>> Marine Le Pen has lost her EU parliamentary immunity. European Union lawmakers have lifted the exemption, which shielded the French presidential candidate from prosecution. The leader of France's far right Front National is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015.
They included the beheading of American journalist James Foley. The vote passed on Thursday by a large show of hands in the plenary of the EU Parliament, confirming a preliminary decision taken on Tuesday by the legal affairs committee of the EU legislature. Marine Le Pen now faces possible legal action against her.
The offense being considered is publishing violent images. That can carry a penalty of three years in prison, and a fine of 75,000 euros.