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  1. 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

    ... influence to gain details of a probe into his 2007 election campaign. The judicial step, which often but not always leads to trial, is a major setback to Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback ... and determining whether it is solid enough for a trial. After the inquiry, the magistrate can drop the case for lack of evidence or “charge” the accused, sending the case to trial. Influence-peddling can ...

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    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

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

    ... and absolute proof that he personally and directly did something illegal, or if he is brought to trial and convicted. "Nothing else will work to stop the bulldozer. Nothing. But we talk about ...

  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Trial of former Rwandan spy chief over 1994 genocide starts in Paris

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rwandan stands trial in Paris over 1994 genocide The trial in Paris of a former Rwandan intelligence chief charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead started yesterday, the first of its kind in France. Pascal Simbikangwa has denied the accusations made against him. The trial is being closely watched in France, which was accused ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

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

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

    ... in southwest France is on trial on charges that he used lethal injections to hasten the deaths of seven old-aged people in 2010-2011. Agence France-Presse, Reuters ...

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    Jail looms for bank’s rogue trader Jerome Kerviel when he returns to France

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... to the brink of bankruptcy. The ruling left Kerviel, who served 41 days in pre-trial detention in 2008, liable to be imprisoned at any time. Under an order issued by the prosecutor's office ... will effectively be put on trial over the failure of its supervisory system. His supporters say it is unfair for him to go to prison while that issue has not been resolved by the courts. ...

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    1977 murder mystery of French heiress takes twist as son says father is killer

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Maurice Agnelet accused his father of killing a wealthy heiress in 1977. Agnelet, 76, is on trial for the killing of Agnes Le Roux, the heiress to a Riviera casino fortune, 37 years after she ... The 29-year-old's body was never found after she vanished in a white Range Rover car. A verdict in the latest trial is expected on Friday. ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Lawyer guilty for murder of heiress after 36 years

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

    ... 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 ... of the trial yesterday, Agnelet apologised to Le Roux's family for his "attitude". He said he was sorry for any hurt "I may have caused the family with my attitude and my statements ...

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    Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Paris

    ... 'gang rape' verdicts A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France. It has also exposed a culture ... outside Paris. In 2005, Nina was left unconscious by one final, brutal beating and told a female police officer. Her claims led to a trial that centred on alleged attacks in Fontenay-sous-Bois ...

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    French policemen face trial over teen deaths that sparked riots in 2005

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Top court reinstates case over 2005 incident that sparked worst unrest in France in 40 years Police face trial for teens' deaths that sparked riots Two police officers could soon face trial over the deaths of two teenagers from a high-rise estate who were electrocuted in 2005, sparking the worst rioting in France for 40 years. After seven years of legal ...

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    'Brainwashing guru' stands trial in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of cheating three generations of a wealthy and aristocratic French family out of their fortune has gone on trial. For a decade Thierry Tilly brainwashed 11 members of the de Vedrines family ... into handing over up to €4.5 million (HK$45.12 million). At the Palais de Justice in Bordeaux on Monday, Tilly, 48, went on trial for "fraud, abuse of weakness, violence against the vulnerable, ...




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