French ex-PM Fillon and wife guilty in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The couple wore anti-virus masks in court on Monday Ex-French Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife Penelope have been found guilty over a "fake jobs" scandal.He was accused of paying his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she allegedly never did when employed as his assistant.The scandal torpedoed Fillon's 2017 bid to become...

Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abdelmadjid Tebboune served as housing minister under Mr Bouteflika and then briefly as PM Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected president in a vote marred by protests.The 74-year-old succeeds Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign in April after two decades in power.Mr Tebboune took 58% of the votes in Thursday's election,...