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France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

19 Jun 2019

PARIS Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

18 Jun 2019

PARIS Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. | Video

African soccer boss free after corruption questioning

07 Jun 2019

MARSEILLE/PARIS French authorities released the head of African soccer's ruling body, Ahmad Ahmad, after several hours' questioning as part of a corruption investigation, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Rocker Hallyday's estate to be shared under French, not U.S., law

28 May 2019

PARIS French rock singer Johnny Hallyday's estate must be shared under French law, a Paris court ruled on Tuesday, overriding a will written in California that excluded his two eldest children, lawyers on both sides said.

France tries Briton in absentia for murder of film producer

27 May 2019

PARIS Twenty-two years after the battered body of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found near her holiday home in Ireland, the murder trial of suspect Ian Bailey will begin in France on Monday.

Qatari president of PSG under graft investigation in France

23 May 2019

PARIS/DOHA The Qatari president of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, is under formal investigation in France for alleged corruption related to Doha's bid to host the athletics world championship, his lawyers said on Thursday.

French prosecutors lay out allegations against former IAAF chief Diack

21 May 2019

PARIS French prosecutors have described a web of corruption once rife in world athletics, including bribes paid to cover up athletes' positive drugs tests, in an indictment recommending that Lamine Diack, the Senegalese former head of the IAAF, and his son stand trial.

Former Orange bosses stand trial over workers' suicides

06 May 2019

PARIS Former bosses at leading French telecoms group Orange were due to go on trial on Monday over a series of suicides at the company in the late 2000s - a traumatic episode that shocked the nation and raised questions over corporate culture.

Scaffolding firm says workers smoked at Paris' Notre-Dame

24 Apr 2019

PARIS A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre-Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral's oak-framed roof last week.

Wife of missing ex-Interpol chief says arrest in China politically motivated

28 Mar 2019

PARIS The wife of the missing Chinese former head of Interpol on Thursday dismissed allegations by authorities in China accusing her husband of graft and said his arrest was politically motivated.

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