France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

2014-07-12 22:15

A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has deepened further with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.

No formalities to mark end of Algerian war

2012-03-13 11:43

Algeria is set to mark 50 years since the end of Algeria’s war of independence from France, but there will be no formalities to mark the milestone for fear of reopening old wounds in an election year.

Cameron, Sarkozy to visit Libya

2011-09-15 07:45

Libya’s new rulers are preparing to receive British Prime Minister David Cameron and French minister Nicolas Sarkozy, as more damaging allegations of serious rights abuses emerge.

Zuma to get French pomp

2011-03-01 12:19

President Jacob Zuma will enjoy full state honours from President Nicholas Sarkozy in a meeting crucial to both men sitting atop fresh positions of influence.

Ivory Coast - French won't interfere

2011-01-04 16:20

French President Nicholas Sarkozy says that French troops in Ivory Coast were not there to interfere in the crisis-hit country's internal affairs.


Former French first lady's new album a hit

2013-04-10 11:43

Former French first lady Carla Bruni's new album, Little French Songs rose to second place on the country's music charts only a week after being released.

Crisis talk, austerity mark euro anniversary

2012-01-02 13:33

Policymakers used the weekend's celebration of the 10th anniversary of the euro single currency to urge governments to save and consolidate to overcome their debt crisis.

Zuma warns France of G20 risks

2011-03-03 13:57

President Jacob Zuma has warned France that the Group of 20 nations which it heads risks becoming a talking shop "where nothing happens" - like the UN General Assembly.

France scales back G20 ambitions

2011-01-14 17:49

While Nicholas Sarkozy has called for a new Bretton Woods system for managing the global economy, officials are playing down hopes of a major breakthrough on monetary reform.

Sarkozy faces French strike

2010-03-23 13:00

French teachers, train drivers and civil servants have gone on strike, stepping up pressure on President Nicholas Sarkozy after his government reshuffle in response to a stinging regional election defeat.

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