French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen speaks during a meeting at their headquarters in Nanterre, west of Paris, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party shook France's political landscape by coming out on top in France's voting for European Parliament elections, beating the mainstream conservatives and the governing Socialists. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

French politics in disarray

France, a pillar of Europe's unity and economy, is finding itself in serious political disarray and at a loss for easy solutions.

In this Monday, May 26, 2014, photo, the Nigerians United Against Terrorism group attends a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria's defense chief said Monday that the military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot use force to free them. (AP Photo/Gbenga Olamikan)

Impasse in rescue of Nigerian girls

Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, wit…