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  • Sarkozy's cry for help

    Sarkozy's cry for help
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected five years ago by promising to modernize France's societal infrastructure and bring it more into line with America's: less government reliance, more freedom in life and work. It was a tall order, but his...
  • French Police: Massacre Video Not Sent by Gunman

    French Police: Massacre Video Not Sent by Gunman
    TOULOUSE, France -- A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network, but not by the alleged killer, French police said Tuesday. Al-Jazeera on Tuesday decided not to air a...
  • War and remembrance

    War and remembrance
    Wars aren't really over when they're over. There's the debris of a battlefield or a landmark church destroyed. And, always, there is the memory of those lost. You can sense the pain and pride always so palpably, so movingly, in France, where the 20th...
  • Fast facts about travels in Europe in 2011

    *If you want to fly on a big new Airbus A380, check out Air France, which operates the aircraft on most transatlantic flights and has just launched Premium Voyageur class with roomy seats and prices between business and economy. *Airports in Munich,...
  • Book Review: 'La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life'

    Book Review: 'La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life'
    La Seduction How the French Play the Game of Life Elaine Sciolino Times Books/Henry Holt: 340 pp., $27 Strategy is everything for the French. That's what Elaine Sciolino discovers in her book "La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life," a...
  • Por los caminos de Côte du Rhône

    Estoy en Francia, país que se puede caracterizar por decenas de cosas, entre ellas el vino. Ese es el motivo de este viaje que, como se podrán imaginar, viene "muy bien regado". Yo vivo en Mendoza, Argentina, una "wine region" de crecimiento asombroso en...
  • Nothing accidental about this tourist, abroad for the first time in 35 years

    Richard Nixon was president, Charles de Gaulle Airport had just opened and People magazine had just begun. No bar codes were on products, no one had a personal computer and online booking was impossible for hotels and airlines. Travelers' checks, not...
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago Horses and POWs From the Woodbine social column: "Mr. Beverley B. Bennett is spending some time with relatives in Sykesville. Mr. Charles Krooner spent Wednesday in Westminster. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolbert spent Sunday with...
  • "The Steel Wave," by Jeff Shaara

    Drama? It was the greatest seaborne invasion in history. A beguiling plot? The 20th Century offers no more stirring a story than the Allied landings at Normandy in 1944. Mystery? The British, Canadian and American troops were kept in the dark for much...
  • 'The Spies of Warsaw,' by Alan Furst

    During the war years in the Balkans, on those chilly nights when you counted your blessings if you had a portable generator that provided enough light to read by, Alan Furst's spy novels offered pleasant diversion for many a foreign correspondent. Furst,...
  • The past haunts Richard Nixon's library

    The past haunts Richard Nixon's library
    The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung...