Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, is in court today addressing her role in a $366 million payout to Bernard Tapie, a close friend of former president Nicolas Sarkozy who was also Lagarde's boss at the time. Lagarde was Sarkozy's finance...Show More Summary
IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be questioned by a French magistrate on Thursday over her role in a 285-million-euro ($366 million) arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.Lagarde risks being placed...Show More Summary
The storied midfielder walked off the pitch as fans — and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy — chanted his name.
Almost one year after ousting Nicolas Sarkozy, things are not going too well for President François Hollande. We asked a selection of French people, from senators to academics and members of the public, to pass judgement on Hollande's first year. Show More Summary
“Not at all. Those were the only pants I could get into!” – Carla Bruni-Sarkozy when asked by Vanity Fair if the sloppy pantsuit/t-shirt combo she wore last year, as she and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy handed over … Continue reading ?
One year later, the man who had billed himself as the “normal president” during his victorious campaign against Nicolas Sarkozy is breaking records for unpopularity. With 75 per cent against him, Hollande is scoring the lowest approval ratings of any president of the Fifth Republic since the country started conducting polls. Show More Summary
Being the First Lady of France didn’t get Carla Bruni-Sarkozy immunity from bullying. The musician/model turned wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy opens up to Vanity Fair in… READ ON
President Barack Obama's status as an avid golfer is apparently internationally known. Newly released documents by the State Department show that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave President Barack Obama almost $40,000 in luxury...Show More Summary
A judicial investigation has been opened against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after allegations that he received illegal funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 campaign. Sarkozy met Gaddafi in Paris in 2007 and has long denied wrongdoing. More »
France has opened a judicial investigation into allegations that former President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election bid won illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the public prosecutor's office said on Friday.The inquiry...Show More Summary
Carla Bruni's new album "Little French Songs" features simple but elegant chansons--and an ode to her husband, the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.. Listen to an exclusive stream of the full album.
Libyan officials banned author Bernard-Henri Levy from traveling o that country with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy because Levy is Jewish. They reportedly said they feared Levy would become a target for Islamic extremists.
France’s rambunctious, razor-tongued former President Nicolas Sarkozy has never hidden his disdain of the nation’s judiciary. But despite his long-running battle with French judges, even Sarkozy could never approve of what’s arisen in...Show More Summary
Libyan authorities have banned the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy from being part of former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s entourage to Libya because Lévy is Jewish. Lévy was a champion of the revolt against former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who fell in 2011. Show More Summary
From Britain’s Independent : The French celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy was banned from joining the former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to Libya this week because he is Jewish. Keep reading this post...
Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer on Sunday launched a fresh salvo against the judge who charged the former president with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman, as a public outcry among Sarkozy supporters grows. But accordingShow More Summary
Nicolas Sarkozy's legal woes have just gotten worse. The former president was placed under judicial investigation yesterday after hours of questioning in a Bordeaux courthouse, for the alleged "abuse of someone in an impaired state," reports the AP. Investigators accuse Sarkozy and his UMP party of receiving upward of $5....
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been formally placed under investigation after a judge filed preliminary charges over allegations that he illegally took donations from France’s richest heiress while he campaigned for the presidency. Show More Summary