The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief

US On Monday, the Guardian reported that some members of the UN are concerned that the December Climate Summit in Copenhagen will "drift into deadlock" if a solid treaty—one that effectively addresses "targets for...

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

France French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) suffered a major defeat in the recent regional elections. The Socialist-led opposition took roughly 54 percent of the vote, with 36 percent going to...

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

The French-American Foundation reviews what's happened in France this week. On Sunday, April 11, the Taliban in Afghanistan released new footage of kidnapped French hostages, according to Agence France Presse. The two reporters, Stephane Taponnier...

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

The French-American Foundation reviews what's happened in France this week. France French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni arrived in China on Wednesday, April 28 as part of a state visit aimed at repairing...

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

France The French government has persuaded France's elite universities—the Grandes Écoles—to sign on to a charter committing them to increase the number of scholarship students to 30 percent of the student body. If the schools...

The French-American Foundation Weekly Brief, June 24, 2011

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde sat for a formal interview on Thursday, June 23, with the board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., les Echos reported. After weeks of campaigning...