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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande sworn in as French president


May 15th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Francois Hollande was sworn in as the new president of France Tuesday for a five-year term. He became the first Socialist leader to occupy the Elysee ... Read more...

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Sarkozy accepts French PM’s resignation


May 11th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 10 (IANS) Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday accepted the resignation of the government led by Prime Minister Francois Fillon."Prime Minister Francois Fillon presented today (Thursday) to the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to return to old law firm


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will be quitting politics to return to his old job as a lawyer at a legal firm in Paris, a media ... Read more...

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‘Sarkozy got 50 million euros from Gaddafi’


April 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A document has been made public in Paris that says French President Nicolas Sarkozy received 50 million euros (around $65 million) from slain Libyan leader Muammar ... Read more...

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Hollande gives Sarkozy a run for his money (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stood second in the first round of France's presidential poll, faces a tough challenge from socialist Francois Hollande as the country ... Read more...

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Sarkozy challenges Hollande to public debates


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) President Nicolas Sarkozy has challenged socialist Francois Hollande, who won the first round of France's presidential poll, to hold three public debates with him before the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy pledges budget surplus if re-elected


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS) Incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to reach 0.5 percent surplus of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and pledged to stick to growth targets ... Read more...

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Sarkozy says sorry as son hits cop with tomato


March 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Nicolas Sarkozy had to apologise after his 15-year-old son threw a tomato at a cop guarding the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president.Louis ... Read more...

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Iran not concerned if Europe doesn’t buy its oil: Official


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 23 (IANS) Iran has no fear of not selling crude oil to Europe, a top Iranian official has said, following reports that France has urged the European Union ... Read more...

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France proposes new sanctions against Iran


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 22 (IANS) France has called on its western partners and the European Union to jointly impose new sanctions against Iran to force it to negotiate on its nuclear ... Read more...

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French soldier killed in Afghanistan


November 15th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) A French soldier was killed Monday in Afghanistan, bringing to 76 the total number of French troops who have died in the country since 2001, the ... Read more...

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Woman sets herself on fire in Paris


October 26th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) A 68-year-old woman tried to immolate herself Wednesday in front of the presidential Elysee Palace where ministers were having a cabinet meeting, but was saved by ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to visit Libya after Gaddafi’s capture


August 26th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy will pay a visit to Libya as soon as possible, but only after the capture of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a ... Read more...

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73 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001


August 12th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) The number of French soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001 has risen to 73, the government said Friday.The 73rd soldier was killed Thursday when his vehicle ... Read more...

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Kidnapped French journalists released in Afghanistan


June 30th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 29 (IANS) Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan more than a year ago have been released, the government said Wednesday.Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponnier, who worked ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises to intensify air strikes in Libya


April 21st, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 21 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to intensify raids against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and to back rebels and protect civilians.In an meeting ... Read more...

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Ivory Coast’s leader Gbagbo arrested (Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Abidjan, April 11 (IANS) Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo and his wife were detained Monday following a French-led military raid at his home in Abidjan, Xinhua reported.He was taken to ... Read more...

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France recognises rebel Libyan National Council


March 10th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France Thursday formally recognised the rebel Libyan National Council as the only legitimate governing body in the country and plans to send an ambassador to ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to attend G-20 finance ministers’ meet in Paris


February 17th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave for Paris on Thursday evening on a three-day visit to attend G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meet ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s ‘Alsace region still German’ gaffe sparks fury


January 20th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked outrage by saying that the Alsace region, won back from the Nazis after the World War II, was still 'in Germany'.He made ... Read more...

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‘Hugely embarrassing’ film on Sarkozy to show rise to power, divorce


January 12th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A new 'hugely embarrassing' film will depict French President Nicolas Sarkozy's life, right from his rise to power to the day his previous wife left him.Called 'The Conquest', ... Read more...

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How Brown used Sarkozy to wreck Blair’s dream of becoming Euro Prez


November 28th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrecked Tony Blair's dream of becoming President of Europe by provoking a heated row with Nicolas Sarkozy, reveals a book.The French ... Read more...

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Security around Sarkozy tightened after Greek police intercept letter bomb


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Security has been stepped up around French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni after Greek police seized a letter bomb which was sent to him.Anti-terrorist police ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s ’stepping on steps’ mantra to tower over taller women in heels!


September 29th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has yet again proved that he is sensitive about his height.The leader politely bent down to kiss his royal visitor's hand, reports the Daily ... Read more...

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Bruni flouts 200-yr-old Paris rule banning women from wearing trousers


September 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni is said to have flouted a 200-year-old rule banning women from wearing trousers - by sporting them at the Elysee Palace in Paris.According ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama never said life ‘hell’: France, US


September 17th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) The French government and its embassy in the US have denied a controversial conversation detailed in a book which claims both the French and American first ladies agreed ... Read more...

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Rachida Dati’s ‘plan to oust Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from Elysee Palace’


September 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): An official biography has claimed that Rachida Dati, a rival and former justice minister, targeted French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to oust her from the Elysée Palace to ... Read more...

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Bruni camp releasing own biography to scupper scathing unauthorised version


September 16th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Carla Bruni's supporters are planning to release a positive biography of the French first lady in a bid to negate the effect of another "unauthorised" biography of the ... Read more...

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Bruni camp releasing biography to clash with scathing unauthorised version


September 16th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Carla Bruni's supporters are planning to release a positive biography of the French first lady in a bid to negate the effect of another "unauthorised" biography of the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy aides enlisted spies to stop press leaks: Report


September 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 13 (DPA) The French daily Le Monde said Monday that aides for President Nicolas Sarkozy enlisted intelligence agents to stop government leaks about the investigations concerning Labour Minister Eric Woerth ... Read more...

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‘Bruni-Sarkozy invited former lovers on holidays with husband’


September 13th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has humiliated her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy by inviting her former lovers on holidays with the couple, a book claimed. The book titled ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni portrayed as a ‘female Don Juan’ in biography


September 12th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): A leading investigative journalist has claimed that French First Lady Carla Bruni is a 'female Don Juan' who humiliated her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy by inviting three former ... Read more...

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Bruni ‘humiliates hubby Sarkozy by inviting exes on holiday’


September 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): A leading investigative journalist has claimed that French First Lady Carla Bruni is a 'female Don Juan' who humiliated her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy by inviting three former ... Read more...

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Book on ’secret lovers’ of Carla Bruni set to release in France


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 02 (ANI): A controversial new book which will give insight on "secret life and lovers" of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is all set to be published in France this month.Lawyers for French ... Read more...

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