In World News
Jul 3rd, 2012
French police have raided the home and offices of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of an investigation into illegal campaign financing and alleged brown envelopes of cash from France’s wealthiest woman, the L’Oreal hairspray heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Police searched ...
May 6th, 2012
Francois Hollande became France’s first socialist president in 17 years on Sunday, ousting conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in what one observer called an “earth-shaking” election. With 95 per cent of the ballots counted, official results showed Hollande with 51.6 per cent of ...
In World News
Apr 3rd, 2012
A source close to the investigation told the AFP news agency: “It looks like some of them planned to carry out kidnappings including that of a magistrate who has a Jewish-sounding name.” Another source confirmed that a Jewish magistrate from Lyon in central France was to be targeted. The ...
Mar 13th, 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at a journalist on live television after she raised allegations about him receiving £42million from Colonel Gaddafi. The French President accused Laurent Ferrari of acting like a ‘spokeswoman for Gaddafi’s son’ after she raised the matter at the beginning ...
Jan 3rd, 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy has been named by an investigation into an alleged party funding corruption scandal said to have led to the deaths of 11 French engineers in a Pakistan bomb attack. It is claimed Mr Sarkozy must have been aware of the establishment of a shell company suspected of diverting cash from a...
Nov 24th, 2011
Libreville – The daughter of Gabon’s late president Omar Bongo on Wednesday denied claims by an ex-aide that her father funded Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign. “I would like to formally deny the unfounded statements that have no connection to reality,” Pasca...