Le Pen Appeals to Russian Banks for Funding; Putin Orders Probe of Prisons After Torture Complaints

January 3, 2017
Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader, attends the inauguration of the Presidential campaign headquarters in Paris, France, on wednesday November 16, 2016. Photographer: Christophe Morin / Bloomberg

LIVE UPDATES: Marine Le Pen, head of the French far-right National Front, has appealed to Russian banks to fund her election camp as she is sued over a previous loan from the now-bankrupt Czech-Russian Bank.

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