Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

  Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy moved a step closer to facing trial over campaign funding irregularities on Thursday when a court rejected a defense request to halt proceedings against one of 14 suspects in the case. A Paris appeal court threw out a request from the defence to drop the case against Guillaume Lambert, […]

From love life scandal to terror attacks: the defining moments of Hollande’s presidency

From love life scandal to terror attacks: the defining moments of Hollande’s presidency

Francois Hollande’s presidency has been overshadowed by an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and revelations about his messy private life. Following are some of the defining moments of his mandate which began in 2012 and which he confirmed Thursday would be his last. Three major terror attacks Since January 2015, […]

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs to reduce costs after emissions scandal

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs to reduce costs after emissions scandal

Automaker Volkswagen said Friday it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the job cuts will come in Germany. It said […]

Haiti cholera scandal ‘the UN’s Watergate’, says body’s own human rights adviser

Haiti cholera scandal ‘the UN’s Watergate’, says body’s own human rights adviser

The UN’s refusal to accept responsibility for bringing cholera to Haiti six years ago, leading to the deaths of more than 9,000 people, is a scandal on the same scale as Watergate, the organisation’s own human rights adviser has told FRANCE 24. The comparison was made by Philip Alston, professor of law at NYU and […]

Mohammad Amir says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to return to Lords as Pakistan bowler is set to revisit scene of spot-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to return to Lords as Pakistan bowler is set to revisit scene of spot-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir says it is ‘a dream come true’ to be playing at Lord’s again as he seeks to rebuild his career after spot-fixing. The Pakistan pace bowler was found guilty of bowling no-balls to order for financial gain at the venue in a Test match against England in 2010. Amir was jailed and served […]

Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer on Wednesday rejected allegations that represented the first direct link between him and the massive corruption probe at state-run oil company Petrobras. Sergio Machado, former head of a state run-oil subsidiary called Transpetro, said in a plea bargain deal made public Wednesday that Temer asked him to channel $400,000 in […]

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Juan Carlos, 76, announced Monday that he will hand over the crown to his son Felipe, 46. MADRID (AFP) – Spain s future King Felipe VI will ascend the throne hoping to revive the scandal-hit monarchy but many young Spaniards would prefer to scrap it altogether. Born after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco […]