The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, June 10, 2011

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde visited China and India this week as part of her campaign to take over as head of the International Monetary Fund, l’Express reported. While Lagarde described her...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, May 27, 2011

Leaders of the world’s top economies gathered in the French resort town of Deauville for a two-day summit on Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27, with key topics including the economic...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, May 20, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, considered the potential candidate most likely to defeat President Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 French presidential elections, resigned from his post as the director of the International Monetary Fund...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, May 13, 2011

Seven men were arrested in the Paris area on May 9 and 10 as part of a police investigation into Islamist recruitment, the Tribune de Genève reported. The men were suspected of having taken...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, May 6, 2011

The European Commission announced on Wednesday, May 4, plans allowing countries in the Schengen zone, referring to the region encompassing the European Union and non-member states that allow free circulation of citizens...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, April 29, 2011

The investigation at the bottom of the Atlantic for the wreckage of Air France flight 447, which took the lives of 228 in June 2009 when it crashed en route from Rio...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, April 22, 2011

A day after the United Kingdom announced its intention to send military officers to Libya to advise leaders of the rebellion against leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, France joined Italy in committing to send...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, April 15, 2011

France’s ban on the full-face veil, notably the burqa and the niqab, went into full effect on Monday, April 11, after the six-month grace period following the controversial legislation’s passage in October...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, April 8, 2011

FRANCE France’s Socialist Party released its project for the 2012 presidential elections, “Le Changement” on Tuesday, April 5, Reuters reported. The 30 proposals included in the project outline the fiscal, social, and judicial...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, April 1, 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Japan on Thursday, March 31, to express his solidarity with the Asian nation following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the nation on March 11...