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French investigation into Macron's Las Vegas trip

A French investigation into a Las Vegas tech party is putting new pressure on President Emmanuel Macron's labor minister — and possibly the president himself — as they pursue difficult reforms to French work rules.

The Paris prosecutor's office opened a formal judicial inquiry Friday into suspected irregularities in the organization of a costly, high-profile event at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show that Macron headlined when he was a French government minister.

The inquiry is for "favoritism," but it doesn't name a suspected perpetrator yet, leaving it to investigators to determine later who might be at fault.

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