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Old 25 April 2017, 07:35 PM
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France Macron Campaign Hit by Hackers With Possible Russia Links

The campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron appears to have been targeted by hackers who may be linked to Russia, according to research by the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro.
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Old 25 April 2017, 08:46 PM
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Pure speculation here, but one can see the Russian interest in the outcome of the election. A Le Pen win could mean France's withdrawl from the EU, which combined with Brexit, would probably be its death knell. A strong, united Europe allied with the United States is something Russia has to view as a potential threat, and anything that fractures that alliance is probably something they see as beneficial.

I really hoped we were done with the cold war, but.....
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Old 29 April 2017, 08:49 AM
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I don't think a Le Pen win will mean withdraw from the EU, at least not right away. From what I understand, France wants to try to change it first. And maybe now after Brexit the EU is going to take the concerns seriously.
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