Sarkozy threatens to sue over alleged Libyan financial support

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday said he would file a law suit against news website Mediapart, over allegations by the news portal that the incumbent president received financial support from Libya during his presidential campaign five years ago. Speaking to the state-run France 2 TV channel, Sarkozy, who is fighting for his political life

Strauss-Kahn’s allies cheer his release from house arrest

Political life in France was once again upended as former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest Friday in New York, a development that fascinated the French public but left both supporters and rivals unsure of the impact on the presidential race.

Analysis: Syria poses new dilemma for France’s Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has stolen the international limelight with his bravura intervention in Libya but he may find it trickier to deal with the gathering crisis in Syria. It was Sarkozy after all who ended Syria’s international isolation when he feted President Bashar al-Assad in a visit to Paris in 2008.