The latest news on France
It expands the use of nuclear energy at home and seeks to increase nuclear-technology sales abroad.
Japan, Germany, China, the United Kingdom, and France have all announced massive spending plans.
As justice minister, Dati is caught up in political and cultural tensions.
French foreign minister sees new opportunities.
Analysts agree there may be too many conflicting agendas to get much resolved.
The Islamic fundamentalists who once banned TV use videos and the Internet to publicize their attacks.
French officials fault Britain and Germany for obstructing a Europe-wide bailout plan.
America needed the French to defeat the Brits, but it was Paris that lost in the end
How the canny Ben Franklin talked the French into a crucial alliance.
Amid economic woes, his flashy lifestyle and new celebrity wife add to his political troubles.