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French president Nicolas Sarkozy is staring down the barrel of the electoral gun, an underdog going into next month's second-round presidential election vote. Read more»

Florence Cassez

The fate of a Frenchwoman accused of being a “Zodiac” kidnapper is pitting France against Mexico. Read more»

President Obama speaks to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.

In a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, President Barack Obama confirmed that the United States will veto the Palestinian bid for full membership of the United Nations on Friday. Read more»

When President Barack Obama addressed the British Parliament last week, he called the United States and Britain "the greatest catalyst for global action". Read more»

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

DNA test results showed a match between traces of semen on a New York Sofitel hotel maid's shirt and a sample submitted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the IMF who is accused of sexually assaulting her. Read more»

Dominque Strauss-Kahn

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has gone from a $3,000-a-night suite at a luxury New York hotel to an 11-by-13 foot cell on Rikers Island in a matter of days. A hotel maid claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her Saturday at the Sofitel hotel in midtown New York. Read more» 1

While long-time EU states struggle economically, tensions could flare with newer members. Read more»

The election results rolling in Tuesday night held little surprise: strong gains for Republicans mean that in the United States, as in several European countries, the right is on the rise. Read more» 1

French President Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, outside the residence of the British prime minister in London.

Separating fact from fiction has become a national pastime in the case that began as an inheritance dispute between France's wealthiest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, and her daughter but gradually escalated into a full-blown political scandal, embroiling President Nicolas Sarkozy. Read more»

President Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus share a toast during a luncheon at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday.

Real diplomacy doesn’t happen to the sound of applause. In recent weeks, it seems Obama has come to understand this and has shown a change in the White House’s game plan when it comes to international affairs. Read more» 1