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Nicolas Sarkozy: A Grand Entrance

Since taking office on May 16, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's pace has wowed almost everyone. At home, he rammed through reform legislation aimed at...

Obama Gets Love from Sarkozy

If the Paris meeting in March between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain resembled a warm embrace,...

Sarkozy Rides to the Rescue in Chad

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is proud of his reputation as a take-charge leader boasting an impressive string of international diplomatic coups to his bow...

Sarkozy's Conquest of London

It was the first state visit by a French president to Britain in more than a decade. But the visitor seemed to feel quite at home in a summit between British and...

Sarkozy's EU Challenge

Vaulting ambition helped propel Nicolas Sarkozy to the Elysee Palace, but when it comes to extending his grandiose plans to Europe, the French President...

Sarkozy and Villepin: A Tale of Two Classes

They may both belong to France's conservative party, but President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin could not be more...

Sarkozy-Bush: No-Popularity Contest

The company President Nicolas Sarkozy is keeping these days is unlikely to help reverse his flaccid approval rating. As the week wound down, Sarkozy welcomed...

Behind Sarkozy's Libya Coup

Since taking office in mid-May, President Nicolas Sarkozy has been busy on the international stage. First, the French President gave an impressive performance...

Behind President Sarkozy's Africa Trip

French leaders have always been more frequent visitors to Africa than their Western peers, but President Nicolas Sarkozy looks set to eclipse them all in...

Anger as Sarkozy Targets Roma in Crime Crackdown

During his rise to and occupancy of the French presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy has regularly announced new law-and-order offensives in the hopes of stoking support...

France's Sarkozy: Honeymoon's Over

During the opening months of his presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy earned lavish praise and applause for his active engagement and seeming omnipresence on the...

Sarkozy's Visit: Stressing the Positive

"Rien" — French for "nothing," famously the final diary entry by Louis XVI on the morning of his overthrow on July 14, 1789 — is exactly what the French are...

No Tsunami Victory for Sarkozy

French conservatives completed their electoral sweep of power Sunday night with a a decisive victory in second round legislative polling but fell significantly...

Reburying Albert Camus: A Political Ploy by Sarkozy?

Given the Pantheon's function as the final repose for France's greatest heroes, it's perhaps not surprising that efforts are now afoot to relocate the ashes of...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Sarkozy's Pick for the IMF

Notorious for most of his career as a ferociously partisan conservative, French President Nicolas Sarkozy appears to have changed gear since his election in May...

Why Sarkozy Dropped His Beloved Carbon Tax

It was unveiled as a monumental act of the French Republic — a measure so important President Nicolas Sarkozy ranked it beside "decolonization, election of the...

French Voters Rebuke Sarkozy

President Nicolas Sarkozy may have distinguished himself as the most notoriously headline-hungry French leader in living memory, but he performed an...