Topic: French Parliament
Michael Kazin delivers an entertaining history of America's "left" – those who dream of "a radically egalitarian transformation of society.”
08/30/2011 11:04 am
Christine Lagarde is the right choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF, and not just because of her experience. Women are more effective communicators and aren't libido-led leaders, like Anthony Weiner.
06/09/2011 01:34 pm
Many French have leapt to defend former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn after his arrest for allegedly raping a hotel maid in NYC. This rush to defend powerful men accused of sexual violence isn't uniquely French. It's a symptom of the deep-seated misogyny that exists around the globe.
05/20/2011 09:20 am
As the US moves to transfer command of Libya operations to Western allies, Europe is grappling with who should take the lead to enforce UN Resolution 1973.
03/22/2011 05:12 pm
Nuclear power has been something of a sacred cow in France. But the Japan nuclear crisis in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami is raising concern even here.
03/15/2011 03:59 pm
France's Senate finalized a bill raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 today as oil workers and students begin to back away from protests over pension reforms.
10/26/2010 05:19 pm
The French Senate voted 177-153 in favor of a pension law that has sparked nearly two months of public anger. New France strikes are planned for next week.
10/22/2010 02:26 pm
As French strikes over pension reform take a deeper toll, union leaders are reportedly divided over how long they can and should continue protests. The Senate today debated the proposed rise in retirement age.
10/21/2010 05:30 pm
French strikes against pension reforms continued today. A large protest is expected this weekend as unions and the French Left continue to take on President Nicolas Sarkozy.
10/13/2010 01:56 pm
Retirement age in France has been raised from 60 to 62 and Spain's king and queen will have to tighten their belts.
09/15/2010 03:25 pm