Several assassination attempts on Obama, Romney ‘nipped in bud’ during campaign

A number of attempts to assassinate US President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney were foiled by Secret Service agents over the course of the 2012 presidential campaign, a reporter has claimed.

Sarkozy reviews options after French poll defeat

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon will meet President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to discuss the consequences of the ruling centre-right UMP party`s heavy loss in regional elections at the weekend.

Sarkozy faces heavy defeat in French regional poll

French President Nicolas Sarkozy`s centre-right party faces heavy losses in regional elections on Sunday that could affect the pace of reform as manoeuvring begins before the 2012 presidential campaign.