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
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.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of a political comeback today received a substantial boost when he was cleared of abusing the feeble mental condition of France's wealthiest woman.
Far-right party benefits from fatal shooting of armed robber and former PM’s comments
Government accused of hitching itself to an American ‘adventure’ without UN backing
Defending Klaus Barbie, he sought to emphasise what he saw as French collaboration with the Nazis
Instead of recognising Turkey’s European credentials, the United States continues to see Turkey as a possible ‘Islamic democracy’ and example to the Middle East