Dan Bilefsky Hours after being put under formal investigation in a corruption and influence-peddling case, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at the prosecution, saying again that he is innocent...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was being held on Tuesday for questioning over suspected influence peddling, a legal source has told the Reuters news agency.
Marion Thibaut and Nicolas Gaudichet France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.
Corinne Delpuech and Nadege Puljak A trusted adviser of the former French president recorded hundreds of hours of conversations during his time in office, including Nicolas Sarkozy mocking the capacities of some of his ministers.
Henry Samuel in Paris Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, had his phone tapped for the past year by a senior judge investigating allegations that he used donations from Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 election...
A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has deepened further with fresh leaks of telephone conversations.
Monica Matei Abandoned as a child, the Roma youth left for dead by Paris vigilantes has a young family of his own back home.
Rory Mulholland The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's controversial ban on wearing a burqa or a niqab that covers the face in public, ruling that a 2010 law on religious headgear does not breach...
'We are witnessing the total rejection of the system': Marine Le Pen, after shock victory of Europe's nationalists
Henry Samuel The political establishment in France was in disarray on Monday as its main parties reeled from the "earthquake" of seeing the far-Right Front National (FN) come first in European elections.
Rory Mulholland The French government has been accused of creating a "toxic atmosphere" that may have led to a vigilante mob attack on a Roma teenager.
Michael Idato Former child star Mary-Kate Olsen is to marry the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Henry Samuel Police authorities in the French capital "systematically" wiped tens of thousands of crimes from their books as part of a decade-long cover-up to make the capital seem safer than it was, according to...
Peter Baker A dour Vladimir Putin glares ever so frostily, full of menace, free of mirth, ready to annex any passer-by unwise enough to get too close.
Henry Samuel After the furore over his alleged affair with an actress, French President Francois Hollande wants "no more first ladies in the Elysee", it emerged on Monday.
Nick O'Malley You don’t hear talk of “cheese eating surrender monkeys” in Washington, DC, these days.
Nick O'Malley You don't hear talk of "cheese eating surrender monkeys" in Washington, DC, these days. With the French President Francois Hollande in town for a state visit the focus is on the warmth of the...
Christine Lagarde has made it to the top of law, politics and now global finance - but she's had to pay a price. The French head of the International Monetary Fund talks to Peter Wilson.
Emmanuel Jarry French President Francois Hollande has announced his separation from first lady Valerie Trierweiler following a media storm over allegations he was having an affair with an actress.
Alice Ritchie The French President has dealt a blow to David Cameron's hopes of renegotiating Britain's EU membership.
Henry Samuel Francois Hollande, the French president, is facing a private and political crisis after a celebrity magazine published photographs alleging a "secret love affair" with a film actress almost 20 years...