Sarkozy to sue over Qaddhafi cash claim

Sarkozy to sue over Qaddhafi cash claim

Nicolas Sarkozy vowed on Monday to sue a website that claimed Muammar Qaddhafi financed his 2007 presidential election, seeking to spin the charge in the crucial final week before France goes to the polls.

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Woman and child fall from fourth-floor flat

A mother and her two-year-old son are both in hospital with serious injuries after falling from their fourth floor apartment in Ivry sur Seine, south east of Paris.

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Sarkozy’s party pal slams ‘puerile’ pink paint job

Windows reserved especially for President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party campaign posters were painted pink by an anonymous decorator in La Rochelle this weekend.

First Miss Black France causes controversy

First Miss Black France causes controversy

Controversial beauty contest “Miss Black France” crowned a Senegalese student in Paris this weekend. But the event, picketed by far-right protesters, has divided opinion in France.

French workers targeted in Swiss hate campaign

French workers targeted in Swiss hate campaign

Residents of France who work across the border in Geneva have become the targets of a virulent anti-migrant campaign calling for their houses and cars to be burned.

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‘Turtle and hare’ in race for French presidency

They are both 57 years old, but few men could be more different than Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, the rival candidates jockeying to win France's presidential election next Sunday.

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French journalist ‘taken hostage’ in Colombia

A French journalist reported missing in Colombia after a gunbattle between government forces and leftist rebels has apparently been kidnapped, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday.

Scandals hit candidates as polling day looms

Scandals hit candidates as polling day looms

French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande headed into the last round of his battle with Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday, with both candidates threatened by the shadow of scandal.