UK to extradite businessman wanted in French fraud probe

2020-01-23 21:01

A British court has ordered the extradition of a Franco-Algerian businessman wanted in France as part of a probe into alleged Libyan financing of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, the National Financial Prosecutor's office has said.

Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge

2018-03-30 14:56

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling involving a judge from whom he sought information about an investigation, a source has revealed.

Former president Sarkozy faces trial over fraudulent campaign financing

2017-02-07 12:32

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial over the allegedly fraudulent financing of his doomed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source has told AFP.

Sarkozy says immigrants should 'live like the French'

2016-09-20 15:08

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

Sarkozy condemns Ivory Coast attackers

2016-03-18 20:10

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has condemned the perpetrators of an assault on a beach town in Ivory Coast as cowardly barbarians.

Former Sarkozy adviser charged with embezzling state funds

2015-07-30 12:42

A one-time adviser to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been 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.

WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on French presidents

2015-06-24 06:44

WikiLeaks has published documents it says shows the US’s National Security Agency eavesdropping on the last three French presidents.

France's first vote since Paris attacks raises tensions

2015-02-08 10:00

France’s resurgent far right is vying for a shining moment this weekend, when the National Front is facing the Socialists in an election for a vacant seat in parliament.

Sarkozy is back but can he regain the presidency?

2014-11-28 22:32

Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.

Scandal-hit Sarkozy set to announce comeback

2014-09-17 09:16

Nicolas Sarkozy, who leapt to power in 2007 before suffering a humbling defeat five years later, is poised to make his comeback this week.


French ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial in Oct on graft charges

2020-01-08 20:25

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial from October 5 to 22 on corruption charges over alleged attempts to obtain information from a judge about an investigation against him, a Paris court has decided.

Gaddafi's cousin calls Sarkozy charges 'God's punishment'

2018-03-22 22:00

Moammar Gaddafi's cousin says the corruption allegations against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are "God's punishment" for his role in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan leader.

Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

2016-11-21 09:10

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has crashed out of the presidential election, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.

Sarkozy announces new bid for French presidency

2016-08-23 07:14

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy has launched a fresh bid to win back the presidency, announcing he would seek the nomination of his centre-right party to run in next year's election.

Sarkozy to demand Paris climate summit be delayed

2015-11-15 13:26

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will demand the upcoming UN climate change talks in Paris be postponed by several months following a wave of deadly attacks on the city, party sources say.

Francois Hollande: US spying is unacceptable

2015-06-24 11:57

French President Francois Hollande has branded as 'unacceptable' reported spying by the United States on French senior officials and warned Paris would not tolerate actions that threaten its security.

Strauss-Kahn to take the stand in pimping trial

2015-02-10 12:25

Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose presidential hopes were torpedoed by a sex scandal, takes the stand at a French pimping trial.

French pair jailed for Israel hit-and-run

2014-12-04 16:33

A Frenchman who killed a young Israeli woman in a hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv and immediately fled the country, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Legal woes, rivals hamper Sarkozy's comeback

2014-10-02 16:11

Announced with much fanfare, the return of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to front-line politics has quickly become bogged down by legal woes and sniping from rivals.

French president’s public, private life in trouble

2014-09-06 16:02

Things can't get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed.

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