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  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    French court convicts Chirac of corruption

    A French court found former President Jacques Chirac guilty of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, in a historic verdict Thursday with repercussions for his legacy and France's political elite.

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    Chirac convicted of embezzling public funds, but gets no jail time

    A French court found former President Jacques Chirac guilty of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, in a historic verdict Thursday with repercussions for his legacy and France's political elite.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    French court convicts Chirac of corruption

    A French court found former President Jacques Chirac guilty of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, in a historic verdict Thursday with repercussions for his legacy and France's political elite.

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  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Ex-French President Chirac can skip corruption trial

    A Paris judge has ruled that former French President Jacques Chirac will not be required to attend his long-awaited corruption trial after his lawyers said the 78-year-old Mr. Chirac is suffering memory lapses.

  • Former French President Jacques Chirac, 78, leaves his office in Paris on Monday, March 7, 2011. Mr. Chirac's long-awaited trial on corruption charges stemming from his tenure as mayor of Paris was postponed on Tuesday until at least June. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French judge delays Chirac trial

    A Paris judge delayed a historic trial in which former French President Jacques Chirac is accused of corruption, suspending the proceedings until at least June because of a complaint by defense lawyers.

  • French judge delays trial targeting Chirac

    A Paris judge delayed a historic trial in which former French President Jacques Chirac is accused of corruption, suspending the proceedings until at least June because of a complaint by defense lawyers.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Ex-French President Chirac goes on trial for corruption

    A long-awaited corruption trial opened Monday with former French President Jacques Chirac as the star defendant.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Former French President Chirac to stand trial

    After years of claiming presidential immunity to avoid legal proceedings, Jacques Chirac is finally facing a court.

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    Israel's approval of more than 1,300 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday sparked a furious reaction from Palestinians, who accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of sabotaging peace talks.

  • Illustration: Chirac by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    RAHN: The French corruption

    Former French President Jacques Chirac is almost certain to be accused in a major court proceeding in Paris of being part of a scheme to overcharge the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for French military equipment during his presidential term. The allegation will be that he was doing this for the benefit of himself and his political party.

  • Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial on embezzlement charges stemming from his tenure as mayor of Paris. (Associated Press)

    France's Jacques Chirac ordered to stand trial

    Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his time as Paris mayor — a case that caught up with him in retirement once he lost the judicial immunity of France's highest office.

  • Sarkozy weekends with Bush at estate

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — President Bush and recently elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday heralded their newly formed partnership during a visit by the French leader to the Bush family's seaside vacation home.

  • Sarkozy out to 'democratize' culture

    France's energetic, peripatetic new president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has not abandoned work during his much-publicized family vacation in Wolfeboro, N.H. Conferring with Justice Minister Rachida Dati during speedboat rides on Lake Winnipesaukee, Mr. Sarkozy — who is scheduled to lunch today with President Bush at Kennebunkport, Maine — also found time to address the question: Whither French culture?

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    De Villepin's home raided in Sarkozy smear probe

    PARIS — French authorities raided the house of former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin yesterday in an investigation of a smear campaign against President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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