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Nicolas Sarkozy calls case against him 'political'

Nicolas Sarkozy calls case against him 'political'

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) --Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy claims the anti-corruption investigation against him has been politically motivated.
JC Finley
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning by anti-corruption officials

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning by anti-corruption officials

NANTERRE, France, July 1 (UPI) --Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being held for questioning by anti-corruption officials as part of an investigation into influence peddling.
Evan Bleier
Former French president's phone reportedly bugged

Former French president's phone reportedly bugged

PARIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's phone was tapped in an investigation into his alleged dealings with Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, a report says.
Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement ring worth $81,000

Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement ring worth $81,000

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement ring from fiance Olivier Sarkozy is worth $81,250.
Aileen Graef
Former French president Sarkozy, wife sue over leaked conversations

Former French president Sarkozy, wife sue over leaked conversations

PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife announced Thursday they will sue over the leak of taped conversations made by a former political adviser.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International
Former French Pres. Sarkozy may be heading back into politics

Former French Pres. Sarkozy may be heading back into politics

PARIS, March 4 (UPI) -- Experts say former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent return to political work may be too early if he wants to be re-elected three years from now.
Mary-Kate Olsen steps out with enormous ring days after engagement rumors

Mary-Kate Olsen steps out with enormous ring days after engagement rumors

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted sporting a large diamond ring days after rumors started to buzz that the star and Olivier Sarkozy are engaged.
Annie Martin
Mary-Kate Olsen engaged to Olivier Sarkozy

Mary-Kate Olsen engaged to Olivier Sarkozy

NEW, March 1 (UPI) -- Actress Mary-Kate Olsen has been dating French banker Olivier Sarkozy for two years.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy get engaged

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy get engaged

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen has gotten engaged to French banker Olivier Sarkozy, UsMagazine.com reported Friday.

French 'red caps' clash with police in protest over eco-tax

BRECH, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A weekend protest by anti-tax "red caps" in France's Brittany region turned into a riot resulting in four injuries, French media reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
By United Press International
Sarkozy visits Lyon, France, with possible political comeback in mind

Sarkozy visits Lyon, France, with possible political comeback in mind

LYON, France, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy drew roars of applause at his wife's concert in Lyon, France, amid speculation he will return to the political arena.

Police suspect Rome bombings tied to French president's visit

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Italian police said Friday they were checking whether a series of bombings and threats in Rome were tied to a visit to the Vatican by the president of France.

Riyadh's $3B arms aid for Lebanon boosts French defense sales

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's decision to provide Lebanon's armed forces with $3 billion to buy French weapons is a major boost for President Francois Hollande's drive to step up French defense exports to the Arab world, particularly the Persian Gulf monarchies.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) attends the G8 session with African outreach leaders during the G8 Summit at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario on June 25, 2010. UPI Photo/Alex Volgin
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Nicolas Sarkozy (pronounced  ( listen), born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa; 28 January 1955) is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier.

Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Under Jacques Chirac's presidency he served as Minister of the Interior in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's (UMP) first two governments (from May 2002 to March 2004), then was appointed Minister of Finances in Raffarin's last government (March 2004 to May 2005) and again Minister of the Interior in Dominique de Villepin's government (2005–2007).

Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France from 1983 to 2002. He was Minister of the Budget in the government of Édouard Balladur (RPR, predecessor of the UMP) during François Mitterrand's last term.

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