Supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni can now add First Lady of France to her resume. Bruni married France's president Nicholas Sarkozy over the weekend. But her recording career is not over. Anchor Lisa Mullins has today's Global Hit.
A blockade of oil refineries is into its seventh day and one in four petrol stations is affected. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called a crisis cabinet. Oil company Exxon Mobil has described the situation as ï¿½criticalï¿½. Anita Elash reports.
After 140 hours of debate the French Senate finally approved a bill on Friday to raise the national retirement age from 60 to 62. Clashes broke out at an oil refinery blockaded by workers for the past 10 days. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is running for a second term. But with the economy the primary issue among French voters, it looks like Sarkozy may have a hard time winning re-election, even when he stresses security issues.