Front National  president Marine Le Pen and former  Trump advisor Steve Bannon give a joint press conference during the French far-right party’s annual congress  in Lille, north of France. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen is changing the name of her extreme right-wing party from Front National to Rassemblement National or National Rally. Le Pen explained (...)

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen during the 18 Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Thursday. She praised President Donald Trump and lambasted the Front National’s traditional bugbears, the EU and Islam. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Marion Maréchal Le Pen was cheered at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Thursday, signalling a new acceptance of the French (...)

Virginie Calmels and Laurent Wauquiez. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Laurent Wauquiez, the political heir of former president Nicolas Sarkozy and a representative of the hard right, is likely to be elected president of (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux cast their ballots at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron’s new party, La République En Marche (LREM), is set to take an absolute majority in the national assembly after secur(...)

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National (FN) party, and Steeve Briois, mayor of Hénin-Beaumont,  where Ms Le Pen was campaigning in her bid to  win a seat in the National Assembly in legislative elections on June 11th and 18th. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The defeated French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen hit the campaign trail again on Friday, in Hénin-Beaumont, a former coalmining town in northe(...)

 Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, rising star of the extreme right-wing Front National, has announced she is leaving politics to spend time with her daughter and to gain experience in business. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the rising star of the extreme right-wing Front National (FN), has struck a blow at her aunt, Marine Le Pen, by withdrawing f(...)

 French presidential election candidate for the far right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pe. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

Plans to rename and “profoundly transform” the Front National after Marine Le Pen’s defeat by Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential runoff will mee(...)

Many right- and far-right voters fear Macron, left, will be a continuation of François Hollande, right. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

At first glance, the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France on Sunday night looked like a dream come true. A depressed and ageing country (...)

Much of France, Europe and the world heaved a huge sigh of relief last night when the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory in (...)

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen temporarily resigned as leader of the Front National saying she wanted to be “above partisan considerations”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The Holocaust came back to haunt Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign again on Friday, just nine days before the second round of the French president(...)

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