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French President to Sue Website for Defamation

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will bring charges against a news website for claiming that late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi had offered to give him $50 million to help finance his first presidential bid. French website Mediapart reported Saturday that it had obtained a 2006 Libyan document signed by Libya’s then-intelligence chief, Moussa Koussa, […]

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French President Calls for Border Protection

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says France could suspend its membership in the European Union’s visa-free Schengen zone if progress is not made on controlling illegal immigration in Europe. The president also suggested that France implement a law requiring governments to purchase products made within the European Union, similar to the “Buy American Act.” Mr. Sarkozy […]

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France’s Sarkozy Announces Candidacy for Re-election

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has formally announced that he will seek a second five-year term in this year’s presidential elections. Mr. Sarkozy made a televised announcement Wednesday evening. The elections are set for April 22 with a runoff May 6 if necessary. The latest opinion polls show the incumbent behind opposition Socialist leader Francois Hollande. […]

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French President’s Son Hospitalized in Ukraine

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The eldest son of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been hospitalized in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Pierre Sarkozy, a rap producer also known as DJ Mosay, was taken to a hospital in the Black Sea city after feeling ill. The 26-year-old Sarkozy was scheduled to perform at a local club on Tuesday but never […]

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French Media: First Lady Carla Bruni has Baby Girl

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s First Lady Carla Bruni has given birth to a baby girl — the first baby ever born to a sitting French president and his wife. Reports say the baby arrived Wednesday night at the La Muette clinic in Paris and that everything went well. President Nicolas Sarkozy was said to have come back to […]

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Sarkozy Announces Withdrawal of 1,000 Troops from Afghanistan

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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France says it plans to withdraw a quarter of its combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during an unnanounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday that 1,000 troops will leave the country by the end of next year. He said the remaining 3,000 French troops will be based […]

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French President Arrives in Afghanistan

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is making a brief unnannounced visit to Afghanistan Tuesday. President Sarkozy plans to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, top U.S. military commanders, and French soldiers during his visit. On Monday, France’s Defense Ministry said a French soldier in Afghanistan died after being accidentally shot by another French soldier. An investigation […]

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Assailant Grabs French President Sarkozy in Brief Scuffle

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A man in a crowd grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy by the shoulder on Thursday, nearly knocking him to the ground before being tackled by security officers. The French leader was walking along a crowd barrier in the town of Brax in southwest France and shaking hands when the brief incident occurred. The assailant reached […]

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