Leaders attending memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg
Stephen Castle London: In a 2008 biography he wrote of an anti-slavery campaigner, Britain's foreign secretary, William Hague, described the trade in human beings as an indefensible barbarity, "brutal, mercenary...
Malcolm Moore and James Quinn David Cameron has effectively been barred from visiting China because Beijing is so angry at the Prime Minister for meeting the Dalai Lama last year.
A French star lawyer whose clients ranged from Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega to former prime minister Dominique de Villepin has been found dead near his private island home in Brittany.
Odile Duperry Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with taking advantage of the elderly L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt to help fund his 2007 election campaign.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced charges against him in connection with a probe into illegal party funding as "unfair and unfounded".
Henry Samuel, Paris The battle to become mayor of Paris is shaping up as an all-female affair as two former colleagues of Nicolas Sarkozy tussle to lead the centre-right against the Socialist favourite, with a Green...
Henry Samuel The battle to become mayor of Paris is shaping up as an all-female affair.
Henry Samuel French President's partner Valerie Trierweiler has been accused of succumbing to the Marie-Antoinette syndrome of frivolity and luxury while a gloom-racked France toils.
Henry Samuel Nicolas Sarkozy intends to run to become president of France again in four years' time, his former foreign minister has claimed.
Henry Samuel PARIS: France is rife with speculation - hotly denied - that the former president Nicolas Sarkozy plans to set up an £800 million ($1.2 billion) private equity fund in London.
Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year's Eve, set afire by young revellers, a much lamented tradition that remained intact this year with 1193 vehicles burned,...
The government has decided not to hide how many cars are being torched to "celebrate" the new year.
HENRY SAMUEL The French President, Francois Hollande, has provoked outrage by writing to a court that is hearing a defamation case brought by his partner.
Henry Samuel Paris FRENCH President Francois Hollande has provoked outrage by writing to a court that is hearing a defamation case brought by his partner.
PARIS: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been caught in the eye of a Twitter storm after telling French Vogue her generation had no need for feminism.
Henry Samuel PARIS: Nicolas Sarkozy has stepped in to try to stop warring rivals from killing off France's main right-wing party.
Angelique Chrisafis Jean-Francois Cope has defeated Francois Fillon by a handful of votes to take the helm of France’s right-wing UMP party after a vote that descended into farce.
Private life in public: the former justice minister known as 'the lady', her eight alleged lovers and the row over the paternity test
Devorah Lauter The former French justice minister Rachida Dati had up to eight lovers in the year she fell pregnant with her daughter, including Nicolas Sarkozy's brother, a lawyer for the alleged father has...
Henry Samuel in Paris VALERIE TRIERWEILER'S boss says she has caused "nothing but trouble" at the magazine where she works since becoming France's First Lady, according to a new book.