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, […]

French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques

French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques

A new foundation will be created to help finance mosques in France and keep out radical donors, the head of France’s top Muslim body said Monday, days after the prime minister called for an end to foreign financing of mosques. Anouar Kbibech, who heads the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), an umbrella organization […]