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Femen activists, ones wearing the mask of Marine Le Pen, left, and U.S President Donald Trump, center, are detained as they demonstrate in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday April 23, 2017. French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
April 23, 2017 - 6:21 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A voting station in eastern France has reopened after being evacuated because of a suspicious vehicle parked nearby. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told The Associated Press...
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CORRECTS NAME OF THE MAN - Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen casts her vote for the first-round presidential election while National Front Henin-Beaumont's mayor Steeve Briois, right, looks on, in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 23, 2017 - 6:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world. More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to the 66,000 polling stations for Sunday's...
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Femen activists, ones wearing the mask of Marine Le Pen, left, and U.S President Donald Trump, center, are detained as they demonstrate in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday April 23, 2017. French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
April 23, 2017 - 5:34 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Topless demonstrators from the Femen activist group have caused a commotion as they staged a stunt against Marine Le Pen outside a polling station where the far-right presidential candidate...
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte leave their house before voting in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 23, 2017 - 5:24 am
PARIS (AP) — From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined — and often have been overshadowed during the campaign — by rivals pledging...
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From left, Development Committee Chair and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde confer before the Development Committee plenary during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 23, 2017 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums. The International Monetary Fund dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references...
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From left, Development Committee Chair and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde confer before the Development Committee plenary during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 23, 2017 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders have sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcome signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums. The International Monetary Fund dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and...
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves after voting in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 23, 2017 - 5:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 11 a.m. Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, one of the front-runners in France's unpredictable election, has voted in the coastal town of Le Touquet in northern France alongside his wife...
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A reporter videos outside the voting station in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday April 23, 2017. French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
April 23, 2017 - 4:31 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 1030 a.m. President Francois Hollande has cast his vote in the first round of the French election in his political fiefdom of Tulle in Correze, southwestern France. The incumbent Socialist president made...
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A woman casts her vote for the first-round presidential election at a polling station in Paris, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 23, 2017 - 4:25 am
PARIS (AP) — French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 polling stations opened at 0600 GMT for voters who will choose between 11...
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A pet waits for its owner outside a polling station in Meudon, near Paris, France, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
April 23, 2017 - 4:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 10 a.m. The wife of conservative presidential candidate and former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has cast her ballot near their country home — conspicuously not alongside her husband, due to vote...
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