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Politicians (including former politicians) like to be right more than most people. You see, in politics, public officials live or die by their (very) public opinions concerning the issues of the day. It is with this somber thought in mind that I reissue...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Gunmen on motorcycles kidnapped seven French tourists, including four children, who had been staying at a nature reserve in Cameroon near its border with Nigerian border, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday....
French troops backing a Mali government campaign to retake the northern half of the country from Islamic militants have been cheered as liberators since their convoys rolled into historic Timbuktu this week and hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the...
PARIS -- Larger-than-life actor Gerard Depardieu says he is giving back his French passport and health card after being criticized for moving to Belgium to avoid taxes. In an angry letter to a French newspaper, Depardieu, 63, lambasted the government...
Gerard Depardieu now has Russian citizenship, courtesy of President Vladimir Putin, who Thursday delivered on a promise made a couple of weeks ago. Russia's main state-run TV station broadcast an open letter reportedly from the "Green Card" star (via...
Tags: BBC, Celebrities, Vladimir Putin, Google Inc., France
LONDON -- Hailing postwar European reconciliation as “probably the most dramatic example in history to show that war and conflict can be turned so rapidly into peace and cooperation,” Nobel committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland presented the...
The Hartford CourantA gunman's brutal act in Newtown shattered a sunny December morning, forever changing the lives of many Connecticut families and inducing an international avalanche of horrified grief, anger and compassion. Twenty of the victims were children, most of...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — U.S. diplomats evacuated from the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, the State Department reported, after a coalition of rebel groups swept across the country in recent days, seizing towns and diamond...
Tags: U.S. Military, United Nations, Chad, Rebellions, Africa
A U.S. Supreme Court decision to review the constitutionality of laws restricting marriage to heterosexual couples has raised hopes among gays and lesbians in the United States that their right to marry might soon be legally recognized, allowing them to...
PARIS -- Is the City of Light about to hit the dimmer switch? Some of the French capital's most celebrated attractions, including the luxury stores of the Champs-Elysées, could be thrown into darkness under a government proposal to pull the plug on...
JERUSALEM — Israel is facing an onslaught of European diplomatic pressure over its recent decision to revive a controversial West Bank settlement project known as E1, which critics say could destroy efforts to create a Palestinian state. The...
Tags: West Bank, Israel, Government, National Government, France
Historians note the American alliance with King Louis XVI sustained the American cause during the darkest days of the Revolution. The history is impossible to escape. But for the deal struck in February 1778, General Washington and his Continental...
Tags: Libya, Personal Income, Elections, Muammar Gaddafi, Politics
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Dec 2, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Original site for Francois Hollande topic gallery.