Christine Lagarde

Nabila Ramdani Nicolas Sarkozy's trial is no surprise

An anti-corruption squad raided the Paris home Sarkozy shares with his third wife, the former supermodel and pop singer Carla Bruni, within a few days of him losing his presidential immunity from prosecution in 2012. This humiliation did not stop him returning to politics

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Hero or Villain? Robert Peston

Fiscal policy, eh? Phwoar! Triple-A ratings: they get the blood pumping, don't they? And don't even get us started on eurozone rescue-fund implementation...