He is accused of illegally receiving millions of euros from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
“You don’t hire a woman like you hire a car. Our society should no longer tolerate it,” explained the head of the Socialist group in the French Parliament.
Police are looking into whether the ex-president of France received illegal campaign donations from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and Libyan tyrant Moammar Gadhafi; Facebook has been manipulating users all along it seems; meanwhile, scientists have discovered a human protein can clean drinking water. These discoveries and more after the jump.
France has a double crisis. Its ruling political party, Francois Hollande's Socialist, is in a state of catatonia, usually defined as a condition of incoherence with alternate periods of stupor and activity. More after the jump about that.
Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that's what it was, given Sunday's election results in Europe.
The austerity regime in Europe took a big hit Sunday, with French voters electing Socialist Francois Hollande, while the Greeks, also voting Sunday, handed out pink slips to the ruling centrist coalition that has slashed government spending on EU orders.The austerity regime in Europe took a big hit Sunday, with French voters electing Socialist Francois Hollande.
The French elections have settled one question, that of the two finalists for the presidency.
Until his daughter, Marine, captured 19 percent of the vote in France's first round of presidential elections Sunday, Jean Marie Le Pen was the country's most politically successful right-wing crazy In a way he saw this coming, promoting his daughter, as The Guardian recalls, as a "big healthy blonde girl an ideal physical specimen".