The 'Obama effect' should now be harnessed to call for equal opportunity for French minorities.
They pledge a more coordinated response to the global financial crisis, including stronger regulation.
The G-20 summit this weekend will grapple with a global crisis.
A new discourse is emerging in France and Europe that urges a focus on ability – rather than on race or skin.
A spirit of cooperation is tested ahead of a crucial series of meetings to prepare for a Nov. 15 US summit.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (r.) and his foreign minister, Franco Frattini, spoke to the media Wednesday at an EU environmental conference in Brussels.
President Nicolas Sarkozy heads to Asia this week to broach the idea of bringing India and China together with G-8 nations in a 'Bretton Woods II' framework of economic rules.