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PARIS | Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

PARIS— Jan 11, 2019—France’s financial prosecutor’s office has asked that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges. Fillon, who at one point was the front-runner in France’s 2017 presidential race, saw his bid unravel over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children more … Continue reading PARIS | Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

PARIS | The Latest: Nearly 1,000 still in custody over Paris unrest

PARIS— The Latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Paris’ chief prosecutor says that nearly 1,000 people, nearly 100 of them minors and most without police records, are being held in custody after weekend protests in the French capital that turned violent. Remy Heitz also said at a news conference on … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Nearly 1,000 still in custody over Paris unrest