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FRANCE: The Manure Revolt

It was the official opening of the Orleans-to-Tours superhighway, and French Minister of Development Robert Galley and a bevy of lesser government officials...

FRANCE: Courting Billions

It was the reddest of red carpets that the French rolled out last week for a state visit by Iran's Shah Mohammed Riza Pahlevi and his Empress Farah. The entire...

FRANCE: Bodies in Distress

There were no streetwalkers walking the streets of Marseille last week. Instead of accosting potential customers with the traditional invitation "Tu viens,...

FRANCE: From Concubine to Bride

It is no secret that the French government does not share the philosophy of U.S. trustbusters—it actively encourages bigness in business. During the last few...

France: Memoirs with Rage

Except for a few quiet outings, including an Armistice Day pilgrimage to World War I battlefields, Charles de Gaulle has stayed close to his country place at...

France: Joining the Club

France's first hydrogen bomb explod ed last week over the Fangataufa atoll in the South Pacific, forming a huge ex clamation mark to punctuate the dif...

France: Ring Out the Old

In France, where age will be served, the elderly dominate business. One out of every four French companypresidents is 65 or older. One-third of the board...

France: Compliment

Cows don't sing, whales don't fly, and Charles de Gaulle doesn't take back anything he's said in all his 77 years. Except this time, maybe. Evidently alarmed...

France: A Maoist Summer Festival

As a group of drowsy tourists left the palatial white casino in the Channel resort of Deauville early one morning last week, they were startled to see a...

France: Anti-Missile Defense

As every Sorbonne student knows, the road to raising hell in Paris is paved with good ammunition. The cobblestones of Paris, first laid in 1185, cracked...

France: Underground Art

When frazzled Manhattan subway riders gasp and sigh, it is almost inevitably because of the cloacal stench and spine-crushing lack of charm that characterize...

France: Too Well Loved

"Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well?" As far as a Paris criminal court is concerned, the answer to Alexander Pope's question seems to be yes. For four...

France: A Merger of Sorts

In his campaign to ward off U.S. business dominance of France, imaginary or real, Charles de Gaulle has encouraged the formation of indigenous industrial...

France: Son of Monorail

Puzzled farmers of the plateau country between Paris and Chartres have been scratching their heads and stroking their whiskers at the sight of a 170-m.p.h...

France: Flight 180 to Shanghai

As much for politics and prestige as for profits, General Charles de Gaulle encourages French businessmen to go East. Last week two nationally owned French...

France: De Gaulle on L.B.J.

In a new biography to be published in France next month and in the U.S. in the fall, Charles de Gaulle, quoted in an unguarded moment, delivers his private...

France: End of the War

Buried on page 15,385 of the U.S. Federal Register last week was a brief announcement in almost incomprehensible officialese. Its well-hidden message: the...

France: Coveat Tourist

For all its diplomatic chilliness, France has long maintained a warm climate for U.S. travelers with its "tourist discount." Permitting 14% to 20% discounts on...

France: One for De Gaulle

In perhaps the most crucial test in the eight-year history of Charles de Gaulle's Fifth Republic, Gaullism was victorious last week, clearly leading the...

France: L'Affaire Est Finie

No sooner had Moroccan Opposition Leader Mehdi ben Barka disappeared during a visit to Paris 20 months ago, than a rumor began to make the rounds that the...