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Sarkozy says Britain should manage asylum seekers on its own territory

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is attempting a political comeback before next year's election, said on Saturday that Britain should open an asylum center on its territory to deal with asylum seekers now camped in Calais.

Nicolas Sarkozy Promises Nationwide Ban Of Burkinis If Elected

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that the burkini must be banned throughout the country at his first political rally since announcing his intention to run for president again in 2017. “I refuse to let the burkini impose...Show More Summary

Sarkozy Ramps up Immigration Rhetoric: 'You Must Be French'

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for hardline policies governing immigration and citizenship in France, including a nationwide burkini ban, as a response to the ongoing threat of radical Islam across Europe.

Sarkozy May Lose Presidential Bid Because 'He is Too Emotional' - French MP

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy may lose center-right votes in his campaign ahead of the 2017 French presidential election due to his far-right rhetoric, Nicolas Dhuicq, a member of the French National Assembly from The Republicans (LR) party, told Sputnik on Friday.

Burkini Ban: Why Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Called for One at His Comeback Rally

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 supporters waving...Show More Summary

Former French Leader Sarkozy Calls for Nation-Wide Burkini Ban

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a nation-wide ban on the burkini.

Hollande Says He Understands Turkish Decision to Begin Operation in Syria

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said Paris understands the Turkish decision to launch a military operation in Syria, but at the same time called for the restoration of a peace process in the country.

Sonia Rykiel, the French fashion designer called 'the queen of knitwear,' dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel, a beloved French designer synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance, died Thursday in Paris after years living with Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis. She was 86. Jean-Marc Loubier, president and chief executive of First Heritage Brands, the holding company for...

Hollande Advises Against Giving in to Provocations Over Burqini Ban

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday urged the French nation not to give in to provocations and to avoid stigmatization with regard to the issue of burkinis, amid heated discussions over municipal bans on the Muslim swimwear in parts of the country.

Sonia Rykiel Dead - French Fashion Designer Passes Away at 86

Sonia Rykiel, a French fashion designer, passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. The sad news was announced by Élysée Palace, the office of the French president, and her daughter Nathalie, the New York Times reports. Sonia spent decades designing clothes for women, and retired back in 2009. Her [...]

Sonia Rykiel, known for liberated fashion style, dies at 86

French designer Sonia Rykiel, whose relaxed striped sweaters helped liberate women from their stuffy suits and who went on to run a global fashion empire, has died. She was 86.  President Francois Hollande's office announced her death in a statement Thursday. Hollande praised her as “a pioneer”...

Much Ado About Nothing: First Post-Brexit EU Summit Yields No Results

Despite all the pomp and circumstance of the recent meeting between Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the summit in Italy produced no tangible results, Tiberio Graziani, president of the Institute of Geopolitical and Social Studies told Sputnik.

French Olympic athletes honored; Paris 2024 bid in mind

French President Francois Hollande has called on his country's Olympic champions to stand up for Paris' bid to host the games in 2024        

French Presidential Race | Calls for Strikes in Congo

As if things couldn’t get worse for France’s President Hollande, his former opponent Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his intention to run against him; and the opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling for a national strike over continued delays to elections.

Sarkozy Makes Presidential Run Official

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made the announcement that he will seek to regain his old job back. He lost his reelection in 2012 to...

Le Comeback Kid? Sarkozy Announces Bid for French Presidency

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced that he will run again for the presidency in 2017. The lead up to next Spring's election has been dominated by France's struggle with radical Islam, and the simultaneous rise of the far-right.

Hollande Expresses Hope for New Normandy Four Meeting on Ukrainian Settlement

According to reports, French President Francois Hollande has expressed hope for holding another Normandy Four format meeting on settling the Ukrainian conflict to Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Sarkozy Seeks New Term As France President But Has No Fresh Answers

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has officially launched his bid for the 2017 presidential elections in a move that surprised nobody and did not really cause any upheaval. Sarkozy says he has listened to the people in France and wants to do all he can for France. Show More Summary

Sarkozy: Abrasive, divisive and running again to lead France

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Nicolas Sarkozy launched a bid Monday to win back the French presidency, announcing he would seek his party’s nomination to run in next year’s election. The pugnacious 61-year-old conservative, who in 2012 ended a five-year term mired in unpopularity, had made no secret of his ambition...

Conservative Leader Nicolas Sarkozy Announces Bid To Retake French Presidency

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The former president, who was unseated in 2012, is pushing hard-line policies on immigration and security.

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