Sarkozy, Hollande square off in fierce TV debate

Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:08
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande went through a fierce verbal battle in a prime-time televised debate that lasted for almost three hours Wednesday night. Sarkozy quizzed and mocked at the left-wing frontrunner throughout the debate and…

Unemployed Italians become shepherds

Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:04
Thousands of young Italians are becoming shepherds as a way to make a living after facing the worst employment opportunities in more than a decade, according to a new report. Around 3,000 youths have followed their parents into the livestock…

Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for destroying his bid

Saturday, 28 April 2012 16:53
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in the US, accused his political enemies linked to President Nicolas Sarkozy for destroying his bid for presidency, The…

Sarkozy challenges Hollande to public debates

Monday, 23 April 2012 15:49
President Nicolas Sarkozy has challenged socialist Francois Hollande, who won the first round of France’s presidential poll, to hold three public debates with him before the second round of the vote. “I propose that three debates be organised. The French…

Hollande wins first round of France poll

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:50
Socialist Francois Hollande has won the first round of France’s presidential poll, setting up a run-off with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who came second. Hollande got about 28 percent of votes Sunday, according to projections based on partial results, against about…

‘Over 70 percent vote in French presidential elections’

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:43
 The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in 2007. This is likely to go up by the time the polls close at 8 p.m.…

France votes as Sarkozy’s fate hangs in balance

Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:50
 Millions voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections in France, a country bogged down by weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. As many as 44.3 million registered French voters will…

French presidential election kicks off

Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:39
The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off in France Sunday. With polling stations opening at 8 a.m., some 44.3 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots for one of the ten candidates, reported Xinhua.…

Painting stolen by Nazis recovered, up for sale

Friday, 20 April 2012 15:00
 A Jewish family who this week recovered a 16th century painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II announced Thursday that they are putting the piece up for sale. After months of litigation, the heirs of Federico Gentili di…

Fugitive in Berlusconi sex scandal arrested

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:26
A man accused of involvement in a sex scandal along with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was arrested Monday after having been on the run for six months. Valter Lavitola, former director and editor of newspaper Avanti!, was arrested…