Refugees should be hosted only during conflict: Sarkozy

States should host refugees until the conflict in their countries ends, said former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is against the European mandatory refugee quotas, on Thursday.

French court allows Sarkozy's secret recordings as evidence

The Court of Appeals in Paris decided on Thursday that recordings from a secret wiretap on French former president Nicolas Sarkozy would be allowed as evidence in his ongoing corruption indictment, Efe news agency reported.

Sarkozy`s lawyer detained in French corruption probe

Nicolas Sarkozy`s lawyer and two magistrates were detained in custody on Monday for questioning in relation to a corruption probe embroiling the former president of France, judicial sources told AFP.

Sarkozy, Carla Bruni seek to block secret tapes

Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni on Thursday launched a legal bid to prevent any further publication of tapes secretly recorded during his 2007-12 term as French president.

Sarkozy fumes over secret tape treachery

Nicolas Sarkozy was seething Wednesday after it emerged that an aide had secretly recorded hundreds of hours of meetings and private conversations involving the former French president when he was in office.

`Jealous` Sarkozy didn’t want to buy house next to Carla’s ex Mick Jagger

Nicholas Sarkozy refused to buy a luxury apartment with wife Carla Bruni in Paris.

Sarkozy the lawyer to return to old law firm

Sarkozy does not even want to wait till the official transition of power to move out of the presidential Elysee Palace.

French Prez Polls: Le Pen torpedoes Sarkozy’s hopes

Le Pen said "I will cast a blank ballot" and said she can`t endorse Sarkozy or Socialist challenger Francois Hollande.

Socialists using Gaddafi as distraction: Sarkozy

Sarkozy has repeatedly denied receiving any money from the former Libyan leader Gaddafi.

Facts about France

France is one of the most developed countries with the fifth largest economy in the world.

France`s Sarkozy seen losing runoff despite gains

President Nicolas Sarkozy may top the first round of a presidential election but still lose a runoff on May 6.

1/3rd of French to abstain in 1st presidential round

Political analyst Vincent Tiberj said that voters were bored
with the campaign that "failed to live up its promises".

Sarkozy says sorry as son hits cop with tomato

Nicolas Sarkozy had to apologise after his 15-year-old son threw a tomato at a cop guarding the Elysee Palace.

Sarkozy calls for EU 'Buy European Act'

Sarkozy warned that if the European Union did not do this within a year he would, if re-elected, implement a "Buy French" law.

French court rules genocide law unconstitutional

France ruled that a French law concerning mass killings of Armenians a century ago violates the country`s constitution.

Sarkozy`s best man charged in kickback probe

Nicolas Bazire became the latest in a string of close allies to be confronted by a criminal investigation.

Will never expose baby to the press: Carla Bruni

French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, who is due to give birth in a few weeks, has said she doesn`t want her yet-to-be-born child`s photos to be published in the press.

Man grabs French Prez Sarkozy, detained

A man grabbed the French President by the shoulder and tried to pull him over a crowd barrier.

Libya: Sarkozy promises help, France to step up air strikes

France promised Libyan rebels that it would intensify the air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi`s forces.

Sarkozy salutes 26/11 victims, hits out at Pak

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday paid homage to victims of 26/11 while hitting out at Pakistan, saying terrorist attacks emanating from Pakistani soil need to end and now.