January 31, 1987 |
Mayor Joseph Klifa of Mulhouse issued a call to his citizens to crowd into the square beneath the ornate 16th-Century City Hall and welcome Premier Jacques Chirac to this industrial town of 115,000 in Alsace on the German border. But when the tall, smiling, hand-waving Chirac arrived Monday, no more than 500 townspeople stood in the square to greet him, including a score of Socialists who whistled and held up jeering signs.
September 25, 1986 |
West Germany has the most "successful" cities in Western Europe, according to a recent survey done for the European Economic Community. The study analyzed 103 metropolitan areas for livability and economic health and found that overall, West German cities ranked highest.
September 6, 1987 |
We were sitting in a cafe in Cassis, watching fishermen wander in and out of the restaurants along the old port. The air smelled of salt and licorice and the sun went skittering across the water. We had just finished the world's best ratatouille-- eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and onions cooked slowly into a sort of hearty jam. Patricia Wells was taking notes. "I cook the vegetables separately, madame," said the proprietress, "and only combine them at the last minute."
January 11, 1994
The European Parliament, meeting in plenary session beginning next Monday, plans to discuss expansion of the European Union, formerly known as the European Community. A final decision may still be months away, but the proposal to add four new members to the 12-nation body--Finland, Austria, Norway, and Sweden--already has been the subject of negotiations and controversy on the continent.
December 1, 1992
Militant French farmers, opposed to international agricultural trade reforms pushed by the Bush Administration, hope to rally farmers from other European states to their cause in a massive demonstration today at the seat of the European Parliament. Protest organizers expect more than 50,000--including a strong showing from across the Rhine in Germany--to join them in opposing a Nov. 21 agreement between U.S. and European Community representatives on oilseed subsidies.
May 23, 2004 |
Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport was upset in the final of the Strasbourg Open in France on Saturday by Claudine Schaul, who is ranked 66th and won her first WTA Tour title. Schaul won, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3, beating a player who is ranked No. 4 and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament champion. On her way to the final of the clay-court tuneup for the French Open, she beat three seeded players -- No. 5 Tina Pisnik, No. 2 Ai Sugiyama and No. 4 Emilie Loit.