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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Secret Sarkozy tapes could threaten his political comeback

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... took advantage of France's richest woman, 91-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, when she was too frail to know what she was doing in helping fund his successful 2007 election campaign. Charges ... Those recordings were made after Sarkozy left the presidency in 2012 at the request of judges investigating the origin of funding for his 2007 presidential campaign. Based on the content ...

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    Luc Besson under investigation over funding of Film City complex in Paris

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Prosecutors probe Besson over funding of Film City Paris prosecutors are investigating how filmmaker Luc Besson's vast €170 million (HK$1.8 billion) Film ... possible "embezzlement of public funds". But Besson's production firm EuropaCorp, which helped finance the complex, said: "The probe will show that it did not benefit from any ...

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Position of president's partner in spotlight as she recovers in hospital from shock revelation Hollande's affair has putfocus on first lady's 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 ...

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    Hollande’s popularity up amid affair rumours, but focus turns to stricken French ‘first lady’

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 10:21am by AGENCIES

    ... personal dilemma behind closed doors. But the fact that Trierweiler is effectively a public figure with an entourage funded by the taxpayer has made her future a legitimate news story. Although ...

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    French court drops illegal funding case against Nicolas Sarkozy

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:27pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Illegal funding case against Sarkozy dropped A French court has dropped charges that alleged Nicolas Sarkozy took advantage of the mental fragility of France's richest woman to obtain illegal funding for his 2007 election campaign, potentially paving the way for a political return. Sarkozy, who was under investigation for allegedly accepting cash from ...

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    Cicadas pose fatal threat to Provence's fields of lavender

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:39pm by GDN

    ... slowly wither and die. Now locals, whose livelihoods depend on the plants, are appealing for funds to save the lavender that has been produced in the region since the Middle Ages. Producers say ...

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    Disgraced former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn set to become bank chairman

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Disgraced DSK steps into new bank role Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, is set to become chairman of an investment bank. Strauss-Kahn, 64, who quit the IMF under a cloud in May 2011, will help develop the investment-banking franchise of Luxembourg-based Anatevka, its current chairman, Thierry Leyne, said. Anatevka, which ...

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    IMF chief Christine Lagarde escapes charges for now

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the board of the International Monetary Fund, which again expressed confidence in its first woman leader. "Now it's time for me to return to Washington to pursue my mission as managing ...

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    Sarkozy investigated in party-funding affair

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:17am by Reuters in Bordeaux

    ... Reuters in Bordeaux Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday for “abuse of weakness” in a 2007 party funding case involving elderly L’Oreal ... is accused of a crime. Sarkozy, who only this month hinted he could make a political comeback, repeatedly has denied taking campaign funds from Bettencourt. “Nicolas Sarkozy, who benefits from ...

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    Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping charges in France

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:05am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Strauss-Kahn's case will hinge on whether he knew about hotel prostitution ring Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped. Judges investigating the case in the northern city of Lille ...




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