| May 23, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, has found a new ally in his quest for lower borrowing rates and liquidity in his recession-racked country: France’s new President Francoise Hollande.
A week after his inauguration, Hollande met with...
| 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,...
| Jul 18, 2012
Society can turn cruel and bloodthirsty toward those at the top. Julius Caesar, Mary Queen of Scots, Mahatma Gandhi, Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy … the list is so long, we can't be expected to remember every victim. But why do certain deaths...
| 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 25, 2012
| 2:43 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - The brother of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman shot dead by French police was placed under investigation on Sunday for suspected complicity in a killing spree that has made security a central election issue, with President Nicolas Sarkozy...
| Mar 29, 2012
In France, an Islamic terrorist has likely hijacked the agenda for the remainder of the French presidential race. That terrorist is 23-year-old Mohammed Merah, a Franco-Algerian from Toulouse who was fatally riddled with bullets by French forces last week...
| Oct 20, 2011
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is a new mom! French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and husband President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed daughter Giulia on Wednesday in Paris....
| Oct 26, 2011
European leaders' much-anticipated summit hasn't provided many details about a plan to contain the continent's debt crisis, but financial markets are giving Europe the benefit of the doubt. Either that, or investors are just getting bored with all of...
| Oct 26, 2011
The verdict on Europe’s latest attempt to end its government debt crisis may be most apparent in the continent's bond market Thursday. If investors sharply push up yields on the bonds of the Eurozone’s financially troubled states, it will...
| Nov 1, 2011
Greek bailout referendum: European stocks dived Tuesday and the continent's leaders were reportedly dismayed by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's announcement that he would put the Eurozone's new bailout package to a referendum....
| Nov 2, 2011
Europe seek help from China: European leaders are holding out hope that China could be a financial savior for their continent's troubled economic bailout fund....