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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.




















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: French press review 28 July 2015

2015-07-28
0 The French press is in an ideological war over unemployment figures. French farmers harden their protest over falling food prices, and a diplomatic war looms between Brussels and New Delhi as the European Union suspends the sale of 700 generic drugs made in India. Standard

FRANCE - IRAN: Bad blood between France's Fabius and hardliners in Iran

2015-07-28
0 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's visit to Iran on Wednesday will be a key test of the relationship between Tehran and Paris, French President Francois Hollande says, as hardliners in Iran launch a campaign blaming Fabius for the spread of AIDS in the country. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will be in Iran on Wednesday Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader Standard

FRANCE: Gironde fire official on Day 4 of forest blaze: 'It's a long battle'

2015-07-27
0 The southwestern Gironde region of France is in its fourth day of efforts to quell flames that have ravaged more than 570 hectares of land. About 500 firefighters are on the ground each day to fight what is one of the biggest fires France has seen in the last five years. RFI spoke to Commander Eric Roy, chief coordinator of operations for the region's fire department, who explained their strategy. davric/CC/Wikimedia Commons Standard

: French press review 27 July 2015

2015-07-27
0 The French press applauds Tour de France's "unloved winner Christopher Froome" amid persisting allegations of doping. US President Barack Obama's hard talk to Kenyans as he ends his maiden visit to his father's homeland; and, are Kurdish rebels the real target of Turkish airstikes against the Islamic State armed group? Standard

FRANCE: Teen turns himself in after car smashes Tour de France barrier

2015-07-27
0 A 16-year-old has handed himself into police and confessed to smashing through security barriers of the Tour de France route in Paris, prompting police to open fire as the car sped away from a checkpoint Sunday. Meanwhile, a young woman also believed to have been in the car checked herself into a hospital in the western Paris suburbs with bullet wounds to the chest. French police secure the Champs Elysees after a car drove through barriers nearby set up for the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, 26 July 2015 Reuters//Stephane Mahe Standard

FRANCE: Farmers block trucks bringing food from Germany, Spain

2015-07-27
0 Farmers set up blockades on the borders with Germany and Spain to stop foreign products entering the country, but lifted the German roadblock after obtaining an appointment with the Minister of Agriculture Monday. Farmers block access to the motorway A1 between Paris and Lille in northern France, 22 July Reuters/Pascal Rossignol Standard

SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE: Busy bees in Paris

2015-07-27
©INRA/Nicolas Morison Once the symbol of Napoleon, the bee has always had a place in the hearts of French people - and now, protecting the humble bumble bee is becoming a growing phenomenon, especially in the cities. Paris for example counts hundreds of beehives, spread throughout the city, so tens of thousands of bees buzzing around its districts, looking for some flowers to forage. Last month, the city of Paris signed the "Bee Protection" guideline, thus committing to forbid the use of toxic products, pesticides, genetically modified organism - with the utmost aim to protect the bees within the city. So, why are the bees so important?

FRANCE: French police open fire after car smashes Tour de France barrier

2015-07-26
0 French police opened fire Sunday at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling's Tour de France, a police source told news agency AFP. French police look for evidence after the security cordon, installed for the arrival of the Tour de France, was violated. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

: French weekly magazines review 26 July 2015

2015-07-26
0 The French press blames France for the 25-year delay in Hissène Habré's war crimes trial. And did President Francois Hollande force Greece to drink a horse medecine he won't prescribe for crisis-hit France? DR Standard

MALI - FRANCE: Hollande meets with relatives of RFI journalists killed in Mali

2015-07-26
0 Relatives of the two Radio France Internationale journalists killed in Mali in 2013 met with French President Francois Hollande this weekend to discuss difficulties in the investigation of the murders. Apollonia, the daughter of Claude Verlon, viewing her father's name on a monument dedicated to journalists killed in war, in October 2014 RFI Standard

FRANCE: French retailer apologises for insults included in its client files

2015-07-25
0 French household appliance store Boulanger apologised Saturday for derogatory comments about its customers in its computer files, promising an internal investigation after France's data protection watchdog CNIL found 5,828 instances of "inappropriate" comments about clients. Reuters Standard

FRANCE: Many French shoppers willing to pay more for food to help farmers

2015-07-25
0 Demonstrations by French farmers continued Saturday, while a new poll found that more than half of French consumers are ready to buy more expensive food products to ensure proper income for farmers. French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis, 23 July 2015. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

: French press review 25 July 2015

2015-07-25
0 Ankara has finally decided to join the anti-Islamic State group coalition. They will offer aircraft and airspace to help bring down the jihadists. In domestic news, French teachers have spoken out against President Francois Hollande amid distrust, anger and frustration, as educators put his policies to the vote. Standard

EGYPT - FRANCE: French defence minister in Egypt after Rafale delivery

2015-07-25
0 French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, days after France delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighter jets sold to Egypt in a 5.2-billion-euro deal. The two countries are in talks over the sale of two more naval corvette warships, a French diplomat told news agency AFP. Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon Standard

FRANCE: Protesting French livestock farmers change strategy: dump live pigs in supermarkets

2015-07-24
0 After several days of blocking access to motorways, including access to southeastern city of Lyon yesterday and the western region of Normandy last week, protesting livestock farmers' new strategy targets manufacture and supply plants. More than 400 farmers using an estimated 70 tractors carried out their actions Thursday night in supermarkets and factories around France. Getty Images/StockImage/Ronald Wittek Standard

Swiss 'sorry' for raiding French lake to help thirsty cows

2015-07-28
Swiss officials have issued a formal apology after it emerged army helicopters had crossed the border with France on Thursday in an unexpected incursion to draw water for thirsty Swiss cows.

French farmers block roads from Spain, Germany

2015-07-27
French farmers have blocked roads from Spain and Germany to stop foreign products entering the country, in the latest protest against a fall in food prices that has brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.

In pictures: French firefighters battle forest fire near Bordeaux

2015-07-26
French firefighters managed on Sunday to bring under control wildfires ravaging the pine forest on the western outskirts of Bordeaux.

Police open fire on car ‘trying to crash Tour de France barriers’

2015-07-26
Paris police on Sunday opened fire on a car that tried to crash a barricade set up on Place de la Concorde ahead of the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race, a police official said.

Over 100,000 petition against Saudi king’s French Riviera holiday

2015-07-25
Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage were due to arrive on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa.

French court approves sweeping new surveillance powers

2015-07-24
France’s Constitutional Council on Thursday broadly approved a law giving state intelligence services more scope to eavesdrop on the public to tackle what authorities have described as an unprecedented terror threat.

French director mulls sequel to cult classic 'La Haine,' 20 years on

2015-07-24
Propelling Paris’s disadvantaged suburbs from the shadows to the limelight, French film “La Haine” exploded onto the cinema scene in 1995 in the wake of violent unrest. Twenty years on, the film’s director is mulling a sequence to the cult classic.

National Front founder Le Pen to face trial for WWII gas chamber remarks

2015-07-24
French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen, is set to face criminal proceedings for saying that the gas chambers of the Holocaust were “a detail of World War II”.

‘I am still alive’: Alleged fugitive French killer contacts media

2015-07-24
Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, suspected of ruthlessly murdering his wife and four children four years ago before disappearing, has apparently contacted the French press stating, “I am alive”.

‘Madame pee pee’ on the barricades over Paris boutique toilets

2015-07-23
A Dutch provider of upscale public toilets has been accused of flushing away French labour laws by refusing to take on Paris lavatories' longstanding staff, whom the French traditionally refer to as "dames pipi" [pronounced “pee pee”].

French farmers blockade Lyon despite Hollande pledge

2015-07-23
Hundreds of furious farmers blocked access roads to France's second city Lyon with their tractors Thursday, unimpressed with a 600-million-euro government package to ease their financial plight sparked by falling prices.

French doctors continue life support in high-profile euthanasia case

2015-07-23
French doctors on Thursday said they would keep a brain-damaged patient on life support and demanded the intervention of France’s top prosecutor in a case that has split the patient’s family and reignited the euthanasia debate in France.

Tobacconists’ carrot protest rattles French Senate

2015-07-22
French tobacconists fighting a bill to introduce plain cigarette packaging scored a headline-grabbing victory Wednesday in a protest that included dumping four tonnes of carrots outside the French Senate, which appeared to backtrack on the bill.

Five-year ban for Chelsea fan over Paris metro race row

2015-07-22
A former Northern Ireland policeman has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a commuter off a Paris metro train.

Eurotunnel seeks €10m from France, UK for migrant costs

2015-07-22
Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel will demand nearly €10 million from the French and British governments to help cover extra security costs as it struggles to cope with a growing migrant crisis in the French port of Calais, the group said Wednesday.

