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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN, AFP

    ... Agencies in Paris Despite being placed under formal investigation for alleged corruption, France's former 'bling bling' president has his eyes on the Elysee Palace Defiant ... for allegations of corruption, trafficking influence and receiving information violating professional secrecy rocked the country. But while it was a setback to his hopes of a return the presidential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547461/defiant-nicolas-sarkozy-out-claim-ultimate-victory-despite-corruption
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Decision to press influence-peddling and corruption counts against former president are the latest blow to his hopes to make poll history Sarkozy denies ... of a web of inter-connected corruption scandals. The latest of these has seen him hit with charges including corruption and influence peddling. The decision to charge the right-wing leader came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544742/french-court-places-ex-president-nicolas-sarkozy-under-formal-corruption
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... viability as a candidate in the 2017 elections. “I say to all those who are listening or watching that I have never betrayed them and have never committed an act against the Republic’s principles ... under investigation, saying they had wanted to “humiliate” him. Describing the accusations against him as “grotesque”, he accused Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Prime Minister Manuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    French ambassador admits to concern over crime against Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:36pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Ambassador says plan to bring in police from China amid crimewave still being considered French look to protect Chinese tourists French authorities are discussing ways to better protect cash-rich Chinese tourists from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559311/french-ambassador-admits-concern-over-crime-against-chinese-tourists
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Tourist litter blamed for invasion of rats in famous Paris garden

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:40pm by GDN

    ... Hacherez. Standing beside a lavender bed strewn with plastic bottles and discarded food wrappings, another gardener said they were using an "ecological" poison against the rats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562088/tourist-litter-blamed-invasion-rats-famous-paris-garden
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning over corruption allegations

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris A first as Sarkozy held in influence-peddling probe Nicolas Sarkozy became the first former French president to be taken into formal custody as he was detained yesterday in an influence-peddling probe. He was held for questioning into sus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544303/frances-ex-president-sarkozy-detained-questioning-over-alleged-election
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New leaks turn up heat on Sarkozy A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened yesterday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours. Sarkozy, who was charged two weeks ago with corruption and influence peddling in a case related to his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553055/new-leaks-phone-calls-add-nicolas-sarkozy-graft-scandal
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French president calls on people to love their country amid economic gloom

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... he was charged with corruption and influence peddling, Hollande strenuously denied meddling in the justice system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554388/french-president-calls-people-love-their-country-amid-economic-gloom
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Crackdown on private resorts on French Riviera angers owners

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... into their own hands by burning beach shacks to the ground. "It's a good law," said Benoit Hartmann, spokesman for France Nature Environment, a federation involved in court cases against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550432/crackdown-private-resorts-french-riviera-angers-owners
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... to advance warning, the generators were switched on at 9am. But it remains to be seen if they were effective against the hailstorms, which lasted for seven minutes. In an industry in which 70 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost

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