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France Fades on the World Stage

The Fiscal Times, July 20, 2010: Scandal and Gossip Greatly Diminish Sarkozy’s Standing

This has been a tough year for France. Since January, French President Nikolas Sarkozy has dealt with one political scandal after another. France’s economy is in crisis mode, like most of the continent. And (ouch) the vaunted French soccer team left the World Cup in disgrace, accused of boorish behavior.

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