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...

Conman sets up fake Russia border with Finland to trick migrants

The man set up a bogus version of the real Finnish Russian border post, pictured here, to convince the migrants to pay him more than 10,000 euros to smuggle them to Europe - LehtikuvaBorder guards in Russia’s north west last week arrested a man who had set up a bogus border outpost with Finland and taken thousands of euros from migrants for what they thought was a journey through the woods to...