Jacques Chirac

France bids farewell to ex-President Jacques Chirac

France`s Emmanuel Macron, Russia`s Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were among the mourners at the Saint Sulpice church for a mass in memory of Chirac, who died last week aged 86.

Sep 30, 2019, 21:15 PM IST

No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

David Johnston, who is the British queen's representative in Canada where she is head of state, joined the likes of former US first lady Michelle Obama in breaching unspoken rules of behaviour when meeting the monarch.

Jul 20, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Former French president Jacques Chirac hospitalised with `lung infection`: Family

Former French president Jacques Chirac, 83, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with a lung infection, his son-in-law said.

Sep 18, 2016, 15:19 PM IST

Former French PM Michel Rocard dead at 85

Rocard, noted for his pro-Europeanism, died in a Paris hospital, his son said.

Jul 03, 2016, 06:43 AM IST

Ex-French president Jacques Chirac`s daughter dies aged 58

The former president himself, now 83, has suffered from ill health in recent years.

Apr 15, 2016, 01:39 AM IST

Collector`s fury as Chinese antiques returned from Paris

More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France`s top antique dealer return them on the grounds they were stolen.

Jul 23, 2015, 11:32 AM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2015, 03:32 AM IST

French President Hollande gets labrador puppy for Christmas

French President Francois Hollande is the latest leader to discover there is nothing quite like a cute puppy to perk up the corridors of power.

Dec 26, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

France gets power to impeach President

 French lawmakers now have the power to launch a US-style impeachment of their president under a new law passed on Wednesday. 

Nov 19, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

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.

Feb 18, 2014, 02:00 AM IST

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.

Feb 06, 2012, 16:13 PM IST

French ex-Prez Jacques Chirac guilty of graft

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

Dec 15, 2011, 17:18 PM IST

African leaders gave Chirac `briefcases of cash`

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

Sep 12, 2011, 09:46 AM IST

Chirac absent for health reasons as trial opens

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

Sep 05, 2011, 22:10 PM IST

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.

Sep 05, 2011, 09:23 AM IST

`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.

Sep 03, 2011, 18:15 PM IST

French court suspends Chirac graft trial

Former president Jacques Chirac was charged with embezzling public funds.

Mar 09, 2011, 00:38 AM IST

France`s ex-president Chirac on trial for corruption

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

Mar 07, 2011, 22:11 PM IST

French ex-president to go on trial for corruption

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

Mar 07, 2011, 09:11 AM IST