François Hollande beat Nicolas Sarkozy to become the 2nd Socialist French president Sunday night. Mr. Hollande garnered nearly 52% of the vote compared to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48%. Mr. Hollande, who follows in the footsteps of the previous Socialist who led France for most of the 1980s, François Mitterrand, declared himself in a victorious speech “the president of the youth of France.” CBS reports Mr. Hollande’s platform targeted the austerity measures so hated by much of Europe. In a speech Mr. Hollande vowed to increase production, deficit reduction and preservation of equal access to public services.
Twitter users were briefly enthralled Sunday night when North Korea issued a notice that they would be making a special statement. As the world waited without sparing a thought as to why the D.P.R.K. might be so inconsiderate of the western news cycle, speculation was rampant: would the new administration announce a nuclear test? Another rocket launch? Perhaps a threat against South Korea or even more shocking, a threat against South Korea? It was, in the end, the latter: Read More
Times Square turned into a little piece of Tahrir Square this afternoon as hundreds of Egyptians and sympathizers from around the metropolitan area gathered in midtown Manhattan to protest President Hosni Mubarak’s hold on to power and his crackdown on protesters in Cairo.
Chanting “Hey Hey Ho Ho, Mubarak Must Go” and “From the Nile Read More