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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: Foreign investment in France rises but brings few jobs

2015-05-27
0 France saw a substantial rise in foreign investment last year but the increase did not create many jobs, according to consultants EY. In other eocnomic news, finance ministry experts say there could be higher-than-predicted growth in 2015. Prime Minister Manuel Valls visits a PSA car factory in Sochaux AFP Standard

FRANCE: Hollande hails female French resistance fighters at Panthéon ceremony

2015-05-27
0 French President François Hollande is to give "one of the most important speeches of his presidency" on Wednesday when the coffins of four members of the World War II French resistance are placed in the Panthéon in Paris. Two of the four are women, bringing the total number of women in the resting place of the nation's heroes to four out of 75. The coffins were put on show in front of the Sorbonne university earlier in the week before being taken to the Panthéon Reuters/Philippe Wojazer Standard

: French press review 27 May 2015

2015-05-27
0 Today's ceremonies commemorating the French résistance during World War II will culminate with the induction of four new national heroes to the Panthéon in Paris. The choice of the individuals honoured, the timing of the event and the contemporary relevance of the Panthéon are all up for debate. Standard

ROLAND GARROS 2015: Djokovic, Nadal, Serena Williams through to second round of French Open

2015-05-27
0 Three of the big names in tennis Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams progressed to the second round at the French Open yesterday with straight sets victories. Novak Djokovic faces Finland's Jarkko Nieminem. RFI/Pierre René-Worms Standard

CULTURE IN FRANCE: Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum

2015-05-26
© Musée du Quai Branly/Gautier Deblonde The latest exhibit at Paris’ Quai Branly museum is called 'Masters of Sculpture from Côte d’Ivoire'. It's a very different kind of exhibit: instead of focusing on the sculptors of masks and statuettes as artisans in the service of ritual, they are here presented as artists with vision, with style, and with something to say.

ROLAND GARROS 2015: Halys shows Nadal shape of tennis to come at Roland Garros day three

2015-05-26
0 Halys showed the new way for tennis, Nadal showed the future of tennis racquets, Djokovic and Serena Williams completed an all-star line-up but Jankovic was eliminated at Roland Garros day three. Rafael Nadal congratulated France's Quentin Halys after beating him at Roland Garros on Tuesday René-Worms / RFI Standard

FRANCE: French court blocks challenge to Sarkozy party adopting Republicans name

2015-05-26
0 France's main opposition party may call itself Les Républicains (The Republicans) ... for the moment at least, a Paris court ruled on Tuesday. Left-wingers - and 143 people whose family name is Républicains - tried to stop the proposal before former president Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP votes on the name change this week. UMP leader and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy - soon to be France's top Republican Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes/Files Standard

BURUNDI - FRANCE: France stops security cooperation with Burundi, report

2015-05-26
0 France has suspended security cooperation with Burundi, according to reports. The move puts more pressure on President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has faced demonstrations and a coup attempt of his plans to stand for a third term. Burundian police with the coffin of opposition member Zedi Feruzi on 23 May AFP Standard

FRANCE - GERMANY - UNITED KINGDOM: Merkel, Hollande defy Cameron with EU convergence plan

2015-05-26
0 French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are on collision course with David Cameron, according to French newspaper Le Monde. They have drafted proposals to bind the European Union closer together, while the British prime minister wants to revise the bloc's treaties ahead of a referendum on the UK's EU membership he has promised for 2017. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on 19 May Reuters Standard

: French press review 26 May 2015

2015-05-26
0 Spanish elections draw a lot of attention this morning, as French editors sift the results for lessons at local and European level. There's also a certain amount of soul-searching in the wake of the Cannes Film Festival, a triumph for home-grown cinema but not necessarily a winning vision of French society. Standard

ROLAND GARROS 2015: Sharapova, Murray into Roland Garros second round with straight set wins

2015-05-26
0 Favourites Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray moved into the second round of the French Open with straight sets victories. The home crowds also left contented having witnessed first round triumphs of Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils and Alizé Cornet. Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the women's singles match at Roland Garros Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier Standard

ROLAND GARROS 2015: French hope Cornet grabs triumph, Berdych shows promise at Rolande Garros

2015-05-25
0 Day two of the French tennis open at Roland Garros saw Alizé Cornet return on the crowd's love, the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych showed grace, Italy's Fabio Fognini was happy and Sharapova disappointed the fans. France's Alizé Cornet triumphs over Roberta Vinci of Italy Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier Standard

