Nicolas Sarkozy

  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 13-12-2013 07:38 AM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • World leaders pay homage to Nelson Mandela -'giant of history' 10-12-2013 07:09 PM

    Nearly 100 world leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee and US President Barack Obama came together in an unprecedented act of homage to Nelson Mandela describing him as a "giant of history". Sanskrit shlokas were read out from Hindu scriptures in a moving ceremony in the FNB stadium in Soweto, the...
  • Brussels Summit: UK rejects Eurozone deal 10-12-2011 08:57 AM

    European leaders reached a new deal on Friday to try and resolve the Eurozone debt crisis without UK's approval. ...
  • Brussels Summit: EU leaders agree on fiscal pact 09-12-2011 11:34 AM

    Brussels: European Union leaders sealed a new fiscal pact ensuring tougher budget discipline but failed to agree on a treaty change to enshrine the rules, meaning a deal may now involve the 17 euro zone nations plus any others that want to join, diplomats said. An agreement involving all 27...
  • Brussels Summit: EU meets to end financial crisis 09-12-2011 07:56 AM

    At the two day summit in Brussels, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for treaty changes including tighter budgetary rules and deficit caps. ...
  • Brussels summit: EU seeks more unity to save euro 09-12-2011 07:46 AM

    Brussels: European leaders are wrestling over how much of their sovereignty they are willing to give up in a desperate attempt to save the ambitious project of continental unity that grew from the ashes of World War II. At stake at the summit in Brussels, which began on Thursday evening,...
  • Solve debt crisis or face downgrade: S&P to EU 06-12-2011 11:28 AM

    New York: Standard & Poor's has warned it may carry out an unprecedented mass downgrade of euro zone countries if EU leaders fail to deliver a convincing agreement on how to solve the region's debt crisis in a summit on Friday. The ratings agency's threat to downgrade 15 countries all...
  • France, Germany to show support for new Italian PM 24-11-2011 08:48 AM

    Paris: The leaders of France and Germany will voice their support for new Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti at a tripartite meeting on Thursday, seeking to stem the risk of the debt crisis gripping the heart of the euro zone. The talks hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the...
  • Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide 23-11-2011 04:17 AM

    Paris: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was tipped as France's next president before a US sex assault scandal spelled his downfall, is suing a top French newspaper, several magazines and a government adviser over reports about him. Lawyers acting on behalf of Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair, a...
  • France frets about prized AAA debt rating 15-11-2011 02:22 AM

    Paris: The interest rate France pays to borrow money rose again on Monday and along with it fears that the country will lose its cherished AAA credit rating. Theoretically at least, that rating is the highest a nation can have, allows France to borrow money from the markets cheaply. But...
  • French, Germans explore idea of core euro zone 10-11-2011 02:02 AM

    Brussels: German and French officials have discussed plans for a radical overhaul of the European Union that would involve establishing a more integrated and potentially smaller euro zone, EU sources say. French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave some flavour of his thinking during an address to students in the eastern French...
  • Greek euro threat looms over Cannes G20 summit 03-11-2011 09:27 AM

    Cannes: The threat of a Greek exit from the euro zone hung over a meeting of G20 leaders on Thursday after France and Germany made it clear that Athens must decide urgently whether it wants to stay in the 12-year-old currency bloc. The summit on the French Riviera had been...
  • European plan 'only way' to save Greece: Sarkozy 02-11-2011 10:12 AM

    Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended the hard-fought European bailout plan for Greece as the only way possible to resolve its debt crisis, while bemoaning Greece's bombshell decision to put the plan to a referendum. Sarkozy is scrambling to save Europe's face before he hosts leaders of the Group...
  • Sarkozy, Merkel to meet Greeks on Wednesday 02-11-2011 10:03 AM

    Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold an emergency meeting with Greece on Wednesday to push for a quick implementation of Athens' bailout deal, the 'only solution' to its debt crisis, Sarkozy said on Tuesday. Markets tumbled across Europe in response to the announcement by...
  • European plan only way to save Greece: French Prez 02-11-2011 03:10 AM

    Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended the hard-fought European bailout plan for Greece as the only way possible to resolve its debt crisis, while bemoaning Greece's bombshell decision to put the plan to a referendum. Sarkozy is scrambling to save Europe's face before he hosts leaders of the Group...
  • EU frames bank capital deal, Spain under pressure 23-10-2011 10:02 AM

