'Unprecedented' for ex president to be held in this way

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning, as part of an investigation into corruption.

Europe Editor James Mates has tweeted:

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Unprecedented for a former president to be held in this way. #Sarkozy thought to have been planning a return to frontline politics.

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Nicolas Sarkozy: 'I have not betrayed my country'

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says he has not "betrayed" his country after being put under formal investigation for corruption.