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Jacques Chirac (here in 2005) was a defining figure in French politics after May 1968. World Economic Forum/Flickr

Jacques Chirac, 1932-2019: a political bulldozer

A look back at the distinguished career of the former president, an ardent defender of France’s place in the world.
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Place de la Concorde, Paris July 14, 2017. Yves Herman/Reuters

The ups and downs of Franco-American relations

France and the US have always had their differences, but they’ve also proved strong and steady allies.
Back for his encore. EPA/Ian Langsdon

Sarkozy sets his sights on 2017 election as rivals flounder

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been re-elected as leader of the opposition party the UMP. His candidacy for the 2017 presidential election is still not certain but his rivals are in a state…

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