'Bismuth, please rise!' Nicolas Sarkozy, aka Paul Bismuth goes on trial for corruption
IN THE PRESS – Monday, November 23, 2020: Nicolas Sarkozy makes history as the first former president in modern French history to go on trial for corruption. Libération mocks the former leader, headlining "Bismuth, please rise" – a reference to the false name Sarkozy used to register the secret phone that got him caught. We also look at the police killing of a Black man in Brazil, "a country that denies its own racism". Plus, papers in the US reveal Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state, and French papers honour the passing of two figures of the French Resistance.