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Drawn to extremes in France

...its presidential elections.The latest polls show the two front-runners, the Gaullist (and current president) Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande, have each captured slightly less than 30 percent of the electorate. But the real...
Europe's lesson for the GOP

...others is that many in Europe are fed up with austerity measures. In choosing Hollande for president over incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, the French embraced socialism - the real deal, not the kind Obama's opponents blithely accuse him of - over conservatives...
Is the 'perp walk' unfair to the accused?

...well-known broadcaster, deeply rich, widely known and frequently profiled, until now a possible successor to Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France. His arrest couldn't fail to draw enormous coverage, overriding any qualms journalists...
Quiet diplomacy is America's best bet in Libya shamed by France and Britain to join the fight against Libya's dictator, Moammar Gadhafi. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron recognized the surging wave the moment it started swelling. Obama, by contrast...
Americans are doing well on the happiness meter

...Our founding fathers listed its pursuit as one of our inalienable rights. More recently, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed that national well-being be measured alongside gross domestic product. And a growing academic field of...
Outside editorial: Darfur peacekeeping stalls before it starts

...governments to supply helicopters is a disgrace. Over and over, leaders such as Britain's Gordon Brown, France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel have said the situation in Darfur is "intolerable." Yet, although NATO countries...
Merkel intent on keping eurozone united

...have been like to launch TARP if every state legislature had been allowed to weigh in.)Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have made a great show of working as a partnership, but it's clear that Germany - the continent's biggest healthy...
Outside editorial: Is Europe catching?

...stand strong against her counterpart in France, the newly elected President Francois Hollande, who just replaced Nicolas Sarkozy.Hollande will be under pressure to make good on his campaign pledge to demand a less harsh economic agreement...
Outside editorial: Another nuclear plant in Iran

...focus international pressure on Tehran. Gathered for the Group of 20 summit, President Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown took turns Friday underlining the seriousness of Iran's latest violation...
Stimulus vs. austerity: USA vs. Europe

...Whether you respond with stimulus or austerity, though, you're going to make people mad. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has seen his approval rating plunge below 35 percent, and polls show that as much as 71 percent of the French people...


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