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Franz-Olivier Giesbert se penche sur le rapport passionnel qu’entretient Nicolas Sarkozy avec les Français six ans après son élection en 2007. Comment ce président – le plus populaire de la Ve République lors de sa désignation – a-t-il pu devenir en moins de cinq ans l’un des moins aimés ? FOG a interrogé ses anciens collaborateurs, Fadela Amara, Roselyne Bachelot, François Fillon, Brice Hortefeux, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Patrick Devedjian, Bruno Le Maire, Valérie Pécresse, Laurent Wauquiez et Rama Yade, ainsi que ses conseillers et proches, Henri Guaino, Bernard Debré, Isabelle Balkany.




















Le nouveau chef de l’État, Mohammed Ben Abbes, nomme François Bayrou Premier ministre










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FRANCE: French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

2015-08-28
0 A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ... a rare piece of good news for President François Hollande's Socialists, who hold their annual summer school this weekend. But it won't be all peace and love there, either, with a fresh row blowing up over the 35-hour work week. Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C) AFP Standard

: French press review 28 August 2015

2015-08-28
0 In Greece Syriza members lose their illusiuons, China is still reeling from the Tianjin explosion and another migrant tragedy strikes as European leaders discuss the humanitarian challenge nearby,   DR Standard

FRANCE - MOROCCO: French journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

2015-08-28
0 Two French journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet are under investigation for attempted extortion after allegedly accepting money in exchange for a promise not to publish a book containing damaging revelations about King Mohammed VI. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco on June 19 2015. REUTERS/Maghreb Agence Press/Pool Standard

FRANCE: Ségolène Royal asks supermarkets to end food waste

2015-08-27
0 French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday summoned supermarket bosses to discuss efforts to reduce food waste. After measures in a recent law were struck down, she wants a voluntary programme of passing products near their sell-by date to charity. French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) withFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius Reuters/Pascal Rossignol Standard

FRANCE: Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

2015-08-27
0 One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President François Hollande's Socialists. The resignation is not the party's first and seems unlikely to be the last, according to media reports. François de Rugy, formerly of EELV AFP Standard

FRANCE: French woman wins disability allowance for 'gadget allergy'

2015-08-27
0 A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman who describes herself as an "environmental refugee" because she claims to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other everyday gadgets, campaigners have revealed. EHS sufferers claim that mobile phones and other everyday gadgets seriously damage their health Reuters Standard

: French press review 27 August 2015

2015-08-27
0 The French press is dominated by the migrant crisis in the Balkans. Le Monde's front-page photograph is that of two Syrian migrants crossing the barbed wire fence on the border between Serbia and Hungary. The report related to this photo is headlined "The silence of French political parties".   DR Standard

FRANCE - JORDAN - PALESTINE: France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect

2015-08-26
0 French investigators have issued an international arrest warrant for a Palestinian accused of taking part in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that killed six people, sources said Wednesday. It is the fourth such warrant isued this year. The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack AFP Standard

FRANCE: Four killed in shooting at travellers' camp in north France

2015-08-26
0 Four people were killed in a shooting at a travellers' camp in Roye, northern France, on Tuesday afternoon. Another toddler wa seriously wounded, as was the gunman. Police block access to the travellers' camp on Tuesday AFP Standard

FRANCE - EUROPEAN UNION: European ministers to meet Saturday in Paris after high-speed train attack

2015-08-26
0 Ministers from nine European countries are to meet in Paris on Saturday to discuss tranpsort security after last week's high-speed train attack. The alleged Islamist gunman was charged with attempted murder connected to a terrorist operation on Tuesday. French public prosecutor François Molins gives a press conference about the Thalys attack on Tuesday AFP Standard

: French press review 26 August 2015

2015-08-26
0 Le Monde leads with the consequences the Monday's stock market crash saying it has put the Chinese regime to a test. It says that the crisis has raised doubts about the Chinese economy that could affect the course of the euro as well as the growth prospects of emerging markets.   DR Standard

PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE 2015: COP21 accord 'impossible without financial commitments': French president

2015-08-25
0 There will be no agreement at the international climate conference in Paris in December if industrialised countries do not pay the 100 billion euros needed annually to finance the transition to renewable energy in developing countries, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande addresses European mayors during a meeting on the climate ahead of the COP21 climate change summit, in March 2015 Reuters/Eric Feferberg/Pool Standard

