Sat August 6, 2011

The French Are Getting Fatter, Too

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:00 pm

Restaurants line a street of the Quartier Latin in central Paris.
Bertrand Guay AFP/Getty Images

Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America.

As the United States struggles to cope with obesity rates, France is often looked to as a counterexample. Yet obesity is on the rise there as well now, and though French culinary traditions are often credited with keeping people trim, some worry those eating habits are under assault.

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Wed August 3, 2011

Foreign Policy: In China Apple's Got A Rotten Core

A man walks past Beijing's newly open Apple store Saturday, July 19, 2008. A chemical used on the glass screens of Apple products is causing health problems for employees.
Oded Balilty AP

Christina Larson is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and a fellow at the New America Foundation.

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Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Deadly Explosion Rocks Oslo; Youth Camp Also Attacked

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:37 am

People light candles and lay flowers in central Oslo, Norway, on Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of twin attacks a day earlier. At least 91 people died in an explosion at government offices in the capital and a shooting at a youth camp on nearby Utoya island.
Jan Johannessen AFP/Getty Images

Two tragic stories are playing out in Norway, where a large explosion today — or possibly more than one blast — caused deaths, injuries and extensive damage to government buildings in Oslo.

At the same time, there are reports that an individual dressed as a police officer opened fire at a youth Labor Party camp on an island in a fjord about 45 minutes from Oslo. News media in Norway say there were fatalities.

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Mon July 18, 2011

As Leadership Changes, So Could Afghanistan Strategy

Afghan National Army soldier Mohammed Shadwar gets a bird's-eye view from the rooftop of a mud-walled compound during a joint clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan changes, there's a question of whether U.S. policy will shift from one that supports building up Afghan national security forces to one focused on targeting insurgents.
David Gilkey NPR

Gen. David Petraeus stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday and handed control of the war over to Marine Corps Gen. John Allen. Petraeus is leaving to become head of the CIA at the end of the summer.

A year ago, President Obama asked Petraeus to take charge in Afghanistan and jump start the counterinsurgency operation there. Now, there's a question of whether Monday's change in command also signals a change in strategy.

The Counterinsurgency Strategy

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Fri July 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Confirms She Is Pregnant

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy waits for the spouses of the Heads of Delegation participating in the G8 Summit in May. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, confirmed to the press her pregnancy and first child together with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Franck Prevel Getty Images

We'll get back to the serious stuff in a bit. But first: After months of speculation, France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has confirmed that she is with child.

US Magazine reports:

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