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Spotlight: France and the Veil

France's uneasy relationship with its estimated 5 million Muslims is about to get even more tense. Less than a year after warning that the face-obscuring,...

A Taste of France on Lake Geneva

When Chef Anne-Sophie Pic was awarded her third Michelin star in 2007, she became the first French woman so honored in more than 50 years. You might have...

A Brief History Of: The Tour de France

The Tour de France, which kicks off July 5, is a grueling test of human endurance, a three-week 2,175mile (3,500 km) race stretched over 21 stages, nine of them...

France's Fashion King

Widely considered the greatest French couturier of his generation, Yves Saint Laurent, who died June 1 in Paris at age 71, was also credited with democratizing...

A Fine Furor in France

We thought it might be big. We just had no idea it would be this big. Still, we're delighted that Donald Morrison's cover story on French culture last month...

France's Next Fight

During his first six months in office, French President Nicolas Sarkozy thrilled audiences at home and abroad with his kinetic vision for France. He stared down...

France's Chirac Under Investigation

For much of his 12-years in office, former French President Jacques Chirac successfully brushed off press allegations and legal inquiries into suspected...

France Prepares for Strikes

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has repeatedly used the politically provocative term "rupture" to characterize the sweeping reforms he hopes will force a break...

A New Balance For France

French presiden Nicolas Sarkozy has made it clear he's determined to re-establish France as both a force in international affairs and a valued friend of the U.S...

France's Diplomacy Play

Blessed are the peacemakers, but the First Couple of France may have had more political aims in engineering their dramatic accord with Libyan leader Muammar...

France Set for Second Sarkozy Win

Only a month after the French went to the polls in near-record numbers to vote in the most impassioned Presidential campaign in recent history, they now seem to...

France: Sego And Sarko Go To The Palace

There's a dire need for some fresh air in the Elysée Palace. Since 1981, France has had only two Presidents--François Mitterrand for 14 years and Jacques Chirac...