4 Mar 2017
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered new blows to his scandal-hit campaign Friday, while veteran conservative Alain Juppe stood ready to replace him in the race.
3 Mar 2017
Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered a new setback Friday as his spokesman quit, while veteran conservative Alain Juppe stood ready to replace him in the race.
2 Mar 2017
Fillon revealed Wednesday he is set to be charged over allegations he paid his wife and children hundreds of thousands of euros for fake parliamentary jobs, but has vowed to continue his bid for power.
2 Mar 2017
French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron promised new laws to clean up politics on Thursday as scandals deepened for his rivals Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen.
26 Feb 2017
France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in April, the justice minister said Sunday.
25 Feb 2017
A French prosecutors' decision to launch a full judicial inquiry into claims that presidential candidate Francois Fillon paid his family for fake jobs leaves him facing a fraught two months before elections, media commentators said Saturday.
19 Feb 2017
"To jail with the corrupt" and "Down with the privileged" read placards brandished on the Place de la Republique, the vast square in central Paris which has long hosted huge protests.
18 Feb 2017
"The closer we get to the presidential election, the more outrageous it would be to deprive the right and the centre of a candidate," Fillon told French daily Le Figaro in an interview.
30 Jan 2017
France's divided Socialists picked leftwinger Benoit Hamon as their presidential nominee Sunday, in the latest twist of a roller-coaster election race that has seen conservative frontrunner Francois Fillon engulfed in scandal.
29 Jan 2017
French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon on Sunday hit back at allegations he paid his wife 500,000 euros ($540,000) for a suspected fake job, telling a packed rally his critics should "leave my wife out" of the election.
26 Jan 2017
Under-fire French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday responded to claims that his wife had been paid 500,000 euros ($540,000) for a fake job by saying she has "always worked for me".
24 Jan 2017
The British-born wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid around 500,000 euros ($538,000) over a decade out of parliamentary funds, a report said Tuesday.