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Charles De Gaulle

Grandeur and Centrality

David Gosset | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
David Gosset

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between France and China (1964-2014) If the speech pronounced 48 year...

A Loss of Innocence Came with JFK's Assassination

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

Europe's Odd Couple Spoiling For a Fight -- Well, At Least a Debate

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Mark Pfeifle

This weekend, the French and German embassies will jointly bring many of America's most talented debaters from nearly 30 top schools to George Washington University for a one-of-a-kind debate championship.

Guimauves Pour la Saint-Valentin

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Food
Pam Peterson

One quiet Sunday afternoon I was walking through the Marais, when I stumbled upon Meert. The windows were spilling over with beautifully packaged Valentine's Day sweets.

The Once and Present Ally: France

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The new dispensation seems to be working well. The French and the British were at the point in the Libyan operation in the spring of 2011, with the Americans "leading from behind" but in an indispensable supporting role.

Ikea's Pop-Up Lounge In Charles De Gaulle

Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel

Leave it to Ikea to make a having a delayed flight fun. The Swedish home design giant has set up a temporary lounge in Paris' Roissy-Charles de Gau...

Charles De Gaulle Getting Friendlier | Posted 03.30.2012 | Travel

PARIS — Charles de Gaulle is the second-largest European airport in terms of passengers — 61 million last year — and the seventh-largest worldwi...

Paris Airports Downplay Strike Impacts

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel

PARIS — Air France and other airlines have so far limited the damage on Monday from a strike by aviation industry workers by canceling or resche...

Jacqueline Kennedy's Memories of John F. Kennedy Are Riveting as History -- and as Therapy

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.18.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Whatever love meant for them, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy did love one another. In death, she gave him the greatest gift a widow can -- she created a legend, Camelot. We know better. And yet the legend endures.

Charles De Gaulle Airport Evacuated

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

PARIS — Travelers spent Christmas Eve camped in airports in Paris and Brussels instead of at feast-laden family tables, after new snowfall and s...

Snow Pounds Paris, Closes Eiffel Tower (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS (AP) - Heavy snow in Paris on Wednesday shut down the city's main airport, its bus system and the Eiffel Tower. Elsewhere in Europe, bad weather...

France: Impressions of a Passer-By

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I am not a French history expert or a Francophile. I am merely commenting on how a brief visit to France, a few conversations, and visiting some "concrete examples" of French gratitude and respect have altered my perceptions -- perhaps misconceptions -- of the French people and of their recent history.

The Red Cross Hotel (Part Five)

Brigid Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brigid Brett

"Good afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Brett," the customs officer says. "How was your vacation?" "It was bad," I say. "It was very, very bad. We spent two nights in a French detention center."

The Red Cross Hotel (Part Two)

Brigid Brett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigid Brett

She politely tells us they are only following regulations, that if you enter Europe without the Schengen visa, this is the consequence.

The Fool's Errand

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Change the names, dates and particulars of the Algerian War, the Vietnam War and Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the history of mighty powers recycles itself in Af-Pak-Iraq.

Obama Bows, Conservatives Bitch, Reality Bites

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

President Obama bowed this week when greeting Japanese Emperor Akihito, and the conservative media and blogosphere went positively apoplectic.

Carla & Carlito: Cartoon Book Skewers French First Couple

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Carla & Carlito: Ou La vie du Chateau, is a loaded 64-page hardback cartoon story that delights in the players' clawing their way to the top.

The Short End of The Socialist Stick

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

What we have is De Gaulle-style socialism (state-funded corporations, cronyism, an overstuffed military), but without free and decent French schools, doctors and trains.