Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman at the centre of a political scandal in France?

British-born Penelope Kathryn Fillon, the extremely publicity-averse wife of presidential favourite François Fillon, is now at the centre of a scandal in France, dubbed “PenelopeGate”. Here’s what you need to know about her. Until she was embroiled in the scandal, in which she was charged on Monday for with complicity in the abuse of public […]






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Macron, Fillon, Le Pen … Découvrez leurs chanteurs préférés

Barbara, Sting, Gilbert Bécaud… Le JDD a interrogé les politiques en lice pour la présidentielle sur leurs goûts musicaux. Découvrez leurs réponses, parfois surprenantes. Derrière chaque politique se cacherait-donc un mélomane? C’est en tout cas ce que semble suggérer l’hebdomadaire Le JDD, qui dévoile ce dimanche 26 mars les préférences musicales des différents candidats à […]






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 […]