François Fillon charged with several offences linked to ‘fake jobs’ scandal

French presidential candidate François Fillon was officially charged on Tuesday over the “fake jobs” scandal involving his British wife Penelope. The conservative is being investigated for various offences including misuse of public funds. “He was charged this morning. The hearing was brought forward so that it could take place in a calm manner,” his lawyer […]

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Farcical US election is evidence of Washington’s hypocritical democracy

The U.S. presidential election reflected the “full exposure of the hypocritical nature of U.S. democracy”, one-party China has claimed in the annual human rights report of its geopolitical and economic rival. “In 2016, money politics and power-for-money deals had controlled the presidential election, which was full of lies and farces,” China’s yearly report said. China’s […]