Tag: Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy Quits Politics after Shock Primary Defeat

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has retired from political life after his humiliating defeat by party colleagues last night as he battled to regain the French presidency. Mr Sarkozy finished third in the first round on the primary vote for

French Prosecutor: Sarkozy Must Stand Trial For Deceit

(REUTERS) – France’s state prosecutor said on Monday that presidential hopeful Nicholas Sarkozy should stand trial over funding irregularities in his failed 2012 re-election bid, potentially disrupting his new campaign. Sarkozy is accused of “knowingly underestimating” elements of his campaign

Sarkozy Wants To Force Migrant ‘Detention Camps’ On UK

Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to “go to London the day after the [French] presidential election” to renegotiate an agreement allowing UK border checks to be enforced in France. The former president, who is running to regain his country’s highest office,

French Minister: Anti-Burkini Law Would Be ‘Unconstitutional’

(AFP) Paris – t would be “unconstitutional” for France to pass a law banning the burkini, and such a move could cause irreparable harm, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned in an interview published online late Sunday. Speaking to French daily

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Sarkozy: French Identity Being Lost

SAINT-ANDRE-LEZ-LILLE, France (Reuters) – Former President Nicolas Sarkozy courted supporters of France’s Front National party in a speech laced with references to French identity and values but in which he stopped short of launching his bid for re-election next year.

Sarkozy Battles Le Pen In French Regional Vote

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy rallied conservatives in eastern France on Wednesday, hoping to fend off a strong challenge by the far-right National Front (FN) in looming regional elections. The FN, boosted by voter concerns about

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Waterloo: Napoleon Still a Superstar Brand

June 18 will mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Over 130,000 spectator tickets have been sold for four days of reenactments, speeches, and commemorations being held on the actual site in Belgium where 200,000 French, British, Prussian and Dutch troops once fought to decide the future of Europe.

France: Sarkozy Party Accused of Plagiarizing Assyrian Genocide Bill

The French UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) Party is facing controversy following the discovery that a large part of a bill presented to the French legislature in remembrance of the Armenian genocide was plagiarized from Wikipedia. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a member of the UMP.

Five of the Best Charlie Hebdo Covers That Have Nothing to Do With Religion

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has become internationally synonymous with free speech after yesterday’s brutal massacre at their headquarters, perpetrated by radical Islamists seeking revenge for their mockery of Muhammad. The magazine regularly mocks Muhammad, Jesus Christ, both specific Popes and the papacy in general, and other religious figures, which appears to have led to some misconception that religious satire is their only trade.