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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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)...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. January 28, 2010

    De Villepin faces retrial in Sarkozy smear case

    Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin arrives at the court A storm was brewing on Friday over the independence...

  38. October 23, 2009

    L’état c’est lui

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, is well positioned to be the dominant political figure, not just in his own...

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