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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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REPORT: AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015: Thomas Ostermeier makes Richard III popular in Avignon

0 The second of three Shakespeare plays has opened at the 69th Avignon Festival. Director Thomas Ostermeier’s six-month-old production in German with English punctuation went down very well overall. Lars Eidinger's lead performance was a hit. Lars Eidinger in the title role of Thomas Ostermeier's Richard III by William Shakespeare Arno Declair Standard

GREECE - EUROPE: Anti-EU parties see Greece's 'No' vote as a win

0 Anti-European Union parties across Europe have seen the 'No' vote in the Greek referendum on international creditors' demands as a win in the face of Brussels.  Greeks celebrate in Syntagma Square in Athens after the 'No' referendum vote, 5 July 2015. Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis Standard

FRANCE: Soldiers to guard train crossings on Tour de France route

0 French soldiers will guard train crossings on the Tour de France route after several riders in the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in April crossed a barrier seconds before a high-speed train arrived. The Australian Rohan Dennis in Utrecht during the first stage of the Tour de France in 2015. AFP Standard

FRANCE: French executives brace for impact of Greek crisis on European, French economies

0 Six out of ten executives in France believe that unemployment will rise in the coming months, according to a survey released Monday which also shows a concern for the consequences of the Greek crisis. In France, 60 per cent of executives responded to a recent survey that they believe unemployment will rise in the coming months Reuters/Christian Hartmann Standard

: French press review 6 July 2015

0 The Greek people spoke on Sunday and it was a massive "oxi", or no, by 60 per cent of the electorate to the demands of its creditors. Standard

REPORT: AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015: At 69, the Festival is keen to stay young

0 The Avignon Festival is setting out to conquer younger audiences. One way of encouraging this is by lowering the ticket price for the under 26s. Another is by increasing and improving the offer. Riquet may help. Riquet by Laurent Brethome (c) Christophe Raynaud de Lage/Festival d'Avignon Standard

FRANCE - GREECE: ECB financing for Greece 'cannot be lowered', French finance minister says

0 Financing provided by the European Central Bank to Greece "cannot be lowered," French finance minister Michel Sapin warned Monday ahead of a meeting by the bank after Greek voters rejected bailout proposals made by international creditors in a referendum. Supporters of the 'No' vote celebrate their victory in the city centre of Athens, 5 July 2015 Reuters/Marko Djurica Standard

FRANCE - GREECE: EU should negotiate with Greece if No wins referendum, French minister

0 Europe should continue to negotiate with Greece even if the No wins in Sunday's referendum, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said as Greeks voted on the terms for their country's debt bailout. As French business leaders expressed concern at the possible results, left-wingers criticised President François Hollande for failing to back Greece's Syriza government. A Greek woman leaves the polling booth in Athens on Sunday 5 July Reuters/Marko Djurica Standard

FRANCE: Unesco puts Champagne, Burgundy wine regions on world heritage list

0 French ministers and winemakers were popping the champagne corks this weekend after the UN's cultural arm, Unesco, declared the sparkling wine region part of the world's heritage, along with Burgundy, producer of prestigious red and white grand crus. Corks popped and glasses clinked in Champagne and Burgundy this weekend Getty Images Standard

: French weekly magazines review 5 July 2015

0 This week's magazines look at Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi and his efforts to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. There's a profile of the Bush political dynasty in the United States as another brother prepares to compete for the Republican presidential ticket. And there's Greece. DR Standard

FRANCE - CAMEROON: Hollande acknowledges colonial-era Cameroon massacres but critics want apology

0 French President François Hollande has broken a longstanding taboo on his country’s controversial role in the genocide of Cameroon’s Bamileke people. During the final leg of his west African tour in Yaoundé on Friday, he admitted that French forces had tried to quash colonial separatists in the 1950s and said he was ready to open up the history books. French President François Hollande Reuters/Ian Langsdon/Pool Standard

FRANCE: Heatwave knocks TV station off air as traffic jams clog French roads

0 The heatwave scorching much of Europe had an unusual victim on Saturday - Franco-German TV channel Arte was forced off the air for five hours. Meanwhile, thousands of holidaymakers were stuck in traffic jams on France's motorways. Sunbathers in Place des Vosges, central Paris on 3 July 2015 Reuters/Philippe Wojazer Standard

CAMEROON - FRANCE - NIGERIA: Hollande offers to host anti-Boko Haram summit on Cameroon visit

0 French President François Hollande has offered to host a summit of countries fighting Nigeria's Boko Haram armed Islamists on a visit to Cameroon. at a press conference with 82-year-old Cameroonian President Paul Biya he called for democracy and respect for human rights. French President François Hollande with Cameroon's Paul Biya on Friday AFP Standard

BURKINA FASO - FRANCE: French soldier charged over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

0 A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with paedophilia and recording pornographic images in France. Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou AFP Standard

FRANCE - UNITED KINGDOM: Channel Tunnel traffic recovers from migrants' overnight disruption

0 Passenger services through the Channel Tunnel had returned to normal but there were still delays for freight on Saturday morning after about 150 migrants caused serious disruption overnight by trying to enter restricted areas in the French port of Calais. Frnech police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais Reuters/Vincent Kessler Standard

Greek PM Tsipras a divisive figure in France, poll shows

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is a deeply polarizing figure in France, with the number of French who view him favourably and those who don’t cleaved almost in half, a survey showed Sunday.

Wikileaks' Assange pens open letter to Hollande requesting safe haven

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asked France for asylum in an open letter to President François Hollande published in French daily Le Monde on Friday. Hollande's office promptly responded that it would not be able to comply with his request.

French news satire ‘Les Guignols’ may be spared the axe, for now

A popular news satire programme that has been poking fun at French politicians and celebrities for almost three decades may be put on the backburner after this season. Distraught fans suspect dark forces wanted to pull the plug for good.

UberPOP to suspend service in France in wake of protests

Uber will suspend its low-cost UberPOP car service in France starting at 8pm, the US-based company announced on Friday, following a series of strikes by irate taxi drivers who blocked roads and assaulted Uber drivers in protests last week.

Air Algérie crash caused by 'series of errors'

A French judicial probe has found a series of "tragic" errors caused an Air Algérie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board, Le Figaro reported Thursday.

French court annuls Jean-Marie Le Pen’s suspension from far-right party

A French court cancelled Jean-Marie Le Pen’s suspension from the far-right National Front party on Thursday in a ruling that could re-launch a public feud with his daughter, now party leader Marine Le Pen.

Human rights off the agenda as Hollande visits Angola

On Saturday, June 20, a group of Angolan activists had gathered for a weekly book club meeting in the upscale Vila Alice neighbourhood of the Angolan capital of Luanda when the police suddenly swooped down on them.

Paris rejects bid for new McDonald’s on historic street, again

In what is now a two-year-old dispute, Paris lawmakers this week opposed the opening of a new McDonald’s franchise in one of the French capital’s oldest and most picturesque roads.

Former IMF boss Strauss-Kahn runner-up in French presidential poll

Embattled former IMF chief and one-time Socialist politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back on a list of leading left-wing presidential candidates in France, according to a new opinion poll.

Lafayette's 'Hermione' arrives in New York to mark July 4

A replica of the 18th century ship that brought French General Lafayette to America arrived at Pier 15 on New York's East River to much fanfare and applause on Wednesday ahead of taking part in the July 4 Independence Day festivities.

In pictures: Parisians try to keep cool in summer heat wave

Thermostats soared across France on Wednesday as the country was hit by a monster heat wave, with temperatures rising as high as 39 Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) in the capital Paris.

France and China sign deal to work together in emerging economies

China and France's plan to team up on projects in Africa and Asia is a win-win deal that will "serve the interests of all", Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Wednesday.

French soldiers suspended over child sex abuse claims

France's military has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations of child sex abuse – including filming the abuse of a 5-year-old girl – in the West African country of Burkina Faso, the French defence ministry said Tuesday.

France takes steps to avoid repeat of deadly 2003 heat wave

As temperatures continue to soar across France, government and health officials have implemented measures they hope will avoid a repeat of the infamous 2003 heat wave that caused thousands of deaths throughout the country.

Protesting ferry workers block Channel Tunnel for second time

Protesting ferry workers forced the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England on Tuesday, blocking its entrance and setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks.

