Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday morning over allegations that he received campaign funding in 2007 from Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

A former minister and close ally of Sarkozy, Brice Hortefeux, is also being questioned in connection to the allegations that Libya helped finance Sarkozy's successful campaign more than a decade ago, another source close to the probe said.

Investigators are examining claims that Gaddafi's regime sec...

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