Nicolas Sarkozy

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrives for a hearing of his trial on corruption charges at Paris courthouse. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

Righteous indignation was always Nicolas Sarkozy’s strong suit. When the former president was finally called to the witness stand on Monday, he was br(...)

Jozsef Szajer. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP via Getty

Ironically, it has taken the resignation of a Hungarian MEP after he was caught fleeing a party described by its organiser as a gay orgy to highlight (...)

 Police officers evacuate migrants from a makeshift camp on Place de la République in Paris on Monday night. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French police have come under severe criticism for the violent dismantling of a makeshift migrant camp on the symbolic Place de la République, less th(...)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has prospered in retirement. He sits on the boards of at least three major French companies. Photograph: Michel Euler

Swarms of photographers and television crews waited behind the police line for Nicolas Sarkozy’s arrival. The suntanned former president waved at the (...)

Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday on charges of trying to bribe a judge. Just weeks after his presidential immunity ended in 2012, police raided Mr Sarkozy’s private  home and Paris office. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption trial is scheduled to begin on Monday in Paris over allegations he promised to help an official land a prestigious Monaco(...)

Policemen observe a minute’s   silence at  Bordeaux city hall in homage to history teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded. Photograph:   Philippe Lopez/AFP

France began a crackdown against alleged Islamic radicals on Monday, three days after a school teacher was beheaded for having shown cartoons of the P(...)

Liberty Mutual executive Tom McIlduff has been poached by the new US owners of AA Ireland to take over as chief executive of the roadside and assistance and insurance intermediary. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The new US owners of AA Ireland have poached senior Liberty Mutual executive Tom McIlduff to take over as chief executive of the roadside and assistan(...)

Eric Zemmour, who on September 29th – speaking about unaccompanied minors who have migrated to France  – said: ‘They are murderers. They are rapists. That is all they are. They have to be sent back.’ File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

France has grown accustomed to outrageous, provocative statements by the extreme right-wing author and commentator Eric Zemmour in recent years. But Z(...)

New York-based Further Global Capital Management, founded by banker Olivier Sarkozy in 2017, ‘will work with AA Ireland management as the business embarks on its next phase of development’, the Irish company said in a statement on Thursday. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A US private equity fund led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s half-brother has acquired a controlling stake in AA Ireland, the roadside as(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

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