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Former French president Nicola Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for alleged campaign funding irregularities. The former head of state was questioned by examining magistrates in Paris about excess spending. It is an unsuccessful bid for reelection in 2012. His campaign costs were more than twice the legal limit. Mr. Sarkozy has repeatedly denied knowledge over the overspending

Ukraine's embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a parliamentary no confidence vote in his government only hours after the President asked him to stand down. Despite criticizing the government's record, only 194 MPs voted in support of the no confidence motion, which were short of the 226 votes required for its approval.
Key Points

1.irregularities n.不规则, 不平整, 不整齐,不规则的事物

2.magistrates n.地方法官,治安官

3.embattle v.布阵, 列阵, 严阵以待, 整军备战