Mar 19 2017
Fillon has vowed to stay in the race, even as he is under formal investigation.
Who could imagine General de Gaulle under judicial investigation, Mr Fillon said in a speech which is now coming back to haunt him.
The opinion polls point to a run-off between far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, with the latter winning that duel convincingly.
A right-wing candidate for French president was placed under formal investigation Tuesday-meaning there's "serious or consistent evidence" of wrongdoing-in an unprecedented move, the Guardian reports.
It alleged that he paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work which she might not have done.
While the outcome was widely expected, the decision is a reminder of the legal woes dogging Mr Fillon's campaign less than six weeks before the first round of a tight presidential race.
Mr Fillon is accused of misusing public funds, receiving money from the misuse of public funds, complicity in misusing public funds and improper declaration of his assets, among other charges. The charges came a day before he was scheduled to be questioned in a probe into whether family members did real work while paid as parliamentary aides. His once-unshakeable approval ratings have plummeted in the wake of the scandal, and many in Fillon's own party, the center-right Republicans, have requested that he step aside for a more viable candidate.
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe
The searches were carried out in order to identify those involved in installing the devices that cheated the diesel tests, Munich prosecutors said.
The Cuonzo Martin Era at Cal a legacy of incompleteness
The resignation comes a day after the Bears' first-round loss in the NIT - an embarrassing upset, as they were a No. 1 seed. Cal announced Martin's resignation on Wednesday, saying that assistant coach Wyking Jones will serve as the interim coach.
Kelvin Beachum, Chandler Catanzaro joining the Jets
Beachum appeared in 15 games past year for the Jaguars, playing 1,023 snaps, and spent the previous four seasons in Pittsburgh. After releasing a number of players over the past few weeks, the Jets made a key addition to a weak point on their squad.
"Those who don't respect the laws of the Republic should not be allowed to run".
The embezzlement allegations have dented support for Mr Fillon, a one-time frontrunner now in third place in the polls.
Those revelations followed a report by the Journal du Dimanche newspaper over the weekend that Fillon had asked an undisclosed friend to write a 13,000-euro check ($13,800) last month to pay for the candidate to have two custom suits made by an exclusive Paris tailor.
Although Macron's name isn't mentioned, French prosecutors Tuesday opened a preliminary investigation into suspected favoritism surrounding an event in Las Vegas promoted by Macron past year.
The glitzy event at the CES electronics fair was organized without a public tender by a unit within the economy ministry, which was then headed by Macron.
Yet his bid for office has bowed beneath the weight of the unfolding scandal, and as France draws closer to its two-part presidential election, Fillon's prospects continue to sink.
Mar 19 2017
Chelsea leave it late to defeat Stoke City
After earning another three points late at Stoke, Craig Burley lauds Chelsea's ability to win matches in all ways. Chelsea took the lead after just 13 minutes when Willian, in for the injured Eden Hazard, struck.
Mar 18 2017
McDonalds tweet slams Trump
McDonald's handling of the situation, in addition to initial customer reactions, probably won't affect them in the long run. His supporters are also boycotting Hawaii after a judge from the state temporarily halted Mr Trump's second travel ban.
Mar 18 2017
Tillerson: State Department spending levels 'unsustainable'
The site, Independent Journal Review , or IJR for short, does not have a well-established track record of covering foreign policy. The journalists who reported Tillerson's landing in Tokyo on Wednesday evening travelled there on commercial flights.
Mar 18 2017
Koeman: Barkley Could Be Sold If He Doesn't Renew
Everton manager Ronald Koeman says midfielder Ross Barkley must make a decision on his future , but admits negotiations rely in the hands of the front office.
Mar 17 2017
Raiders to sign Jared Cook
Cook's addition comes on the heels of the Raiders losing leading rusher Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings. The Raiders went into free agency with more glaring needs on defense but those have not been filled as of yet.
Mar 17 2017
Manchester United 1-0 Rostov
The Europa League is looking more and more like United's best option to book that return to the Champions League. United traveled to Rostov , Russia last week for the first time ever in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.
Mar 16 2017
Tesla Model Y SUV to be its best seller
Weight reduction and using tire technology could further reduce the acceleration speed of Tesla Model S in the future. The Model 3, priced at close to $35,000 before incentives, is the key in Musk's push to reach mainstream consumers.
Mar 15 2017
British train disruption spreads as transport union widens strike
Newcastle to Carlisle which calls at stations including Dunston, MetroCentre, Corbridge, Hecham, Haltwhistle and Carlisle. The RMT want assurance that guards are to remain before discussions reconvene - they believe it is a safety issue.
Mar 15 2017
When is the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Watch release date?
Overall, there are 56 versions of the TAG watch available at launch (11 in stores and the extra 45 online or at request). You'll be able to buy a Calibre 05 automatic or tourbillon chronograph module separately, providing a lot more options.
Mar 10 2017
Winter Storm Warning Now Issued For Norwich
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region beginning at 10 p.m. and extending through 4 p.m. In his afternoon forecast, Matt Scott said some areas, especially as you move to the shoreline, could see 2 to 4 inches.
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