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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

France Moves Closer to Banning the Burqa

By ordering his cabinet to table a law banning the full face- and body-covering veils worn by some Muslim women, French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to...

The Protests in France Get Personal

As millions of French protesters took to the streets Thursday for a repeat of the nationwide strikes that slowed the country to a crawl on Jan. 29, there was the...