Nicolas Sarkozy

FRANCE

Sarkozy arrested over claims Gaddafi bankrolled his 2007 presidential bid

France has a campaign finance limit of $26 million, and no foreign contributions are allowed.
David Gilbert
3.20.18
Europe

How Romaphobia Became the Last 'Acceptable' Form of Racism

Vilified by the media and persecuted across Europe, Roma communities are starting to fight back.
Matt Broomfield
1.23.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The FBI will release 15,000 more of Hillary Clinton's emails, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to become France's president again, McDonald's responds to Kanye West's poem for Frank Ocean, and more.
VICE Staff
8.23.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

A marine has been identified as the shooter behind Baton Rouge police officer murders, Turkish authorities arrest more than 6,000 people following Friday's failed military coup, and more.
VICE Staff
7.18.16
Europe

Fraud Allegations Could Kill The Comeback of France's Former President 'Bling Bling' Sarkozy

Running for president in 2012, the conservative politician exceeded the campaign spending limit by 100 percent. If he knew about it, he's in political trouble.
VICE News
2.17.16
middle east

Libyan Oil, Gold, and Qaddafi: The Strange Email Sidney Blumenthal Sent Hillary Clinton In 2011

One of Clinton's closest advisors passed her an intelligence report prepared by an ex-CIA official that speculated about France's motivations for bombing Libya.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.12.16
Europe

France's Far-Right Kept Out of Power, But Leader Touts Party's 'Inexorable Rise'

It appears that maneuvering by France’s two major political parties has kept Marine Le Pen’s far-right, anti-immigration National Front party from winning any regions in the election.
VICE News and Reuters
12.13.15
politics

Leaked NSA Reports Allegedly Show the US Spied on France's Last Three Presidents

WikiLeaks unveiled a bombshell series of classified National Security Agency reports that indicate the US has spied extensively on France’s leaders and diplomats.
Samuel Oakford
6.24.15
Europe

French Police Officers Cleared in Teens' Deaths That Sparked Mass Riots

The two cops were acquitted on charges of failing to help the two teens, who were electrocuted on the outskirts of Paris after being chased by the officers.
Pierre Longeray
5.18.15
Europe

Conservatives Triumph Over Ruling Left In French Local Elections

France’s ruling Socialist Party loses out after massive gains by right-wing opposition UNP party led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in local ballot.
Melodie Bouchaud
3.30.15
politics

France's Far-Right National Front Finishes Second in First Round of Local Elections

Unlike her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who had focused on the presidency, Marine Le Pen has sought to establish strong local roots and expand the National Front's foothold in local government.
Melodie Bouchaud
3.23.15
politics

Former Sarkozy Minister Hit with Charges Stemming from Qaddafi Financing Allegations

Investigators charged Claude Guéant with tax evasion, money laundering, and forgery over a suspicious bank transfer related to the sale of two 17th Century Flemish paintings.
Melodie Bouchaud
3.9.15
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