The French centre-right yesterday suffered one of the most miserable days in the history of any political movement in the democratic world.
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Monday 07 March 2011
Sunday 06 March 2011
After years of claiming presidential immunity to avoid legal proceedings, Jacques Chirac is finally facing a court.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Former foreign secretary Jack Straw today described how, just days before the invasion of Iraq, he advised Tony Blair that they need not necessarily send in British troops with the Americans.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
The former president Jacques Chirac yesterday denied rumours that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Monday 31 January 2011
Former French president Jacques Chirac may have Alzheimer's disease – raising doubts over his capacity to face a corruption trial next month – a Paris newspaper said yesterday.
Saturday 15 January 2011
France's far-right National Front party elected Marine Le Pen as its new leader and likely presidential candidate yesterday, replacing her 82-year-old father Jean-Marie Le Pen, a source close to the party said.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Thursday 02 December 2010
The murder of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was likely to have been carried out with Vladimir Putin's knowledge, according to the US's most senior diplomat in Europe.
Monday 22 November 2010
A full-blown state scandal, involving President Nicolas Sarkozy and other senior figures, threatens to explode this week over "Karachigate", the allegation that political corruption and revenge-taking in France led to the murder of 11 French submarine engineers in Pakistan in 2002.
Friday 19 November 2010
Two spectres from the past are haunting President Nicolas Sarkozy, a man who claims to care only about the future.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Cups of tea provide the inspiration for one of Britain ’s most genial ocean racers, Pete Goss, as he returns to the international scene in the Route du Rhum, which starts tomorrow.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
If you're not a pet owner, it's easy to dismiss the idea of dog psychology as a symptom of a 21st-century obsession with psychobabble. But, as most vets will tell you, understanding the way the canine mind works is the key to preventing the sort of anti-social behaviour that leads to a dog being labelled aggressive.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Leaders of men they may be but when it comes to inspiring the loyalty of their canine constituents, presidents and prime ministers often fall short. And no one is more obviously impaired in the doggie-discipline department than Barack Obama, at least according to America's dog whisperer, Cesar Millan.
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