U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party lost its traditional backing from the Guardian newspaper, capping a week when polls showed he was beaten in the final televised campaign debate and was forced to apologize for calling a supporter “bigoted.”
When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.
The northern French village of Le Hamel sits amid farmland in the rolling hills of Picardy, its brick-and-timber houses clustered around a duck pond and a 16th- century church, far from France’s so-called urban ghettos.
Former French Prime Minister Edith Cresson this month called France a “macho country,” where men and women aren’t equal. With 45 days before the presidential election, candidates are doing little to dispel that notion.
General Motors Co. , less than two years after declaring bankruptcy, is poised to reclaim the global auto sales lead this year from a Toyota Motor Corp. rattled by natural disasters and reports of slipping quality.