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France's Pensions Protests Put Sarkozy on the Spot

You have to give the French one thing: they know how to protest. As a week of demonstrations and strikes in France over looming pension reform came to an end...

Sarkozy's Big Plans for a Greater Paris

The frightful Battle of Paris that many observers expected has been averted — at least for now. In unveiling mammoth plans to modernize and reorganize France's...

Dig For Victory

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 The scandal engulfing France's ruling duet, Dominique de Villepin and Jacques Chirac, is intensifying this week, with every day bringing...

Europe's Hopes for G-20 Summit Risk Being Dashed

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is not the sort to let a grim outlook undermine his trademark determination. So despite the chorus of warnings against...

More French Strike. Where's Sarkozy?

During his first six months in office, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has repeatedly shown his talents as a captivating performer on the world stage. In...

Ready For The Showdown

During warfare, a sudden lull in hostilities can sometimes be mistaken for a truce. But in the battle between French President Jacques Chirac and his...

Royal, Sarkozy: Toe-to-Toe in France

Nicolas Sarkozy came to Wednesday night's key presidential campaign debate with Socialist Segolene Royal with a reputation for aggression: The former Interior...

French Strikes Escalate as Sarkozy Remains Defiant

France's escalating conflict over pension reform entered money time on Tuesday, as opponents of the measure staged the sixth wave of demonstrations in as many...

Sex and the Single President

Having marketed his marriage as an integral part of his presidential appeal, President Nicolas Sarkozy has had to endure the agony of its breakup in the full...

Why France Is Selling Warships to Russia

As Russian President Dmitri Medvedev wound up a three-day state visit to Paris on Wednesday, he had to be pleased with the results. After all, he virtually...

Is Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Soft on Terror?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is used to his decisions sparking street demonstrations, but he probably hadn't counted on Italian citizens flocking to...

Mon Dieu! Chirac More Popular Than Sarkozy

Call it Chirac's Revenge. Less than two years after he left office with nearly record low approval ratings, former French President Jacques Chirac finds himself...

McCain's Paris Romance

If Senator John McCain wasn't the secret favorite of French President Nicolas Sarkozy among all American candidates to the White House, he certainly should be...

Kiss Austerity Goodbye

There are surely people who are ecstatic that Franois Hollande, 57, will be the new President of France--perhaps the members of his immediate family or the...