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03 Mar 2012 13:30


World: Sarkozy says he’s not fit to lead European Commission or Council

  • I don’t think I have the qualities to be a good European Commission or European Council President.
  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy • Responding to a reporter’s question about his political future at an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium. The French president’s future came into question because, with elections next month and polls showing him in second, it’s possible this could be his last appearance at an EU summit. Sarkozy also voiced his support for recently re-elected European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, saying “I am sure I would do it less well than him.” source

08 Nov 2011 10:14


World: Tell us how you really feel: Sarkozy, Obama rip Netanyahu on hot mic

  • Sarkozy French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, at the G20 economic conference last week, had what he thought was a candid exchange with Barack Obama when he said this about Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu: “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar.” Damn.
  • Obama In an effort to sympathize with his diplomatic friend, Obama reportedly responded like this: “You’re fed up, but I have to deal with him every day.” While press officials heard the conversation, it seems unlikely that there was a recording of the (amusing) exchange. source

10 Mar 2011 10:57


World: France: Gaddafi isn’t Libya’s leader anymore. These guys are!

  • France recognizes the National Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. There will be an exchange of ambassadors between Paris and Benghazi.
  • A spokesperson for French President Nicolas Sarkozy • Revealing that France now considers the opposition government, the Libyan National Council, the right one in Libya. This is a big step, considering that France is a major player on the political stage. It hurts Gaddafi further. So, who’s next? source

17 Jan 2011 13:24


World: Same as the old boss: Marine Le Pen succeeds her father

  • 67% the party vote for Marine Le Pen, who will lead France’s far-right National Front party
  • 38 years that her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has led the party, which he founded in 1972
  • 18% polling support for the NF, a likely headache for President Sarkozy come election time source

03 Nov 2010 21:10


World: Greece stops overseas air mail ’cause THEY KEEP MAILING BOMBS

  • 48 hours until they consider mailing another package overseas
  • bad Two Greek dudes were arrested earlier this week for trying to send a parcel bomb to French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Yikes.
  • worse A package addressed to Italian president Silvio Berlusconi blew up at an Italian airport. Yeah, you guessed it –the package came from Greece.
  • worst Another mail bomb showed up AT THE OFFICE of German chancellor Angela Merkel. Also from Greece. Crap. source

15 Mar 2010 10:47


World: French people decide Nicolas Sarkozy’s political party sucks

  • 25% of French people voted for Sarkozy’s center-right UMP party
  • 29% voted for France’s Socialist party, the biggest share of votes
  • 47% of votes went to three leftist parties, including Socialists source

26 Jul 2009 11:16


World: Yikes: French prez Nicolas Sarkozy rushed to a hospital

  • He was running and got a little faint. Sarkozy, who as European presidents go, is one of the healthiest (and depending on your persuasion, buffest), fell ill while running today and had to go to the hospital. Sound scary? Well, yeah, it kinda is. Word is that Sarkozy suffered from a vagal nerve attack, which can change the heart rate and cause a brief loss of consciousness. So yeah; sounds scary, but it’s likely he’ll be OK. source

10 Jul 2009 14:50


Offbeat, World: Obama wasn’t peeking a glance at some hottie. Sarkozy was.

  • You know the scene. Obama gets passed by some hot girl at G8’s summit in Italy, and a photo makes it look like he was totally catching a glimpse of the lady (who happens to be 16, by the way). Fortunately, video evidence proves otherwise. However, the evidence totally implicates French president Nicolas Sarkozy. YES! source

01 Mar 2009 09:27


Music, World: MGMT’s got beef with French President Nicolas Sarkozy

  • 1 amount Sarkozy’s party offered the band to settle a copyright beef source