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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 ...

French press review 24 February 2015

The French military dominate two of this morning's front pages, but the stories could hardly be more different.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron in the National Assembly on Thursday
20/02/2015 - France

French government survives confidence vote despite left-wing rebellion

France's government has won a confidence vote with rebels in the ruling Socialist Party refusing to back a right-wing motion of no confidence.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls in French National Assembly
17/02/2015 - France

French no-confidence vote looms as Socialist rebels deliver blow to Valls

In a moment of high drama on Tuesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls exposed his government to a vote of no-confidence, in a desperate bid to force the passage of the controversial Macron ...
Bernard Tapie, July, 2013.
17/02/2015 - France

French court overturns 403-million-euro payout to tycoon Tapie

The Paris court of appeal on Tuesday overturned a controversial 2008 decision to award 403 million euros to high-profile French businessman Bernard Tapie, who might now be asked to repay the ...
Socialist candidate Frédéric Barbier elected in Doubs
09/02/2015 - France

Socialist candidate narrowly beats Front National in French by-election

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major test since the Paris ...

French weekly magazines review 08 February 2015

For better or worse, you know where you stand with the French weeklies. Or, rather, you know where they stand.
Posters supporting Socialist  candidate Frédéric Barbier (L) and the Front National's Sophie Montel in the Doubs by-election
08/02/2015 - France

France's Front National hopes for third MP in litmus test by-election

The second round of a by-election in eastern France could see a third MP from the far-right Front National (FN) in the French parliament, although the latest opinion poll showed the Socialist ...
Election posters in Herimoncourt in the Doubs constituency
04/02/2015 - France

Sarkozy’s UMP split over refusal to back Socialists against Front National in by-election

France’s main right-wing opposition party, the UMP, was split on Wednesday after its executive committee refused to take sides in a by-election that could see the far-right Front National (FN) ...
Former UMP president Jean-François Copé
03/02/2015 - France

France's former opposition leader Copé under investigation over Sarkozy fine

Jean-François Copé, former president of the right wing opposition UMP party, has been placed under official investigation for suspected misuse of funds, according to judicial ...