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French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen met last night in their only debate before Sunday's runoff vote for president of France. Millions of French voters watched, and so did NPR's Eleanor Beardsley.

MACRON: (Speaking French). LE PEN: (Speaking French). BEARDSLEY: Le Pen tried to attack Macron and his record and show how she would do things differently, but his vast knowledge of every issue made that difficult. Several times, Macron pointed out that Le Pen's plans weren't coherent. When talking about energy, she said she would dismantle windmills and only use nuclear. Macron explained why France needed both. He asked her how she planned to finance projects like retirement for all at 62. She didn't really have an answer. Thierry Arnaud is managing editor of television station BFM Business.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused of misusing public funds

Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union’s fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was disclosed by French investigative news site, Mediapart, days before...
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