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The French National Assembly says its president, Richard Ferrand, is put under formal investigation in a "financial impropriety" case. Ferrand stepped down as a minister in President Emmanuel Macron's government in 2017 over the case related to property deals, eight years ago, by a health insurance fund he managed in Brittany. Prosecutors in Lille say he is charged with a conflict of interest.

French National Assembly leader and Macron ally Ferrand targeted in corruption probe

Sources:  AFP via ''The Straits Times  Reuters via France 24