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George Bush to get Estonian Order for expanding NATO


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US ex-president George Bush Jr. will receive Estonia's highest state decoration for foreigners for his role in Estonia's 2004 accession to NATO, the Delfi news ... Read more...

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French ex-president Chirac found guilty of corruption


December 15th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Former French president Jacques Chirac was Thursday found guilty of corruption in a trial over illegal financing of the political party he once led, a media ... Read more...

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Former French president Chirac on trial for corruption


March 7th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- A Paris court on Monday began trial against former French President Jacques Chirac for corruption while being mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, Radio France Internationale (RFI) ... Read more...

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Chirac’s lawyers to seek postponement of fraud trial on grounds of Alzheimer’s


January 31st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan.31 (ANI): Lawyers representing former French president Jacques Chirac have claimed that may have Alzheimer's disease, and therefore, may not be in a position to face a corruption trial next month.The ... Read more...

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French MPs vote against antismoking rule censoring iconic smokers on posters


January 20th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): French MPs have voted against an antismoking rule that has deprived many iconic figures of their cigarettes and pipes in posters or photos.Authorities had removed smouldering Gauloises from ... Read more...

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Zardari benefited in French submarine deal?


January 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) A French court has seized the official Pakistani documents containing details about how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from a massive secret payments linked to the sale ... Read more...

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Zardari took ‘massive secret commissions’ for securing French submarine deal: Report


January 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 15(ANI): Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by ... Read more...

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Putin knew about plot to ‘assassinate’ former Russian spy in London: Wikileaks


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Senior US officials believed that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin knew about the operation to murder former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, according to classified US diplomatic cables released ... Read more...

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Villepin backs ‘France-Pak arms deal kickbacks’ claims against Sarkozy


November 26th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 26 (ANI): Former French premier Dominique de Villepin said that he had "very strong suspicions" that French officials had received illegal payments related to arms deals for Pakistan in 1995.Villepin ... Read more...

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2002 Karachi attack on French engineers contributed to further suicide blasts in Pak?


November 20th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Karachi suicide attack on French naval engineers on May 8, 2002- allegedly in retaliation against the cancelling of commissions for one of the France-Pak arms deals- could ... Read more...

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Former minister confirms unholy France-Pak arms sale kickbacks deal


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 18 (ANI): Former French Defence Minister Charles Millon has confirmed the existence of kickbacks in arms deals with Pakistan, whose cancellation allegedly resulted in a deadly 2002 Karachi bombing.According ... Read more...

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The most hated man in France? (France Diary)


October 31st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) A television caricature programme recently showed French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking his aides, "Why, oh why, am I the most hated man in all of France?"The ... Read more...

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‘Kickbacks and killings’ arms deal scandal back to haunt Sarkozy, Zardari?


October 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct 8 (ANI): France is all set to launch an investigation into the alleged embezzlement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, from arms deals ... Read more...

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Chirac could face 10-yr prison term if convicted for embezzlement


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sept 22 (ANI): Jacques Chirac, the former French President, would reportedly stand trial over embezzlement charges in a Paris court early next year.Chirac, who would be the first modern French leader ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s biopic may upset his applecart ahead of elections


August 31st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new biopic on the career of French President might just end up making him angry, as it will be released uncomfortably close to his bid for re-election.The ... Read more...

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Sarkozy accused of being involved in 1990s political funding scandal


February 6th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb.6 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being accused of being "at the heart" of a political scandal involving claims that 11 French submarine engineers were murdered in Karachi to punish ... Read more...

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Sarkozy presents Clint Eastwood with French honour


November 14th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has presented movie icon Clint Eastwood with the nation's highest cultural honour. Eastwood was made a commander in the prestigious Legion of Honour in Paris ... Read more...

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Clint Eastwood lands France’s prestigious Legion of Honour


November 14th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 14 (ANI): Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood has been made a commander in France's prestigious Legion of Honour for his contribution to the entertainment industry.French President Nicolas Sarkozy bestowed the American ... Read more...

