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Former French minister Bernard Tapie and his wife tied up and beaten during a burglary at their home [Video]

Former French minister Bernard Tapie and his wife tied up and beaten during a burglary at their home

The value of the stolen goods is not yet known but police are treating the incident as a violent robbery and kidnapping.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:54Published
Former French president Sarkozy back in court, this time for illegal campaign financing [Video]

Former French president Sarkozy back in court, this time for illegal campaign financing

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:35Published

Former French President Sarkozy Convicted of Corruption, Sentenced to Jail [Video]

Former French President Sarkozy Convicted of Corruption, Sentenced to Jail

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 66 was sentenced to a year in prison on Monday

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published
Former French president Sarkozy to appeal against corruption ruling [Video]

Former French president Sarkozy to appeal against corruption ruling

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:45Published
Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail [Video]

Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail

Judges found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three years in jail, with two years suspended. Soraya Ali..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published
Nicolas Sarkozy: France's ex-president given three-year jail term for corruption [Video]

Nicolas Sarkozy: France's ex-president given three-year jail term for corruption

He is the first former French leader to be handed out a prison sentence that includes time with no remission.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:40Published
Nicolas Sarkozy trial: Former French president faces corruption verdict [Video]

Nicolas Sarkozy trial: Former French president faces corruption verdict

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:36Published

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Australian Open 2021: World No. 1 Ash Barty stunned by Karolina Muchova

Muchova had some treatment at her chair early in the second set and then took a lengthy medical timeout, returning to court revitalised and ready to take the match to the former French Open..
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Yarra Valley Classic: Ash Barty outmuscles Garbine Muguruza to win first tournament after comeback

The 24-year-old Australian, playing her first tournament for almost a year, was made to work hard for her second WTA title on home soil but had enough weapons in her armoury to see off the former..
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Former French President Giscard d'Estaing dies of COVID-19 complications

Former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who championed European integration and helped modernise French society in the 1970s, has died at the age o
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French ex-President Sarkozy stands trial for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a phone-tapping scandal, a first for the 65-year-old politician who has faced several..
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An heiress, a judge and a job: France's Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling. ​​​​​​Prosecutors allege Sarkozy offered to secure a plum job..
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CL: Gabriel Jesus return steers Manchester City towards last 16

Gabriel Jesus marked his return from injury with a blistering strike to seal Manchester City's 3-0 win over Olympiakos as Pep Guardiola's men cruised towards a place in the last 16 of the Champions..
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Ostrava Open: Karolina Pliskova, Coco Gauff ousted

Qualifier Veronika Kudermetova upset second-seeded Karolina Pliskova 4-6 6-4 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Ostrava Open. The Russian will face American Jennifer Brady, who eliminated..
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Paris St Germain signs Rafinha on deadline day

Paris Saint-Germain secured a last-minute deal with Barcelona on the transfer window's deadline day to lure Brazilian midfielder Rafinha just a few hours after Danilo Pereira joined the French league..
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Novak Djokovic in 10th Italian Open final; Rafael Nadal bows out

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Victoria Azarenka switches with ease from her impressive form

Victoria Azarenka switched with ease from her impressive form on the hard court in the United States last week to clay in Rome sweeping past third seed Sofia Kenin 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the third..
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Rafael Nadal to renew Djokovic rivalry at Italian Open

Rafael Nadal returns to competition after a six-month break chasing a 10th Italian Open title in Rome against his greatest rival Novak Djokovic before his bid for a 13th Roland Garros crown later this..
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Michel Platini faces Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Former European football chief Michel Platini met with the Swiss public prosecutor on Monday as part of proceedings investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment he received in 2011...
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Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko opts out of US Open

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Top seed Simona Halep off with a bang

Simona Halep won her opening match of the WTA Prague Open on Tuesday, defeating Polona Hercog 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7/3) to relaunch a season disrupted for nearly six months by the coronavirus pandemic. Top..
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Birthday special: These facts about Zinedine Zidane will amaze you!

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Court jails former French priest for sexually abusing boy scouts

A French court on Monday convicted a former Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing children and sentenced him to five years in jail, his lawyer said.
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Trial to begin of former French PM Fillon over fake jobs scandal

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope go on trial on Monday over a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel..
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FED Cup: USA beat Latvia in doubles decider to reach finals

*Los Angeles:* Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 in a deciding doubles as the USA survived a Saturday scare to beat unheralded Latvia 3-2..
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Australian Open: Unseeded Gabrine Muguruza happy to fly under radar

*Melbourne:* Garbine Muguruza said she revelled in the underdog role after the unseeded former world number one battled into her first Australian Open final on Thursday. The 26-year-old Spaniard fought..
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Former Tennis champion Francesca Schiavone defeats cancer

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone said on Friday she had defeated cancer, defiantly telling fans: “I’m still breathing”. The 39-year-old
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Ex-French PM Balladur to face trial over 1990s Pakistan submarine deal: source

Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur and an ex-defence minister will face trial over the so-called "Karachi affair", an inquiry related to alleged kickbacks in a mid-1990s submarine deal with..
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France bids farewell to ex-president Chirac

A coffin bearing the body of former French president Jacques Chirac, who died last week, received a solemn send-off on Monday from a military honour guard and a band playing Chopin's Funeral March.
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Parisians dine on calf's head in tribute to Chirac

Some queued outside the Elysee Palace under lead-grey skies to pay tribute to Jacques Chirac who died on Thursday. Others flocked to bistrot Le Pere Claude for one of the former French president's..
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Jacques Chirac was a true global statesman, a friend of India: PM Modi

former French president,who supported India after it conducted nuclear tests in 1998, died Thursday at the age of 86.
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Former French President Jacques Chirac, who stood up to U.S., dies at 86

Chirac was one of the French’s favorite political figures, often praised for his down-to-earth human touch rather than his political achievements.
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