France to probe Fillon over 'fake jobs' scandal

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is to be placed under formal investigation over claims he used state money to pay his relatives for fake jobs.

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    French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is to be placed under formal investigation over claims that he used state money to pay his relatives for fake jobs. Fillon has called the investigation a "political assassination", but is pressing on with his election campaign. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.


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