The former first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is threatening legal action after an online petition asked her to repay nearly €410,000 (£354,000) used to fund her website while her husband was President.
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Thursday 04 July 2013
UMP – already heavily in debt – ordered to pay back €11m state subsidy after campaign overspend
Thursday 31 January 2013
Excitement and speculation thrived today. Would Victoria also be coming? And all those children with the odd names?
France's 'First Lady' Valérie Trierweiler sends letter to her employer Paris Match threatening legal action if they print photos of her in a bikini
Wednesday 15 August 2012
It was the snap that France’s celebrity glossies had been waiting for - the presidential couple in their smalls on their summer break.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Ex-French president's campaign finances are being probed and he is not getting an easy ride. By John Lichfield
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Alleged illegal donations from L’Oréal heiress probed after former leader loses immunity
Wednesday 09 May 2012
François Hollande and his partner, Valerie Trierweiler, face two pressing questions which usually dog much younger couples. Should they get married? And where will they live?
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Carla Bruni Sarkozy may have her detractors but never let it be said that she doesn’t know how to dress.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
François Hollande's girlfriend is furious with President Nicolas Sarkozy. So is his former wife, Cécilia.
Tuesday 25 October 2011
The regrettable spat that has erupted between our Prime Minister and the French President prompts some in the Tory ranks to excitably predict that their man would come out on top in the event of historic hostilities ever having to get physical again.
Friday 21 October 2011
Baby, what baby? France, or part of France, greeted the birth of President Nicolas Sarkozy's daughter with an ostentatious yawn yesterday.
Friday 21 October 2011
John Lichfield wonders whether Sarkozy was trying to score political points by dashing off to euro crisis talks
Thursday 20 October 2011
It's a girl, and a nation is gripped. Well, all except her father – he had the euro to take care of...
Thursday 04 August 2011
Duchess Catherine has been named one of the world's best dressed women.
Monday 18 July 2011
Tuesday 17 May 2011
The expectant granddad has spilled the beans: Nicolas Sarkozy's father told Germany's top-selling newspaper that France's model-turned-singer first lady is pregnant.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more