New York Magazine
The French Are Mocking Their President's Glasses
American politicians continually fall under scrutiny about wearing the politically "right" thing - think of President Obama's made-in-the-USA Hart Schaffner Marx suits, the outcry over the First Lady daring to wear European designers, or the de Blasio ladies sporting inauguration looks by Garment Center booster Nanette Lepore.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
CPJ Press Freedom Online
French muckraker Mediapart to appeal to European Court of Human Rights
In the course of a couple of hours on Wednesday, France was rocked by two judicial decisions with profound political repercussions for French politics and the press' right to publish.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Daily Star
France to deliver warship to Russia
Paris is acutely sensitive about the issue because it has a $1.6 billion deal to supply Russia with two Mistral warships.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
MH17: Blame and sanctions on the agenda at EU foreign ministers' meeting
France is facing criticism over a controversial 1.2 billion contract to sell Russia two advanced Mistral-class helicopter carriers, a deal negotiated by French President Francois Hollande's predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
France lawmakers adopt measure to reduce prison overcrowding
France's prison system has become increasingly overcrowded in past years, and it reportedly does little to discourage reoffending.
Sarkozy v Trierweiler: Twitter spat of the teenage sons sparks calls ...
John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
French centre-right wants Sarkozy re-election despite legal woes-poll
A clear majority of French centre-right voters want former president Nicolas Sarkozy to seek re-election in 2017 and his support has grown despite legal troubles facing him and his party, an opinion survey showed on Thursday.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Nicolas Sarkozy's political comeback dream threatened by tapped phone calls
Mr Sarkozy indignantly defended his 'honour' earlier this month after being accused of trying to derail judicial investigations against him John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news.
Mail on Sunday
Japanese burn most in summer while 70% of Germans use sunbeds:...
Is this world's saddest animal? Tragic photos show plight of lonely polar bear as it struggles to cope with 40C heat in Argentine zoo Horror as teen dies after dancing on the top floor of a double-decker bus is struck by an overpass during a friend's birthday party Rookie Jersey City cop fatally shot in the head during botched Walgreen's robbery ... (more)
Sat Jul 12, 2014
France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks
A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Liliane Bettencourt & family
L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt leaves the L'Oreal-UNESCO prize for the women in science, in Paris.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The English Blog
Cartoon: Political Alternance in France
BACKGROUND Just over one week ago former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on suspicion of influence peddling and other crimes, after being detained and questioned by prosecutors as a suspect for over 18 hours.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Le voila: Sarkozy's legal troubles could be Hollande's lucky break
Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says his arrest was politically motivated.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Globe and Mail
Want euros in London? Don't ask your bank
Director Sakthi Ariaratnam poses outside a branch of Thomas Exchange Global foreign exchange in the City of London July 1, 2014.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Kenya: Sarkozy Investigation Is Example for Africa
FORMER French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained earlier this week and is being questioned by detectives over suspected influence peddling.
Lessons from rebranding
The 82-year old Neal & Massy Group last week announced that effective immediately the entire conglomerate will be known as just "Massy".
Buenos Aires Herald
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy waves to supporters in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 2012.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Globe and Mail
Mother stabs French preschool teacher to death in front of class
French President Francois Hollande addresses a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, in this January 14, 2014 file photo.
The New Zealand Herald
Sarkozy return adds farce to French politics
On the night of May 6, 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy stood in front of tens of thousands of cheering, tricolore-waving supporters in the Place de la Concorde, savouring his moment of triumph.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Jessica Alba undergoes gruesome transformation as Nancy seeks...
The fall of President Bling-Bling: Driven from police cells at 2am, Sarkozy - the French peacock who married a supermodel and lived like a king - faces ten years amid lurid claims he took millions from Gaddafi Furious family members rally to support Nicolas Sarkozy after he is charged with corruption allegations... but there is no comment from wife ... (more)