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Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Emmanuel Macron has consolidated his lead over Marine Le Pen as France’s presidential race enters its final week, according to polls, suggesting harsher scrutiny of the far-right challenger’s plans may be shifting the race’s dynamic. Six days from the runoff that will decide who occupies the Élysée Palace for the next five years, all 16…

UN watchdog says France violated children’s rights in Syrian camps

UN watchdog says France violated children’s rights in Syrian camps

The United Nations Child Rights Committee determined on Thursday that France had violated the rights of French children by leaving them for years in Syrian camps designated for family members of suspected jihadists. Describing the conditions in the Syrian camps as “inhuman and life-threatening”, the Committee ruled that “France has the responsibility and power to protect…