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Ex-French President Chirac lost his virginity in an Algiers bordello Home


November 8th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov. 8 (ANI): Former French President Jacques Chirac has come up with a surprising revelation about his private life - the loss of his virginity.In "Each Step Must Itself Be a ... Read more...

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Ex-French President Chirac lost his virginity in an Algiers bordello


November 4th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov.4 (ANI): Former French President Jacques Chirac has come up with a surprising revelation about his private life - the loss of his virginity.In "Each Step Must Itself Be a Goal", ... Read more...

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Chirac memoir admits admiration for old foe Thatcher


November 4th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov.4 (ANI): Former French president Jacques Chirac has expressed a grudging admiration for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher despite their bitter clashes over Europe. Though the memoir is critical of ... Read more...

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France’s ex-president Chirac to be tried for fraud


October 30th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 30 (DPA) Former French president Jacques Chirac will be tried for abuse of public funds in an affair dating from 1983 to 1995, when he was mayor of Paris, French ... Read more...

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Bastille Day Celebrations In France


July 13th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
Come July 14 and the world will see France celebrate with aplomb its national holiday of Bastille Day. Every year this day is observed throughout the nation with much gusto, the very ... Read more...

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Three of five French voters unhappy with President Sarkozy’s performance


May 4th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 4 (ANI): Nearly two-thirds of French voters are disappointed by President Nicolas Sarkozy's performance since his election two years ago, according to a new poll. According to a Metro newspaper ... Read more...

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Shooed off from India, toxic French ship to be stripped in Britain


February 1st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Turned back from India, Turkey and Greece, the contaminated French aircraft carrier Le Clemenceau will finally be allowed to dock in a British port this week, where it ... Read more...

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US Pacific Fleet commander to witness R-Day parade


January 24th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Commander of US Pacific Fleet Admiral Robert Willard will be on a three-day visit to India from Sunday, during which he will also witness the Republic Day ... Read more...

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Nicolas Sarkozy had affair with cabinet colleague’’s wife four years ago


October 10th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): President Nicolas Sarkozy had an affair with the wife on one of his present Cabinet members, claims the former head of French police intelligence.The reported account is ... Read more...

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French veterans oppose Assad’s presence at Bastille Day parade


July 11th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 11 (DPA) The French government has banned a demonstration by French veterans meant in part to protest against the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an honoured guest at ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wins political victory with Betancourt release


July 3rd, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 3 (DPA) The Colombian security forces may have freed Ingrid Betancourt from the captivity of Colombia's largest leftist insurgency group, but French President Nicolas Sarkozy seems to have won a ... Read more...

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Women politicians make significant presence in Europe


July 1st, 2008 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Paris, July 1 (Xinhua) Spain's first woman Defence Minister Carme Chacon, one of the nine female ministers in Spain's 17-member cabinet, attracted world attention when she showed up in April, pregnant for ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni branded a modern day Marie Antoinette


June 30th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been compared to Marie Antoinette by one of the country's most influential political journals.According to Marianne, the country is sick ... Read more...

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Chirac awarded Russia’s highest state prize


June 13th, 2008 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, June 12 (DPA) Former French president Jacques Chirac was awarded Russia's highest state prize for "outstanding humanitarian achievement" in a pomp-filled ceremony at the Kremlin Thursday. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pinned ... Read more...

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Brown, Sarkozy to cooperate on nuclear energy


March 27th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, March 27 (DPA) France and Britain are committed to cooperate on the future development of a new generation of nuclear power plants, the two countries' leaders vowed Thursday. During a state ... Read more...

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Sarkozy advocates closer French-British ties


March 26th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, March 26 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy, ahead of an official visit to Britain, has called for closer bilateral ties. Both countries should perhaps "move from being cordial to being friendly," ... Read more...

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US threatened and cajoled Pakistan in run-up to Iraq invasion


March 24th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar.24 (ANI): The Bush Administration threatened and cajoled its allies, including Pakistan, in the run-up to the 2003 Iraqi invasion in a bid to seek support for its proposed ... Read more...

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