Chirac faces trial

Paris: Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial on corruption charges. A magistrate ordered the trial over alleged false job contracts dating from Chirac's time as Paris mayor.

The 76-year-old served as the capital's mayor from 1977 until he was elected president in 1995. Chirac has always denied wrongdoing and the Paris public prosecutor, Jean-Claude Marin, has previously said there was no case to make against him.