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Suspected migrants sit on the ground after being detained in an early morning raid conducted by Libyan security forces in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2015.
18/05/2015 - Africa - Libya - Eritrea - Europe

EU military mission in Libya won't tackle root causes of migrant crisis

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to send naval ships to Libya to target smuggler boats, responsible for bringing thousands of migrants to Europe's doorstep.
Former French interior minister Claude Guéant talks to RFI
08/03/2015 - France

Ex-Sarkozy aide charged with tax evasion in Libya election finance probe

A former French interior minister and key ally of right-wing leader Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with tax evasion and forgery in a case linked to allegations that Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya ...
Claude Guéant with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 in Tripoli with Moamer Kadhafi
06/03/2015 - France - Libya

Former French interior minister Guéant detained over Sarkozy Libya finance allegations

Former French interior minister Claude Guéant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the alleged financing by Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 ...
Security forces outside the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli last month
17/02/2015 - Report: Italy - Libya

Italy closes Tripoli embassy as Libya marks four years without Kadhafi

Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its citizens as the conflict in the country worsens, as Libyans marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi on ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister
16/09/2014 - France - Libya

UN must deal with 'terrorist threat' in Libya, French defence minister

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that the "terrorist threat" in Libya must be addressed at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, alongside the dangers of ...
Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy at his residence, in Paris, July, 2 2014.
02/07/2014 - France

Sarkozy breaks silence as corruption charges loom

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, currently under investigation for alleged corruption and influence peddling, has announced he will go on national radio and TV on Wednesday evening.
Thierry Herzog, former president Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer
30/06/2014 - France

Sarkozy's lawyer in custody in French corruption probe

Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer and two magistrates were taken into custody for questioning on Monday in relation to a corruption probe.


French press review 25 June 2014

The case of a paraplegic man is taken to the European human rights court. Islamist violence in Syria spills over into Iraq ... and Europe. Libya teeters between counter-revolution and implosion.

French weekly magazines review 18 May 2014

The French magazines sprang up in arms this week after last week’s virtual silence despite the international indignation about Boko Haram’s plans to sell the 276 girls kidnapped from a ...

French press review 29 April 2014

Alstom, the Pacific Basin and Kadhafi's son Saif's trial are among the subjects in today's French papers ..