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What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders (Sorry forgot to push the “SHARE” button)


 What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents


What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders
Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany’s opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents (click to access story at THE TELEGRAPH)

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today’s birthday: Jacques Chirac (1932)


Jacques Chirac (1932)

Chirac, a French political leader, was president of France from 1995 to 2007, served twice as prime minister, and was the mayor of Paris for nearly two decades. As president, he sought to reduce unemployment, cut the deficit, and strengthen ties with Germany. In the early 2000s, Chirac was implicated in a number of corruption scandals, and, in 2011, he was convicted on corruption charges. In 2002, Chirac survived an attempt on his life during celebrations of what French national holiday? More… Discuss

France 24 International _ A Tale of Two Countries


France 24 International _ A Tale of Two Countries

France 24 International _ A Tale of Two Countries (click to find out more)

Excerpts: “A tale of two countries

 It’s the war of the meetings in today’s papers – with just 6 days to go before the first round of the election, both Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande held major open-air rallies yesterday. “

France 24 International: Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports


Sarkozy 'sick' of Cameron's EU interference_reports

Sarkozy 'sick' of Cameron's EU interference_reports (click here to read the story at France 24 International)

AFPFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on British Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported.

During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, the French leader accused Cameron of “interfering in our meetings”, British newspapers The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported, citing diplomatic sources.

“We’re sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do,” Sarkozy reportedly told Cameron.

“You say you hate the euro, you didn’t want to join and now you want to interfere in our meetings,” he added.

Another newspaper, The Times, also reported that a row had erupted, but did not give exact details.

Tempers frayed over Sarkozy’s insistence that only the 17 members of the eurozone attend a bank rescue summit meeting hastily arranged for Wednesday, according to the Telegraph.
(Source: http://www.france24.com/en/20111024-sarkozy-sick-camerons-eu-interference-reports?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)