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  • Presidential election in France reveals plenty of jaded voters

    PARIS -- In France's presidential election, which takes place on April 22 and May 6, the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is running far behind his challenger, Francois Hollande, in a contest that has more to do with personal character than issues. Sarkozy has...
  • Toulouse killings send tremors through French presidential election

    PARIS -- What had seemed a long, tranquil current of political success that was conveying Francois Hollande to the French presidency (first-round consultation April 22) has run into turbulence during the past few days, and while his canoe is still...
  • French election's first round narrows the field

    PARIS -- The French elections have settled one question, that of the two finalists for the presidency. There were some who believed that the nationalist right candidate, Marine Le Pen, might outdo President Nicolas Sarkozy, who, in the campaign polls,...
  • Elections could shift EU away from austerity, but should they?

    PARIS -- The weekend elections in France and Greece seem widely to have been taken, at least on the European and American left, as a solution to the great European economic crisis. The Greeks will hold another election, which a leftist coalition may...
  • As Hollande struggles, so does the opposition

    PARIS -- France has a double crisis. Its ruling political party, Francois Hollande's Socialist, is in a state of catatonia, usually defined as a condition of incoherence with alternate periods of stupor and activity. More below about that. Former...
  • Assad baits Obama as the world waits

    PARIS -- It would seem a piece of wisdom picked up on the school playground not to start a fight that you don't know how to finish. President Barack Obama may have missed this lesson during his primary school experience in Indonesia. But perhaps the U.S....
  • European leaders angered by U.S. spying reports

    European leaders angered by U.S. spying reports
    LONDON¬†— Europe turned up the pressure on the Obama administration Monday to respond to new allegations that the U.S. bugged the embassies of some of its long-standing allies and eavesdropped on European Union diplomats around the world. Leaders...
  • Do we even care about the right of privacy?

    Every Fourth of July, somebody reminds us there's more to this national holiday than hotdogs and fireworks. Take time over the weekend, we are piously admonished, to remember what it's all about. Annoying advice, perhaps, but important. And, this year,...
  • Putin: Snowden must stop leaking secrets to stay

    Putin: Snowden must stop leaking secrets to stay
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will have to stop leaking U.S. secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia, something he says Snowden doesn't want to do. Putin,...
  • Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'

    Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
  • Hollywood Stymied as Europe Sticks With Its Limits on Film and TV

    ANNECY - The more things change, as they say in France... Twenty years after France fought a near-lone battle to preserve limitations on American pop culture, Gaul has done it again. During 13 hours of negotiations at an European Union meeting in...
  • Watch man with flare interrupt French Open to protest gay marriage

    Watch man with flare interrupt French Open to protest gay marriage
      So Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer are busy playing in the men's final of the French Open when something unexpected happens: A shirtless man with a flare and wearing a mask jumps onto the court and starts running around. Was it Roger Federer, mad he...