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François Fillon
06/10/2014

French press review 06 ctober 2014

The papers devote a lot of front-page space to trying to understand yesterday's protest marches by French conservatives.
02/10/2014

French press review 02 ctober 2014

France's Catholic daily looks back on a long career. The 2015 budget gets a mixed reception. Hong Kong's protests are analysed.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy addresses a public meeting in Lambersart last month
02/10/2014 - France

French police detain Sarkozy ally in election-funding corruption probe

French police on Thursday detained a close ally of Nicolas Sarkozy and two other officials from his UMP party. On Wednesday three former directors of a PR firm were charged in the same inquiry

"The match has begun!" declared right-wing presidential hopeful Alain Juppé on Sunday
21/09/2014 - France

French right-wing presidential hopefuls square up to Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s main rivals as right-wing candidate in France’s 2017 presidential election squared up to the former president on Sunday after his political comeback on Friday.

21/09/2014

French weekly magazines review 21 September 2014

The weeklies are relishing the return to politics of one of France’s most divisive figures – Nicolas Sarkozy.
Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...
With friends like these ...Jean-François Copé (L) Alain Juppé (C) François Fillon (R)
10/06/2014 - Explainer: France

Sarkozy comeback looms over UMP crisis meeting

Sarkozy seems set to shave but will not ride a white horse.

28/05/2014

French press review 28 May 2014

UMP's Fillon and Copé, Shakespeare's Juliet and nuclear power prices are all in today's papers.

Jean-Françaois Copé speaks to RFI
28/02/2014 - France

New corruption accusations hit French right

France's mainstream right party, the UMP, is in trouble again after its leader, Jean-François Copé, has been accused of handing out juicy contracts to his friends during Nicolas ...
Morocco's King Mohamed VI
25/02/2014 - France - Morocco

Hollande phones Moroccan king to smooth diplomatic tensions

French president François Hollande telephoned Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Tuesday to smooth diplomatic relations following civil lawsuits filed in Paris on Thursday, which accused Morocco's ...
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