FRANCE: France's first drug consumption room to open in Paris hospital despite protests

2015-05-25
0 The Paris city council announced Monday that France's first drug consumption room will open in the Lariboisière hospital, following a campaign by residents against it opening in another neighbourhood. The Lariboisière hospital in Paris Public domain Standard

SRI LANKA - FRANCE: Sri Lanka government welcomes Cannes prize for Dheepan

2015-05-25
0 Sri Lanka's government has hailed the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for Dheepan, a film about the bloody with Tamil Tiger (LTTE) separatists, hoping that it will draw attention to its "reconciliation efforts". Antonythasan Jesuthasan in Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Paul Arnaud - Why Not Productions Standard

FRANCE - UNITED KINGDOM - IRAQ: French ex-foreign legionnaire named as suspect in Alps British-Iraqi murders

2015-05-25
0 A former French foreign legion soldier is named as the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of an Iraqi-born British businessman and his family in the Alps in a book to be published in the UK next week. It claims that a French cyclist who also died may have been the real target. Journalists at the scene of the murders near Chevaline in the french Alps Reuters/Robert Pratta/Files Standard

Sarkozy wins court fight to rename his party ‘Les Républicains’

2015-05-26
Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy won a court fight on Tuesday for the right to rename his conservative party "The Républicains", a prelude to an expected attempt to win back the presidency in 2017

France's Panthéon to honour 'Four Lives in Résistance'

2015-05-26
Four heroes of the French wartime Résistance will be inducted on Wednesday into the legendary Panthéon, the Paris mausoleum that honours those who have made significant contributions to French society.

Haitian-Canadian writer to join guardians of French language

2015-05-26
The Académie Française, the exclusive and ancient institution tasked with safeguarding the French language, will welcome both its first Haitian and first Québécois member on Thursday in the form of novelist Dany Laferrière.

UN ‘failed to follow up’ on CAR claims of French abuse

2015-05-26
The UN's top human rights officials knew for months about allegations that French soldiers had abused children in the Central African Republic (CAR) but “failed to follow up” on the claims, confidential documents show.

Expelled leader of May 1968 uprising granted French citizenship

2015-05-25
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who was born in France to German parents, has been granted French citizenship nearly 50 years after he was expelled from the country for “disturbing the peace” as a leader of the May 1968 student uprising.

French Open: Home hopes slim as Djoko looks to break duck

2015-05-24
The 2015 French Open got underway Sunday with French hopes of a homegrown champion looking slimmer than they have done in years, while Serbia’s Novak Djokovic long run of disappointment at Roland Garros could at last come to an end.

French jihadists ‘behind IS group suicide bombings in Iraq’

2015-05-23
The Islamic State (IS) group has said that two Frenchmen were behind a pair of suicide bombings that targeted Sunni and Shiite militias in western Iraq, the jihadist website monitoring group SITE said Friday.

Eiffel Tower reopens after staff protest over pickpockets

2015-05-22
Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower on Friday reopened after staff working at the popular landmark staged a near one-day walkout to protest a steep increase in pickpockets targeting the plethora of tourists.

Paris to host international talks in June on tackling IS group

2015-05-20
France will host a high-level meeting of the international community on combating the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) group next month in Paris, the country’s foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said on Wednesday.

Key jihadist linked to French journalists’ murders killed in Mali

2015-05-20
French special forces have killed two "terrorist chiefs" in Mali, the defence ministry said Wednesday. The jihadist leaders include Abdelkrim al-Targui, who has been linked to the 2013 kidnapping and murders of two French journalists in Mali.

High-heels ‘ban’ kicks up fuss at Cannes film festival

2015-05-20
The Cannes film festival on Tuesday was temporarily distracted by a rumour run wild: red carpet sentinels were shutting out women who ignored “Croisetiquette” requiring them to wear high-heels to film premieres.

Teachers go on strike in France over reforms

2015-05-19
Teachers are on strike across France on Tuesday, testing President François Hollande’s resolve to push through reforms against strong opposition to measures his government says will improve the creaking school system.

Celebrated cartoonist 'Luz' to leave Charlie Hebdo

2015-05-19
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald "Luz" Luzier, who drew the first cover following the January 7 attack on its offices featuring the Prophet Mohammed, announced Monday that he would be leaving the paper in September.

