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  • Sarkozy detained in French corruption probe

    PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody Tuesday, apparently under questioning in an investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. But will the shocking detention and...

  • European court upholds French ban on face veils

    PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's law banning face-covering Muslim veils from the streets, in a case brought by a woman who claimed her freedom of religion was violated. The ruling by the Strasbourg-based court was the first of its kind since France...

  • Tour de France marks World War I centennial

    PARIS (AP) — Before sunrise on June 28, 1914, a pack of cyclists set off from Paris on the 12th Tour de France. Hours later, an Austrian archduke stepped out in Sarajevo and was assassinated in the street, igniting the carnage of World War I. Now, 100 years later, cycling's greatest race is...

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.

  • France thumbs nose at critics of its sale of warships to Russia

    A growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging France to scrap a lucrative deal to sell two high-tech warships to Russia as the country flexes its muscle in eastern Europe.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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