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  • CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the secret recordings of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made by a close aide and the outrage caused in his right opposition party.

  • Could France see the return of Nicolas Sarkozy? Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?

  • Bruni-Sarkozy on Bettencourt : Truth will come Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: The UK royals make you feel at ease Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy shares a joke with Britain's Prince Philip in Windsor, west of London, in March, 2008

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has told CNBC that one of her most cherished memories during her time as France's first lady was her state visit to the U.K.

  • Bruni-Sarkozy: I don’t miss the Élysée Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:29 AM ET
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Élysée Palace in July, 2008

    Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.

  • Do the French Want Sarkozy Back?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    Do the French want to see former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who failed to win a second term in power, return to implement reforms?

  • PARIS, Nov 6- France is to grant 20 billion euros in annual tax credits to companies as a way of lowering labour costs, in a tougher-than-expected response to calls from business leaders to reverse decades of industrial decline. `` France is not condemned to the spiral of decline. `` France must win back its role as a great industrial power.''.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- France is to grant 20 billion euros in annual tax credits to companies as a way of lowering labour costs, in a tougher-than-expected response to calls from business leaders to reverse decades of industrial decline.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- France is to grant 20 billion euros in annual tax credits to companies as a way of lowering labour costs, in a tougher-than-expected response to calls from business heads to reverse decades of industrial decline.

  • UPDATE 1-France acts to bolster industry Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 6- France's Socialist government unveiled measures to bolster the struggling industrial sector and make exporters more competitive but Tuesday's package fell short of the shock therapy industry leaders are urging.

  • France to unveil measures to boost competitiveness Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 10:59 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 6- President Francois Hollande will unveil measures on Tuesday to revive France's struggling industrial sector and make its exporters more competitive, although critics say that the package falls short of much-needed shock therapy.

  • PARIS, Nov 5- French industrialist Louis Gallois called for a patriotic effort to reverse declining competitiveness via shock therapy as he handed in a review on Monday which the Socialist government commissioned and is now under pressure to heed.

  • PARIS, Nov 5- The French government is expected to largely brush aside a review on Monday that will prescribe slashing payroll taxes and loosening labour laws to reverse a long slide in competitiveness that has eaten away at exports and bled factory jobs.

  • RPT-Russian developer bets on "Manhattan sur Seine" Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • By Catherine Bremer and Emmanuel Jarry. PARIS, Nov 5- The French government is expected to play down a review on Monday that will prescribe taking an axe to payroll taxes and softening labour laws to reverse a long slide in competitiveness that has eaten away at exports and bled factory jobs.

  • Russian developer bets on "Manhattan sur Seine" Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • I'm back: Berlusconi's post-conviction about-face Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    ROME-- Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has responded to his tax fraud conviction with a full-out attack on the government of Mario Monti, warning his party might withdraw its support because of what he considers Monti's counterproductive fiscal reforms.

  • PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:53 AM ET

    The country's new government says its approach will be non-interference in Quebec's affairs, and gave no sign it will laud unity. The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy had broken with tradition by taking sides in the Canadian national unity debate, suggesting that Quebec sovereigntists are an insular movement that is sowing division.

  • Hollande eyes new chapter in Franco-African relations Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    *Aims to promote democcracy in Africa. Hollande, who heads to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday for a gathering of French-speaking nations, has promised to promote democracy in Africa and break with an era of collusion between French and autocratic African leaders.

  • PARIS, Oct 9- France's lower house of parliament approved ratification of a European budget discipline treaty by a large majority on Tuesday, paving the way for its adoption in the euro zone's second-biggest economy.