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Deadly attack halts campaigning

A policeman was murdered on the Champs-Elysees


The murder of a policeman on the Champs-Elysees has forced an early end to campaigning for the leading candidates in France’s presidential election as they head into Sunday’s first-round of voting with the race wide open. Investigators are trying to assess whether the man who killed a policeman in Paris on Thursday had accomplices, a French prosecutor said on Friday. Republican Francois Fillon, the National Front’s Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron, and Socialist Benoit Hamon all canceled events planned for Friday and instead made televised statements about ...

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First Published: Sat, April 22 2017. 03:13 IST