A public outcry over the charges is growing.
[credit provider=”The former French prime minister, François Fillon (L), and the UMP general secretary, Jean-François Copé (R) from en.wikipedia.org and en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Francois_Fillon_IMG_3389.jpg”] Rolling news TV channels and morning radio talkshows are loving it. For the past 10 days, the two rival factions battling over the leadership of the main conservative […]
Given the remarkable backlash from the markets and entrepreneurs of France against Socialist President Francois Hollande, you might expect France’s major centre-right party, UMP, to be gathering momentum.
[credit provider=”(Photo by Franck Prevel/Getty Images) “] A French magazine has published allegations that the team of Nicolas Sarkozy were the target of a US-born cyber espionage operation, just before this year’s French election which Sarkozy went on to lose.L’Express writes that several members of Sarkozy’s team were targeted by […]
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvW9EFZ6rkM&feature=fvwrel”] Mary-Kate Olsen is a former child star and budding fashion designer. But lately, she’s been making headlines for her relationship with Nicolas Sarkozy’s half-brother, Olivier. The press is interested in their age different (he’s 42, she’s 26), and opulent vacations and apartments.
[credit provider=”@Quentin_Laurent” url=”http://www.twitter.com/Quentin_Laurent”] Francois Hollande was swept into the French presidency this summer on a wave of promises — tax hikes, the end of France’s divided society, and a president who was “Mr. Normal” rather than the bling bling style of Nicolas Sarkozy.For many, however, there’s been disappointment. Proposed tax […]
[credit provider=”AP”] This is part of our series on The Sexiest CEOs Alive.Frédéric Oudéa, the CEO of French bank Société Générale, came from a well-to-do Parisian family and elite French schools.
The mansion and lawyers’ offices of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni have been raided by French police, according to French newspaper Le Monde.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will announce a basket of proposals for reforming the eurozone called the “pact for competitiveness” this Friday.
[credit provider=”AP”] Nicolas Sarkozy “laughed uncontrollably” when told Dominique Strauss-Kahn had been caught partaking in an orgy with prostitutes but swore his aides to silence and went on to name him IMF head, a new book claims.Les Strauss-Kahn, written by Raphaëlle Bacqué and Ariane Chemin, journalists at Le Monde, provides […]
Here’s Francois Hollande, leaning in to kiss Socialist Senator Nicole Bricq at his own inauguration as French President, when she stiffens and awkwardly responds (according to our best translation) “I’m full of lipstick, Francois”.
[credit provider=”Marc Piasecki/Getty Images”] Socialist Francois Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election has left France’s centre-right stuck between a rock and a hard place: do they align with the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, get a majority in the national legislature and defeat the Left, or do they risk losing […]
[credit provider=”Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/french-president-nicolas-sarkozy-speaks-during-the-ump-news-photo/139320283″] Nicolas Sarkozy is due to leave the Elysée next week, and has told supporters he does not see a future for himself in active politics.Unfortunately, there might be a rude surprise waiting for Sarkozy in the real world — The Telegraph notes that Sarkozy will […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=Hollande&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=1w&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1335189777&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=ca77f487613d41bc882bab53eea0eb61&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] French President-elect Francois Hollande has been portrayed in the media as the complete opposite to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, which has led world leaders to question whether Hollande will modify or overturn any of Sarkozy’s foreign policy initiatives.”His lack of experience [only four points of his 60-point […]
[credit provider=”(Photo by Franck Prevel/Getty Images) “] Europe greeted with excitement—and exasperation—the arrival of the “President of Growth,” as Le Figaro has renamed François Hollande, perhaps tongue in cheek given its conservative bend.Merkel would receive him with “open arms,” but the fiscal union pact that 25 of 27 EU countries […]
[credit provider=”AP”] According to a survey of 10,000 voters conducted by Opinionway for Le Figaro (not online), 93 per cent of French Muslims voted for Francois Hollande in the second round of the French election, La Vie reports.Another poll put Muslim support for Hollande at 85 per cent.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Dominique Charriau”] Nicolas Sarkozy told aides on Monday that he was quitting active politics for good, acting on an earlier promise. But he said he would continue to be a member of the Conservative UMP party, The Telegraph reports.”A page is turning for me. I won’t be candidate […]