FRENCH PAPERS, 15.03.17: Just 40 days before France heads to the polls, presidential candidate François Fillon is placed under formal investigation for embezzlement of public funds – an “unprecedented situation” according to Le Parisien. Le Monde and Libération examine allegations of financial misconduct concerning Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. And six years on from the Syrian uprising, one former Aleppo resident describes a country that’s being punished for hoping things could change.
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