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Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over 'Gaddafi funding'

Former French President questioned over claims Libyan leader funded his election campaign.

Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over 'Gaddafi funding'

Sarkozy's comeback attempt falls short

Former French president, who hoped to return to power, comes in third place in his party's primary.

Sarkozy's comeback attempt falls short

Sarkozy hopes terror fears, burkini ban will return him to power

Former French President tacks hard to the right as wave of terrorism and anxiety over refugee crisis shifts political landscape.

Sarkozy hopes terror fears, burkini ban will return him to power

France is pro Holocaust Memorials, Iran and a terrorist state

France is pro Holocaust Memorials, Iran and a terrorist state

Sarkozy: We didn't fight the Nazis for Jews to flee France

At speech honoring him for fighting anti-Semitism, Former French President says soaring European anti-Semitism a betrayal of WWII sacrifice.

Sarkozy: We didn't fight the Nazis for Jews to flee France

Hollande warned 'it's too late for unity'

French right condemns 'marshmallow' Hollande for not taking concrete anti-terror steps since January attacks.

Hollande warned 'it's too late for unity'

French government points fingers after attack

Nicolas Sarkozy blasts Hollande for not being more vigilant on security after Charlie Hebdo; French parliament devolves into argument.

French government points fingers after attack

French-Jewish anti-communist Glucksmann dies at 78

He 'would be remembered for delivering the staggering blow against communist thinking in France.'

French-Jewish anti-communist Glucksmann dies at 78

Wikileaks: France Planned Israel-PA Talks Behind Obama's Back

Leaked cables reveal former French president Sarkozy planned to work with Russia, set US ultimatum to back Palestinian statehood.

Wikileaks: France Planned Israel-PA Talks Behind Obama's Back

NSA Monitored Three French Presidents, Says WikiLeaks

NSA wiretapped Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Francois Hollande, new files exposed by WikiLeaks say.

NSA Monitored Three French Presidents, Says WikiLeaks

Sarkozy Slams 'Unacceptable' Orange Israel 'Boycott'

While not going as far as saying Orange meant to boycott, former French President denounces such moves as not leading to peace.

Sarkozy Slams 'Unacceptable' Orange Israel 'Boycott'

Clinton Congratulated on Presidential Campaign

German foreign minister and France’s former president congratulate Hillary Clinton, who announced a 2016 presidential run.

Clinton Congratulated on Presidential Campaign

Sarkozy: Vote Against Recognition of 'Palestine'

Former French president urges members of his party to vote against resolution calling for the recognition of “the state of Palestine”.

Sarkozy: Vote Against Recognition of 'Palestine'

Former French First Lady Is 'Crazy About Israel'

Carla Bruni, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, will sing in Tel Aviv on May 25. Wants to bring husband and son to discover 'Jewish roots.'

Former French First Lady Is 'Crazy About Israel'

Sarkozy Hits Out at Europe Over Syria

"Europe is impotent and watching Israel act alone in Syria," says former French President during visit to Israel.

Sarkozy Hits Out at Europe Over Syria

Personal And Ideological Fillon-Cope Rivalry Threatens UMP

France's major opposition is split between two candidates fighting to lead the party.

Personal And Ideological Fillon-Cope Rivalry Threatens UMP

UMP Still Carrying Torch For Sarkozy - Two Vie to Replace Him

The main French opposition still longs for Sarkozy, as two vie to succeed him as leader.

UMP Still Carrying Torch For Sarkozy - Two Vie to Replace Him

Sarkozy, UMP Equate Aleppo With Benghazi Demand Intervention

Nicolas Sarkozy ended his political silence by calling for Western intervention in Syria.

Sarkozy, UMP Equate Aleppo With Benghazi Demand Intervention

PA Flags Wave for Hollande; 'I Will Visit Israel’

Palestinian Authority and Syrian flags were waved in a Paris celebration of Hollande’s victory. He promised to visit Israel.

 PA Flags Wave for Hollande; 'I Will Visit Israel’

French Israelis Solidly Backed Sarkozy

Sarkozy won nearly 93 percent of the votes of French citizens in Israel, but expats elsewhere reflected the vote back home.

French Israelis Solidly Backed Sarkozy

Initial Reports of Hollande Victory

Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected France's new president, according to early estimates.

