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# sarkozy - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge

Sarkozy claims he is innocent of all the charges against him.

# sarkozy - Monday 22 August, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy declares candidacy for French presidential election

The French politician broke the news on his official Twitter account today.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement

A source says that the inquiry doesn’t have to give a reason.

# sarkozy - Friday 19 September, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy just launched his political comeback - on Facebook

Remember this guy? He’s back…

# sarkozy - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

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.

# sarkozy - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Sarkozy says France is trying to 'humiliate and destroy' him

The former French President took to the airwaves to fight back.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Former French President charged with corruption

The charge looks set to end Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback.

# sarkozy - Thursday 21 March, 2013

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.

# sarkozy - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Sunday 6 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am.

# sarkozy - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Strauss-Kahn says he was set up in the aftermath of maid scandal DSK

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.

# sarkozy - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Monday 19 March, 2012

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”

# sarkozy - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Monday 12 March, 2012

Sarkozy apologises over son's tomato throwing incident

A tomato and marbles were thrown at a policewoman outside the presidential palace.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

In pictures, video: Sarkozy seeks refuge from booing crowd France This post contains videos This post contains images

In pictures, video: Sarkozy seeks refuge from booing crowd

Several hundred protesters booed the president during his visit to Bayonne.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes Review 2011 This post contains videos

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.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# sarkozy - Thursday 30 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Video: Nicolas Sarkozy attacked while meeting the public France This post contains videos

Video: Nicolas Sarkozy attacked while meeting the public

The French president’s security wasted no time in tackling the man who grabbed at Sarkozy.

# sarkozy - Thursday 23 June, 2011

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.

# sarkozy - Friday 17 June, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

# sarkozy - Sunday 8 May, 2011

From The42 Sarkozy ready to intervene in football racism row, says French media 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.

# sarkozy - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

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.

# sarkozy - Saturday 26 March, 2011

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 - Monday 21 March, 2011

Sarkozy’s party outperformed in local elections

Preliminary results suggest opposition Socialists took majority of votes amid low turnout.

# sarkozy - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

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.

# sarkozy - Monday 14 March, 2011

Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# sarkozy - Friday 17 September, 2010

Germany and French at odds over Roma issue

The German Chancellor strenuously denies Nicolas Sarkozy’s claim that Germany intends to dismantle Roma camps.

# sarkozy - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

French newspaper claims Sarkozy ordered spying

Le Monde accuses French president of calling for surveillance on reporters.

# sarkozy - Monday 26 July, 2010

FRENCH PRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy has condemned the murder of a 78-year-old French aid worker by Islamic militants in northern Africa. Engineer Michel Germaneau was allegedly killed on Satuday by al Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb (AQIM).

The group released a statement today claiming to have killed the Frenchman in response to a recent joint French-Mauritian raid on the AQIM.

President Sarkozy condemned the murder of Germaneau, and said that his death would not go unpunished:

Far from weakening our determination, this death has reinforced it.

Germaneau was kidnapped in northern Niger on 20 April. He had been working to build healthy systems and schools for aid agency Enimal.

French troops acting in conjunction with Mauritian soldiers, tried to free him last week. However, the hostage was not found and six AQIM members were killed in the raid.

The statement, read by AQIM’s leader Abdelhamid Abu Zayd, said: “Sarkozy was unable to free his compatriot through this failed operation but he definitely opened one of the gates of hell on himself, his people, and his nation,” according to Aljazeera.

AQIM is believed to be holding two Spaniards after kidnapping them over seven months ago, and has been blamed for murdering British man Edwin Dyer, 60, last summer. Italian Sergio Cicala and his wife were held by the group for four months before their release in April.