Former French president Chirac in hospital with suspected gout

Jacques Chirac, who has been in poor health for several years, was hospitalised on Monday near Paris for a suspected flare of gout, sources close to the former French president said.

Sarkozy splashes £10K/day on food, has 121 cars

French President last week sent a medical team to Ukraine on board a state-owned private jet to attend to one of his sons, Pierre.

French ex-Prez Jacques Chirac guilty of graft

Jacques Chirac was president of France between 1995 and 2007 and as such enjoyed legal immunity.

African leaders gave Chirac `briefcases of cash`

African leaders gave former French president briefcases full of cash, notably to finance election campaigns.

Chirac absent for health reasons as trial opens

Chirac is accused of paying members of his party for non-existent municipal jobs in Paris.

Graft trial opens for French ex-president Chirac

Jacques Chirac`s embezzlement trial opens on Monday with his lawyers arguing that the French former president is too unwell to attend but insisting that the case must still go ahead.

`French ex-president Chirac not to attend trial`

Former French president Jacques Chirac
will not attend his corruption trial opening in Paris on
Monday on medical grounds, his lawyers said on Saturday.

French court suspends Chirac graft trial

Former president Jacques Chirac was charged with embezzling public funds.

France`s ex-president Chirac on trial for corruption

Jacques Chirac became the first former French president to go on trial.

French ex-president to go on trial for corruption

Jacques Chirac is accused of using public money to pay his party people.