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# Sarkozy

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# on trial
Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge
Sarkozy claims he is innocent of all the charges against him.
# former french president
Nicolas Sarkozy declares candidacy for French presidential election
The French politician broke the news on his official Twitter account today.
# I'm back
Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement
A source says that the inquiry doesn’t have to give a reason.
# nicolas? papa?
Nicolas Sarkozy just launched his political comeback - on Facebook
Remember this guy? He’s back…
# Investigation
IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case
Lagarde said that she will not resign her position and intends to return to work immediately.
# Non Coupable
Sarkozy says France is trying to 'humiliate and destroy' him
The former French President took to the airwaves to fight back.
# Le Charge
Former French President charged with corruption
The charge looks set to end Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback.
# France
Sarkozy charged with taking advantage of elderly heiress
Sarkozy was unexpectedly summoned for a face-to-face encounter with staff members of Liliane Bettencourt over claims he accepted envelopes stuffed with cash.
# sacrebleu
Sarkozy faces a slew of legal inquiries in French court
France’s ex-president is being questioned about media spying, cash from Muammar Gaddafi, the ‘Karachi’ affair and financial backing from Liliane Bettencourt.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
Strauss-Kahn says he was set up in the aftermath of maid scandal
The former IMF boss says his political opponents orchestrated events to end his bid for the French presidency.
# School Shooting
France: Major manhunt under way after fatal shootings
France has raised its terror alert to red following the attacks; meanwhile, one minute’s silence will be observed to honour the victims today.
# France
Four people killed in French school shooting
The incident took place in Toulouse, with French media reporting up to four people dead, including three children. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called it a “frightening tragedy”
# France
France: Marine Le Pen set to run in presidential election
The far-right candidate has secured the support of 500 elected officials, as required for those standing in the French presidential election.
# France
Sarkozy apologises over son's tomato throwing incident
A tomato and marbles were thrown at a policewoman outside the presidential palace.
# l'immigration
Sarkozy: France has too many foreigners
The French president, who is currently trailing in the opinion polls for next month’s election, said France needs to cut its number of immigrants and introduce tougher controls.
# France
In pictures, video: Sarkozy seeks refuge from booing crowd
Several hundred protesters booed the president during his visit to Bayonne.
# France
Sarkozy calls for new legislation on 'Armenian genocide denial'
Recent legislation relating to the deaths of thousands of Armenians in WWI was struck down yesterday by France’s Constitutional Court.
# Greece
Greece leaders reach deal on more austerity and cuts
The Greek Prime Minister said that there was “broad agreement” on all points of the new programme -with one exception.
# Review 2011
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# Euro
Cameron threatens to block Merkozy's EU Treaties change
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are due to present plans for a new EU treaty – but Britain is threatening to veto the proposals.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# France
Video: Nicolas Sarkozy attacked while meeting the public
The French president’s security wasted no time in tackling the man who grabbed at Sarkozy.
# EU summit
Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit
Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.
# race row
Sarkozy ready to intervene in football racism row, says French media
French president is reportedly ready to step in and ask Laurent Blanc not to resign as manager of national side over quota controversy.
France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants
Germany and France are furious with Italy for granting temporary residence papers to Tunisian immigrants and, in an affront to the EU principle of free movement, the French authorities have refused entry to some immigrants at the border.
# France
Local election defeat on the cards for Sarkozy's ruling party
France’s involvement in Libyan coalition campaign hasn’t made much of an impression on voters closer to home.
# Sarkozy
Sarkozy’s party outperformed in local elections
Preliminary results suggest opposition Socialists took majority of votes amid low turnout.
# Libya
Gaddafi's son says Libya funded "clown" Sarkozy's presidential campaign
French resident’s office denies allegations of funding source. Meanwhile, Libyan troops move closer to rebel-held Benghazi.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?
Michael Noonan’s in Europe today, trying to persuade EU leaders to see things our way. What do you think he should do?
# Roma
Germany and French at odds over Roma issue
The German Chancellor strenuously denies Nicolas Sarkozy’s claim that Germany intends to dismantle Roma camps.
# Bettencourt Scandal
French newspaper claims Sarkozy ordered spying
Le Monde accuses French president of calling for surveillance on reporters.
# Aid Worker Killed
Sarkozy warns of revenge for aid worker's death
President responds to murder of 78-year-old Frenchman.