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Sarkozy battles far-right 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.

France's Sarkozy angered by link to cocaine smuggling probe

PARIS (Reuters) - Former president Nicolas Sarkozy accused French magistrates on Tuesday of violating legal principles by tracking his phone usage in connection with their investigation of a transatlantic drug smuggling operation.

Hollande favored as next French President

François Hollande, the Socialist Party candidate for president of France, has an 85.3 percent likelihood of capturing the presidency from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the upcoming election. At this point, the other three major competitors:...Show More Summary

France Ex-President Sarkozy Considers Russia World Power, Not Regional

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday that he considered Russia as a world power, not as regional, as stated by US President Barack Obama.

Sarkozy's Putin visit sparks controversy at home

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia/PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire on Thursday for making an unofficial visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence near Moscow, where both men expressed regret for disagreements between their countries.

French PM Asks Ex-President Sarkozy Not to Compromise Paris Foreign Policy

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls asked former President and opposition leader Nicolas Sarkozy, who arrived in Moscow, not to compromise the position of French authorities on the questions of foreign policy.

Sarkozy Calls French Cancellation of Mistral Deal ‘Mistake’

French lawmaker Thierry Mariani said that France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy called a cancellation of the Mistral ship deal between France and Russia "great mistake."

Crimean Gov’t Urges Sarkozy to Drop by Peninsula During His Russia Visit

The government of Crimea invited former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to visit the peninsula during his two day visit to Russia, head of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov told RIA Novosti.

Putin, Sarkozy Expected to Focus on Russia-France Ties, Syrian Crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will exchange views on relations between Russia and France, pan-European issues and the Syrian crisis, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

French Ex-President Sarkozy Will Arrive in Russia to Meet Putin

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday night on a private visit to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the BFMTV channel reported Tuesday.

France's Ex-President Sarkozy Calls for ‘Frank’ Dialogue With Russia

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said that for the European Union it is necessary to establish a frank, honest and strategic dialogue with Russia.

French prosecutor seeks suspended jail term for long-time Sarkozy aide

PARIS (Reuters) - A public prosecutor demanded on Wednesday that Nicolas Sarkozy's top aide before and after he became French president be handed a suspended jail sentence and fined for pocketing money from a cash fund used for police investigations.

France's Sarkozy disowns ally over 'white race' comments

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday removed one of his staunchest allies from his conservative party's list for December regional elections, punishment for saying France was a "white race" country that must stay that way.

'Putin Style': President's Popularity Provides Template for US, French Candidates

Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity ratings have prompted unsuccessful attempts by Nicolas Sarkozy and Donald Trump to copy Putin's image in an attempt to attract more voters, according to the French news website AgoraVox.

West Signals U-Turn Over Syria, Seeks Dialogue With Russia

The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has called for dialogue with Russia in an effort to support the government of Syria to defend itself against ISIL, following a similar call from the White House in what is seen as a U-turn by the West.

EU Leaders Responsible for Deaths of Migrants Trying to Reach Europe

Leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen criticized French President Francois Hollande who "should use diplomacy before weapons" in the Syrian conflict and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy for urging airstrikes in Libya.

Europe's Migrant Crisis Caused by West's Destabilization of Syria – Le Pen

National Front leader Marine Le Pen attacked President Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy on French television Friday, saying that the country's policy in the Middle East has destabilized the region, leading to the migrant crisis which France and the rest of Europe are paying for today.

Mistral Deal Fiasco Will Have Hundreds of Millions of Euros in Hidden Costs

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted authorities' decision to terminate the country's Mistral helicopter carrier deal with Russia, saying that in addition to the penalty fee itself, the decision will also run France hundreds of millions of euros worth in ancillary costs.

The Inevitable Putin/Le Pen Alliance

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The party led by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is moving into Moscow’s orbit. And it has everything to do with domestic politics.

Hollande Under Fire After Newspaper Reveals True Cost of Mistral Fiasco

French President Francois Hollande faces pressure from both Nicolas Sarkozy's and Marine Le Pen's parties after a newspaper revealed that the true cost of breaking the Mistral contract with Russia may be more than double the declared sum.

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