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3. Ex-French President Sarkozy held for questioning

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody over allegations of illegal election campaign financing.

Media quote a French judicial source as saying Sarkozy was held for questioning on Tuesday as part of an inquiry into whether he received millions of dollars from the regime of the late Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qadhafi.

The money was allegedly for Sarkozy's winning 2007 presidential campaign.

A judicial inquiry into the allegations has been underway since 2013. Sarkozy has dismissed claims he was the recipient of any illicit funds.

Sarkozy served as France's president from 2007 to 2012.