News du Jour: Sarkozy Scandal, Racy Ad Banned

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Nicolas Sarkozy looks on before the meeting with King Juan Carlos of Spain at the Zarzuela Palace on May 27, 2014 in Madrid, Spain
Nicolas Sarkozy looks on before the meeting with King Juan Carlos of Spain at the Zarzuela Palace on May 27, 2014 in Madrid, Spain Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is now also being implicated in the Copé funding scandal. [The Local]

An advertisement that appears to depict two women about to kiss (but is actually just the same woman, Jeune et Jolie star Marine Vacth) has been banned in one French town. [Le Parisien]

Shattering stereotypes, French people protested ... in favor of building a McDonald's in the small town of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise. [The Local]

Students at the selective HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) had an Animal House–level wild party, and now the university is doing damage control. [Midi Libre]

Productions from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier have been live-streaming their performances to about 100 cinemas across France. [NYTimes]