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French judges drop charges against Sarkozy

France's then-president Nicolas Sarkozy visits social welfare facilities in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on November 15, 2011Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of a comeback to the frontline of French politics were given a major boost on Monday when corruption charges against the former president were dropped. The decision removes the biggest obstacle to a career revival for the 58-year-old, although he remains embroiled in a string of separate scandals that could yet prevent his return to the fray.