Initial Reports of Hollande Victory

Sarkozy Denies Qaddafi Funded His 2007 Campaign

French President Nicolas Sarkozy rejects as “grotesque” claims that Muammar Qaddafi regime funded his 2007 election campaign.

Sarkozy Denies Qaddafi Funded His 2007 Campaign

Le Pen Scorns Both Major Parties Guaranteeing Hollande's Victory

Nicolas Sarkozy had to simultaneously win votes to his right and those in the center. He apparently will do neither.

Le Pen Scorns Both Major Parties Guaranteeing Hollande's Victory

Sarkozy: France is Committed to Israel's Security

French President Nicolas Sarkozy sends letter to President Shimon Peres to congratulate Israel’s on Independence Day.

Sarkozy: France is Committed to Israel's Security

Right Does Better Than Expected But Sarkozy Remains The Underdog

Although the right actually bested the left on the first round in overall votes, this will not save Nicolas Sarkozy on the second round.

Right Does Better Than Expected But Sarkozy Remains The Underdog

France Elections Headed for Runoff

French President Nicolas Sarkozy to face socialist Francois Hollande in a runoff election on May 6.

France Elections Headed for Runoff

French Gov't Votes to Upgrade Counter-Terror Measures

The conservative French government has voted for new anti-terror measures following last month's grisly murders in Toulouse and Montauban.

French Gov't Votes to Upgrade Counter-Terror Measures

Sarkozy Promises To Curb Immigrant Welfare Sponges

Nicolas Sarkozy pursued his difficult strategy of appealing to the right without alienating centrists and evoked specter of economic ruin.

Sarkozy Promises To Curb Immigrant Welfare Sponges

French Police Arrest 19 Islamic Extremists

President Nicolas Sarkozy's promised crackdown on Islamic extremism in France has begun with a high-profile show of force by police.

French Police Arrest 19 Islamic Extremists

Sarkozy Must Move Right And Left Simultaneously To Beat Hollande

In the aftermath of the Toulouse massacres. Sarkozy has slightly narrowed the odds. but needs votes to his right and left.

Sarkozy Must Move Right And Left Simultaneously To Beat Hollande

Sarkozy Wants Toulouse 'Monster' Buried in France

French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Toulouse mayor Pierre Cohen are at loggerheads over where to bury gunman Mohammad Merah.

Sarkozy Wants Toulouse 'Monster' Buried in France

France Prosecuting 'Big Bang' Terrorist

One week after the death of Islamist spree killer Mohammad Merah, France is taking another Franco-Algerian accused in a terror plot to trial

France Prosecuting 'Big Bang' Terrorist

Sarkozy Promises Crackdown on Extremism

French president Nicolas Sarkozy announced a crackdown on extremism as police seek to learn if Mohammad Merah had accomplices

Sarkozy Promises Crackdown on Extremism

Sarkozy Vows to Bring Toulouse Killer to Justice

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has promised the full might of France will be brought to bear on the murderer of four Jews in Toulouse

Sarkozy Vows to Bring Toulouse Killer to Justice

Sarkozy Promises to Visit Israel If Re-elected

French President Nicolas Sarkozy promises that if he is re-elected, he will visit Israel and the PA to promote peace.

Sarkozy Promises to Visit Israel If Re-elected

Sarkozy: Military Action is Not the Solution to Iranian Issue

French President speaks with local Jews, says "the situation is never military" to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat.

Sarkozy: Military Action is Not the Solution to Iranian Issue

Gilad Shalit Meets President Sarkozy in Paris

Former kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and his parents meet in Paris Wednesday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Gilad Shalit Meets President Sarkozy in Paris

Sarkozy to Quit Politics if He Loses Re-Election

Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy a sore loser? Sarkozy claimed last weekend that he will quit politics if he is not re-elected.

Sarkozy to Quit Politics if He Loses Re-Election

Turkey Warns Sarkozy Over Armenian Genocide Law

Turkey continues to threaten France as President Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to sign a bill recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

Turkey Warns Sarkozy Over Armenian Genocide Law

Sarkozy: Time Running Out on Iran Sanctions

French President Nicolas Sarkozy: We'll do anything to avoid military intervention in Iran, but more sanctions are required.

