced the motive is likely to be terrorism.”

Fillon has stated that “[T]he fight against terrorism must be the absolute priority of the next French president.”

Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon have cancelled their scheduled campaigns for Friday.

Macron Hangs on to Lead in French Election, Le Pen's Camp Rows With Brussels

Centrist Emmanuel Macron clung on to his status as favorite to win France's presidential election in a four-way race that is too close to call, as the camp of far-right challenger Marine Le Pen ramped up its eurosceptic rhetoric in a row with Brussels, Reuters reported.