Free Press Journal
  • French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held on funding from Gaddafi

    Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received funding from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for the 2007 presidential election campaign.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

    London : Nicolas Sarkozy was knocked out of the French presidential race by Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe after he finished third in the primary to pick the centre-right’s candidate.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy to contest for French presidency in 2017

    London: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to run for the presidency in 2017, as he announced that he is stepping down as head of his conservative party to pave way for the return bid.

  • Obama criticises Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya mess

    Washington : British leader David Cameron got “distracted” and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 NATO-led military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in an interview, reports AFP.

  • Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

    Washington:  British leader David Cameron got “distracted” and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 NATO-led military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in an interview today. Obama didn’t shy away from rebuking two of his closest allies in the extensive magazine interview, as he discussed the conditions surrounding the British and French-led bombing campaign that led to the fall of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime.

  • Sepp Blatter

    You cannot buy a World Cup: Blatter

    Zurich: Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists that the vote to host the 2022 football World Cup was not fixed, saying that “you cannot buy a World Cup.” Blatter said that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy had asked Michel Platini to vote against the US bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The quadrennial event was eventually allotted to Qatar.

  • Former French prez Sarkozy in court over campaign finances

    Paris: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court today in connection with a
    long-running scandal over his 2012 campaign finances. It was not clear if Sarkozy would be charged during the  hearing, which is investigating false accounting during his failed election campaign that allowed him to greatly exceed spending limits.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Refugees should be hosted only during conflict: Sarkozy

    Paris: States should host refugees until the conflict in their countries ends, said former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is against the European mandatory refugee quotas.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Sarkozy to be questioned again over campaign funds

    Paris: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to be questioned by judges at a Paris court on Wednesday over a campaign finance scandal dating back to his failed second bid at the presidency in 2012.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Ex-Sarkozy aide charged in case linked to Libya funding probe

    Paris : A former French interior minister was charged with tax evasion and forgery in connection with a probe into allegations that former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign. Investigators discovered a 500,000-euro (USD 540,000) transfer in Claude Gueant’s bank account during a raid in February 2013. Gueant, who was Sarkozy’s right-hand man for a decade, claimed the money was the proceeds of the sale of two 17th-century

  • Ex-IMF chief goes on trial for pimping

    Lille (France) :  Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in court on Monday to stand trial for “pimping” as part of a prostitution ring, four years after a sex scandal cost him his job and a shot at the French presidency.

  • Sarkozy corruption probe suspended: source

    Paris: A corruption and influence-peddling investigation launched in July against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended, days after he dramatically announced a political comeback.

  • French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

    Paris:  France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said today, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.