'Corruption probe into former French president Sarkozy suspended'

An investigation launched in July against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence-peddling has been suspended, days after he dramatically announced his political comeback.

Paris: An investigation launched in July against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence-peddling has been suspended, days after he dramatically announced his political comeback.

The Paris appeals court decided Tuesday to drop the probe and does not have to give a reason, a source close to the inquiry told AFP on Wednesday.

The development offers a respite to Sarkozy, but he still remains mired in several other judicial matters, including for alleged corruption. 

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