The six Russian military intelligence agency members are also blamed for the global malware attack known as "NotPetya", which cost nearly $1 billion in losses to three US companies alone.
President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party won a resounding majority in the national parliament after a historic victory, indicating a major shift in the French political landscape.
Macron, France's youngest-ever president, is seeking an absolute majority in the Assembly to be able to implement his promised labor reforms and tougher security measures.
Emmanuel Macron's next challenge will be to secure a majority in next month's parliamentary election and heal a bitterly divided nation.
France will make history on Sunday by electing a president that for the first time since 1958 is not from the two main parties. Much of the campaign has centred on the place of Muslims in French society. One French activist and writer tells us why.
Raised in the shadows of her fascist, anti-Semitic father, the National Front party's Marine Le Pen may be on the verge of a historic win in the upcoming French presidential elections on May 7.
Over 60,000 polling stations closed at 18:00 GMT on Sunday for 47 million eligible voters who chose between 11 candidates in the most unpredictable election in generations under tight security.
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