Disgraced Macron aide quizzed by French Senate

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Alexandre Benalla, the 27-year-old security aide for French President Emmanuel Macon whose ambiguous role inside the Élysée Palace came under scrutiny after video published on social media showed him beating participants in May Day demonstrations while illegally wearing police insignia, reluctantly submitted to questions by a Senate commission of inquiry in parallel to a judicial investigation into his actions.  

French parliament begins hearings into Cahuzac affair

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The parliamentary enquiry into the Cahuzac tax evasion scandal began Monday, firstly questioning journalists from Mediapart who broke the story.