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Facebook and Twitter could be hate-speech ‘accomplices’ if new French law passes

France's president Francois Hollande has revealed plans to introduce a law that will make Internet companies "accomplices" if they fail to remove messages posted by extremist groups.

Europe's QE Programme Could Be Bigger Than People Are Expecting

Europe looks pull the trigger on a big quantitative easing programme on Thursday, six years after the Fed and Bank of England launched their own schemes. It was widely expected, and French President Francois Hollande seems to have let...Show More Summary

HOLLANDE: The ECB Is Going To Do QE On Thursday

French President Francois Hollande says the European Central Bank is going to announce QE this week. Mario Draghi and the rest of the European Central Bank are unlikely to be happy with the intervention. Either he's wrong, and markets...Show More Summary

Hollande: Gunmen had 'nothing to do with' Muslim religion

In a speech Friday afternoon, French President Francois Hollande confirmed that four people were killed in the day's supermarket attack. He also made an effort to console the country after multiple hostage situations. Hollande condemned...Show More Summary

Attack on satirical Paris newspaper leaves at least 11 dead

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris office of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo early Wednesday, killing at least 11 people before escaping, police say. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the deaths, calling the attack an...Show More Summary

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Divers have recovered five major parts of wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501, but have yet to find the crucial "black box." 2. French president Francois Hollande said in an interview Monday that Western nations should ease existing sanctions on Russia. 3. Show More Summary

"Any risk" to boost French economy

President Francois Hollande said he would take "any risk" to boost French economic growth. ||| Paris - President Francois Hollande said on Monday he would take “any risk” to boost French economic growth above the government's forecast 1 percent in 2015, in a bid to cut unemployment with help from economic reforms. Show More Summary

Right-wing in Europe could bring 'turmoil': Leaders

``In their new year addresses, French President Francois Hollande attacked what he called "dangerous" populist movements, and Giorgio Napolitano, the 89 year-old outgoing Italian President, warned there was "nothing more unrealistic or dangerous" than calls for Italy to leave the euro zone.''

France drops super tax on millionaires

Socialist President Francois Hollande's super tax ends on Wednesday and will not be renewed. ||| Paris - It was supposed to force millionaires to pay tax rates of up to 75 percent: “Cuba without the sun,” as described by a critic from...Show More Summary

The French experiment: Laffer >>>>>>> Piketty

(December 24, 2014 06:14 PM, by Scott Sumner) What an unmitigated disaster for Pikettynomics! PARIS (Reuters) - When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too... (0 COMMENTS)

Happy Holidays Hollande: French Joblessness Surges To Another New Record High

Having proclaimed the creation of jobs-jobs-jobs as his mandate when elected in 2012, Francois Hollande has so far overseen the loss of nearly 600,000 French jobs. At 3.488 million, French joblessness has never been higher (and French...Show More Summary

France Waves Discreet Goodbye To 75 Percent Super-tax

By Hannah Murphy and Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into "Cuba without sun". Show More Summary

France wants to keep its terminally ill sedated until death

France's President Francois Hollande announced Friday that the terminally ill should have "the right to deep, continuous sedation until death." The Associated Press reports that Hollande called for a law to keep terminally ill patients sedated until they die. Show More Summary

French President Hollande makes unexpected visit to Vladimir Putin in Russia

Flying back from Kazakhstan toward Paris, French President Francois Hollande made an impromptu stopover in Moscow on Saturday, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Associated Press reports. The visit makes Hollande...Show More Summary

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

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