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It is a well-known fact that children of Holocaust survivors often suffer from a variety of psychiatric problems, ranging on the diagnostic spectrum from anxiety...

Today, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, for reasons of “national security.” The 1990 pact...

French popular music is notable for its tradition of countercultural balladeers, like Aristide Bruant in Toulouse-Lautrec’s day, or Léo Ferré in the 1960's. Today, this...

The buzz is growing about Nicolas Sarkozy's attempts to woo center-left and socialist politicians. Yesterday, in the New York Times, James Kanter noted Sarkozy's endorsement...

Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, had some unusual visitors this week. Judges and police searched his Parisian apartment as part of their...

On Monday, German chancellor Angela Merkel said that her government is thinking of enacting measures that would prevent funds controlled by foreign governments from buying...

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised everyone by dropping his vociferous opposition to the U.S.-proposed missile defense system in Europe. The Pentagon had contemplated basing...

Last week’s vote by the British Universities and Colleges Union admonishing its members to “consider the moral implications of existing and proposed links with Israeli...

Italy’s defense minister Arturo Parisi, interviewed last week on a morning show about Hizballah’s activity in southern Lebanon, dismissed any concern about its arms smuggling....

Tu or vous? Du or Sie? In English, the second person singular has long since ceased to be a source of political controversy—though in the...

The British Army’s decision last week not to send Prince Harry to Iraq is unfortunate on at least three counts. It is a personal blow...

There seems little doubt that U.S.-France relations will improve with Nicolas Sarkozy’s victory. But whither France itself? (Michel Gurfinkiel asks this question in the May...