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presstv-sarkozy charged over libyan money claims




former french president nicolas sarkozy was handed preliminary charges wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi.a judicial official told the associated press that investigating judges overseeing the probe gave th...



sarkozy charged with corruption over alleged kadhafi financing, source confirms




the 63-year-old politician was charged with corruption, illegal campaign financing and concealment of libyan public money after two days of questioning, the source added.the charges are the most serious yet against the right-winger, who failed in his comeback bid last year.he has repeatedly denied a...



french ex-president sarkozy in custody: source




french ex-president nicolas sarkozy was taken into police custody tuesday and questioned over allegations that late libyan dictator moamer kadhafi financed his 2007 election campaign via suitcases stuffed with cash, a source close to the inquiry told afp.sarkozy was detained early on tuesday morning...



sarkozy charged over allaged kadhafi campaign financing




the combative one-term president, who served from 2007-2012, was charged with corruption, illegal campaign financing and concealment of libyan public money, the source added. he returned home wednesday after being placed under court supervision.sarkozy will have six months to appeal the decision, wh...



nicolas sarkozy in police custody over gadaffi funding probe




former french president nicolas sarkozy is being held in police custody over suspected illegal campaign financing linked to late libyan leader muammar gaddafi.investigators in the paris suburb of nanterre are questioning sarkozy about whether his successful 2007 election campaign received €50m...



presstv-france’s sarkozy held in libya financing probe




former french president nicolas sarkozy was being held in police custody on tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the french judiciary said.a lawyer for sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment.fra...



french ex-president sarkozy in custody: source




former french president nicolas sarkozy was being held in police custody on tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the french judiciary said.a lawyer for sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment.fra...



former french president nicolas sarkozy held for questioning in campaign finance




former french president nicolas sarkozy speaking with former us vice-president al gore in dubai earlier this week. photo: apparis: former french president nicolas sarkozy was being held in police custody on tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of libyan funding for his 200...



french ex-president sarkozy held in libya financing probe




sarkozy, 63, was taken into police custody early tuesday morning and was being questioned by officers specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion at their office in the western parisian suburb of nanterre.afp's source said that brice hortefeux, a close ally who served as a senior mi...



sarkozy faces second day of questioning in gaddafi funds case




nanterre: france's former president nicolas sarkozy was questioned for a second day on wednesday by police investigating allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late libyan leader moammar gaddafi.after a full day's grilling on tuesday, sarkozy, who served as president f...



did gaddafi bankroll sarkozy? his son hinted at dirt in 2011




just a week before french fighter jets launched the first strikes against libyan dictator muammar gaddafi’s military in march 2011, the leader’s son saif al-islam met time in a hotel suite in tripoli, and delivered a stark warning to then-french president nicolas sarkozy.“mr. sarkozy cannot pl...



france: nicolas sarkozy detained in illegal finance probe




(paris) — former french president nicolas sarkozy was placed in custody on tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi.a judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told the associated p...



france: nicolas sarkozy detained in illegal finance probe




(paris) — a judicial source says former french president nicolas sarkozy has been placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late libyan dictator moammar gadhafi.a person with direct knowledge of the case told the as...



sarkozy faces second day of questioning in gaddafi funds case




neither sarkozy nor his lead lawyer have commented publicly since the 63-year-old first answered the police summons on tuesday. sarkozy has in the past dismissed the allegations as "grotesque" and described them as a "manipulation".the inquiry began in 2013, after investigative website mediapart pub...



presstv-italian naval operation in libyan waters sparks controversy




max civilipress tv, romeitaly’s navy has begun a mission to support the libyan coastguard in combating human smugglers and stem the flow of refugees across the mediterranean sea. rome says the measure was requested by libya’s un-backed government in tripoli. as press tv’s max civili reports, r...



presstv-5 migrants die as boat sinks off libya




at least 5 african migrants died and more were missing off western libya on monday after a boat carrying about 140 people capsized and then some migrants refused rescue by the libyan coast guard and tried instead to swim to a german rescue vessel.the migrants' rubber boat overturned some 50 kilomete...



presstv-eu to blame for ‘slave markets’ in libya: french, italians




appalled by reports of refugee “slave markets” in libya, hundreds have staged protest rallies in france and italy, pointing the finger of blame for the chaotic situation in the north african state at europe, which supported a military intervention there back in 2011.the protests were held in fro...



presstv-eu backs refugee restrictions despite criticism




the european union has decided to extend financial support to libya to stem the flow of refugees headed to the eu. eu interior ministers decided on thursday that giving money to libyan officials was the only way to stop the flow of asylum-seekers headed from the african country to europe.“tens of ...



presstv-ngos suspend mediterranean refugee rescues




max civilipress tv, romethree non-governmental organizations have announced the suspension of their rescue operations for refugees in the mediterranean, citing threats from the libyan authorities and coastguard. the ngos have warned that leaving the libyan navy in charge of the situation could lead ...



presstv-libyan coast guard rescues 140 migrants en route to europe




the libyan coast guard rescued nearly 140 migrants off the libyan coast on monday morning after they were discovered stranded on a rubber boat.the rescue operation took place off the coast of garabulli, 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of tripoli, a libyan navy officer said.he added that the 140 migran...



presstv-armed militias attack libyan oil facilities




an armed group has attacked two strategic oil terminals in libya in a fresh attempt to gain a grip over the export of the country’s economic lifeblood in its eastern oil crescent.officials said the armed faction called the benghazi defense brigades (bdb) had entered two major libyan oil ports at e...



presstv-why did the manchester attack happen?




have mi5 and mi6 been playing a dangerous game by supporting takfiri terrorists in libya and syria and now one of those terrorists has attacked manchester?the british government operated an "open door" policy that allowed libyan exiles and british-libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppl...



presstv-east libyan forces retake oil terminals




east libyan forces have regained control of two major oil ports of ras lanuf and al-sidra from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month.military spokesman ahmed al-mismari said the eastern-based libyan national army (lna) was pursuing fighters from the benghazi defence brigades (bdb) to...



ousted zimbabwe finance minister faces corruption charges




harare: former zimbabwe finance minister ignatius chombo, among those detained by the military before robert mugabe resigned as president, was charged on saturday with corruption, including trying to defraud the central bank in 2004.the court appearance was the first time mr chombo had been seen in...



presstv-libyan coast guard intercepts more asylum seekers




libya’s coast guard has intercepted a boat full of asylum seekers headed from africa to europe, amid heightened efforts to block refugees crossing the mediterranean sea.the coast guard on saturday turned back more than 150 refugees off the libyan coast, between the towns of al khoms and garabulli...