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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...

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...

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...

The Merkel-Sarkozy Summit: A Minimalist Affair

It says a lot about the dramatic crisis facing the euro zone when the leaders of its two biggest economies go into a highly scrutinized summit amid promises,...

Sarkozy vs. Strauss-Kahn: Sex as a Weapon?

Nicolas Sarkozy and Dominique Stauss-Kahn were never friends -- one conservative, the other Socialist, their political ambitions setting them on a collision...