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France's Sarkozy, from 'bling-bling' to bust

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy, whose dream of a triumphant return to the French presidency was destroyed at the first hurdle Sunday, failed to shake off a reputation as one of the country's most divisive figures.

Sarkozy concedes defeat in French rightwing primary

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary on Sunday after finishing third behind two former prime ministers.

Sarkozy ducks 'disgraceful' debate question on Libya cash

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday ducked a debate question on fresh claims he received millions in campaign funding from late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's regime, calling it "disgraceful".

Sarkozy hit by fresh claims of Kadhafi campaign funding

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy's links with the late Moamer Kadhafi came under fresh scrutiny Tuesday after a businessman admitted delivering three cash-stuffed suitcases from the Libyan leader toward the Frenchman's first presidential bid.

Struggling Sarkozy campaigns as champion of 'silent majority'

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday attempted to revive his flagging campaign to reconquer the French presidency next year, vowing to defend the common man if returned to the top office.

Sarkozy comeback bid hits turbulence as scandals stack up

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign to win back the French presidency hit turbulence this week, as a spurned ex-advisor tore into him and a Libyan official claimed late dictator Moamer Kadhafi provided millions towards his 2007 campaign.

Sarkozy says immigrants should 'live like the French'

Franconville - French Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy said that once immigrants are granted citizenship in France they "should live like the French".

Embattled Sarkozy defiant over presidential bid

Poissy - French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday he was a victim of "manipulation" and vowed nothing would stop him running for re-election after prosecutors recommended he stand trial over alleged illegal campaign financing.

French prosecutors seek trial for Sarkozy

Paris - Prosecutors have recommended that French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy stand trial over alleged illegal campaign financing, legal sources said Monday, in a potentially major blow to his bid for re-election next year.

Nicolas Sarkozy book tops French bestseller list

Paris - A new book in which Nicolas Sarkozy launched his campaign to retake the French presidency shot to the top of the country's bestseller list Thursday.

Sarkozy: Abrasive, divisive and running again to lead France

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy, who has launched a bid to regain the presidency four years after telling voters they had seen the back of him for good, is one of the most abrasive figures in French politics.

Sarkozy announces long-awaited bid for French presidency

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy launched a bid Monday to win back the French presidency, announcing he would seek his party's nomination to run in next year's election.

Sarkozy calls for French-German push to save Europe

Berlin - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for Paris and Berlin to make a joint push for "a new European treaty" following Britain's vote on whether to leave the bloc.

Rise of Trump is 'scary', says France's Sarkozy

London - Donald Trump is "scary" and his popularity in the United States is worrying, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday."This man does not deserve as much attention as he gets.

French court allows Sarkozy recordings in graft case

Paris - France's highest court ruled Tuesday that wiretapped conversations could be used in a corruption case against Nicolas Sarkozy, in a blow to the former president's plans to run in elections next year.

French court to rule on validity of Sarkozy recordings in graft case

Paris - France's highest court will on Tuesday rule on the admissibility of leaked wiretapped conversations which led to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy being charged with corruption and influence-peddling.

France's Sarkozy probed over campaign funding in new blow

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation Tuesday over alleged illegal campaign funding, in a new blow to his hopes of getting back into the Elysee Palace.

France's Sarkozy quizzed over campaign finances

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned by investigating magistrates Tuesday about a long-running scandal over his 2012 campaign finances.

Former French president Sarkozy in court over campaign finances

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court on Tuesday in connection with a long-running scandal over his 2012 campaign finances, an AFP journalist reported.

Former Sarkozy advisor charged with embezzling state funds

Paris - A one-time advisor to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged with abusing his position to profit from state funds, as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud in awarding contracts to opinion polling companies.

Sarkozy criticised in France, Italy over migrant remarks

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire in France and Italy on Friday over comments he made comparing the influx of migrants into Europe to water gushing from a burst pipe.

EU parliament lifts immunity for Sarkozy aide

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of a French lawmaker wanted for questioning by judges over a scandal relating to the funding of former president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign.

Sarkozy under fire for 'Abu Dhabi conference'

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire Thursday after a media report alleging he was at a paid conference in the Middle East while his party is in turmoil.

Ex-party head charged in Sarkozy campaign finance scandal: judicial source

Paris - The former head of France's right-wing UMP party was charged Tuesday with "abuse of confidence" over a campaign finance scandal dating back to Nicolas Sarkozy's run for the presidency in 2012.

'#JeSuisNico' trends after Sarkozy weaves to front of Paris rally

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was the butt of Internet jokes on Monday after he managed to shimmy his way to the front of the historic march in Paris on Sunday.

Sarkozy: 'Bling-bling' comeback king

Paris - Bruised by a humiliating election loss and ensnared in a tangle of legal woes, when Nicolas Sarkozy vowed he was moving on from politics French voters thought they had seen the last of him.

Sarkozy says France's gay marriage law should be scrapped

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France's gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.

French opposition in turmoil amid 'plot' over Sarkozy

Paris - France's former prime minister Francois Fillon Sunday complained of a "plot" against him, amid media revelations he sought to interfere in legal procedures against Nicolas Sarkozy, a rival in the right-wing opposition.

French campaign funding scandal snares Sarkozy ally

Paris - A judicial enquiry into Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign on Thursday snared a close ally of the former French president, who announced a triumphant return to front-line politics only last month.

Court 'suspends' Sarkozy corruption probe

Paris - A French court has suspended a probe into corruption and influence-peddling targeting former French president Nicolas Sarkozy -- days after he dramatically announced a political comeback.
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