Sarkozy camp fumbles corruption row response

Sarkozy camp fumbles corruption row response

President Nicolas Sarkozy's allies came out fighting on Friday as a graft scandal threatened to derail his re-election bid, but their panicked response drew more fire from his opponents.

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Friends at war over ‘Amigo’ lottery jackpot

An argument over who should pocket the €1 million ($1.35 million) winnings from a lottery ticket has ended up pitting two long-term friends against each other. 

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Minister’s uncle held hostage in carjacking

A relative of a high-profile minister has become the latest victim in a car park kidnapping crime spree that has targeted wealthy Parisians.

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Veil fines a ‘travesty of justice:’ Amnesty

France's fines on women for wearing the full-face covering niqab veil, imposed for the first time by a court Thursday, are a "travesty of justice," Amnesty International said.

Carla Bruni expected to give birth in 10 days

Carla Bruni expected to give birth in 10 days

President Nicolas Sarkozy's father let slip to a German newspaper on Thursday that his daughter-in-law is due to give birth on October 3rd.

Strauss-Kahn to meet face-to-face with Banon

Strauss-Kahn to meet face-to-face with Banon

French prosecutors will set up a face-to-face confrontation between former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the young French writer who has accused him of attempted rape, they said on Friday.

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Israel rejects French compromise plan

Israel on Friday rejected a proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to upgrade the Palestinians' UN status and admit them as a non-member state, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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Three policemen kill themselves on same day

Three police officers in the Paris area committed suicide on Thursday, all within a few hours of each other.