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Sarkozy hit with new probe over election finances

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:51

Nicolas Sarkozy`s legal headaches intensified on Monday as it emerged that the former president is the subject of a fresh legal probe into the financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid.

Most French don`t support Sarkozy candidacy in 2017: Survey

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 23:25

Two in three French voters feel they will not back embattled ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2017 presidential election in 2017 amid corruption probe, a survey revealed Saturday. <br><br> According to a BVA poll for the news channel I tele and the daily Le Parisien, 65 percent of respondents did not want to see the conservative politician competing in the race to the Elysee, Xinhua reported.

Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 04:34

One of Venezuela`s oldest and most prestigious newspapers has been sold amid increasing government pressure on the country`s press.

Nicolas Cage becomes grandfather

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:46

Actor Nicolas Cage has become grandfather as his son Weston has welcomed a baby boy with wife Danielle.

Government denies meddling in Sarkozy corruption case

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:49

France`s Socialist government on Thursday rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges.

Under cloud for corruption, Nicolas Sarkozy says I passionately love France

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 09:10

Reeling under allegations of alleged abuse of power, former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday claimed that he has not betrayed the confidence of people.

Sarkozy innocent until proven guilty, says France`s Hollande

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:59

French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy should be seen as innocent until proven guilty after being charged with corruption and influence peddling.

France`s Sarkozy faces corruption probe in blow to comeback hopes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:20

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday, the prosecutor`s office said, on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign.

Sarkozy held in landmark detention over criminal probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 04:07

Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody for questioning in a criminal investigation Tuesday in an unprecedented move that could wreck the former president`s hopes of a political comeback.

European Rights Court upholds French full face veil ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:37

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a ban imposed by France on the wearing of face-covering veils in public, rejecting arguments that the order violates religious freedoms and bolstering opponents of strict Islamic dress in other parts of Europe, BBC reported.

Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: Judicial source

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:06

Nicolas Sarkozy was on Tuesday detained for questioning in a corruption probe, a judicial source told AFP, in an unprecedented move against a former French president.

Nicolas Sarkozy`s lawyer detained in French corruption probe

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:30

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 said.