A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Here's another addition to Europe's turbulent week: hundreds of thousands protested in Paris today against the country's new gay marriage laws.
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who fought for France in World War II as an epically awesome secret agent with the British, died this spring at 88. Drawing from two recent obituaries, one in today's New York Times and the other in The Telegraph, we bring you highlights from the life of one of the world's most fascinating men.
The last official word in the crash of Air France flight 447 says malfunctioning sensors misled pilots who didn't understand they were in a stall, causing them to fatally pull the plane's nose up, instead of down.
French police investigating former president Nicolas Sarkozy on corruption allegations wasted little time in raiding his and wife Carla Bruni's home and offices Tuesday, less than a month after his immunity against prosecution ended.
The happy partnership between Germany and France on the European debt crisis turned unmistakably sour this morning.
There's a political/romantic scandal currently ruffling feathers in France that is just so, well, French. It involves Twitter, so it's also modern and annoying, but it's mostly just very French. Let us explain.
Valérie Trierweiler, partner of Francois Hollande, France's new president, has decided to keep her job but switch from reporting on politics to writing art and book reviews to avoid a conflict of interest. But people still think she could have too much clout even as a critic.
Julia Moskin's New York Times trend piece on how artisanal food trucks are all the rage in Paris not only offends our dearly departed Artisanal, but serves to inflict a mortal wound upon Brooklyn, not to mention the entire country of France.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn may face justice for allegedly raping a woman in the United States after all, even though no U.S. law enforcement agency will pursue it.
Today brought strange news about France's new prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault: His surname means "penis" in Arabic.
What does a person do when they're angry about something that happened, something they may not be accepting full accountability for, something they may deny altogether? Sometimes, they play the victim card.
This weekend's surprising election results may have permanently upended Europe's plans for economic reform as voters are making it clear that they are sick of austerity.
Francois Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy to win the French presidential election, BBC reports.
The first round of voting for France's presidency closed today, and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is surprisingly behind with 50 percent of the votes counted.
The city of Lille, France, is shocked—shocked!—to learn that prostitutes may have been operating out of its beloved Hotel Carlton, the once-discreet destination now synonymous with the case that saw Dominique Strauss-Kahn accused of aggravated pimping.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
The name Richard Descoings may not ring a lot of bells in the United States, but the university head was a big deal in France, where President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to him after he died, suddenly and mysteriously tuesday in a Manhattan hotel room.
According to a new report, Dominique Strauss-Kahn referred to young ladies as "luggage" and "gifts" when he texted his pals while planning his alleged sex parties.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged with "aggravated pimping" in connection with an alleged prostitution ring in the so-called Carlton Affair in France.
It's unpleasant to talk politics following France's tragic shootings, but that's exactly what President Nicolas Sarkozy is doing.
Police finally stormed the apartment of the man accused of shooting seven people in France and the gunman is now dead after a bloody shootout.
Reuters is reporting that Mohammed Merah has turned himself in. Merah is the prime suspect in the shootings last week which claimed the lives of three French soldiers and shooting four people (three children) at a Jewish school on Monday.
Whoever opened fire on a Jewish school in Toulouse, Southern France, used the same gun as the one that shot four paratroopers last week.
Today in publishing and literature: France's great big book digitalization project gets the go-ahead, details about the posthumous collection of David Foster Wallace essays, and Jodi Picoult is writing a tearjerker for kids.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy is having a rough time on the campaign trail, and on Thursday he ducked into a bar just to avoid the throngs of protesters who threw eggs at him after booing him offstage.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is due to leave French police custody early, but he's not out of trouble yet as the investigation into whether he participated in procuring prostitutes for what he called in his autobiography "libertine parties" continues.
In what appears to be a progressive move by the French government, the prime minister has released orders for officials to stop using the word "Mademoiselle" on administrative documents.
As Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces questioning on French charges he abetted pimping, some of the women allegedly hired to entertain him shared details of their jaunts to Washington, D.C. for what Strauss-Kahn called in his recent autobiography "libertine soirees."
Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have avoided criminal charges after sexual assault accusation in the United States, but he's now facing a different set of troubles thanks to his involvement in another scandal back in home country.
A Frenchman who claimed to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son died without being able to prove it, but his lawyer has come forward with a new stack of evidence, including a description of the awkward courtship of a teenage girl and a German corporal during World War I.
Exemplifying a problem created by France's generous vacation and overtime rules the employees of the Hopital Vaugirard in Paris have accumulated 2 million days off, reports NPR's Renée Montagne on Morning Edition.
The French president reportedly told associates last month, "If we lose the triple-A, I'm dead." Well, France lost the triple-A bond rating, and Sarkozy is scrambling.
The cut list is now out for the several European countries who are the latest to get the downgrade treatment from Standard & Poors and France and Austria are just the latest to get knocked from a AAA down to a AA+ credit rating.
Following reports that Syrian security forces killed as many as 250 civilians and military defectors in a mountain town, France condemned president Bashar al-Assad, urging the United Nations to hurry up and impose sanctions on the country.
Former French President Jacques Chirac won't go to prison for diverting €1.4 million ($1.8 million) from City Hall as mayor of Paris, but his conviction on graft charges puts him in an unsavory club with Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain, the last French head of state found guilty of a crime.
As European leaders descend on Brussels today to save the euro, British Prime Minister David Cameron is threatening to veto any treaty that doesn't cater to Britain's national interests.
While the last shuddersome condom ad campaign from abroad has fake unborn children friend-requesting men, it's hardly the first bizarre way foreigns have peddles their rubbers.
The ratings service Standard & Poor's sent out an alert on Wednesday announcing it had downgraded France's credit rating -- but the agency hadn't actually downgraded the country, and is blaming a "technical error" for the flub.
Perhaps President Obama and French President Nicholas Sarkozy have a burn book as well.
The office of French magazine Charlie Hebdo was destroyed after the satirical paper put a drawing of Muhammad on the cover and jokingly named him its "editor-in-chief."
Want a sign of just how serious Europe's debt crisis is? French President Nicolas Sarkozy flew to Frankfurt to unstall bailout talks while his wife Carla Bruni gave birth to their first child.
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