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Hollande axes PM after election debacle

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 23:05

French President Francois Hollande has reacted to a humiliating setback at the polls by appointing popular Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, sources said.

Lawyer grabs at lifeline as Sarkozy fights for survival

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:46

Nicolas Sarkozy was fighting for his political survival Thursday as his lawyer grasped for a lifeline by accusing France`s Socialist government of orchestrating a plot to destroy the former President.

French justice minister urged to quit over Sarkozy phone-taps

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:21

France`s opposition conservatives called on Wednesday for Francois Hollande`s justice minister to quit after it emerged the government knew that ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy`s phone was being tapped, contrary to her earlier statement.

Fresh setback for Sarkozy as French court rejects diary plea

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:27

A French court threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case.

Sarkozy`s phone tapped by investigators: Le Monde newspaper

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 05:28

Nicolas Sarkozy`s phone was tapped during a judicial probe into financing for his 2007 election campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported, potentially presenting a new hurdle for the former French president who is widely expected to run for office again.

Judges tapped ex-President Sarkozy`s phones

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 21:38

Nicolas Sarkozy is suspected of attempting to pervert the court of justice on the basis of phone taps ordered by judges investigating his links with Muammar Gaddafi, it emerged on Friday.

France`s Nicolas Sarkozy cleared in campaign finance

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 21:07

French judges have dropped an investigation into former President Nicolas Sarkozy over allegations that he illegally took donations from France`s richest woman on the way to his 2007 election victory.

French court upholds Sarkozy vote funding probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 16:12

A French appeals court ruled on Tuesday an investigation could proceed into former president Nicolas Sarkozy on accusations he duped L`Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating election campaign funds.

Sarkozy quits top French body over poll expenses rejection

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 00:57

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy resigned from France`s top constitutional body after it upheld a decision that he had breached official spending limits during last year`s election campaign.

French tycoon investigated in fraud probe

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 17:12

Bernard Tapie, one of France`s popular business personalities, was placed under formal investigation on Friday on charges of using political influence to win a large state pay-out in 2008.

Charges against Sarkozy could be dropped

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 00:12

French prosecutor has asked for charges to be dropped against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in an investigation into his campaign finances.

Sarkozy investigated over Gaddafi funding claims

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 21:11

French former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to be investigated over allegations that he accepted cash from former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to fund his 2007 election campaign.