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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

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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

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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,

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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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Models clad in burqini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti (C) in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. The light-weight, quick-drying two-piece swimsuit which covers the body and hair has been banned from French beaches by several mayors in recent weeks following deadly attacks linked to Islamic …

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.

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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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