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France's presidential election: Everything you need to know
French citizens are preparing to go to the polls next week in the first round of a presidential election that is already proving to be France’s most high-stakes political contest in decades. Like the U.S. presidential election, the French campaign has seen the rise of anti-establishment candidates,
5 Gaffes by World Leaders Caught on Tape
Footage of Queen Elizabeth’s unguarded comments at a reception in Buckingham Palace Tuesday came to light after another video emerged of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the same event saying Nigeria and Afghanistan were "fantastically corrupt." "They were very rude to the ambassador,” the
New Osama Bin Laden Letters Show Paranoid Micromanager in Hiding
For years after 9/11, top American officials proclaimed Osama bin Laden a man on the run and incapable of overseeing al Qaeda. But newly declassified files taken from his compound in Pakistan and obtained by ABC News show he was a "hands on" boss until the end, firing off hundreds of memos, letters
President Hollande's Partner Hospitalized, but Can Infidelity Cause Illness?
Valerie Trierweiler, known in France as the "first girlfriend" of the country's President François Hollande, was hospitalized after she learned he was having an affair with a younger actress. Trierweiler, who is 48 and has been with the 59-year-old Socialist leader since 2005, was treated for "gros
Spying on Allies Fits President Obama's Standoffish Profile
Diplomats are not surprised that the security agencies under U.S. President Barack Obama have reportedly been monitoring close allies like German Chancellor Angela Merkel . He has failed to foster close relationships with other heads of state, causing much frustration around the world. U.S.
Read an Excerpt of Mark Leibovich's 'This Town'
Excerpted from THIS TOWN: TWO PARTIES AND A FUNERAL-PLUS, PLENTY OF VALET PARKING!-IN AMERICA’S GILDED CAPITAL by Mark Leibovich by arrangement with Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © Mark Leibovich 2013. June 2008 Tim Russert is dead. But the room was...
From F-Bombs to Insults, Politicians Have a History of Open Mic Candor
It's every public figure's nightmare. You lean over to make an off-handed private remark, and the entire world ends up eavesdropping. It's the curse of the open microphone, and it's haunted its fair share of U.S. presidents. Here's a look at some the hot mic missteps that have plagued America's
U.S. CEO Defends Criticism of French Workers
Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan International Inc. made headlines when he declined to invest in a struggling French factory because its “so-called workers” get high wages for working three-hour days. Today he defended his statement but questioned why the French government would release his remarks...
US CEO Berates French Workers' 3-Hour Days
An American CEO is jostling café au lait cups in France after declining to invest in a struggling French factory because its “so-called workers” get high wages for working three-hour days. Maurice Taylor, chairman and chief executive of tire company Titan International Inc., based in Quincy, ...