| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:09 PM
In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltic and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO's core promise is essential in the short...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The most disappointing thing about the news that French President Francois Hollande allegedly has been rendezvousing with an actress in the privacy of her apartment is that it's a testament to how pathetic and petty some segments of French society are...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality -- sort of.
On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
German authorities have charged an 88-year-old man from Cologne with hundreds of counts of murder and accessory to murder in a 1944 Nazi massacre that killed more than 600 civilians in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The man, identified only as...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
If President Obama were photographed coming and going from a younger woman’s apartment at all hours of the day and night, would most Americans care?
Uh, yeah. I mean, see Clinton, Bill, and Lewinsky, Monica.
In France, though, President Francois...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:15 PM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande is expected to use his traditional new year’s news conference Tuesday to announce reforms to kick-start the country’s economy, combat widespread unemployment and boost his lamentable popularity...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:59 PM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande faced the press for nearly three hours on Tuesday but refused to answer questions about reports of an affair with an actress.
Hollande said only that he and his partner, France’s official First Lady...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor.
Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:15 PM
PARIS -- Voters in Paris elected their first female mayor on Sunday as Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo won the keys to City Hall after a closely fought campaign.
Hidalgo’s victory was one of the day's rare successes for French President...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:35 AM
PARIS — Hinting at tougher sanctions to come against Moscow for its moves toward annexing Crimea, France said Tuesday it could cancel a $1.3-billion deal to sell Russia two state-of-the-art warships.
At the same time, the British government...