On December 9, after a second ballot, Lech Walesa, the former
electrician from the Lenin Shipyards, will be the President of the
Jacques Attali, until June 25 the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development but for years the French President's personal assistant, cannot be too happy with the reason he
The arrival of French peacekeeping troops in Rwanda was rather like arsonists returning as the fire brigade.
"What has happened to your 'socialist' France?
Is it going the way of all social-democratic
Four days that fascinated the Soviet people.
"The Party always arrives five minutes after the hour," one critical East Berlin Communist complained bitterly, just as events there were gathering momentum.
Forced out of office and deliberately humiliated, Mikhail Gorbachev nevertheless left the historical stage with the dignity of an actor who was aware of the crucial part he had played.
The plans painstakingly prepared by the master builders of Maastricht now lie torn to ribbons. The once mighty mark is showing signs of wear under the strain of German reunification.
Climatically hot, it is politically a very strange summer on this side of the ocean.