Nicolas Sarkozy

Macron Spent $30,000 On Makeup In Three Months

French President Emmanuel Macron spent €26,000 - over $30,000 - on makeup in his first three months as leader of the country. Which apparently is a bargain: his predecessor, François Hollande, spent €30,000 per quarter on makeup and another €10,000 on a personal hairdresser.

Russia's Real Endgame

"Russia’s Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russia’s strategic depth."

Is Turkey Lost To The West?

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever.

Here Are The Top 15 'Obamagate' Wiretap Victims

While President Trump started the discussion with his tweets over the weekend, but it should be clear that it is not unfounded that former President Obama would wire tap President Trump during the election process...

Juppe Announces "Once And For All" He Will Not Run In The French Election

Former French prime minister Alain Juppe, who has seen a recent surge in the polls as his conservative peer Francois Fillon has been tumbling, said on Monday that he had decided "once and for all" not to stand in France's presidential election, ending the hopes of many in his conservative party who had seen him as a logical replacement to Fillon.

Fillon's Home Raided By Corruption Investigators; Campaign On Verge Of Collapse

One day after French presidential candidate Francois Fillon revealed that a judges are to place him a under formal criminal investigation later this month over allegations that he illegally employed his British wife and children at taxpayers’ expense, detectives raided his home in the capital’s elegant 7th arrondissement. At the same time, former French PM Alain Juppe was reportedly poised to replace Fillon as a result of the sprawling investigation. 

Tomorrow's Vote In Italy Will Be A "Wide-Ranging F**k Off", And It's Just The Start...

"It's crazy. This is the explosion of an era. It's the apocalypse of the media, TV, the big newspapers, the intellectuals, the journalists… This is a wide-ranging F*** off." Italy is the next flashpoint. A “No” vote in Italy is virtually assured at this point. But it won’t be the end of the anti-elite surge. Voters in Europe’s biggest countries could soon throw out their “mainstream” parties in favor of populist and Eurosceptic alternatives...

Juncker Pleads With Austria's Hofer: "No Referendums"

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker issued a warning to Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, regarding referendums. Simply put, the will of the people must be suppressed.