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      October 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Silva blames ‘old politics’ for defeat | Support fell for environmentalist outsider after PT unleashed slick...

    2. October 5, 2014

      Choose weapons of peace over the rhetoric of war

      The barbaric murder of Alan Henning is a fresh call for more efficiency in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

    1. September 19, 2014

      Q&A: the return of Nicolas Sarkozy

      Who is Nicolas Sarkozy? Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa was France’s 23rd president, from May 2007 until his...

    2. March 18, 2013

      Elite barrister Metzner found dead

      The death of one of France’s most formidable criminal barristers, whose clients included Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega...

    3. April 19, 2012

      Favourites ponder run-off strategies

      As they rally their supporters for Sunday’s first round of the French presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy and François...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2012

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, David Pilling: India’s ‘bumble bee’ defies gravity Who is the most...

    5. February 15, 2012

      ‘Le candidat’ may yet stumble at Sarko’s feet

      After weeks of teasing French voters, Nicolas Sarkozy fired the starting gun on Wednesday evening. He will, as expected, be...

    6. The A-List

      February 15, 2012

      Let the French presidential games begin!

      After weeks of teasing the French voters Nicolas Sarkozy is set to fire the starting gun on Wednesday evening. He will, as...

    7. December 11, 2011

      De Villepin to run for the Elysée

      Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin, has announced his intention to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the French...

    8. September 14, 2011

      De Villepin wins Clearstream appeal

      A French appeals court has cleared Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, of complicity in the Clearstream...

    9. September 11, 2011

      Chirac and de Villepin accused over cash

      A former adviser to Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin has accused the former French president and prime minister of...

    10. September 5, 2011

      Chirac trial to be held in his absence

      The corruption trial of Jacques Chirac can go ahead without the presence of the former French president, a court has...

    11. May 29, 2011

      French minister resigns over sex allegations

      A French junior minister resigned on Sunday to fight allegations of sexual assault as President Nicolas Sarkozy moved to...

    12. March 25, 2011

      The Diary: Fatima Bhutto

      To India, where I’m on a panel with Germaine Greer. We have been invited to the India Today Conclave to discuss whether or...

    13. March 20, 2011

      Sarkozy’s Libya stance wins widespread backing

      President Nicolas Sarkozy was suitably solemn as he stood alone before the world’s press this weekend to announce the...

    14. January 5, 2011

      Reader and writer who made his mark

      From Mr Jonathan Fenby. Sir, In his entertaining article on political leaders who read and write (December 30), John...

    15. December 31, 2010

      Spectre at the Sarkozy feast

      From Mr Nicholas Coulson. Sir, Peggy Hollinger (“At home with the Sarkozys”, Notebook, December 29) tactfully omits one...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2010

      Sarkozy embroiled in arms sale scandal

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, has become embroiled in a fresh political funding scandal involving alleged kickbacks...

    17. November 22, 2010

      Sarkozy embroiled in arms sale scandal

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, has become embroiled in a fresh political funding scandal involving alleged kickbacks...

    18. November 9, 2010

      Sarkozy invokes spirit of de Gaulle

      Nicolas Sarkozy laid claim to the political heritage of Charles de Gaulle as he sought to heal divisions created by pension...

    19. September 16, 2010

      French deputies support pensions overhaul

      An overhaul of France’s pay-as-you go pensions system passed its first legislative hurdle when it won the approval of the...

    20. June 18, 2010

      A Gaullist 'Non' no longer looks out of place

      Seventy years ago today, a historic broadcast on the BBC calling on France not to accept defeat at the hands of the Germans,...

    21. June 17, 2010

      Harsher times may call for Gaullism

      Seventy years ago today, a historic broadcast on the BBC calling on France not to accept defeat at the hands of the Germans,...

    22. May 5, 2010

      Taipei wins €630m in arms sale damages

      France's arms industry was under scrutiny yesterday after an arbitration court ordered the payment of €630m ($820m, £548m)...

    23. May 4, 2010

      Taiwan wins damages over French defence sale

      France’s arms industry was under scrutiny on Tuesday after an arbitration court ordered the payment of €630m ($820m) in...

    24. March 26, 2010

      De Villepin to form new party in challenge for the presidency

      Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister and sworn enemy of Nicolas Sarkozy, president, yesterday announced...

    25. March 25, 2010

      De Villepin to form new party

      Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister and sworn enemy of President Nicolas Sarkozy, announced plans on...

    26. March 23, 2010

      Sarkozy at bay from his rivals

      Mid-term elections are always an opportunity for a disgruntled public to give their government a good kicking. President...

    27. March 23, 2010

      Sarkozyism's survival put to test

      "The collapse of Sarkozyism" was how Jean-Marie Le Pen described the heavy defeat inflicted on France's governing UMP...

    28. March 22, 2010

      Sarkozyism’s survival put to test

      ”The collapse of Sarkozyism” was how Jean-Marie Le Pen described the heavy defeat inflicted on France’s governing UMP...

    29. February 2, 2010

      Hummer deal is still making noises in Beijing

      Depending on how you define an automaker, China has about 100 already, and so it is scant wonder if the regulators in...

    30. February 2, 2010

      Hummer deal is still making noises in Beijing

      Depending on how you define an automaker, China has about 100 already, so it is scant wonder if the regulators in Beijing...

    31. February 2, 2010

      Verdicts help two fallen French idols stage comebacks

      The verdicts fell last week in a couple of high profile legal cases, one in New York, the other in Paris, involving two...

    32. January 30, 2010

      Prosecutor stirs judicial storm by appealing on de Villepin acquittal

      A storm was brewing yesterday over the independence of France's judicial system after the public prosecutor decided to...

    33. January 29, 2010

      Judgment leaves president with taste of sour grapes

      One euro in damages and an acquittal of his old foe Dominique de Villepin were hardly the presents Nicolas Sarkozy, the...

    34. January 29, 2010

      De Villepin cleared of Sarkozy smear

      Dominique de Villepin, France's former prime minister, signalled his return to the political front line yesterday after...

    35. January 29, 2010

      Protégés fell out over ambitions to succeed Chirac

      What was the Clearstream trial about?In 2004 President Nicolas Sarkozy's name was included on a list of false bank accounts...

    36. January 29, 2010

      Desire to succeed Chirac caused friction

      What was the Clearstream trial about?In 2004 President Nicolas Sarkozy's name was included on a list of false bank accounts...

    37. January 28, 2010

      Fallout over ambitions to succeed Chirac

      What was the Clearstream trial about? In 2004 President Nicolas Sarkozy’s name was included on a list of false bank accounts...

    38. January 28, 2010

      Trial gains Sarkozy €1 and a black eye

      One euro in damages and an acquittal of his old foe Dominique de Villepin were hardly the presents Nicolas Sarkozy, the...

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