Q&A: the return of Nicolas Sarkozy

Why is the former French president making a political comeback?

Cyprus businessman Aristodemou arrested

Property developer and former bank chairman detained

Sarkozy Facebook page

Sarkozy’s letter to the French people

How the former French president announced his return

Sarkozy announces a return to politics

Move seen as first step in run for 2017 presidential election

Tsipras: Greek prime minister in waiting

Syriza party leader wants a new EU consensus to drive growth

Catalans stay defiant after Scottish vote

Independence movement vows to press on with November referendum

Hollande rules out further spending cuts

French president warns on growth prospects

ECB urges Berlin to cut taxes and spend

Bank official Benoît Cœuré calls on Germany to tackle challenges

Britain’s allies applaud Scottish result

Relief at avoiding international consequences of a break-up of UK

El Pais homepage on Scottish referendum

World’s press eyes Scottish poll

Scottish referendum dominates the front pages of online newspapers

France launches air strikes in Iraq

French fighter jets ‘completely destroy’ Isis depot

Poroshenko urges US to arm Ukraine

Ukraine president warns non-lethal aid not enough to turn tide

China reportedly arrests own diplomat as spy

Envoy to Iceland allegedly accused of working for Japan

Albania sacks central bank governor

Ardian Fullani arrested on accusations of abuse of office

Sanctions see Russia’s hardmen rise

Sistema arrest case leaves business leaders afraid

Isis fighters surround Syria Kurdish town

Militias plead for help from Turkish Kurds

Salmond remains divisive figure for Scots

First minister has been a tireless campaigner but critics see him as overbearing

EU freeze on Iran bank assets rejected

Move calls into question use of unnamed intelligence sources

IMF backs Renzi’s labour market reforms

Italian prime minister faces opposition to changes

Ireland sees surge in economic activity

Growth rate of nearly 8% akin to Celtic Tiger period