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Fillon's wife Penelope is placed under formal investigation

French magistrates have placed the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary…

French magistrates have placed the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary…

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South Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ousted President Park

If a court decides there is enough evidence for the warrant, the 65-year-old could spend up to 20 days in a cell, while being investigated on criminal charges including bribery and corruption.

If a court decides there is enough evidence for the warrant, the 65-year-old could spend up to 20 days in a cell, while being investigated on criminal charges including bribery and corruption.

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French interior minister quits over jobs scandal

Bruno Le Roux denies he has done anything wrong but says he does not want the scandal to affect the government's work.

Bruno Le Roux denies he has done anything wrong but says he does not want the scandal to affect the government's work.

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French interior minister resigns over jobs scandal

Bruno Le Roux is facing investigation following allegations he hired his daughters for summer jobs while they were students.

Bruno Le Roux is facing investigation following allegations he hired his daughters for summer jobs while they were students.

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Ex-Argentine president fends off corruption charges in court

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

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South Korea: President Park 'colluded with' friend for bribe from Samsung

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has found President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend, businesswoman Choi Soon-sil, to receive bribes from Samsung…

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has found President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend, businesswoman Choi Soon-sil, to receive bribes from Samsung…

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Fillon divides Paris

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

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Ex-intelligence chief rejects Trump's wire-tapping claims

Former national intelligence director James Clapper rejects President Trump's accusation Barack Obama wire-tapped him during his election campaign.

Former national intelligence director James Clapper rejects President Trump's accusation Barack Obama wire-tapped him during his election campaign.

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Fillon fights on in France: "I won't give up"

The 62-year-old has categorically refused to give up his bid to be the next French president despite being caught up in an inquiry into alleged misuse of public funds.

The 62-year-old has categorically refused to give up his bid to be the next French president despite being caught up in an inquiry into alleged misuse of public funds.

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South Korea declines extending graft probe

The probe into the graft scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not be extended after the country’s acting leader said it has served its…

The probe into the graft scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not be extended after the country’s acting leader said it has served its…

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"Scandals and dirty tricks": two close Le Pen aides are arrested

French police have detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguarda and chief of staff in custody. Le Pen's lawyer says they are being questioned over alleged misuse of EU funds to

French police have detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguarda and chief of staff in custody. Le Pen's lawyer says they are being questioned over alleged misuse of EU funds to

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Guilty or not, Francois Fillon says he'll run for president

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

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Scandal set to grow for French presidential candidate Fillon

Further damaging revelations looked set to pile yet more pressure on embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday.

Further damaging revelations looked set to pile yet more pressure on embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday.

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Fillon sinks further under new corruption allegations

Illegal undeclared company consultancies on top of allegations of well-paid fake jobs for wife and children threaten to derail France's leading right-wing presidential candidate.

Illegal undeclared company consultancies on top of allegations of well-paid fake jobs for wife and children threaten to derail France's leading right-wing presidential candidate.

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"I am the victim of a smear campaign" - Fillon

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

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Fillon fights to get campaign back on track after "fake jobs" allegations

France’s embattled conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been fighting to get his campaign back on track after allegations of misuse of public…

France’s embattled conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been fighting to get his campaign back on track after allegations of misuse of public…