In 2008, the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with the Prime Minister, Francois Fillon, and the boss of a project for the General Directorate for External Security (DGCE). Sitting in the office of the Head of State at the Elysee in Paris, the agenda before them: the future of the French special services.
According to one document published by WikiLeaks, "the main sticking point" for President Nicolas Sarkozy back in 2010 was "the U.S. desire to continue spying on France."
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published documents revealing that the NSA had secretly spied on former French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and current President Francois Hollande over a period of at least six years.
The United States wiretapped France’s former presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, as well as current leader Francois Hollande, French media reported Tuesday, citing WikiLeaks files. The spying spanned 2006 to 2012, French newspaper Liberation and the Mediapart website said, quoting...
PARIS (Reuters) - The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a news release published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents.
Europe should stop kowtowing to the US and needs to resume normal dialogue with Russia, a senior adviser to French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday.
French opposition leader Nicolas Sarkozy's name has been linked to yet another scandal as six people who served as high ranking officials during his presidency were held in police custody yesterday and questioned over their involvement...Show More Summary
Nicolas Sarkozy convinces his party to change its name. Now he must convince it to give him another go at the presidency.
PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy vs Francois Hollande: the re-match. With both having tightened their grips on their parties in recent days, a 2017 repeat of France's 2012 presidential election now looks like the most likely scenar...
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy cemented his grip on the center-right opposition party on Saturday after party members overwhelmingly approved renaming it "the Republicans", in a blow to conservative rivals ahead of the 2017 presidential election.
Despite his attempts to rebuild his reputation, 72 percent of French surveyed do not want to see former President Nicolas Sarkozy as a presidential candidate in the 2017 presidential election.
PARIS (Reuters) - French conservatives overwhelmingly backed renaming their UMP party "The Republicans" on Friday in a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to use the re-branding as a springboard for the 2017 presidential election.
Since returning to the helm of the conservative Union for a Popular Movement (U.M.P.), six months ago, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been looking for ways to distract the nation from the divisive appeal of Marine Le Pen’s...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy won a court fight on Tuesday for the right to rename his conservative party "The Republicans", a prelude to an expected attempt to win back the presidency in 2017.
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy drew a wave of mocking comments about his judicial woes when he launched a rare question-and-answer session on Twitter on Friday.
PARIS (Reuters) - France's ruling Socialists accused conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday of appealing to racist sentiments in criticizing the country's Morocco-born education minister.
PARIS (Reuters) - French magistrates ruled on Thursday that authorities had acted legally in tapping ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's phone as part of an investigation into allegations of influence peddling, in a potential blow to his hopes to run for president in 2017.
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to rechristen his UMP party "The Republicans" - but more as part of a calculated bid to consolidate his own political comeback than in homage to similarly-named fellow U.S. conservatives.
An activist glues a poster for Socialist Party candidate François Hollande over a poster of President Nicolas Sarkozy of the UMP (2012) Just 14 percent of the councilors sitting on France's departmental councils were women just over a week ago. Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Doubts over Nicolas Sarkozy's political funding returned to haunt the French ex-president on Wednesday when the prosecutor said investigators had questioned him in an affair that could cloud his chance of a re-election bid in 2017.