The appointment of the former French finance minister marks just the latest step in a career notable for history-making moments.
This time, as the Trump administration's special representative for North Korea, the stakes couldn't be higher for the former Ford executive.
Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin discusses his company's decision to appoint former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to its board.
Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, weighs in on last night's French presidential debate.
Francois Fillon told French voters on Thursday that rival Alain Juppe "does not really want to change things."
Thomas Cole, independent political analyst, weighs in on next year's French presidential elections as primaries get underway.
The dollar fell Monday after rising 10 straight days as investors consolidated gains fueled by the election of a new Republican president.
The dollar shed some of its previous gains made on bets concerning the U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's plans for fiscal stimulus.
The three leading candidates are former president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe.
Damien Meslot, mayor of Belfort, discusses the possible closure of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France - as well as why he's backing Nicolas Sarkozy.
Jonathan Fenby, director of European political research at TSL research group, shares his views on the key issues in the French presidential election.
Divisions in France's mainstream parties ahead of the presidential race next year could allow the far right National Front to rise, warns Axelle Lemaire, French Deputy Minister for Innovation and Digital Affairs.
Nonetheless, the slowdown in world trade will have a "substantial" impact on the French economy, according to Laurent Clavel, a senior international economist at AXA IM.
Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed he plans to run again to be French President, but he may not be The Republicans party’s best bet for success.
"I felt I had the strength to lead this battle at a troubled time in our history," former president wrote on social media.
Police had been hunting the second teenager who killed a priest in a church in France after a foreign intelligence tip-off.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the corruption investigation into his activities is influenced by politics. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on what it means for his re-election chances.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the latest developments involving former French president Nicolas Sarkozy after he was placed under formal investigation accused of influence-peddling.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was being questioned over suspected influence-peddling, according to a legal source.
Francois Hollande named Manuel Valls to be his new prime minister in a government reshuffle triggered by a rout for his Socialists in local elections.