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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:20 PM
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Jacques Chirac trial due to open in Paris
Source: BBC

Former French President Jacques Chirac is due to go on trial charged with illegal party funding during his time as mayor of Paris.

However, there are doubts whether the trial can go ahead as planned after a medical report found that Mr Chirac, 78, is suffering memory lapses.

Mr Chirac, who denies the charges, has asked the Paris court for his lawyers to be allowed to represent him.

He is the first French former leader to stand trial since World War II.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14782569
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:59 PM
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1. Whatt a shame we can't put an x-president on trial in this country.
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