French Protestant church approves move to bless gay couples

2015-05-17
France’s main Protestant church on Sunday approved a measure giving its pastors the possibility of blessing the marriage of same-sex couples, two years after France’s government legalised gay marriage.

Sarkozy’s UMP party to face court over 'Républicains' name change

2015-05-16
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s desire to rechristen his UMP party, 'Les Républicains', will be examined in court May 22 after members of the left contested the appropriation of a concept they say belongs to all citizens.

Figures of French Resistance Inducted Into Paris Pantheon - New York Times

2015-05-27
Figures of French Resistance Inducted Into Paris PantheonNew York TimesPARIS — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism. Though the ...and more »

France's richest man in talks to buy Paris newspaper - The Guardian

2015-05-27
France's richest man in talks to buy Paris newspaperThe GuardianLuxury goods group LVMH is negotiating to acquire the French daily newspaper Le Parisien for €50m (£35m), reports the Financial Times. The Paris-based group, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Givenchy, also has media assets that ...and more »

American Sock ousts Dimitrov on 'favorite surface' in Paris - Fresno Bee

2015-05-26
American Sock ousts Dimitrov on 'favorite surface' in ParisFresno BeeSpain's Rafael Nadal returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Quentin Halys of France at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Nadal won in three sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. | Michel Euler AP ...and more »

Child sex abuse: France is working with C. African Republic - TheNewsTribune.com

2015-05-27
TheNewsTribune.comChild sex abuse: France is working with C. African RepublicTheNewsTribune.comFollowing a meeting Wednesday in Paris between French President Francois Hollande and Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza, a French official said they are aiming at "shedding full light on this affair." The official wasn't ...CAR slams France over child abuse claimsCitizenall 43 news articles »

Four international flights to JFK and Newark subject to anonymous threats - The Guardian

2015-05-25
The IndependentFour international flights to JFK and Newark subject to anonymous threatsThe Guardian“Out of an abundance of caution, Air France flight number 22 was escorted to John F Kennedy airport by US Air Force fighter jets following a phone threat,” the FBI said in a statement. “There were no incidents or hazards reported onboard the flight by ...Air France flight from Paris to New York escorted by US fighter jets after ...The IndependentUS fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threatYahoo NewsAnonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Searches; All OKABC NewsBusiness Insider -MarketWatchall 958 news articles »

France's Laurent Fabius hopes Paris climate talks can reverse Copenhagen failure - Sydney Morning Herald

2015-05-26
Sydney Morning HeraldFrance's Laurent Fabius hopes Paris climate talks can reverse Copenhagen failureSydney Morning HeraldA breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord, France's foreign minister said in an interview with Reuters. Senior officials from almost 200 ...Coalition fighting Islamic State must be reinforced —FranceGMA NewsPolitical mood good for climate deal: France's FabiusYahoo NewsFabius hopes Paris climate talks can reverse Copenhagen failureReuters UKall 42 news articles »

France touts Cannes prizes as vindication for film subsidies - Lexington Herald Leader

2015-05-25
Lexington Herald LeaderFrance touts Cannes prizes as vindication for film subsidiesLexington Herald LeaderPARIS — France's president says his country's strong showing at this year's Cannes film festival is no accident — suggesting it's partly thanks to government subsidies. France has had long dry spells without prizes at Cannes. This year, unusually ...and more »

The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open - Centre Daily Times

2015-05-26
NewsdayThe Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French OpenCentre Daily TimesSerena Williams of the U.S. bursts into laughter after a ball took an akward spin in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May ...French Open 2015Newsday10SBALLS / EPA LADIES PHOTOS FROM PARIS, THE FRENCH OPEN10sBallsFRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for FedererThe Idaho StatesmanTSNall 2,200 news articles »

The Latest: Un-cool Federer advances at French Open - Fresno Bee

2015-05-27
Zee NewsThe Latest: Un-cool Federer advances at French OpenFresno BeeThe Latest: Un-cool Federer advances at French Open. Venus Williams of the U.S. returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, ...Samantha Stosur blazes through to third round in ParisZee NewsStosur blazes through to third round in ParisTimes of Indiaall 35 news articles »

Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media - Lexington Herald Leader

2015-05-27
Lexington Herald LeaderVenus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing mediaLexington Herald LeaderPARIS — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open. After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed ...The Latest: Sharapova opening play on Day 4 at French OpenChicago Daily HeraldVenus Williams ousted from French Open by Sloane StephensMiami HeraldStephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round twoThe West Australianall 446 news articles »