Topic: Laurent Joffrin
France President Nicolas Sarkozy had sought to use a national identity debate to heal social rifts and propel himself to victory in the polls. But three months on, the debate has been dropped and Sarkozy's standing harmed.
02/09/2010 03:19 pm
From Saudi bloggers to immigrants in the suburbs of Paris, his election has revived global hopes for what America is and can be.
01/19/2009 12:00 am
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
11/05/2008 12:00 am
A new CD from Carla Bruni may produce another boost for Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency. Meanwhile, the French media struggle with objectivity.
07/02/2008 01:00 am
Amid a high-profile romance with Italian supermodel Carla Bruni, the French president is facing tough questions and slipping in public opinion polls.
01/11/2008 12:00 am