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Op-Ed: Sarkozy 2.0. — Nicolas Sarkozy is back for revenge

Paris - It was a secret for no one that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was planning to return to politics this September. Nicolas Sarkozy made it official today via his Facebook page.

‘Sarkoleaks’ scandal spells disaster for Sarkozy

A revelation akin to 1974’s Watergate scandal is rapidly developing in France: members of the administration of current president François Hollande are accused of tapping the phone of Nicolas Sarkozy, Hollande's predecessor and political opponent.

Interview: Gaddafi funded 'mentally deficient' Sarkozy

Paris - A French channel is set to broadcast a 2011 interview in which late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi insults former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and says he funded Sarkozy's election campaign.

IMF chief’s home searched over ‘illegal’ payout under Sarkozy

Paris - The Paris home of IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde, is being searched by French authorities, over a probe into a multi-million-dollar payout to a supporter of the French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mocking Sarkozy not a crime, says European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg - In a judgement issued yesterday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has over-ruled an earlier decision of a French court which resulted in a man who had mocked former French President Nicolas Sarkozy being given a suspended fine of €30.

Sarkozy appears in court to face questions about donations

Bordeaux - A Judge in Bordeaux, France will decide whether former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be charged with taking advantage of 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt. He is suspected of accepting thousands of euros from her.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy mulling run in 2017

Paris - Since he faced defeat in this year's presidential election, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy told a former minister that he will have "no choice" but to run for president again in 2017 because of expected failed policies of his successor.

Gaddafi killed by French agent after Assad betrayed him

New reports claim that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a French agent who infilitrated the lynch mob which caught Gaddafi in Sirte. The killing was allegedly ordered by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Saudi women who refused to unveil barred from entering France

Three women from Saudi Arabia were barred from entering France when they refused to remove their face veils at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday.

Hollande offers tax hikes and 35-hour week to promote growth

Socialist Francois Hollande, who is running for president of France, said Saturday that he expects a wave of lay-offs if he is elected.

Op-Ed: France Election — Nicolas 2007, Francois 2012, Marine 2017?

The French Republic woke up this morning with quite a hangover, after the surprising result National Front candidate Marine Le Pen achieved in the first round of France’s 2012 Presidential Election.

One in five vote for France's far-right Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right Front National party, secured 19 percent of the vote in the first round of the French presidential elections, surpassing her father's shock result in 2002.

France's Hollande and Sarkozy poised for runoff

President Nicolas Sarkozy, considered conservative by French standards, was running about a percentage point behind his socialist opponent, Francois Hollande, with 50 percent of ballots counted.

Francois Hollande beats Nicolas Sarkozy in first round

Paris - The Telegraph is reporting that French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist opponent, Francois Hollande, have qualified for the second round of the French Presidential election.

Will French millionaires head to Belgium due to proposed 75% tax?

Paris - Sometime between the end of April and beginning of May, France will head to the polls to select the next president. One Socialist candidate is hoping to garner votes by proposing a 75 percent millionaires tax.

Sarkozy crackdowns on radical Islamists, France arrests 19

As French President Nicolas Sarkozy promised to clamp-down on Islamic extremism in France following the shooting spree of Mohamed Merah, 19 people were arrested in dawn raids on Friday.

Victims of Toulouse attack flown to Israel for burial

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that the four bodies of the victims killed in the Toulouse shootings Monday have been transported to Israel, and will be buried in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Sarkozy advances in the polls

Paris - Just days ago it seemed as if Francois Hollande, the Socialist challenger in the French presidential race was the clear favorite to win, but a poll taken Tuesday shows that Hollande and his opponent, President Nicolas Sarkozy are in a dead heat.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 'too many foreigners in France'

Paris - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of blatant election engineering, following his remarks that there are "too many foreigners in France."

UK's David Cameron 'more hated than Gadaffi and Mubarak'

David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, is a more hated figure than Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Colonel Gadaffi of Libya, according to a recent poll.

David Cameron uses British veto to scupper EU treaty

Brussels - David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used his country's veto to stop and EU treaty proposed by France and Germany to tackle the ongoing European debt crisis.

It's a girl for French President Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

First lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, gave birth to a baby girl at a Paris clinic late Wednesday evening.

Eurozone leaders decide on a European Monetary Fund

Brussels - The French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the press on Thursday that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) represents the beginning of a European Monetary Fund.

Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy write letter backing action in Libya

As the battle for Libya rages on, three world leaders have reaffirmed their support for the NATO mission and have stated they don't see a future for Libya with Qaddafi in power.

Op-Ed: Far-right National Front leads 2012 French presidential race

France is reeling tonight from the news that Marine le Pen, the 2012 presidential candidate for the National Front, tops a poll on first-round voting intentions. The result has thrown both Nicolas Sarkozy and the Socialist Party into total disarray.

What happens when Bono and Nicolas Sarkozy exchange letters?

Bono is not only a committed singer with U2, he is also a committed philanthropist and humanitarian relief activist with a proven flair for enlisting the aid of some high-profile people. His latest catch may be French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Cameron, Merkel and Sarkozy release joint statement on Egypt

While reports coming from Egypt say that looting has become more widespread, the curfew is being ignored and violence is increasing, world leaders have began urging President Mubarak to do what he can to prevent violent unrest in the nations cities.

Op-Ed: Sarkozy veers to the right and aims for 2012 elections

Nicolas Sarkozy’s French government reshuffle left Prime Minister François Fillon in place but replaced outgoing centrist cabinet members with right-wingers in preparation for the President’s bid to be reelected in 2012.

Op-Ed: Sarkozy wins pensions battle and improves re-election chances

Nicolas Sarkozy was elected on promises to reform French society, and so far he has delivered on some highly sensitive and politically risky issues. This means that he may well be re-elected in the 2012 presidential election. Surprised? Don’t be.

Op-Ed: Using insults in politics – ‘Don’t do as I do, do as I say’

‘Nazi’, ‘son of a bitch’, flunky’, ‘fascist’, French politicians use these terms often to insult each other, but citizens are punished by the law for insulting teachers, the police and, of course, politicians. Double standards? You bet.
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