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades - Deseret News

2015-07-26
Deseret NewsParis police open fire on car at Tour de France barricadesDeseret NewsThe pack rides towards the Arc de Triomphe on top of the Champs Elysees avenue during the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (68 miles) with start in Sevres and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 26 ...Share “Paris police open fire on car at Tour de...”NewsOK.comParis police open fire on car at Tour de France...durhamregion.comParis police fire on car at Tour de FranceReutersBicyclingall 854 news articles »

Paris police open fire near Tour de France - Q13 FOX

2015-07-26
Q13 FOXParis police open fire near Tour de FranceQ13 FOXPARIS, FRANCE - JULY 26: Chris Froome (yellow jersey) of Great Britain and Team Sky rides on his way to overall victory during the twenty first stage of the 2015 Tour de France, a 109.5 km stage between Sevres and Paris Champs-Elysees, on July 26, 2015 ...and more »

French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of draft Paris deal - The Guardian

2015-07-28
The GuardianFrench climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of draft Paris dealThe GuardianThe final document that governments hope to agree in Paris will have to be far shorter - with points of disagreement ironed out and swathes of potential text currently in brackets removed. “We are all very concerned, but it's progressing,” Tubiana said ...and more »

Paris police open fire on car where Tour de France will be held - CNN

2015-07-26
CNNParis police open fire on car where Tour de France will be heldCNNThe Tour de France ends Sunday, with stage 21 finishing down the Champs-Élysées, the best-known street in Paris, which runs from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Chris Froome is set to win the tour, becoming the first Briton to win the tour ...Tour de France: Bullet-ridden car found after police open fire at Paris roadblockTelegraph.co.ukChris Froome wins second Tour de France; Andrei Greipel wins final sprint in ParisThe Denver Postall 5,520 news articles »

Major Exhibition Paris Tableau Opens in Paris, France - CDA News

2015-07-27
CDA NewsMajor Exhibition Paris Tableau Opens in Paris, FranceCDA NewsA major exhibition of art, the Paris Tableau will be opening in Paris France, between November 11 and 15. Every year, the fair presents a collection of old masters which date back from the middle-ages up to the 1900s. Last year's event drew “6,500 ...and more »

Paris Police Open Fire On Car Near Tour De France Finish Line - International Business Times

2015-07-26
International Business TimesParis Police Open Fire On Car Near Tour De France Finish LineInternational Business TimesA car carrying two people reportedly tried to crash through barriers near the city's Place de la Concorde, where Tour de France riders will pass through just before they cross the finish line for this year's event on the Champs-Elysees. Police opened ...and more »

Air France offers free night stay at Paris for transit passengers - Business Standard

2015-07-28
Air France offers free night stay at Paris for transit passengersBusiness StandardAir France offers free night stay at Paris for transit passengers. The offer is available for business class ticket holders either on outbound or inbound journey provided they hold valid Schengen visa. BS Reporter | Mumbai. July 28, 2015 Last Updated ...

Manhunt in Paris after car smashes Tour de France barrier - Times LIVE

2015-07-26
Times LIVEManhunt in Paris after car smashes Tour de France barrierTimes LIVEFrench police secure the Champs Elysees after a car drove through barriers nearby set up for the final stage of the Tour de France in central Paris, France, July 26, 2015. Police opened fire on a car which drove through barriers after refusing to obey ...and more »

Tour de France 2015: Pressure on Mark Cavendish for Paris repeat and final ... - Telegraph.co.uk

2015-07-25
Telegraph.co.ukTour de France 2015: Pressure on Mark Cavendish for Paris repeat and final ...Telegraph.co.ukIt has been a long trek over the Pyrenees and the Alps for Mark Cavendish. He has struggled with diarrhoea and 'chickenpox' — as the Manxman jokingly referred to the daily stage profiles, which mark categorised climbs with red spots — and missed out ...Tour de France: Illness hampers Cavendish's and Kristoff's chances in ParisCyclingnews.comLIVE Sèvres - Paris - Tour de France Cycling - 26 July 2015Eurosport.co.ukall 57 news articles »

UK finance minister Osborne in Paris to push EU reform - RFI

2015-07-27
RFIUK finance minister Osborne in Paris to push EU reformRFI"What we are interested in is a Europe that works for all its citizens, that create jobs," Osborne said after talks Monday with French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron. Osborne also met with his French counterpart Michel Sapin, and was to meet with ...Britain, France see euro reform as possible 'win-win'Reuters UKGeorge Osborne to fly to Paris for British EU reform talks with French ministersDaily Mailall 622 news articles »