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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial for corruption, influence peddling

Sarkozy, who is embroiled in several criminal investigations, denies any wrongdoing and has vowed to have all cases dismissed. 

Mar 29, 2018, 22:47 PM IST

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy detained on charges of receiving funds from Gaddafi

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on Tuesday in police custody for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Mar 20, 2018, 16:27 PM IST

French presidential elections: Will vote for Emmanuel Macron, says Nicolas Sarkozy

French conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he would vote for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Apr 26, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi, ex-French president discuss global issues of mutual interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the duo discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Mar 18, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

Magistrate orders French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial

A magistrate has ordered former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial over irregularities in the funding of his failed 2012 re-election bid, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Feb 07, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing: Legal source

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial over the allegedly fraudulent financing of his doomed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. 

Feb 07, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.

Nov 21, 2016, 06:07 AM IST

French right holds high-stakes presidential primary

It is the first rightwing primary to be held in France, and anyone who pays two euros ($2.1) and signs a declaration that, they subscribe to "the values of the centre and the right" can take part.

Nov 20, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

French in centre-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen

"Political Islam is doing battle against our values. There`s no room for compromise," Fillon said.

Nov 20, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Fillon grabs narrow poll lead for French presidential nomination

Ipsos contacted 9,574 people on Friday, of whom 807 had firm plans to vote in Sunday`s first round.

Nov 19, 2016, 17:08 PM IST

Sarkozy and Juppe in danger in French right-wing race

Alain Juppe, 71, entered the two-month-long contest with polls showing him to be France`s most popular politician

Nov 18, 2016, 18:09 PM IST

Sarkozy on defensive in first French presidential primary debate

Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, widely expected to be won by the right.

Oct 14, 2016, 03:05 AM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy, Juppe set for French presidential primary showdown

France`s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime minister Alain Juppe will face off Thursday in a televised debate ahead of a primary widely seen as the main battle for the presidency.

Oct 13, 2016, 07:47 AM IST

French presidential favourites head for debate showdown

France`s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime minister Alain Juppe will come face to face on Thursday for a televised debate ahead of a November primary widely seen as the main battle for the presidency.

Oct 12, 2016, 07:50 AM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy says immigrants should `live like the French`

French Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that once immigrants are granted citizenship in France they "should live like the French".

Sep 20, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France

Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted "Nicolas! Nicolas!" and applauded as Sarkozy, a conservative president from 2007 to 2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people.

Aug 26, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy terms burkini as 'provocation' that supports radical Islam

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has labelled the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that supports radicalised Islam, amid a heated debate over a ban on the swimwear in France.

Aug 25, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

8 out of 10 French do not want Nicolas Sarkozy back

The figures were released only one day after Sarkozy announced his intention to run for president in the 2017 presidential elections.

Aug 24, 2016, 04:08 AM IST

French President Francois Hollande rejects opposition calls to harden terror laws

French President Francois Hollande today rejected opposition calls to further harden anti-terrorism legislation after the country's second jihadist attack in two weeks.

Jul 27, 2016, 01:18 AM IST

Sarkozy sets up French presidential bid by quitting party role

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announces plans to quit his role as head of France`s Les Republicains party.

Jul 03, 2016, 09:04 AM IST