Sarkozy: Time Running Out on Iran Sanctions

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Agrees to Release His Would-Be Killer

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has agreed to a French request to release a terrorist who planned to kill him.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Agrees to Release His Would-Be Killer

Sarkozy-Netanyahu 'Liar' Scandal a Matter of 'French Pride?'

It's not that Nicholas Sarkozy necessarily thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu - but he did make France "lose face," which is worse!

Sarkozy-Netanyahu 'Liar' Scandal a Matter of 'French Pride?'

Sarkozy Tells French Jews: I Stand with Israel

French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets French Jews, tells them he is committed to the State of Israel.

Sarkozy Tells French Jews: I Stand with Israel

Slandering the Prime Minister of Israel

Slandering the Prime Minister of Israel

White House: Obama and Netanyahu Have a Good Relationship

White House tries to stifle diplomatic fallout from Obama-Sarkozy conversation, says Obama and Netanyahu are close.

White House: Obama and Netanyahu Have a Good Relationship

Romney Moves to Profit from Sarkozy-Obama Exchange

Mitt Romney seized on unkind words between Sarkozy and Obama about Israel's Prime Minister in his courtship of the Jewish vote.

Romney Moves to Profit from Sarkozy-Obama Exchange

Sarkozy, C’est Fini

Sarkozy, C’est Fini

White House Doesn't Deny Obama, Sarkozy Conversation

The White House does not deny or confirm the conversation between Obama and Sarkozy, chooses to discuss peace process instead.

White House Doesn't Deny Obama, Sarkozy Conversation

Sarkozy: We're Committed to Israel's Safety

French President Nicolas Sarkozy: If Iran threatens Israel, France will not stand by and ignore it.

Sarkozy: We're Committed to Israel's Safety

Sarkozy: Turkey Should 'Revisit' History of Armenian Genocide

After taking a swipe at Israel, the French President raises a subject Turkey hates to discuss: the Armenian genocide.

Sarkozy: Turkey Should 'Revisit' History of Armenian Genocide

Sarkozy: Jewish State a 'Silly' Idea

French president Nicolas Sarkozy squarely blames Israel for stalled talks and says the Jewish state's national identity is "silly."

Sarkozy: Jewish State a 'Silly' Idea

Veiled Woman Running Against Sarkozy

A woman who openly wears an Islamic face-veil in defiance of a French-ban will challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the Presidency next year.

Veiled Woman Running Against Sarkozy

France Offers Compromise on PA's Statehood Bid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggests: The PA will upgrade it status in the UN and we'll offer peace solutions within a year.

France Offers Compromise on PA's Statehood Bid

Cameron, Sarkozy Make Surprise Tripoli Visit

British prime minister David Cameron and French president Nicolas Sarkozy visit Tripoli in show of support for interim rebel council.

Cameron, Sarkozy Make Surprise Tripoli Visit

EU Still 'Undecided' on PA Statehood Bid at UN

It appears the EU is still split over voting on the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations.

EU Still 'Undecided' on PA Statehood Bid at UN

Sarkozy Wants EU Consensus on PA Statehood

Amid the EU debt crisis and a push for PA trade, France's Nicolas Sarkozy wants a single European position on PA statehood.

Sarkozy Wants EU Consensus on PA Statehood

Sarkozy, Merkel Propose Eurozone Gov't

In the wake of another financial crisis in Europe, France and Germany suggest forming a "true European economic government."

Sarkozy, Merkel Propose Eurozone Gov't

Carla Bruni Sends Sara Netanyahu a Note About Gilad Schalit

French First Lady Carla Bruni responded to Sara Netayahu's letter asking for aid in securing Gilad Schalit's release with a note of her own.

Carla Bruni Sends Sara Netanyahu a Note About Gilad Schalit

Netanyahu on Front Lines in Europe to Fight PA State

Netanyahu will dig into the diplomatic front lines next week and fly to London and Pairs as Europe tightens support for ‘Auschwitz Borders.”

Netanyahu on Front Lines in Europe to Fight PA State

Sarkozy Tries to Take Over for Obama in Mideast Talks

Flamboyant French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Abbas in Paris and announced he will ask to host a new summit with the PA, Israel and Egypt.

Sarkozy Tries to Take Over for Obama in Mideast Talks