Keyword: 2011

Gaddafi funded ‘mentally deficient’ Sarkozy, interview claims

In audio recording Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he helped bankroll former French president's 2007 presidential bid.

French president admits to past prostate surgery

After media revelations, Francois Hollande confirms he had operation a year before he was elected, but officials says his health is now fine.

France posts record trade deficit

France's trade deficit reached a record in 2011, posing an additional challenge to President Nicolas Sarkozy three months ahead of elections.