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France Stinks... Literally

Having promised that he would not run again if unemployment rates remain high, French President Francois Hollande faces not just record low approval ratings but feces-flinging-farmers. In a show of protest against expressing their anger...Show More Summary

French Unemployed Hits Record High, Hollande Demands EU Budget "Must Be Adapted"

France's President Francois Hollande states confidently that "everyone should respeoct treaties," then 'Junckers' it with this stunningly hypocritical bullshit, "budget rules must be adapted" to support growth and France "has done what it has to do" on its deficit... Show More Summary

Strikers threaten to blow up French factory, stalling Hollande's bid for economic reforms

Striking factory workers in France have threatened to blow up their place of employment in the latest round of hostile industrial action stalling President Francois Hollande's economic reforms....Pharmacies across the country also shut...Show More Summary

Sarkozy the Self-Appointed Savior Has "No Choice", Must "Reconquer" Voters to Save France

Arrogance cost former French president Nicolas Sarkozy the election in 2012.Judging from statements he made today, he's just as arrogant, if not more so today. He even brags of a bigger Facebook audience than Francois Hollande and his...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Ahead of Hollande in France Presidential Poll; Le Pen Blames EU for Crisis in Ukraine

French president Francois Hollande's term does not end until 2017, but for the first time ever Marine Le Pen's Front National party is on top in head-to-head polling.Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen once shocked France by taking Front National...Show More Summary

France Folds; Suspends Shipment Of Russian Warship - NATO Allies Pleased

France is suspending the delivery of the 1st of 2 hulking Mistral warships to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine, AP reports President Francois Hollande's office said Wednesday. Hollande's change...Show More Summary

What does a low yield mean?

THE French economy is not exactly in the rudest of health and confidence in the government of Francois Hollande (who just reshaped the cabinet to get rid of the economy minister) is not high. But investors are willing to pay money to...Show More Summary

Hollande, Draghi Agree On Threat Of Deflation: Official

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Show More Summary

NPR Celebrates France's President For Accepting Mass Unemployment

A Morning Edition report on French President Francois Hollande's decision to reshuffle his cabinet and eliminate members who complained about the cutbacks in government spending that are slowing growth and destroying jobs, treated him as a potential hero for trying to restructure France's labor market. Show More Summary

France's economic woes won't end anytime soon

The French government collapsed yesterday when all of President Francois Hollande's ministers resigned over what The Economist called "bitter internal disagreements over economic policy." Precipitated by public comments economic minister...Show More Summary

French Political Turmoil a Harbinger of Unrest Roiling Eurozone During Their New Depression

I don't know that I'd go so far to say it was Paul Krugman-induced, but the French government has been dissolved, primarily because two senior ministers dared speak the unspeakable and criticize Francois Hollande's continued commitment to austerity, in the face of evidence of its failure.

France Government Dissolves in Dispute Between PM Valls and Economy Minister Montebourg

Economy minister Arnaud Montebourg stepped over the line last weekend criticizing the policies of president Francois Hollande. Some sources report that prime minister Manuel Valls gave Hollande a "him or me" ultimatum, but Valls disputes that claim. Show More Summary

France In "Political Turmoil" After Hollande Unexpectedly Dissolves Government

Earlier this morning, those expecting an out of control European deflationary tumble got one step closer to their goal when French President Francois Hollande asked his prime minister, who only assumed the post a few short months ago...Show More Summary

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening (DIA, SPY, QQQ, BKW, THI, ITMN, RHHBY)

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. 1) French Government Resigns. Things haven't been going so great in the Hexagon economically of late, and now President Francois Hollande's governing coalition has resigned after the country's economic minister criticized his growth policies. Show More Summary

What Can Break Treasuries

By Michael A. Gayed, CFA: "We are near, very near, to an end to the eurozone crisis... The worst - in the sense of the fear of the eurozone breaking up - is over. But the best isn't there yet." - Francois Hollande The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY)...Show More Summary

France's Hollande Says To Accelerate Reforms To Boost Growth

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms to boost growth, highlighting steps to increase homebuilding and give tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back voter confidence. Show More Summary

French troops find the crashed Air Algerie flight, its black box, and no survivors

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande reported that a French military unit had found the wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017, which crashed in Mali less than an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso early Thursday. None of the...Show More Summary

France To Deliver First Warship To Russia Despite MH17 Downing And Angry Allies

French officials defended President Francois Hollande's decision to push ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia in defiance of calls by key allies Britain and the United States. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting toShow More Summary

Monday Watch

Weekend Headlines Bloomberg: Merkel, Hollande Step up Pressure in Ukraine Dispute. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, in a telephone call lasting more than two hours, stepped up pressure on Russia and Ukraine to resolve their territorial dispute. Show More Summary

French politics trump business over Alstom

“France has shown it can negotiate cleverly and openly with multinationals.” ||| Paris - There was dual cause for back-slapping in President Francois Hollande's Elysee Palace late on Friday night. France had thrashed Switzerland in the soccer World Cup, so largely assuring its place in the next round. Show More Summary

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