Political pressure influenced 2018, 2022 World Cup votes: Sepp Blatter
Political pressure influenced 2018, 2022 World Cup votes: Sepp Blatter

 World football's governing body FIFA's president Sepp Blatter on Sunday said former French and German presidents tried to influence the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes for hosting rights.

France `won`t tolerate` threats to security after US spy claims
France `won`t tolerate` threats to security after US spy claims

French President Francois Hollande convened his security chiefs on Wednesday after secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks indicated that the US had spied for years on him and two former leaders.

US NSA spied on French presidents Chirac, Sarkozy, Hollande: WikiLeaks
US NSA spied on French presidents Chirac, Sarkozy, Hollande: WikiLeaks

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a news release published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents.

Sarkozy criticised in France, Italy over migrant remarks

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire in France and Italy on Friday over comments he made comparing the influx of migrants into Europe to water gushing from a burst pipe.

Six Sarkozy-era officials questioned in France in fraud probe

French investigators on Wednesday questioned six officials who served under ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy over alleged fraud in awarding contracts to polling institutes, sources close to the case said.

The Hollande-Sarkozy re-match France doesn't want

Nicolas Sarkozy vs Francois Hollande: the re-match. With both having tightened their grips on their parties in recent days, a 2017 repeat of France`s 2012 presidential election now looks like the most likely scenario.

France's Sarkozy, on comeback trail, wins right to rename party

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy won a court fight on Tuesday for the right to rename his conservative party "The Republicans", a prelude to an expected attempt to win back the presidency in 2017.

EU parliament lifts immunity for Sarkozy aide

 The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of a French lawmaker wanted for questioning by judges over a scandal relating to the funding of former president Nicolas Sarkozy`s 2012 presidential campaign.

France's Sarkozy accused of pandering to racist sentiments

France`s ruling Socialists accused conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday of appealing to racist sentiments in criticising the country`s Morocco-born education minister.

France delivered weapons to Syria rebels: Book

French President Francois Hollande admitted to delivering weapons to Syrian rebels in 2012 despite an embargo, according to a new book coming out in France this month.

PM Narendra Modi meets former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada, on late Saturday night meet former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.

Airbus enthusiastic about 'Make in India' initiative: PM Narendra Modi
Airbus enthusiastic about 'Make in India' initiative: PM Narendra Modi

After receiving support of his government's 'Make in India' initiative from Airbus facility and clicking selfies with students at French space centre CNES, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday pay homage to the 10,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I.

France's Sarkozy arrives for questioning over campaign scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court today for questioning over a campaign finance scandal dating back to his failed run for the presidency in 2012.

France`s Sarkozy arrives for questioning over campaign scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court Wednesday for questioning over a campaign finance scandal dating back to his failed run for the presidency in 2012.

French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

 France`s ruling Socialists took a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that saw major gains for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections. 

France right-wing edges out National Front in local elections

Separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was invited for Pakistan National Day celebrations at the High Commission in Delhi on Monday, will not be attending the event.

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies.

Paris attacks jump-start Merkel-Hollande motor: Analysts

 It was a gesture that surprised many who view the German chancellor as an unemotional, calculating woman: On seeing the French president after the January attacks that killed 17, she rested her head on his shoulder, a touching display of compassion and empathy.

Strauss-Kahn denies knowledge of prostitutes at sex parties
Strauss-Kahn denies knowledge of prostitutes at sex parties

Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday denied knowing the women he had orgies with were prostitutes and said paying for sex would be too great a risk for a man who was head of the International Monetary Fund.

Nicolas Sarkozy under fire for 'Abu Dhabi conference'

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire Thursday after a media report alleging he was at a paid conference in the Middle East while his party is in turmoil.