The President’s official companion has told a French journalist that she is aware that some sort of official statement needs to be made
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Monday 06 January 2014
President says he is ready to axe the ‘excesses and abuses’ of France’s social model
Paul Aussaresses: General who fought in the Algerian war for independence and in retirement was tried for defending the use of torture
Thursday 12 December 2013
Paul Aussaresses was a French army general who in the final years of his life dispassionately revealed the torture techniques he employed during the Algerian war for independence and defended them as appropriate measures in the modern age of terrorism. Aussaresses spent nearly his entire career in the service of his country's military. He was described as a hero of the Second World War and fought in the French Indochina War before being posted to Algeria at the outset of the anticolonial rebellion there in 1954.
Sunday 13 October 2013
The crowds packed the Grand Place in Brussels until the early hours of Saturday morning, cheering on their “Red Devils” who had beaten Croatia 2-1 to secure Belgium's place in next summer’s World Cup. Many beaming faces were painted black, yellow and red, the colours of the Belgian flag, which supporters waved euphorically throughout the Gothic square.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Far-right party benefits from fatal shooting of armed robber and former PM’s comments
Air force sergeant accused of planning mosque attack as Muslim leader denounces 'Islamophobic' France
Tuesday 13 August 2013
23-year-old arrested over plot as violent incidents rise
Thursday 22 November 2012
The French centre-right yesterday suffered one of the most miserable days in the history of any political movement in the democratic world.
Friday 09 November 2012
“As mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne in 1992, I wondered if I had made a decision which meant that I was sending people to their deaths.”
Thursday 05 July 2012
Ex-French president's campaign finances are being probed and he is not getting an easy ride. By John Lichfield
Thursday 05 April 2012
The Leveson Inquiry has exploded the myth of Britain as a beacon of transparency
Wednesday 04 April 2012
The director of one of France's most prestigious colleges has been found dead in a New York City hotel room.
Monday 06 February 2012
France may recently have suffered a credit agency downgrade, but President Nicolas Sarkozy's triple-A lifestyle in the Elysée Palace has been skewered in a new book.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
After 17 years in politics, including two years as Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin has finally decided to run for election. And not just any election. Once a contemptuous centre-right rival of President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mr Villepin has infuriated his old enemy by entering next spring's presidential race.
Thursday 30 June 2011
A man in a crowd grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy by the shoulder today and nearly knocked him to the ground before being tackled by security officers.
Monday 20 June 2011
Former French President Jacques Chirac will go back on trial in September on corruption charges linked to his time as mayor of Paris.
Monday 20 June 2011
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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