Sarkozy tipped to lead party in new charge for French presidency

France`s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of his right-wing UMP in party elections, a position seen as a potential springboard back into high office.


US rejects report of hacking at French presidency

US Embassy in Paris is "categorically refuting" claims in a French magazine report that the US govt was behind a hacking attack in the French presidency.

Villepin announces bid for 2012 French presidency

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has declared that he will stand for president in the 2012 election.