The French aren't exactly known for their modesty when it comes to gloating about their own country. But they are known for their privacy when it comes to scandalous stories about their politicians. Sorry, did I say "privacy?" I meant "censorship."
It is no secret that the idea of amalgamating into a single country, which was farthest away from the minds of the rulers of these countries, was only contemplated as a direct result of the Arab Spring which toppled several Arab dictators who were thought to be completely invincible, and left the rest of them asking "Who will be next?" Now more than ever, a union of the Arab Gulf states is possible.
For starters, the status quo in both countries has been capsized. Voters in both countries reject austerity measures that were imposed to save the euro and avoid bankruptcy, and to deter some countries bailing out of the 17-country European Union.
Nicolas Sarkozy has officially lost the French presidency to Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, but has Hollande ever rode Nyan Cat or shot lasers out of his eyes? A meme that places Sarkozy posed...
The Germans and French have gone public with their desire to oust certain countries from the euro and build a new eurozone with much deeper policy integration and a much more selective membership.
The first day of the French G20 is a good indication the U.S. is losing its dominant role -- and even strong interest -- in the G20. By way of contrast, with the pivotal role that the U.S. enjoyed in...
On a certifiably gorgeous afternoon in Paris, 21 young women gathered from their respective countries for the second G(irls) 20 Summit. It is just two weeks before the world's most influential leaders...