| Mar 15, 2012
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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Calling on GOP to unite, a confident Romney looks to Tuesday's Illinois vote
VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Mitt Romney's increasingly confident campaign is intensifying calls — publicly and privately — for his Republican opponents to...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Benjamin Netanyahu is so eager to see Mitt Romney elected president that he's making a fool of himself.
For the last couple of weeks, the Israeli prime minister has been the featured player in a Republican-sponsored TV ad playing in Florida. It shows...
| Oct 25, 2012
PARIS -- There's a good chance that American voters will screw up the presidential election.
"How could you say such a thing when in a democracy the people are, by definition, correct?" you ask.
Because there's no such thing as collective intelligence,...
| May 2, 2012
Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well.
Why should we care? Because a...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Unemployment in the 17 countries that make up the euro zone was at a record high of 10.9% in March, according to a new report that likely has incumbents in Sunday’s elections breaking into a cold sweat.
The jobless rate is up from 10.8% in February...
| May 6, 2012
| 6:31 AM
France voted Sunday in a presidential runoff dominated by economic concerns as incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy battles a wave of discontent over his inability to rein in unemployment.
The runoff pits the incumbent against Francois Hollande, who if elected...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:09 AM
PARIS -- François Hollande became the president of France on Tuesday and promptly flew toward Germany to discuss the European debt crisis with his German counterpart -- but lightning struck his plane and prompted a return to Paris, CNN affiliate BFM-TV...
| May 6, 2012
| 2:11 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.
Hollande beat conservative incumbentNicolas...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:01 AM
House GOP plan cuts social programs to stave off Pentagon cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget...