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  • Nicolas Sarkozy has told a friend he has "no choice" but to seek re-election to the French presidency in 2017, weekly paper Le Canard Enchaine reported on Wednesday, after saying he would quit politics following his election defeat in May.

     

  • Fresh from the successful re-launch of sleepy French shoemaker Roger Vivier, Italy's king of luxury Tod's Chairman Diego Della Valle is resuscitating Schiaparelli, a fashion brand inspired by Surrealists that has lain dormant since 1954.

     

  • Germany's former first lady Bettina Wulff has used a new autobiography to reject allegations that she once worked as an escort and announced legal measures to try to silence the rumours, which have spread over the Internet.

     

  • HOLLANDE ROCKED BY FEISTY FRENCH FIRST LADY'S TWEET

    HOLLANDE ROCKED BY FEISTY FRENCH FIRST LADY'S TWEET

    A tweet by France's first lady in support of an election rival of President Francois Hollande's ex-partner has triggered a politically damaging media row just days from a decisive round of parliamentary elections.

     

  • The French find their new first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, to be down-to-earth compared to her former supermodel predecessor, but distant, a poll released on Friday said.

     

  • French President Hollande has visited Berlin for talks with Chancellor Merkel about Europe's woes.

     

  • France's new president, Francois Hollande, looked understandably nervous on Tuesday at his first meeting with Angela Merkel, as the world looked for signs that Europe's new power duo can overcome political differences to resolve the euro crisis.

     

  • A mid-air lightning strike forced Francois Hollande's French presidential jet to turn around and land on Tuesday and he was repeatedly drenched to the skin by torrential downpours as freak weather gave him a punishing first day in the job.

     

  • French President Francois Hollande gave his predecessor a terse send-off on Tuesday, omitting to wave Nicolas Sarkozy off from the steps of the Elysee palace and giving him only a cursory mention in his inaugural speech.

     

  • Francois Hollande has been inaugurated as President of France.

     

  • Beyond movie star looks and sunglasses, the woman who takes over as France's first lady next Tuesday is fast making her mark as a feisty character who some media outlets are already dubbing the Iron Lady.

     

  • Francois Hollande, the Socialist "Mr Normal" who will be sworn in as French president next week, says he is worth almost 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million), considerably less than his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

     

  • Incumbent presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy had long trailed in the polls, but he waged a hard campaign until the end.

     

  • Nicolas Sarkozy's vigour at the podium, his man-of-the-people way of speaking and his impassioned promises of a break with a stagnant past in France swept him to the presidency in 2007.

     

  • France looked set to crown Francois Hollande as its first Socialist president in nearly two decades in an election on Sunday, marking a swing to the left at the heart of Europe and heralding a fight-back against German-led austerity.

     

  • France voted in elections on Sunday which could make Nicolas Sarkozy the 11th European leader to be swept from office by the economic crisis and crown Francois Hollande as the nation's first Socialist president in nearly two decades.

     

  • Voting started in mainland France on Sunday in an election that could make Nicolas Sarkozy the 11th European leader to be swept from office by the economic crisis and crown Francois Hollande as France's first Socialist president in 17 years.

     

  • Nicolas Sarkozy was headed for an election defeat on Sunday that could make him the 11th European leader to be swept from office by the economic crisis and crown Francois Hollande as France's first Socialist president in 17 years.

     

  • Overseas voters cast early ballots on the eve of an election expected to make Francois Hollande France's first Socialist leader in two decades, despite polls showing President Nicolas Sarkozy clawing back some ground.

     

  • Campaigning ended on Saturday in France for a decisive second-round presidential vote expected to crown Francois Hollande the country's first Socialist leader in two decades despite polls showing President Nicolas Sarkozy clawing back some ground.

     

  • FRENCH MAY GET FIRST WORKING MUM AS FIRST LADY

    FRENCH MAY GET FIRST WORKING MUM AS FIRST LADY

    The unmarried woman set to become France's First Lady if Francois Hollande is elected president as expected on Sunday says she will happily play a supporting role but above all she wants to remain a journalist and a working mother.

     

  • DAZZLE FADES AS SARKOZY DEPENDS ON FAR RIGHT

    DAZZLE FADES AS SARKOZY DEPENDS ON FAR RIGHT

    Five years after his passionate promises to shake up France and put more money in workers' pockets swept him to power, Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting for his political life.

     

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