IN PICTURES: The top 10 news stories from France in 2014
The title says it all. Here's a countdown of the top 10 French news stories of the year. Some of them have been about disasters, some have been disastrous for France's president but they've all made news around the world in the last 12 months. What else would you have added in?
10. The returning hero?: "Not only do I want (to come back), but I don't have a choice." That’s how the divisive Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s ex president, ‘modestly’ hinted at a return to French politics back in September. By November he was back at the helm of his right-wing UMP ship hoping to reach the presidential palace again. He may have recently been embroiled in a fraud case and left office as an unpopular leader, but Sarko’s return illustrates just how disillusioned French voters are with the current status quo.
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