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Francois Hollande

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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...
  • 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,...
  • Look for tip-offs from UN General Assembly meeting

    PARIS -- You're probably thinking that there are better things to watch than the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly -- like maybe something featuring narcissistic birdbrains or pretentious toddlers. But you can actually get all of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arab Awakening and a failed European aeronautics merger

    PARIS -- It has been a bad week for American policymakers concerned with the Middle East (as for the Middle Easterners themselves), and it will be important to see what Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make of it in their second debate (which occurs after...
  • House GOP shutdown an exceptionally reckless waste of time

    PARIS -- Abroad, what is happening in Washington remains to most a mystery of very little interest. It is back pages stuff. If the American government ceases to function because the Republican majority in the House of Representatives refuses to pass a...
  • McManus: Europe's continental drift

    RIMINI, Italy — You think we have it bad, caught between a stagnant economy and gridlocked politics? Then take a trip to Europe, where the economy is going not sideways but backward — and the politics are too. Europe's numbers should be...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's critics aren't communists, Russia isn't the Soviet Union

    PARIS -- There's no faster or easier way to shut down legitimate debate than to slap an undesirable label on someone based on their views. Criticize same-sex marriage and you're a bigot. Take issue with immigration policy and you're dismissed as a racist....
  • Taking the law into his own hands

    "If at my convenience I might break them (laws), what would be their worth?" -- Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" We've come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, "...the Constitution is what the judges say it is." Or have we?...
  • Rachel Marsden: Why women -- and voters -- prefer jerks to fops

    PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections. The suspected Santa...