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Explainer: Why are Expats Represented in Home Countries?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

France’s 2012 parliamentary elections marked the first time that French expats could elect direct representation in their home country. More than a dozen countries have similar policies. Is that a good thing?

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Hollande Wins First Round of French Presidential Election, Runoff May 6

Monday, April 23, 2012

Francois Hollande was the winner of the first round in the French Presidential election, and will now face the current President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff election. Sarkozy came in second in the poll. The presidential runoff election is May 6. Joining us from the French capital is long time correspondent for our partner the BBC in Paris Hugh Scholfield.


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Bracket | Most Fashionable Politicos

Monday, April 02, 2012

We've picked sixteen fashionable politicians; it's up to you to decide who's the best-dressed.

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Toulouse Tragedy Aftermath: Muslim Communities Threatened, Political Rhetoric Altered

Friday, March 30, 2012

One week ago, Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent, was shot dead by French security forces following a dramatic 32-hour police standoff. Questions remain about the attack itself: Did Merah act alone? And why didn’t French officials catch him before the rampage? Takeaway producer Arwa Gunja has been in France this week as a reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and spoke with community members about their reaction to both the attacks and the tragedy’s fallout.


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Opinion: Obama-Sarkozy Trash Talk on Netanyahu Shows U.S. Brushes off Israel

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

To frequently insult the Israeli leader in this way is to insult Israelis themselves.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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French President Sarkozy Visits Statue of Liberty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The president of France visited the Statue of Liberty on Thursday along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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