With a new constitution to approve and a military strongman to elect as president, there's a terrible inevitability to the course of events in Egypt over the next few months.
The Seductive Madame Le Pen
She is the rising power in French and European politics, but what lies behind the smile?
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The French Boss-Nappers' Last Stand
France's labor unions are weak and getting weaker. When they take executives hostage, as workers did at a Goodyear factory on Monday, it's an act of desperation.