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Wife of France’s Francois Fillon charged with misuse of public funds

March 29, 2017 3:00 pm
Wife of France’s  Francois Fillon charged with misuse of public funds

Penelope Fillon, the wife of French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party, leaves her apartment building in Paris, March 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The wife of France’s conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a […]

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French judges formally charge Francois Fillon in fake jobs scandal

March 14, 2017 10:30 pm
French judges formally charge Francois Fillon in fake jobs scandal

The photo taken on March 4, 2017 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, shows Francois Fillon, the French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party, gesturing as he presents his program. (Photo by AFP) Judges in France have filed charges against presidential candidate Francois Fillon as part of an […]

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Francois Fillon gets party backing as Juppe refuses to replace him

March 7, 2017 10:59 pm
Francois Fillon gets party backing as Juppe refuses to replace him

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope appear during a rally in Paris, yesterday. Photo / AP An emergency meeting of the French conservative party’s leadership has unanimously backed Francois Fillon as candidate for the presidential election, Senate leader Gerard Larcher says, despite a scandal over alleged […]

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No one can make scandal-struck Francois Fillon quit French election

March 6, 2017 7:00 am
No one can make scandal-struck Francois Fillon quit French election

Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and the 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, his wife Penelope and his daughter Marie attend a meeting in Paris. (Photo by Reuters) Beleaguered French presidential candidate Francois Fillon says “no one” can stop him from […]

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Pollster puts Alain Juppe ahead of Francois Fillon for presidential elections

March 5, 2017 9:00 pm
Pollster puts Alain Juppe ahead of Francois Fillon for presidential elections

This file photo taken on November 27, 2016 shows mayor of Bordeaux and candidate for the center-right primaries ahead of France’s 2017 presidential elections, Alain Juppe, gesturing as he delivers a speech following the first results of the primary’s second round at his campaign headquarters in Paris. (AFP photo) A […]

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France’s Francois Fillon under increasing pressure

March 4, 2017 7:00 pm
France’s Francois Fillon under increasing pressure

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon (photo by AFP) French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has come under mounting pressure to quit the race for the presidency as top campaign staff and dozens of MPs leave his team after corruption charges were filed against him. Fillon’s chief campaign spokesman Thierry Solère, […]

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France’s Francois Fillon suffers new blow as Juppe waits in wings

March 3, 2017 8:46 pm
France’s Francois Fillon suffers new blow as Juppe waits in wings

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon waves on March 2, 2017 during a public rally in Nimes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered a new setback Friday as his spokesman quit, while veteran conservative […]

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‘I’ll fight to the end’: Francois Fillon vows to stay in French race

March 2, 2017 6:30 am
‘I’ll fight to the end’: Francois Fillon vows to stay in French race

Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, centre left, makes his way while visiting the Agriculture Fair in Paris, France. Photo / AP Conservative candidate Francois Fillon has vowed to pursue his campaign for the French presidency despite receiving a summons from magistrates investigating allegations he paid his British wife more than […]

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UDI party suspends support for French presidential candidate Francois Fillon

March 1, 2017 10:30 pm
UDI party suspends support for French presidential candidate Francois Fillon

Francois Fillon (L), a candidate for the upcoming presidential election in France, visits the International Agricultural Show in Paris, France, March 1, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) France’s center-right UDI party says it has suspended supporting the campaign of presidential candidate Francois Fillon after he was placed under a formal probe. […]

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French protests target ‘fake jobs’ candidates Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen

February 19, 2017 10:30 pm
French protests target ‘fake jobs’ candidates Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen

French right wing candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Fillon (C), flanked by his wife Penelope Fillon (rear C), by President of the Ile-de-France region Valerie Pecresse (rear L) and by Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe (rear R), salutes the audience at the end of a campaign rally on […]

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