France is selling weapons to Russia in defiance of American efforts to isolate President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. is preparing to slap France’s largest bank with a fine that could top $10 billion. French government ministers have sought to derail General Electric Co.’s bid for France’s top energy-equipment maker.
Former French President Jacques Chirac is medically unfit to stand trial over allegations of misappropriation of public funds, Le Monde reported, citing Olivier Lyon-Caen, head of the neurology unit at La Pitie- Salpetriere hospital in Paris.
Jacques Chirac will stand trial early next year on charges he created fictitious jobs as mayor of Paris, even after the former French president settled civil claims stemming from the affair, his lawyer said.