George Fenech believes holiday destination Île de Ré should house detention centre
The French conservative party leader has announced plans to step down as its head, paving the way to enter primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential elections
'Europe needs leadership, Europe needs to take initiatives, Europe needs new ideas'
Cour de Cassation ruling delivers crushing blow to Mr Sarkozy’s hopes of a return to power
The NSA listened in on phone conversations between a number of world leaders, WikiLeaks claims
It is alleged that Mr Sarkozy’s 2012 presidential campaign spent more than double the legal limit
His 2012 re-election campaign costs were more than twice the legal limit
French politician insists 'it’s not up to France to adapt to foreigners; it is up to foreigners to adapt to France'
Country's darkly fearful political mood means the far right had scarcely needed to campaign - but Le Pen's chances of becoming France’s first woman President remain slight
The former president has been persuaded to disown and punish his one time ally following her remarks
A small band of humourists and journalists is holding out, Asterix-like, against attempts by a French billionaire to tame the country’s cheekiest television station.
It is understood that she refused to put her name to the declaration
A controversial fixer for arms deals linked to an alleged corruption scandal that engulfed Nicolas Sarkozy has been refused entry to Britain.
They were arrested as part of an investigation into an undeclared €10,000 in cash paid monthly to Mr Guéant when he ran Mr Sarkozy's office
The former French president apparently informed pals of his mapped-out life plan recently
This snap wasn't half so inappropriate as many suggest