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Jacques Chirac is former French President. Chirac was mayor of the Paris between 1977 and 1995 before being elected to the Elyseé for 12 years. He is accused of having used his Mayor position to award 21 non-existent contracts to his political aides and paying them from the city payroll. In October 09, he is ordered to stand trial on corruption charges

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'Gunless' French prez's secret agents as forgetful as Inspector Clouseau!
Elite secret agents, who were sent to protect France's new president Francois Hollande at a major overseas meeting, forgot to pack their guns, it has been revealed.

French prez's secret agents forget to pack guns on Brazil trip
Elite secret agents, who were sent to protect France's new president Francois Hollande at a major overseas meeting, forgot to pack their guns, it has been revealed.

France's new President-elect makes ex country's most powerful woman
Francois Hollande, the President-elect of France, is said to be on course to make his former partner Segolene Royal the most powerful female politician in the country, despite the bitterness of their separation after 30 years and four children together.

Sarkozy splashes œ10k a day on food and owns 121 cars
France President Nicolas Sarkozy spends 10,000 pounds a day on food and keeps 121 cars under his Elysee Palace, a new book has claimed.

Commissions on French arms to Pak, Saudi Arabia haunts Sarkozy
A two-decades-old financial scandal threatens to engulf the former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur and can derail re-election campaign of his former lieutenant and present president, Nicolas Sarkozy.

Salma Hayek's induction into French Legion of Honor branded a 'joke'
France's highest order of merit has been called a 'joke' after Salma Hayek was made a Chevalier - the country's most prestigious order of merit.

African leaders gave Chirac and Villepin 'suitcases stuffed with cash,' to fund campaign
Former French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, received suitcases stuffed with millions of francs on a regular basis from some African leaders, it has emerged.

'Medically unfit' Chirac's embezzlement trial on verge of collapse
Former French President Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial, which is due to start today, is likely to collapse as doctors have diagnosed him with the brain disorder 'anosognosia', in which the patient 'forgets he forgets'.

Chirac describes Sarkozy as 'impetuous, disloyal, un-French'
Former French President Jacques Chirac, in second volume of his memoirs, has described President Nicolas Sarkozy as 'impetuous, disloyal, ungrateful, provocative' and - worst of all - 'unFrench' in his political attitudes.

Former French President Chirac rubbishes reports he is suffering from Alzheimers
Former French President Jacques Chirac, who faces trials over corruption, has denied reports that he is suffering from Alzheimers.

Chirac's lawyers to seek postponement of fraud trial on grounds of Alzheimer's
Lawyers representing former French president Jacques Chirac have claimed that may have Alzheimer's disease, and therefore, may not be in a position to face a corruption trial next month.

French MPs vote against antismoking rule censoring iconic smokers on posters
French MPs have voted against an antismoking rule that has deprived many iconic figures of their cigarettes and pipes in posters or photos.

Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report
Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by a Paris magistrate investigating a suspected widespread scam surrounding the deal.

Putin knew about plot to 'assassinate' former Russian spy in London: Wikileaks
Senior US officials believed that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin knew about the operation to murder former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website Wikileaks.

Villepin backs 'France-Pak arms deal kickbacks' claims against Sarkozy
Former French premier Dominique de Villepin said that he had "very strong suspicions" that French officials had received illegal payments related to arms deals for Pakistan in 1995.

Former minister confirms unholy France-Pak arms sale kickbacks deal
Former French Defence Minister Charles Millon has confirmed the existence of kickbacks in arms deals with Pakistan, whose cancellation allegedly resulted in a deadly 2002 Karachi bombing.

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