L'Americain in Washington Sarkozy Searches for Friendship with Obama that Has Eluded Him

With his power wobbling at home, the timing of Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to Washington couldn't be better. The French president's meeting with Barack Obama will provide exactly the images he needs in France. But in truth, his relationship with the US president is a tense one.
Nicolas Sarkozy: The French president during his speech on Monday to American students at New York's Columbia University

Nicolas Sarkozy: The French president during his speech on Monday to American students at New York's Columbia University

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