: French press review 25 August 2015

2015-08-25
0 The press inspects the ravages of China's Black Monday as the crash causes panic and heavy losses in global markets. The heroes of the Paris-Amsterdam train are knighted at the Elysee palace by President Francois Hollande, and Moamer Kadhafi's last prime minister grants his first interview since the fall of the Libyan dictator. DR Standard

: French press review 24 August 2015

2015-08-24
0 The French press is in fresh overbidding over the terrorism threat facing Europe,  after Friday's foiled jihadist attack on the Amsterdam-Paris train. DR Standard

: French weekly magazines review 23 August 2015

2015-08-24
0 Is the debate about pork in school dinners turning the French into fools? One million youths live below the poverty line in France and Greece gets ready to sell a family jewel as the privatisation tsunami hits the bankrupt country. DR Standard

France’s renegade economy minister angers left... again

2015-08-28
French economy minister Emmanuel Macron took aim at the 35-hour working week again on Thursday. The comments, set to further alienate those on the left of the ruling Socialist Party, are nothing unusual for a politician who has rarely fit the mould.

French journalists ‘tried to blackmail’ king of Morocco

2015-08-28
Two French journalists were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of trying to blackmail Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, allegedly demanding €3 million in exchange for not publishing a damaging book about the monarch.

French cannabis dealer caught after handing out flyers

2015-08-28
A hapless French cannabis dealer was arrested last week after handing out flyers, with his full contact information, advertising his “business”.

In pictures: Michelin star diplomacy in a French chateau

2015-08-28
Over 150 French diplomats gathered with their international peers for a gastronomic meal at the Château de la Celle-Saint-Cloud close to Paris on Friday, once the residence of the famed historic figure, the Marquise de Pompadour.

Outrage as French far right invited to Catholic conference

2015-08-28
French Christian groups were outraged this week after a member of the country’s far-right National Front (FN), and granddaughter of the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, was invited to speak at a Catholic summer conference.

Police dismantle France’s oldest Roma slum

2015-08-27
French police on Thursday evacuated a controversial slum inhabited by some 300 Roma in a northern Parisian suburb to prepare for its demolition.

French unemployment dips 0.1% in July

2015-08-26
France’s unemployment rate fell slightly, by 0.1%, in July the Labour Ministry announced on Wednesday. The number of jobless fell by 1,900, but unemployment remained stubbornly high with more than 3.5 million people out of work.

France to refund Russia €1 billion for Mistral warships

2015-08-26
France says the cost of the cancellation of the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia is below 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).

‘I thought he was going to kill me’, says French-American hero of train attack

2015-08-26
French-American professor Mark Moogalian, who was shot as he tried to disarm a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, gave his first interview on Wednesday.

Shooting at travellers' camp in France leaves four dead

2015-08-25
Four people were killed and three others were seriously wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at a travellers' camp in Roye, in the Somme region of northern France, the local prefecture said.

Vaccine shortage in France leads to expensive alternative

2015-08-26
France has been particularly affected by a world-wide shortage of vaccines, notably DTP (diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus), a compulsory vaccination in young children.

Luc Besson threatens to film ‘Valerian’ abroad over French tax credits

2015-08-26
"Valerian", an upcoming big-budget French sci-fi movie, may have to be filmed outside of France because it will star American and British actors, its director, Luc Besson, said this week.

French prosecutor says train gunman had ‘terrorist intent’

2015-08-25
The Thalys train suspect has been charged with “attempted murder of a terrorist nature” and remanded in custody, a judicial source told AFP early on Wednesday, after a Paris prosecutor threw out claims that he was carrying out a robbery.

Jihad suspects in France deny 'terrorism' label

2015-08-25
The Moroccan man suspected of staging a foiled assault on a Paris-bound train last week has become the latest would-be attacker in France to deny having terrorist links. Analysts say jihadists are instructed not to claim failed attacks.

Video: Suspect’s father tells FRANCE 24 his son 'is not a terrorist'

2015-08-25
The father of the suspected gunman behind the foiled attack on a Paris-bound train last Friday told FRANCE 24 that his son is not a terrorist, but just a “good boy who loves to play soccer and go fishing”.

