Known as "Karachi affair", the case is looking into whether the alleged kickbacks from the arms deals financed Edouard Balladur's 1995 presidential election campaign which he eventually lost to late Jacques Chirac.
The former French president's trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling has been suspended pending health assessment of one of his co-defendants.
Francois Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended, and slapped with a $423,000 fine but remains free pending appeal.
The annual midsummer Festival of Music usually brings millions of people out onto the streets across the country for impromptu concerts in cafes and on street corners that go on long into the night.
French laws against Muslim women with face-coverings stand in marked contrast to its pandemic policy. Is this a double standard?
With outposts in the Middle East and Africa, France has been involved in Syrian politics since the 1920s and continues to meddle in the region.
Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Prosecutors claim Sarkozy spent nearly $51 million on his lavish re-election bid, almost double the legal limit of $25.1 million, using fake invoices, and demanded he answer the charges in court.
Macron’s first speech to the press since he became president was meant to offer a change in direction, instead, it delivered more of the same Macron.
The Australian who carried out the terrorist attack in Christchurch was influenced by French Islamophobes, but just how far back does the country’s antipathy towards Islam go?
For France's head of state, the European Union is in a deep crisis. President Emmanuel Macron has presented an immediate action programme “for European renewal”. Can it work?
French sports brand Decathlon has decided not to sell its hijab sportswear in France. Why are the French so threatened a piece of clothing?
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