The European Parliament has voted to revoke the parliamentary immunity of National Front leader Marine Le Pen. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron's bid for the presidency is gathering momentum as another candidate is charged over a "fake jobs" scandal.
France's main opposition party has chosen conservative hard-liner Laurent Wauquiez as its new leader. The move is expected to push the party further to the right after poor showings in recent elections.
International banking giants HSBC and Societe Generale are being taken to court by France's far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine le Pen. She has accused them of discrimination after they closed her accounts.
Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have made gains in a regional vote and strengthened their calls for greater autonomy. The results present a challenge for French President Emmanuel Macron.
The French parliament has lifted far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. A judge can now call her in for questioning over a series of tweets.
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