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Lawyer grabs at lifeline as Sarkozy fights for survival

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy was fighting for his political survival Thursday as his lawyer grasped for a lifeline by accusing France's Socialist government of orchestrating a plot to destroy the former president.Sarkozy's hopes of a comeback in the 2017 presidenti...
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)

France's Sarkozy hit by judges revelations

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to sink deeper into trouble Wednesday after fresh evidence emerged of an alleged attempt to influence judges involved in one of a string of corruption cases the former French president is embroiled in.Investigative news website...
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

‘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.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

French court rejects Sarkozy plea against diary seizures in graft probe

Paris - A French court on Tuesday threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case, in what has the potential to destroy his chances of a political comeback.The former French president appears increasin...
In the Media by AFP

Sarkozy, Carla Bruni seek to block secret tapes

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni on Thursday launched a legal bid to prevent any further publication of tapes secretly recorded during his 2007-12 term as French president.In a move that will inevitably fuel speculation the tapes could contain ...
In the Media by Sylvain Peuchmaurd, Nicolas Gaudichet (AFP)

Op-Ed: France — Judgment day is nigh! Or is it?

London - Yesterday, President Hollande was booed during a WWI tribute at the Arc de Triomphe, and 70 people with links to extremist groups were arrested by the police. The dark side of the French Society is not hiding any longer. The Pandora box is now wide open.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Bitter contest as French opposition UMP finally elect new leader

After a marathon election which made the 2008 Florida Presidential vote wrangle look like an exercise in electoral efficiency, France’s opposition UMP have elected 48 year old Jean-François Copé as its leader.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Gaddafi sponsored Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential bid with 50M euro?

Paris - In a report released by Mediapart, they state that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sponsored by Muammar Gaddafi to the tune of 50 million euros.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments
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UK defence budget cuts. Channel Islands to become part of France?

As part of the UK Government’s Strategic Defence Review it is believed that British Prime Minister David Cameron...
Apr 1, 2012 by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a Dangerous Man

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the current Managing Director of the IMF¹ (International Monetary Fund), has been arrested...
May 15, 2011 by J.N. Paquet


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