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In a major govt reshuffle, Emmanuel Macron names Jean Castex France's new prime minister
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In a major govt reshuffle, Emmanuel Macron names Jean Castex France's new prime minister

The low profile conservative politician had coordinated France’s reopening strategy after coronavirus lockdown, will replace Edouard Philippe

Disgraced Michel Platini plans comeback, gears up for legal fight after four-year FIFA ban ends
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Disgraced Michel Platini plans comeback, gears up for legal fight after four-year FIFA ban ends

Michel Platini, whose FIFA ban expired today, said he is keeping all options open, but pointed out that the next elections for top roles at FIFA, UEFA and the French football association are "some years ahead."

France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris
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France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris

Chirac's death on Thursday aged 86 prompted a flood of tributes to a man whose high-profile political career spanned three decades

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy loses final bid to avoid corruption trial, likely to appear in court in coming months
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy loses final bid to avoid corruption trial, likely to appear in court in coming months

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his final bid to avoid a trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, and will likely have to appear in court in the coming months.

UEFA helped Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City circumvent Financial Fair Play rules, claims Football Leaks
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UEFA helped Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City circumvent Financial Fair Play rules, claims Football Leaks

According to the investigation of "more than 70 million documents" analysed "over eight months by 80 journalists", UEFA "knowingly helped the clubs to cover up their own irregularities for 'political reasons'" under the leadership of Michel Platini and Gianni Infantino.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge in corruption case
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge in corruption case

According to prosecutors, Sarkozy's lawyer tried to get information from Azibert over the status of a campaign financing investigation.

Nicolas Sarkozy denounces Gaddafi funding his election campaign, blasts 'lack of evidence' to prove allegations
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Nicolas Sarkozy denounces Gaddafi funding his election campaign, blasts 'lack of evidence' to prove allegations

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over allegations that late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi funded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published on Thursday

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged for taking illegal campaign funding from Muammar Gaddafi
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged for taking illegal campaign funding from Muammar Gaddafi

Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy held over claims that he received campaign funding from Muammar Gaddafi
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Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy held over claims that he received campaign funding from Muammar Gaddafi

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody on Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Nicolas Sarkozy in custody for Libyan campaign funding probe, French ex-president calls allegations 'grotesque'
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Nicolas Sarkozy in custody for Libyan campaign funding probe, French ex-president calls allegations 'grotesque'

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said

Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman, passes away at 94
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Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman, passes away at 94

Bettencourt, the cosmetics giant's principal shareholder, was the 14th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine

France Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron gets heckled by Le Pen supporters
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France Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron gets heckled by Le Pen supporters

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron was on Wednesday heckled by factory workers in Amiens city after a visit by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing
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Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial over the allegedly fraudulent financing of his doomed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source said on Tuesday.

Nicolas Sarkozy haunted by scandals, knocked out of French presidential race
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Nicolas Sarkozy haunted by scandals, knocked out of French presidential race

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary

Problem with Islam because it requires sites, recognition, says President Hollande in new book
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Problem with Islam because it requires sites, recognition, says President Hollande in new book

President Francois Hollande speaks of "a problem with Islam" in French society, in excerpts published on Wednesday of a book in which he also suggests that immigration needs to be curbed.

Former president Sarkozy, six others confirmed for French right-wing primary
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Former president Sarkozy, six others confirmed for French right-wing primary

Seven candidates, including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy were confirmed Wednesday to contest the right-wing primary for France's presidential election next year, officials said.

Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy says immigrants should 'live like the French'
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Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy says immigrants should 'live like the French'

French Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that once immigrants are granted citizenship in France they "should live like the French".

Burkini ban: France's top court to decide on the swimwear's legality
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Burkini ban: France's top court to decide on the swimwear's legality

France's highest administrative court will decide on Friday whether to overturn the ban on wearing the full-body burkini swimsuit which has sparked controversy at home and abroad.

Nicolas Sarkozy seeks French presidency: Corruption, legal scandals marked his last tenure
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Nicolas Sarkozy seeks French presidency: Corruption, legal scandals marked his last tenure

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced in his book Tout pour la France (All for France) that he has decided to be a candidate in the 2017 presidential election.