Keyword: Hillary Clinton
Intriguing emails sent to then-US secretary of state Hillary Clinton shed revealing new light on the true motivations behind French president Nicolas Sarkozy's military intervention against the Libyan regime during the so-called Arab Spring of 2011. The messages, revealed as part of an ongoing US Congress probe into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi in September 2012, show that France's head of state went to war for both military and economic reasons. They also show that the French intelligence services were active on the ground in the North African country to assist in the creation of a transitional government, while media-friendly French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy played the role of Sarkozy's personal representative in Libya. Thomas Cantaloube reports.
L'ancienne secrétaire d'Etat et épouse de l'ex-président démocrate Bill Clinton va confirmer ce dimanche 12 avril sa candidature à la primaire démocrate, dont elle est la grande favorite.
Clinton is on a media tour to promote her new book, though many see the increased media exposure as a prelude to a presidential campaign.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy hailed the appointment of his former finance minister Christine Lagarde as IMF chief as a "victory for France". Philippe Ries begs to differ, and argues here why it was above all a success for the US administration in a savvy operation mounted by a clique of Obama advisors.