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COMMON MARKET: Pompidou's Grenade

It was Georges Pompidou who ended France's decade-long opposition to British membership in the Common Market. Last week the French President unexpectedly—and...

FRANCE: Brave Struggle, Simple Farewell

The expected tributes flooded in from all over the globe. President Richard Nixon called him "a man of vision, constraint, consistency and enormous strength...

FRANCE: Coup de Pompidou

No sooner had Georges Pompidou returned from his European summit discussions in Bonn last week than France's President, with rather less ceremony than is...

DIPLOMACY: Pompidou in Peking

Compared with the punctilious reception accorded Richard Nixon upon his arrival in Peking, French President Georges Pompidou enjoyed gala ribbon-and-banner...

FRANCE: An Illness in the Elysee Palace

For months France's President Georges Pompidou, 62, has been in visibly failing health. His face has become increasingly puffy, his movements have grown...

FRANCE: Taking Pompidou's Pulse

French President Georges Pompidou recently confided to a friend that "when people shake my hand these days, I get the impression they are really taking my...

INTERNATIONAL NOTES: A Movable Chequers

Any place but Rome! So insisted French President Georges Pompidou, when he first proposed to visit Italy for talks with President Giovanni Leone and Premier...

Foreign Relations: Pompidou Postscripts

From over the Atlantic last week, as Georges Pompidou winged home to Paris following an eight-day U.S. visit, the President of France sent a last adieu to...

FRANCE: Pompidou on the Run

ONLY a year ago, everything seemed to be going right for Georges Pompidou. Hailed abroad as the paradigm of the "new European man," respected at home as the...

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