French presidential candidate Francois Fillon faces charges

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French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said he will fight on, as he announced that a judge was placing him under formal investigation, the BBC reports.

For weeks, he has fought allegations that his wife was paid for years for work she did not do.

He has now been summoned to appear before the judge, Serge Tournaire, on 15 March.

“It’s a political assassination,” Mr Fillon complained.

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