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Penelope Fillon: ‘discreet’ wife thrust into spotlight

Penelope Fillon, long a low-profile political wife, has been thrust into the spotlight with a scandal bearing her name — “Penelopegate” — that is dimming her husband Francois Fillon’s hopes of becoming France’s next president.

Deutsche Bank unit sentenced in US Libor manipulation

A US court imposed a sentence on a Deutsche Bank unit Tuesday for its role in an interest rate rigging scheme, two years after the bank reached a $2.5 billion settlement with British and US authorities.

French candidate Fillon’s wife charged in fake job scandal

Penelope Fillon, wife of France’s conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, was charged Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has engulfed her husband’s campaign, a judicial source said.

White House says Egypt’s Sisi to visit April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights concerns.