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French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption
French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said Wednesday, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.

French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption
Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source
Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source

Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning in a widening corruption probe, a judicial source told AFP, in an unprecedented move against a former French president.

Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source
Hollande says judge slur by Sarkozy backers unacceptable
Hollande says judge slur by Sarkozy backers unacceptable

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said respect for judges was sacrosanct after backers of his predecessor questioned the credentials of a magistrate who charged Nicolas Sarkozy in a corruption probe.

Hollande says judge slur by Sarkozy backers unacceptable
Judge in Sarkozy probe receives bullet in post
Judge in Sarkozy probe receives bullet in post

The judge who charged former president Nicolas Sarkozy with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman has received a bullet and a death threat in the post, say lawyers.

Judge in Sarkozy probe receives bullet in post
French right close to collapse after talks fail
French right close to collapse after talks fail

France's main right-wing opposition party was close to collapse on Monday after talks failed to resolve a bitter leadership dispute and an ex-prime minister vowed to take the battle to the courts.

French right close to collapse after talks fail
Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report
Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report

Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has told judges he received no money from France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, amid allegations that his 2007 election campaign was illegally financed.

Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report
Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case
Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday avoided indictment in an investigation into allegations that his 2007 election campaign was financed with funds secured illegally from France's richest woman.

Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case
Battle to lead French opposition collapses into confusion
Battle to lead French opposition collapses into confusion

The battle to succeed former president Nicolas Sarkozy at the helm of France's main opposition party, the UMP, was left undecided early Monday after both candidates claimed victory amid allegations of ballot rigging.

Battle to lead French opposition collapses into confusion
Sarkozy resurfaces at New York bank conference
Sarkozy resurfaces at New York bank conference

Five months after losing re-election, an unshaven French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy appeared Thursday at a New York banking conference and reportedly said he looked forward to a "new life."

Sarkozy resurfaces at New York bank conference
France enthralled by first lady's battle with Hollande ex
France enthralled by first lady's battle with Hollande ex

France's Socialist President Francois Hollande hoped he could keep his love life private and distinguish himself from his showy predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

France enthralled by first lady's battle with Hollande ex
Police raid Sarkozy office in campaign finance probe: lawyer
Police raid Sarkozy office in campaign finance probe: lawyer

French police searched Nicolas Sarkozy's offices and home Tuesday as part of their probe into suspected illegal financing of his successful 2007 presidential election campaign.

Police raid Sarkozy office in campaign finance probe: lawyer
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Nicolas Sarkozy. ©REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Ex-president of France hopes to remain friends with Nazarbayev

I sincerely hope that my successor will continue the remarkable partnership between France and Kazakhstan: Nicolas Sarkozy.

Ex-president of France hopes to remain friends with Nazarbayev
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Nicolas Sarkozy at the meeting in Astana (2009). ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan President hopes to maintain friendship with Sarkozy

Kazakhstan President has sent a telegram to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Kazakhstan President hopes to maintain friendship with Sarkozy

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