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Macron party wins massive majority in French parliament

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party won a massive majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, early projections showed, dominating the country's traditional forces in a dramatic re-drawing of the political map. Macron's year-old Republic on the Move (REM) and their allies were set to win between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, according to partial results after the second round of an election in which many high-profile figures were thrown out. The result, if confirmed, would…

France investigates Champs Elysees attacker as vote looms

PARIS: French investigators were Saturday probing the background of the attacker who shot dead a policeman on Paris's prestigious Champs Elysees avenue as a jittery nation drew breath on the eve of the first round of a close-run presidential election. Candidates have clashed over how to protect France since Thursday night's shooting, which the Islamic State (IS) group claimed as the work of one of its devotees. Analysts say the attack could shake up the four-way contest between far-right leader Marine Le Pen, centrist…