Christine Lagarde, Nicolas Sarkozy, Alain Juppé and Jacques Chirac have all come under investigation yet remain in positions of power in France
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
FN’s likely success in the local elections has rattled centrists
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.
President says he is ready to axe the ‘excesses and abuses’ of France’s social model
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
A private security firm has presented evidence of hacking to the FBI but has not linked the attacks to the Chinese government
The bitterly contested bill to criminalise prostitutes’ clients is heading for legislative limbo
Mainstream groups concerned that National Front could gain more regional council seats
Liberated by a ruling last week that spares him the humiliation of a trial for the alleged fleecing of the ailing nonagenarian billionairess Liliane Bettencourt, Nicolas Sarkozy has been "energised", say his friends. Thus reinvigorated, he intends to rise from the political grave next year and begin a three-year campaign to reclaim the Elysée Palace.