In this edition: Ségolène Royal apologises for alleged remarks by Nicolas Sarkozy and provokes the fury of the ruling party; suspicions of fraud in several French universities; and the popularity of former President Jacques Chirac.
Ségolène Royal says she had to step in and apologise to Spain's prime minister because of comments reportedly made about him by Nicolas Sarkozy. But has the French president's former rival overstepped the mark in her second apology this month?
When Segolene Royal apologized to Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero over French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s allegedly nasty remark, she sparked a nastier row – against the ruling party and within her own Socialist Party.
Former French presidential candidate Segolene Royal is raising her international profile during a visit to Senegal, the country where she was born. But she’s also raising eyebrows over a controversial apology issued in Dakar.
Former Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal will take news weekly Paris Match to court for published photos of her holding hands with a man in a Spanish street, the politician said on Thursday.
In this edition: a Philippe Starck restaurant has a special 'CAC 40' crisis menu which varies in price according to the stock market; Segolene Royal's new book makes waves and Michel Desjoyeaux knows how to ride them after his Vendée Globe win.
Maverick French Socialist Segolene Royal and her allies have refused to join the leadership team of newly elected party chief Martine Aubry, a supporter said on Friday, a further sign of deep divisions in France's opposition.