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Sarkozy’s ex-wife ‘berated’ Libya’s Gaddafi: ‘Don’t stand so close to me!’

Cécilia Attias — who divorced former-French president Nicolas Sarkozy shortly after his 2007 election victory — claims in a new book that she berated and insulted the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi when she was sent to secure the freedom of six medics facing execution. The five Bulgarian nurses and…

Nicolas Sarkozy investigated over Kadhafi campaign funding claims

French former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to be investigated over allegations that he accepted cash from former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi to fund his 2007 election campaign. Judicial sources confirmed Friday that a formal probe has been opened that could lead to Sarkozy facing a second set of corruption-related charges…

Judge in Sarkozy probe receives bullet by mail

The judge who charged former president Nicolas Sarkozy with taking financial advantage of France’s richest woman has received a bullet and a death threat in the post, say lawyers. Jean-Michel Gentil, the most prominent of three judges investigating the case, received the threatening letter together with blank cartridges on Wednesday,…

Police suspect former french president Nicolas Sarkozy of accepting millions from mentally ill heiress

Just as rumours about a potential bid by Sarkozy to recapture the presidency in 2017 were swirling, the former French president finds himself suspected of accepting millions in cash from a wealthy heiress suffering from poor mental health. By FRANCE 24 Having announced his retirement from public life in the…

French police swoop on suspected Islamists

French police swooped down on suspected Islamist networks Friday, arresting 19 people as President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed a crackdown would continue after an extremist gunman’s killing spree. The arrests took place in several cities including Toulouse, whereMohamed Merah was shot dead by police last week after a series of cold-blooded shootings in southwestern France that left…

France urges TV networks not to air shooting videos

President Nicolas Sarkozy and families of the victims urged television networks Tuesday not to broadcast graphic videos shot by an Islamist extremist killer during his shooting spree in southern France. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera said it was considering broadcasting the videos — which include footage shot by Mohamed Merah during his attacks…

French election campaign on hold after school shooting

PARIS — France effectively put its election campaign on hold Monday after a gunman killed three children and a teacher at a Jewish school and candidates set politics aside to condemn the shocking attack. President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Socialist frontrunner in the presidential race, Francois Hollande, cancelled campaign events…

Far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon calls for a ‘civic insurrection’ in France

Leader of Leftist Front makes gains in French presidential race but François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy still likely to top polls. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the charismatic far-left firebrand whose anti-capitalist stance has seen him rise sharply in the French presidential polls, on Sunday told a vast Paris street rally that France…

Tens of thousands march for leftist French candidate

PARIS — Tens of thousands marched in Paris on Sunday to support firebrand leftist presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has shaken up France’s election campaign with a surprise jump in the polls. Melenchon of the Left Front, who represents a coalition of leftist parties including the Communists, has emerged as…

French Socialist seeks to retake momentum from Sarkozy

PARIS — French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande, facing off against resurgent Nicolas Sarkozy, looked to make up ground Thursday with vows to boost taxes on the rich. In a three-hour appearance on France 2 public television, Hollande sought to cement his left-wing credentials with promises of tax hikes on…

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