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France: Ex-leader Sarkozy Charged over Libyan Money Claims

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

FILE - In this Dec. 10 2007 file photo, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, greets Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday March 20, 2018as part of an investigation that he received …

Sarkozy to Face Trial Over 2012 Campaign Financing

PARIS (AFP) – 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 told AFP on Tuesday.


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 Republican Primary Hots Up as Sarkozy Fights Off Rivals

PARIS (AFP) – Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was targeted by all six of his rivals in a punchy televised debate of candidates seeking to clinch the right-wing nomination for next year’s election. In far sharper exchanges than during last month’s


Sarkozy Would Offer UK New EU Treaty if He Wins French Presidency

(Reuters) – French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday he would offer Britain a chance to reverse its Brexit vote by negotiating a new treaty for the European Union with Germany, if he wins presidency in 2017, the Financial

(Reuters) - French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday …

Sarkozy Wants to Force Britain to Take ‘Jungle’ Migrants

Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested he will force Britain to open a migrant centre to process asylum claims from migrants if he is re-elected French President next year. Speaking during a visit to the town of Calais – which has become


Sarkozy: ‘Put Suspected Islamic Militants In Detention Centres’

PARIS (Reuters) – France needs to get tough on militants by creating special courts and detention facilities to boost security, the country’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview published in Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD).


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,

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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

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 Tells Comeback Rally He Would Ban Burkini Across France

CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) – Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration. Hundreds of


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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