France's President Francois Hollande. His predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, reportedly thinks he's "a ridiculous little fat man."
July 26, 2013 France's parliament has bowed to European Union pressure and removed a 130-year-old ban on "offending the head of state."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy after Sunday's vote.
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April 23, 2012 Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen could determine who wins the May 6 runoff. She finished a surprisingly strong third on Sunday. If Sarkozy can't appeal to enough of her supporters, he could lose to Socialist Francois Hollande.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris today (Dec. 5, 2011).
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December 5, 2011 The leaders of Germany and France are trying to hammer out a deal to save the euro. They're meeting in advance of an EU emergency summit in Brussels on Friday. Some details of a potential deal are being reported.
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President Obama, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy last Thursday in Cannes, France.
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November 8, 2011 "I can't stand him," the French president also said of the Israeli leader, according to reporters who overheard him speaking with the U.S. leader.
October 18, 2011 Germany and France are tied together by fate. On today's show, the story of France and Germany — the relationship on which the fate of Europe depends.
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Sarkozy, at center, was pulled toward a barrier and almost knocked over.
June 30, 2011 As Sarkozy was shaking hands with people in southern France, a man reached out and grabbed the president's shoulder — almost pulling him down. Guards tackled the man. Sarkozy did not appear to be injured.
July 14, 2010 On this Bastille Day, our the Wait Wait Fashion Police take a look at celebrations in France. Dignitaries from all over the world joined President Sarkozy and First Lady Bruni to mark the anniversary of whatever Bastille Day marks the anniversary of.
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