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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...
  • 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...
  • A Colette tour

    A Colette tour
    THE BEST WAY TO PARIS From LAX, Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer nonstop service to Charles De Gaulle Airport. United offers direct serice (stop, no change of planes). Delta, Continental, American, Lufthansa, British, US Airways and Swiss offer...
  • "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,...
  • 'True Compass' by Edward M. Kennedy

    'True Compass' by Edward M. Kennedy
    "The graveyards of the world," Charles De Gaulle once said, "are filled with indispensable men." The eloquent shrug of Gallic irony aside, the living do walk away, even from the graves of the great and good, and history -- which is life in the...
  • Puttin' on the Ritz, at The Ritz

    In times of economic recession, some would argue that the best remedy is to go out and live it up. As always, London remains one of the best places on earth to run away for a pre-holiday long weekend, celebrate life with your sweetheart and do some...
  • Planning your trip to Lourdes, France

    THE BEST WAY TO LOURDES From LAX, connecting service, requiring a change of planes and a change of airports, is available on Air France. Passengers fly to Charles de Gaulle in Paris, then switch to Orly airport. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
  • 10 best films to see Paris on the silver screen

    If springtime in Paris isn't going to work for you this year, rent a movie and pretend -- until you can book a flight and go. Here are my Top 10 picks for films that best show off the French capital. For scenes from these memorable films, go to latimes....