Military to guard Tour de France rail crossings -

velonews.competitor.comMilitary to guard Tour de France rail crossingsvelonews.competitor.comPARIS (AFP) — French soldiers will guard every train crossing on the Tour de France route to stop riders from going under the barrier, the government said Monday. The measure was ordered to prevent a repeat of an incident in this year's Paris-Roubaix ...Soldiers to guard train crossings on Tour de France routeRFIArmy to patrol Tour de France rail crossingsThe Local.frall 11 news articles »

French Toast: Temperatures Surge as Historic Heat Wave Hits Western Europe - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)French Toast: Temperatures Surge as Historic Heat Wave Hits Western EuropeSlate Magazine (blog)Near France's Atlantic coast in the southwestern part of the country, the Guardian reports temperatures rose as high as 108 degrees on Tuesday. I wasn't able to independently confirm that figure, though short-term weather models did show that such a ...Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat waveYahoo NewsFrance, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit EuropeYahoo News UKIn pictures: Parisians try to keep cool in summer heat waveFRANCE 24all 244 news articles »

French government seeks to defuse violent Uber protests in Paris - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24French government seeks to defuse violent Uber protests in ParisFRANCE 24Simmering anger appeared to boil over on Thursday, with demonstrations turning violent in some areas of Paris. French TV stations broadcasted images of burning tyres blocking sections of the ring road, overturned vehicles and scuffles between cabbies ...French government orders Paris police to crack down on Uber after protestsCNNFrench taxi drivers lock down Paris in huge anti-Uber protestThe VergeFrance cracks down on Uber after taxi driver protestsReutersHollywood Life -International Business Times 1,501 news articles »

Atelier Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style - Newser

LEX18 Lexington KY NewsAtelier Versace kicks off Paris couture week in styleNewserKendall Jenner , centre, wears a creation for Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP... (Associated Press) ...Versace kicks off Paris couture week in styleLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 187 news articles »

Paris parks stay open to cool off as France swelters in summer heatwave - RFI

RFIParis parks stay open to cool off as France swelters in summer heatwaveRFIThe heatwave continues in France with more power outages and train delays. Paris officials are hoping citizens can stay cool by hanging out in five major parks that will be kept open all night. Water consumption has increased and the Fire Department is ...

Lupita Nyong'o, Emily Blunt sparkle at the Christian Dior couture garden show ... - Newser

The AustralianLupita Nyong'o, Emily Blunt sparkle at the Christian Dior couture garden show ...NewserBritish model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses as she arrives for Christian Dior's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP... (Associated Press) ...Nyong'o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden showDanbury News Timesall 127 news articles »

Uber executives taken into police custody following French taxi strike - The Verge

NewsweekUber executives taken into police custody following French taxi strikeThe VergeTwo Uber France executives have been taken into police custody in Paris, French media outlets reported today, as part of an ongoing investigation into the company's low-cost UberPop service. As Le Monde reports, Uber Europe CEO Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty ...After France's violent taxi strike over Uber, users call for a boycottNewsweekParis deploys 200 extra police to target UberPopRFITwo Uber executives taken into police custody in FranceReutersAlbany Times Unionall 468 news articles »

CGI signs contract extension with Carrefour to 2020 - PR Newswire (press release)

CGI signs contract extension with Carrefour to 2020PR Newswire (press release)PARIS, France, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the signing of a five-year contract with Carrefour. The new agreement is an extension of a partnership that was formed in 2007. Under the contract, CGI will be ...and more »

Uber is suspending one of its services in France after taxi drivers rioted in ... - Business Insider

Business InsiderUber is suspending one of its services in France after taxi drivers rioted in ...Business Insiderparis uber protest REUTERS/Charles PlatiauFrench riot police secure the Porte Maillot during a demonstration by French taxi drivers, who are on strike, to block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service ...UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protestsReutersUber suspends its controversial UberPOP service in France after violent protestsDaily MailUber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressureThe San Luis Obispo Tribuneall 298 news articles »

Paris taxi drivers battle Uber - Workers World

Paris taxi drivers battle UberWorkers WorldTaxicab drivers in Paris, Marseilles and Lyons, France, joined by drivers from Brussels, Belgium, disrupted traffic on June 25 and fought with police in their battle against the multinational car-service corporation, Uber. To understand why workers ...and more »