FILE - This is a Friday Aug. 17, 2012 file photo of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius speaks during a press conference at Rafik Hariri International Airport, in Beirut. Former P

 

              FILE - This is a Friday Aug. 17, 2012  file photo  of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius  speaks during a press conference at Rafik Hariri International Airport, in Beirut. Former P
FILE - This is a Friday Aug. 17, 2012 file photo of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius speaks during a press conference at Rafik Hariri International Airport, in Beirut. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is the latest in a recent string of former French leaders in the legal crosshairs Laurent Fabius, a former prime minister, was acquitted in 1999 of manslaughter in a scandal involving thousands of people who were given blood transfusions tainted with the virus that causes AIDS. France's high court also threw out cases against doctors who had prescribed tainted blood products before 1985, arguing they did not know the products might be deadly. Fabius, described as a 37-year-old political wunderkind when Francois Mitterrand chose him as prime minister in 1984, is still active in politics: He's President Francois Hollande's foreign minister. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)