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/ 28 March 2008

Justice at last for Mrs Sarko thanks to Carlamania

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday applauded the acres of admiring British media coverage of his wife during the first day of the state visit, saying he felt justice had been done after a week of ”wretched” press in Britain and in France. Some British papers had printed a 15-year-old photograph of Carla Bruni naked in her days as a supermodel.

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/ 26 February 2008

All work and some play for Sarkozy in SA

French President Nicholas Sarkozy will be accompanied by 40 key French business chief executives during his visit to South Africa, director general in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Gert Grobler, said on Tuesday. Sarkozy will arrive in Cape Town on Thursday where he will meet President Thabo Mbeki to discuss political, economic and business ties.

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/ 7 January 2008

French president may marry ex-model

First it was Disneyland, then love on the Nile, now it’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s starry settings for his showbiz romance with the ex-model Carla Bruni continued this weekend when the couple rode camels in Jordan and visited Petra.