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Hollande denies influencing justice system in Sarkozy scandal

Paris - French leader Francois Hollande on Monday denied having influenced the justice system in a corruption scandal surrounding Nicolas Sarkozy after the former president claimed he was the victim of "political interference.
In the Media by AFP

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

Paris - A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.
In the Media by Andréa Bambino (AFP)

French govt denies meddling in Sarkozy corruption case

Paris - France's Socialist government on Thursday rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Sarkozy hits back at 'political' corruption charges

Paris - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy hit back after being charged with corruption, denying he broke the law and suggesting his political enemies were interfering with the French justice system.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Sarkozy denies breaking law, denounces 'political interference'

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday denied he had broken the law after being charged with corruption-related offences and denounced what he said was political interference in the case.
In the Media by AFP

Sarkozy held in landmark detention over criminal probe

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody for questioning in a criminal investigation Tuesday in an unprecedented move that could wreck the former president's hopes of a political comeback.
In the Media by Marion Thibaut and Nicolas Gaudichet (AFP)

Sarkozy's lawyer detained in French corruption probe

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer and two magistrates were detained Monday for questioning in one of a raft of corruption probes embroiling the former president of France.
In the Media by Nicolas Gaudichet (AFP)

Sarkozy under fire over funding scandal

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy came under fresh pressure over an election funding scandal Wednesday as his ousted successor as leader of the opposition UMP party admitted that it had "paid some bills it shouldn't have.
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)

France's Sarkozy wants end of Europe's visa-free Schengen area

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called for the end of Europe's visa-free Schengen area and the creation of a Franco-German economic bloc at the heart of the eurozone, in an opinion piece in Le Point magazine published Thursday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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

Germany and France say no more open EU borders — Schengen to end?

Germany and France are proposing a bill which may impose border security checks on EU countries. They wish to tackle rising illegal immigration problems.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

France: Sarkozy says no separate hours for Muslim women in pools

Paris - Last year France banned Muslim women from wearing the niqab in public. President Nicolas Sarkozy's latest pronouncement is an end to separate swimming hours for Muslim women in public pools.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 8 comments

Russia criticises hysteria over Syria veto

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who will be meeting Syrian President Basha al-Assad on Tuesday, has described international reaction to the Russian veto on the UN Syria proposal as hysterical.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Sarkozy set to raise French taxes

On Sunday, French President Nicholas Sarkozy announced that he would raise consumer taxes. The announcement came as France prepares for a presidential election in April.
In the Media by Mike Lapointe

Hilarious Dinner for One spoof video features Sarkozy and Merkel

Dinner for One is a short video which has been a favourite New Year's Eve television repeat in Germany since 1963. It was updated in 2011 to feature Sarkozy as the butler and Merkel as Miss Sophie with hilarious results.
In the Media by Elaine Findlay

Op-Ed: Europe isn't going to fail but it will look very different

European politicians - from Nicholas Sarkozy to Angela Merkel - are correct in saying that this is Europe’s darkest hour since World War II. What has emerged from decades of negotiations between European leaders is now under threat.
In the Media by Mike Lapointe - 2 comments

Three French aid worker hostages released from Yemen

Authorities in Oman were instrumental in negotiating the release of three French aid workers who were taken hostage in Yemen on May 28. The hostages were held by militants suspected of al Qaeda links.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Obama to Sarkozy: Fed up with Netanyahu? I deal with him all day

During last week's G20 summit in Cannes, a group of journalists accidentally overheard a private conversation between U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Greece: Papandreou to resign

Athens - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to tender his resignation on Thursday following the decision of European leaders to cancel the November bail out in wake of calls for a referendum.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Kay Mathews - 4 comments
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