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Fresh setback for Sarkozy as French court rejects diary plea

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A French court on Tuesday threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case, in what has the potential to harm his chances of a political comeback. 

File picture taken on August 27, 2007 shows then French President Nicolas Sarkozy talking on his phone at the Elysee Palace in Paris

The former French president appears increasingly threatened by a labyrinthine web of graft cases, and Tuesday's ruling is crucial as it paves the way for the potentially compromising diaries to be used against him.

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