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 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...
Michael Idato Former child star Mary-Kate Olsen is to marry the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
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.
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...
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.
Leaders attending memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg
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...
Geert De Clercq and Elizabeth Pineau Paris: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between President Francois Hollande and an actress, but will be discharged on Monday, sources...
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.
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...
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".
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.
Karen Kissane Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to withdraw France from Europe's visa-free zone.
Toulouse Gunman kills father, his two sons and one other child, the prosecutor’s office says.
French police are investigating whether race is behind a series of ride-by shootings that intensified last night with the killing of four people, including a young father and his two sons, at a...