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Jacques Chirac

The Significance of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What was the image that crossed the mind of that Muslim president who was doing his utmost to save his people from a bloodbath announced by the Serbs? "We are the Warsaw ghetto," he wrote, "Will the Warsaw ghetto once again be left to die?"

Ed Koch in Paris

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Joan Z. Shore

Jacques Chirac was elected mayor of Paris in 1977; Edward Koch was elected mayor of New York in 1978. The two were destined to meet just a few years later when Koch made a week-long visit to Paris -- specifically, to find out how another great metropolis was run.

Un Pain au Chocolat -- A Country Divided

Barry Lando | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Barry Lando

More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.

Court Finds Former French President Guilty Of Corruption

AP | INGRID ROUSSEAU and PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

PARIS — As French president, Jacques Chirac was called all sorts of names, not the least for his vociferous opposition to the U.S.-led war in Ir...

Strauss-Kahn -- Stylistically Challenged?

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

Basically the French mindset is: "We don't care who you screw, as long as you don't screw up on the job." The exact opposite of the American perception.

Chirac Received $20 Million In Illegal Cash From West African Leaders, Lawyer Claims

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

PARIS — Former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin received an estimated $20 million in illegal cash...

Former French President Not Fit To Attend Corruption Trial

AP | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

PARIS — Former French President Jacques Chirac isn't well enough to attend his trial on corruption charges, but the proceedings should go ahead ...

HuffPost Interview: Aidan Quinn talks about Sarah's Key

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denial, Aidan Quinn says, is a persistent force that's hard to fight. That's true whether it's one man looking at his own life - or the government of...

Chirac Breaks Silence, Blasts Successor Sarkozy In New Memoir

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

Former French President Jacques Chirac has remained curiously, if politely, tight-lipped on his successor Nicolas Sarkozy for four years -- until now....

NATO's Sarajevo Moment

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Opponents of the regime in Tripoli are suffering systematic abuse across the country. Benghazi seems destined to be cast as Sarajevo in this recasting of the Bosnian tragic drama.

PHOTOS: Chirac's Scandals: A Look Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though the opening session was quickly suspended over a technical legal issue, former President Jacques Chirac's much-ballyhooed corruption trial bega...

French Judge Delays Ex-President's Trial

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Years in the making, Jacques Chirac's day in court will have to wait a bit longer. A Paris court on Tuesday suspended for months a corr...

French Court Begins Trial Against Former President

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Time may again be on Jacques Chirac's side. The French former president gained a one-day reprieve – and possibly much more &ndash...

Former French President To Stand Trial

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — After years of claiming presidential immunity to avoid legal proceedings, Jacques Chirac is finally facing a court. The former presiden...

Why Do Things Always Fall Apart in Africa?

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Unless Gbagbo peacefully leaves power, it seems inevitable that violence and conflict will again reign in the Ivory Coast destroying thousands of lives and the economy of one of the more prosperous African countries.

France: Jacques Chirac Ordered To Stand Trial In Alleged Corruption Scandal

AP | NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A French judge ordered former President Jacques Chirac to stand trial on embezzlement charges predating his presidency – a case th...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Paula Abdul's Idol journey ended, Sonia Sotomayor's SCOTUS journey officially began, Michael Jackson moved closer to posthumously setting a new record for most autopsies, and Bill Clinton added another line to his resume: superstar envoy. In the battle for the most cringe-inducing quote of the week, Ryan O'Neal staked his claim to the title with his admission that he hit on his daughter, Tatum, at ex-wife Farrah Fawcett's funeral, while George Bush scored major points with his 2003 assertion, newly revealed by French President Jacques Chirac, that he wanted to invade Iraq to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Filled with libidinous fervor, O'Neal wanted to bed his kid. Filled with religious fervor, Bush ended up screwing us all.

This Preposterous Week in Review

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

The racist cop is suing the Boston Police Department and demanding compensation for everything he's had to endure, Fox News has no idea where Iraq is, and Glenn Beck says, "Don't kill anyone."

Salma Hayek Gets Married At Star-Studded Venice Party (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Guests motored to the restored La Fenice theater in Venice Saturday as Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault tied the knot - for the second time. S...

Salma Hayek Wedding Photos: Venice Masquerade (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: SEE AND READ ABOUT SATURDAY'S BASHSalma Hayek and Francois-Henry Pinault are following up their Parisian Valentine's Day nuptials with a weeke...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Some post-Inauguration predictions: Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma will refuse all future cold-weather bookings. Aretha Franklin will now be known as "The Queen of Soul...and Funky Hats." Rev. Lowery will be invited to throw out the first pitch at the home openers of the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. Jacques Chirac will not be renting Cujo anytime soon. George Bush will not be on Scooter Libby's Christmas card list this year. In the Dick-Cheney-in-a-wheelchair-movie-reference-derby, "Mr. Potter" will beat out "Ernst Stavro Blofeld." The swearing in will not be the last time President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts are not on the same page.

Jacques Chirac's Dog Bites Him: Chirac Hospitalized After Mauling By "Clinically Depressed" Poodle

Daily Mail | Ian Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog. The 76-year-old statesman...

Krugman on Obama and 'You 2.0'

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

There have been some proposed appointments in the national security area, or at least floated appointments, that have essentially been torpedoed because the online community said, "No."

French President Sarkozy Sues Ex-Spy Chief In Sex Scandal

The Independent | John Lichfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken the unprecedented step of suing the former chief of a French internal intelligence service, pursuing his long, vic...

If You Think Bush Is So Bad that McCain Can't Win, Recall French President Sarkozy

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

McCain has embarked on a Sarkozy campaign strategy, employing the tactics of Karl Rove. And, thusfar, the Obama campaign is letting him get away with it.