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French Toast?

This is not at all how Nicolas Sarkozy hoped his re-election bid would go. During a campaign visit to the city of Bayonne on March 1--less than two months before...

A "Pro-American" French President?

Headlines and official statements from the U.S. hailed Sunday's election of the "pro-American" Nicolas Sarkozy as France's new President, painting him as...

Should Greece Ditch the Euro?

Talk about drama. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou emerged from an emergency meeting...

Sarkozy Under Pressure as French Strikes Continue

Strikes and mass demonstrations may be nothing novel in France, but there's a mood of growing bitterness in the confrontation between President Nicolas Sarkozy...

France Not Quitting Afghan Campaign After All

Okay, so not leaving Afghanistan—yet, anyway. Despite suggestions-cum-threats by French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week that he’d consider pulling France’s...

Speedy's Race Against Crime

Until recently, Nicolas Sarkozy was often derided as a cynical schemer driven exclusively by his own career ambitions. He was called a "bastard" and a "traitor"...

Sarkozy Backs Appointment of Son to Key Job

During Nicolas Sarkozy's first major Elysee press conference in January 2008, left-leaning editor Laurent Joffrin boldly asked whether the unprecedented powers...

French Judges Strike to Stop Sarkozy's Meddling

French investigative magistrates — independent legal sleuths who lead inquiries into suspected wrongdoing in sensitive cases involving state security, finance...