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Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.
As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.
Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.
A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?
Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises.
What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?
Hamza Kashgari’s persecution—merely for tweeting uncertainty about his religious faith—exposes the cynicism and brutality of the kingdom’s royal-clerical rulers.
The Palestinian leader’s defiance of Washington was applauded in Ramallah. But his diplomatic daring has little chance of success without a unified national strategy that draws energy from the Arab uprisings.
As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.
Secret US Embassy cables ripple through Haitian politics, imperiling the appointment of a new prime minister.
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