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Nicolas Sarkozy 'serene' after French vote loss


Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy told members of his UMP party on Monday that he was serene and at peace following his loss to Socialist Francois Hollande, a source at the meeting said.


Polls open in France's overseas territories

Voters in France's overseas territories began casting ballots for Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande in a presidential election that could affect everything from Europe's efforts to fight its debt c

Sarkozy closes on Hollande as France elects President


France went to the polls on Sunday to give its final verdict in the tense Presidential battle between right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande.

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Estimates: Francois Hollande 'wins French presidency'

Polling stations closed across France on Sunday for the final round of a presidential election that estimations said gave victory to Socialist challenger Francois Hollande over incumbent Nicolas Sarko

France jails 'Big Bang' scientist for Qaeda terror plot

A Paris court sentenced a Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist to four years in jail on Friday after he was convicted of plotting with al-Qaeda's north African branch to carry out terror attacks.


Socialist on track for win as French campaign closes


Socialist Francois Hollande was on track to defeat right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy as France saw the final day of campaigning on Friday before its presidential election run-off.

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Beaten on train, French national dies in Haryana

A French national, who was brutally beaten by fellow passengers on board the Sachkhand Express train in Haryana's Karnal town, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital here, police said on Thursday.


French presidential rivals to face off in TV debate


Nicolas Sarkozy faces Francois Hollande in a 'moment of truth' television debate on Wednesday that could be the French president's last chance to avoid defeat at the hands of his Socialist challenger

Graves of Muslim soldiers defiled in France

The graves of several Muslim soldiers in a cemetery in southeastern France were desecrated over the weekend, officials said on Monday. The French president called the act 'a slur' on the country's his

India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August


India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for a price, said a senior official.

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