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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 takes hard-line in 2017 bid

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

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

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

France Planned Israel-PA Talks Behind US'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 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

Disputed Elections Menace Major French Opposition

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

Personal And Ideological Fillon-Cope Rivalry Threatens UMP

Fillon And Cope Offer Competing Strategies

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 Wants Action; Socialists He Was Assad Pal

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 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

Sarkozy Fails To Expand Support Base

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 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

Le Pen, The Surprise Of Elections, Plays Neutral

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 for 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 Socialists Clash Over National Front

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 Narrows Race But Needs Reinforcements

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 Not the Solution on Iran

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 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