France Destroys Large Roma Camp Near Paris - Voice of America

2015-08-27
Voice of AmericaFrance Destroys Large Roma Camp Near ParisVoice of AmericaFrench police Thursday dismantled one of country's biggest and oldest Roma camps, north of Paris, promising to find shelter for all evacuees. As many as 300 men, women and children were ordered to pack up and move out. Many of the women are pregnant ...French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirtsAlbany Times Unionall 79 news articles »

Feminists in France change Paris street names to celebrate inspirational women - The Independent

2015-08-27
The IndependentFeminists in France change Paris street names to celebrate inspirational womenThe IndependentIn a statement released on their website, Osez le Féminisme! said: "On the anniversary of 45 years of the Women's Liberation Movement, Osez le Féminisme! challenges Paris mayor calls on Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to address the need to celebrate ...and more »

France train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared' - BBC News

2015-08-25
BBC NewsFrance train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared'BBC NewsThe most important thing we learned from the Paris prosecutor's news conference was that Ayoub El-Khazzani fired himself up for his attack with a jihadist propaganda video. This is a crucial piece of evidence that convinced the prosecutor's office to ...American heroes honored in FranceCBS News3 Americans and Brit honored in France as 5th train hero is identified as ...New York Daily NewsFrance train attack: Americans hailed as heroes, gunman 'had ties to Isil'Telegraph.co.ukSunHerald.com -New York Times -The Guardianall 6,371 news articles »

Train heroes 'gave us an example of what is possible,' says French President - CNN

2015-08-25
abc27Train heroes 'gave us an example of what is possible,' says French PresidentCNNAuthorities have said a massacre might have occurred if not for the heroics of the men who attacked the suspect aboard the high-speed Thylas train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris last Friday. The alleged gunman, identified as Moroccan national Ayoub ...American Alek Skarlatos returns home after Paris train attackabc27Moogalian recounts train attack in French magazine interviewU.S. News & World ReportAmericans who thwarted France train attack to get California paradeLas Vegas Review-JournalPeople Magazine -Daily Mailall 1,818 news articles »

France formally opens terrorism probe in train attack - SunHerald.com

2015-08-25
SunHerald.comFrance formally opens terrorism probe in train attackSunHerald.comPARIS — French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation on Tuesday after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected gunman had watched a jihadi video onboard minutes before the violence. The decision to open ...Train attacker in France 'watched radical Islamic video' on phone minutes ...Irish IndependentNew details released over Paris train attackDeutsche WelleFrance opening terrorism probeAlbany Times Unionall 1,262 news articles »

France says refund to Russia for warships is below $1.1B - Lexington Herald Leader

2015-08-26
Lexington Herald LeaderFrance says refund to Russia for warships is below $1.1BLexington Herald LeaderPARIS — France says the cost of the cancellation of the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia is below 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). French government spokesman Stephane le Foll said Wednesday that the amount includes refunding all the ...France flirts with potential buyers for cancelled Mistral ship deal with RussiaUkraine Todayall 94 news articles »

The art of dining in France - BurlingtonFreePress.com

2015-08-21
BurlingtonFreePress.comThe art of dining in FranceBurlingtonFreePress.comYet the reasonable cost of dining out or eating market food is not the sole glory — or even the great glory — of eating in Paris and elsewhere in France. What puts food over the top is the beauty and ease with which it's prepared, presented and eaten.

France to allow Sunday shopping in Paris - FRANCE 24

2015-08-20
FRANCE 24France to allow Sunday shopping in ParisFRANCE 24The final details of plans to turn Paris into a 24-hour city by allowing shops to stay open late at night and on Sundays have been unveiled by the French government as it looks to cash in on the capital's vast number of tourists. The plans will see the ...and more »

France formally opens terror probe in Paris-Amsterdam train attack - MetroNews Canada

2015-08-25
MetroNews CanadaFrance formally opens terror probe in Paris-Amsterdam train attackMetroNews CanadaPARIS — Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, the French prosecutor said in formally opening a terrorism ...Ayoub El-Khazzani, French train gunman, given terrorism chargesUPI.comFrance train terror suspect led into court barefoot and blindfolded; had ...New York Daily NewsTrain attack suspect hit with terror chargesCBS NewsCTV Newsall 1,207 news articles »

France: Feminist group 'renames' Paris streets - BBC News

2015-08-26
BBC NewsFrance: Feminist group 'renames' Paris streetsBBC NewsA feminist group has replaced street signs around central Paris to highlight how few of the city's public spaces are currently named after women. Activists from Osez le feminisme focused their efforts on the area around Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday ...and more »