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Sarkozy in the dock: Guilty of perverting the course of justice?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:11
Never before has a former French president been in custody. Never, that is, until this Tuesday. Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned for alleged obstruction of justice. Sarkozy is accused of trying to entice judges to keep him posted on the probe into his campaign financing. What are the charges? Will they stick? And will this prevent his political comeback?

ISIS chief calls on world’s Muslims to move to ‘caliphate’ in Iraq, Syria

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:36
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday called on the world’s Muslims to immigrate to the territory seized by the Sunni militant group in Iraq and Syria to help build a new Islamic State.

US pressure on French banks ‘blackmail’ over warship sale, Putin says

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:44
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he sees the fine imposed on French bank BNP Paribas in the US as Washington’s attempt to “blackmail” Paris to prevent the controversial sale of warships to Russia.

Live: Argentina take on Switzerland

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:12
Argentina take on Switzerland in Brazil's Sao Paulo this evening with all the attention once again focused on Lionel Messi.

In pictures: A history of France versus Germany at the World Cup

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:15
For the fourth time in the tournament’s history, France and Germany will battle for a place in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup when they meet at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on July 4.

European rights court upholds French 'burqa ban'

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:42
France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.

Ukraine launches fresh assault on rebels as ceasefire ends

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:30
Ukrainian government forces launched new military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country on Tuesday, attacking rebel bases just hours after the end of a ceasefire declared by President Petro Poroshenko.

Former French president Sarkozy detained for questioning

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:59
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning in connection with a probe into influence-peddling, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Japan moves to end decades of official pacificism

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:10
Japan's ruling coalition has given formal approval to change the country’s constitution to allow greater use of military force, paving the way for Cabinet endorsement later Tuesday that would change decades of official state pacifism.