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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

    ... allegedly offered one magistrate a high-powered job in Monaco if he passed on legal secrets. Thomas Guenole, a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science in Paris, said he believed only direct proof of illegal activity or a conviction would stop the former president making a comeback. "Whenever there is a legal problem, there is the same legal defence from Sarkozy. It is: 1, ...

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

    ... of part of the legal system today.” In the 17-minute interview on broadcaster TF1’s national evening news, a determined and angry Sarkozy launched an attack on the magistrates who had placed him ... with a judge involved in the affair. Iweins said the inquiry was weak as it relied on legally questionable phone taps of conversations between Sarkozy and Herzog as well as between Herzog ...

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

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning over corruption allegations

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

    ... in an influence-peddling probe. He was held for questioning into suspicions that a network of informers kept him abreast of a separate inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a legal ... of former Communist East Germany. Two legal officers with prosecutor roles, Gilbert Azibert and Patrick Sassoust, are also being held for questioning. Investigators suspect Sarkozy had sought to get ...

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

    Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

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

    ... to be mis en examen- literally "put under investigation"- the nearest equivalent of being charged in the French legal system. Sarkozy's lawyer, Thierry Herzog, and senior magistrate ... Sarkozy charged with corruption Sarkozy, 59, has faced virtually non-stop legal battles since he left office after his defeat by the Socialist Party's Hollande in 2012. He had been expected ...

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

    French court backs ending life support for man, 38, in vegetative state

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by AFP, Reuters

    ... to stop treating Vincent Lambert, who has been a quadriplegic since a car crash in 2008, was legal. The verdict follows a heart-rending battle between Lambert's wife, Rachel, seeking to let the former psychiatric nurse die, and his parents, who took legal action last year to halt plans by his doctors to do that. Apart from Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, few countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539980/french-court-backs-ending-life-support-man38-vegetative-state
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French primary school teacher stabbed to death in front of pupils

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... the attacker's daughter had not had any difficulties in school, and had been transferred to the care of social services. "This is something that will stay with her forever," Gay said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547090/french-primary-school-teacher-stabbed-death-front-pupils
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French rail network strike to continue another day

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... against a government plan to pull service operator SNCF and rail network RFF into a single holding structure but preserve them as separate entities. Unions instead want the two to be fully merged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531202/french-rail-network-strike-continue-another-day
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French prosecutors start pimping probe into sugar daddy website

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... which targets encounters with mature women- by offering this time to find mature men," he said. But the Action Team Against Pimping association, which made a legal complaint last week, said that "under the cover of a dating website, the site sugardaddy.fr seems to correspond to an online pimping service". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474809/french-prosecutors-start-pimping-probe-sugar-daddy-website
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Hollande's affair puts focus on legal status of France's first lady

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... status France's first ladies have always had a murky official existence, bound by no legal status but still given taxpayer-funded staff and an office. As Valerie Trierweiler reels from allegations that her long-term partner, President Francois Hollande, has been having an affair with an actress, the issue of the first lady's legal status has once again come to the fore- all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1406302/hollandes-affair-puts-focus-legal-status-frances-first-lady
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Lawyer guilty for murder of heiress after 36 years

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rennes Lawyer guilty for murder of heiress after 36 years A former Riviera lawyer was convicted yesterday of killing a glamorous casino heiress 36 years ago, after a legal battle that has gripped France. Maurice Agnelet, 76, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in his third trial for the killing of his then mistress, Agnes Le Roux. She disappeared in October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1477236/lawyer-guilty-murder-heiress-after-36-years

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