    Brussels: EU finance ministers outlined a deal on Saturday for recapitalising European banks, and the leaders of Germany and France said they hoped for a breakthrough in tackling the euro zone debt crisis at a summit on Wednesday. After nearly 10 hours of talks, finance ministers overcame strong opposition from...
  • France assures India of stringent N-safety 21-10-2011 06:04 AM

    New Delhi: Amid mounting concerns here over safety, France on Thursday assured India of following stringent standards at the two nuclear reactors it plans to set up in Jaitapur. The two countries also resolved to deepen their strategic ties in areas ranging from terrorism to global financial reforms. External Affairs...
  • French first lady gives birth to a girl: reports 20-10-2011 03:33 AM

    Paris: French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday night, the first infant born to a sitting president of modern-day France, according to media reports. President Nicolas Sarkozy was returning from a meeting in Frankfurt on the euro debt crisis when the child was born...
  • French judge gives L'Oreal heiress's daughter control 18-10-2011 09:38 AM

    Courbevoie: L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's daughter won control over her 88-year-old mother's business affairs on Monday almost two years after she first asked to take over on the grounds her mother had been exploited. The decision was made on the basis of a medical examination, carried out following a surprise...
  • UK, French leaders visit Libya, offer help 16-09-2011 01:02 AM

    Tripoli: Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron landed in Libya to a heroes' welcome on Wednesday, promising help for the new rulers that French and British air power helped to install and being told the favour may be repaid in business contracts. Just three weeks after rebels backed by NATO bombers...
  • Italy to balance budget amid financial crisis 06-08-2011 08:02 AM

    Rome: Italy pledged on Friday to work swiftly for a constitutional amendment requiring the government to balance its budget, as Rome feverishly tried to assure domestic and foreign investors its finances are sound and calm nervous markets in Europe. Premier Silvio Berlusconi told a hastily convened evening news conference the...
  • Germany, France reach accord on Greek bailout 21-07-2011 08:46 AM

    Berlin: Germany and France have reached a common position on a second bailout of Greece in their effort to prevent the country's debt crisis from spreading through Europe, officials said on Thursday. The accord came after seven hours of talks late into Wednesday night between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...
  • French President Sarkozy roughed up in Toulouse 30-06-2011 07:45 PM

    An unidentified man grabbed Sarkozy by the shoulder and tried to pull him over a crowd barrier. ...
  • French leader Sarkozy scuffled by assailant 30-06-2011 07:42 PM

    Paris: A man in a crowd on Thursday grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy by the shoulder and nearly knocked him to the ground before being tackled by security officers and detained. The unusually aggressive incident occurred as the president shook hands with a crowd in the town of Brax in...
  • French minister accused of rape resigns 29-05-2011 11:44 PM

    Paris: A minister accused of sexually assaulting two women he once worked with resigned on Sunday in an apparent bid to spare the French government the kind of notoriety the opposition has faced since its leading man, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was charged with attempting to rape a Manhattan hotel maid. A...
  • 'France unsure about Pak nuclear deterrent' 29-05-2011 06:30 PM

    Islamabad: France, not sure about the safety of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, has decided against supplying nuclear energy technology to it, according to a secret US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. According to a cable dated September 3, 2009 disclosed by whistle-blower website and published in Dawn newspaper, French President Nicolas...
  • G-8: Nations to give $ 40 bn for Arab Spring 27-05-2011 08:43 PM

    Deauville: Rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab nations trying to establish free democracies, officials said at a Group of Eight summit on Friday. The officials didn't provide a breakdown of where the money would come from or when, or what it...
  • G-8 rift with Russia over Libya campaign 27-05-2011 07:28 AM

    Deauville: Russian resistance to the NATO-led bombing campaign in Libya caused a rift at talks among world powers on Thursday, France's president said, highlighting the difficulty in making sure Arab uprisings have peaceful endings. French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted at a Group of Eight summit in Normandy that the international...
  • Sarkozy wants new IMF Chief from Europe 20-05-2011 08:39 AM

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has acknowledged that the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn was inevitable. ...