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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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FRANCE: Court upholds decision to keep tetraplegic Frenchman alive

0 A French court on Friday upheld a hospital's decision to keep a man in a vegetative state alive, in a high-profile case that has divided his family and become emblematic of the euthanasia debate in France. A file handout photo taken on 3 June 2015 and released by the family of Vincent Lambert AFP Standard

FRANCE - EGYPT- JORDAN - SAUDI ARABIA: Valls tours Egypt, Jordan and Saudi for talks on contracts and IS group

0 Prime Minister Manuel Valls begins a four-day tour Saturday that will take him from Egypt to Jordan and Saudi Arabia. France expects to sign trade deals in sectors including defence, energy, aerospace and food processing, with some contracts to be signed on the sidelines of a Franco-Saudi forum Tuesday involving some 200 French companies. France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 18 September 2015 Reuters Standard

: French press review 9 October 2015

0 Russia's game change in the Middle East risks igniting major conflict in the region as the US-led coalition contemplates its response. Germans back-track on their open-arms policy as bad refugee conduct sparks a wave of xenophobic protests; and the French press slams Sepp Blatter for Michel Platini's Fifa woes. DR Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA - SYRIA: France launches more air strikes on IS targets in Syria

0 France has carried out a second wave of air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, focused on the stronghold of Raqqa, as Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accuses Russia of failing to target the group. A file photo of a French air force Rafale fighter jet Reuters Standard

FRANCE, ENVIRONMENT: This train will chug along in France to raise climate change awareness

0 A special freight train set off on Tuesday 6th October from the Lyon train station in Paris. It will stop in 19 towns or cities in France throughout October. Ségolène Royal, France's minister of ecology, at the Lyon Station in Paris to see off the Climate Train Trains Expo SNCF Standard

FRANCE: Controversial comment costs Sarkozy ally election candidature

0 Nadine Morano, a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, was dropped from the list of candidates for the upcoming regional elections by The Republicans on Wednesday over her comments that France was a “Judeo-Christian country... of white race”. Nadine Morano has been dropped from the list of Republicans' candidates for the upcoming regional elections. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler Standard

: French press review 8 October 2015

0 Advocate of "all White France", Nadine Morano booted out of Nicolas Sarkozy's party lists for regional elections; Volkswagen faces up to 80 billion euros fine for its polution-cheating cars; and a dozen trade unionists to face justice over Air France violence. DR Standard

FRANCE, GERMANY: End of Europe if EU states fail to stay united: Hollande

0 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday warned that if the European Union member states fail to remain united to tackle the refugee, euro currency and other crises, it could be the end of Europe. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande made a joint address to the European Parliament on Wednesday. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler Standard

: French press review 7 October 2015

0 The people of Palermo win praise for offering befitting resting place to fallen boat people; and the French government is trapped in union violence at struggling Air France. DR Standard

FRANCE: Air France violence suspects identified

0 Twenty people suspected of being involved in the violence that occurred at Air France headquarters on Monday where two senior company officials were beaten, have been identified. Air France's director of human resources Xavier Broseta had to escape over a fence after getting attacked by striking workers on Monday. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen Standard

FRANCE: Five 'terrorists' to be stripped of French citizenship

0 Five "terrorists" will be stripped of their French nationality, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced Tuesday. An official told news agency AFP that the comments are in reference to five citizens who have been sentenced for their role in the 2003 bombings in Casablanca which killed 45 people. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Reuters/Regis Duvignau Standard

FRANCE: Two more confirmed missing as French Riviera recovery efforts continue

0 Two more people have been confirmed missing after the violent weekend floods on the French Riviera, bringing the total to 20 dead and four missing, police said Tuesday. Recovery efforts in Cannes and other affected cities continue Reuters/Eric Gaillard Standard

: French press review 6 October 2015

0 Tax evasion by multinational corporations will soon be a thing of the past. Pigs will fly. The national carrier Air France may have to leave it to the pigs unless the unions, the state and some less than gruntled employees can come to terms. A Yale professor warns that we're on the verge of ecological genocide. DR Standard

FRANCE: Valls meets with Air France management as union calls for government intervention

0 Violent protests against Air France managers by striking workers are “unacceptable” and hurt the country's image, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Manuel Valls went to the airline’s office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy to meet with company executives. Striking employees demonstrate in front of the Air France headquarters building at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, 5 October 2015 Reuters/Jacky Naegelen Standard

FRANCE: French Riviera flooding raises questions about climate change

0 Was the heavy rainfall this weekend that flooded the French Riviera and killed 19 people a result of global warming? The rains dumped a month’s worth of water in the space of a few hours. As France prepares to host the COP 21 UN Climate Conference in December, it could be tempting to blame the rains on climate change. But scientists warn about making too direct a connection. A street in Cannes destroyed by flooding Reuters/Eric Gaillard Standard

France launches fresh air strikes in Syria against IS group

France launched a new air strike overnight in Syria against an Islamic State training camp and further strikes will follow, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.

France's Platini blasts ‘farcical’ FIFA ban

French football legend Michel Platini on Thursday blasted FIFA’s decision to ban him from the sport for 90 days and said he would pursue his campaign for the leadership of football’s governing body.

French far right’s Marine Le Pen clashes with Hollande

In a rare public exchange with French President François Hollande, far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused him of selling out to a Europe controlled by Berlin over the migrant crisis.

French channel's 'pro-woman' TV advert denounced as sexist

French television station France 3 was forced to pull an advertisement lauding the channel's feminist credentials after it met with widespread criticism saying that the ad itself was sexist.

French MP's 'white race' comments highlight right's balancing act

As France's right-wing Republicans punish a leading figure over her comments about race, the party is facing a tricky balancing act in trying to pinch far-right votes without losing moderate supporters.

Disunity on migrant crisis would be ‘end of Europe’, Hollande warns

France’s François Hollande and Germany’s Angela Merkel delivered passionate pleas for greater European unity in tackling the continent’s many challenges on Wednesday in a landmark joint address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Air France identifies 20 workers implicated in shirt-ripping attack

A score of Air France employees have been identified as implicated in ripping the shirts off two of the airline’s senior managers in violent scuffles after unions reacted to news the company was laying off 2,900 workers.

France launches video campaign to halt would-be Syrian jihadists

The French government on Wednesday launched a video campaign that includes a series of interviews with families whose children have travelled to Syria or Iraq to join militant Islamist groups.

'Picasso.mania’ exhibit explores his influence on modern artists

A new exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s influence on contemporary art opens at the Grand Palais in Paris on Wednesday, bringing together more than 400 works – many of them never seen before – by 75 artists from across the world.

France plots next move as Russia extends hold in Syria

Western diplomats have been left scrambling to revise their Syria game plans as Russia accelerates its ruthless offensive in the country, with the French seeking leverage over Moscow as its manoeuvres threaten to destabilise the region even further.

Air France violence threatens country’s image, Hollande says

French President François Hollande condemned on Tuesday the violent protests by Air France staff at plans to slash thousands of jobs, saying it damaged the country’s image.

French tabloids must pay damages for photos of Hollande’s girlfriend

Two French celebrity magazines were ordered Tuesday to pay symbolic damages for publishing snatched photographs of French President François Hollande and his actress girlfriend Julie Gayet at one of his official country residences.

French minister wants five ‘terrorists’ to be stripped of nationality

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Tuesday told lawmakers that he had requested five French citizens be stripped of their nationalities over the 2003 Casablanca bombings that left dozens dead.

Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney wow at Paris Fashion Week

Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane proved he was taking the iconic fashion house in an intriguing new direction with his collection on Monday, while Stella McCartney wowed with a show bursting with colour and movement.

Last missing person from French Riviera flash floods found alive

The last person still missing from flash floods on the French Riviera was found alive on Monday, as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to at least 19.

Will I find a French lover? A Parisian's guide to Paris - CNN

Will I find a French lover? A Parisian's guide to ParisCNN... a tremendous tip. The best advice is to buy a nice crunchy French baguette, still warm from the boulangerie, a nice slice of pate or saucisson from the local supermarket, a nice bottle of wine and enjoy a picnic in front of the Seine river -- that ...and more »

French labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike ends - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportFrench labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike endsU.S. News & World ReportPeople walk past a pile of garbage during the fourth day of a garbage collectors strike in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Trash is piling up on Paris streets because of a strike by garbage collectors angry over wage and career stagnation.Air France appeals to passengers after labor violenceThe San Luis Obispo TribuneFrance breathes easier - garbage collector strike endsSalt Lake Tribuneall 344 news articles »

Spencer Stone, American who helped stop Paris train attacker, stabbed in ... - The Guardian

The GuardianSpencer Stone, American who helped stop Paris train attacker, stabbed in ...The GuardianSpencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil an attack on a French train this summer, is in a serious condition after being stabbed outside a bar in Sacramento in what authorities have described as a “nightlife-related incident” that is not ...France train attack hero stabbed in CaliforniaYahoo NewsParis train hero Spencer Stone in serious condition after stabbing in ...New York Daily NewsUS airman who foiled terrorist attack on Paris-bound train stabbed outside ...ABC -Sacramento Bee -Irish Independentall 1,770 news articles »

France's far-right party targets Muslim vote in Paris region - Reuters

ReutersFrance's far-right party targets Muslim vote in Paris regionReutersPARIS France's far-right National Front will launch a campaign to woo Muslim voters in Paris' depressed suburbs in December regional elections, according to its lead candidate in the Ile-de-France region which includes the capital. The National Front ...and more »

France's far-right National Front targets Muslim vote in Paris region - Reuters Blogs (blog)

France's far-right National Front targets Muslim vote in Paris regionReuters Blogs (blog)France's far-right National Front will launch a campaign to woo Muslim voters in Paris' depressed suburbs in December regional elections, according to its lead candidate in the Ile-de-France region which includes the capital. The National Front (FN ...

France train hero was protecting woman when stabbed - New York Post

New York PostFrance train hero was protecting woman when stabbedNew York PostThe American train hero who was stabbed during a street-fight on Thursday was protecting a woman who was being beaten by her boyfriend, a witness claimed. “He was defending her,” said Eric Cain, an employee at the A&P Liquor store who witnessed the ...Paris Train Hero May Have Been Defending Woman When StabbedNewserParis train hero was reportedly breaking up a fight when he was stabbedBusiness Insiderall 261 news articles »

Miranda Kerr shows off the longest legs in France at Paris Fashion Week -

2015-10-07 Kerr shows off the longest legs in France at Paris Fashion Kerr is known for her slim figure and long legs but at Paris Fashion Week her pins seemed to go on forever. The ex of Orlando Bloom wore a short leather gladiator style skirt, colourful blouse and green leather jacket. She matched the skirt ...Red Carpet Prankster Vitalii Sediuk Targets Miranda Kerr, Anna Wintour in ...Us Magazineall 49 news articles »

Celebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer - The Olympian

TV3.ieCelebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designerThe OlympianCelebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer. A model wears a creation for Moncler Gamme Rouge as part of its Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, Wednesday, ...Celebrities hit Paris Fashion Week shows as Balenciaga names Gvasalia as new ...Newserall 177 news articles »

'Too late' for world if no climate deal in Paris: France - Yahoo News

Yahoo News'Too late' for world if no climate deal in Paris: FranceYahoo NewsUnited Nations (United States) (AFP) - Reaching a successful climate deal in Paris at the end of the year is the last chance to save the planet, France warned the United Nations Monday. Without "this decision in Paris... it will be too late for the ...United Nations: 'Too late' for world if no climate deal in Paris, French ...ABC Onlineall 437 news articles »

France urges more climate pledges ahead of UN talks in Paris - Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington Herald LeaderFrance urges more climate pledges ahead of UN talks in ParisLexington Herald LeaderPARIS — France is urging holdout countries to submit their pledges to curb greenhouse gas pollution ahead of a major U.N. climate conference in Paris. A total of 146 nations accounting for 87 percent of global carbon emissions submitted their pledges ...and more »