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Germans see dim prospects for reaching new Greece bailout deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew off to Paris on Monday to consult with French President Francois Hollande a day after Greek voters rejected Merkel's signature strategy for getting their heavily indebted country's finances in or...

‘Onus is on Greece’

Germany’s Angela Merkel is going to see French leader Francois Hollande to map out a way forward for Greece. ||| Paris - European officials are putting the onus on the Greek government to make the next move as Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Paris on Monday for talks with President Francois Hollande to map out a way forward for Greece. Show More Summary

‘It's our duty to keep Greece in euro zone’

Francois Hollande said it was the duty of euro zone countries and Greece to keep the country in the single currency area. ||| Lyon - French President Francois Hollande said it was the duty of other euro zone countries as well as Greece...Show More Summary

Greece Rejects 25th Hour Request to Change Course; Tsipras Asks Eurozone for Third Bailout; Rajoy Seeks to Save His Own Ass

Coordinated MeddlingEurozone leaders are pouring it on thick again today with warning after warning. Yesterday, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande, and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker...Show More Summary

Hollande: Greek deal still possible

French President Francois Hollande says Paris is prepared to work with the Greek authorities to find a deal to stave off financial disaster. ||| Paris - France's president said on Monday that Greece's referendum on the EU's bailout proposals was a “sovereign choice” on whether or not to leave the euro zone, as he sought to allay contagion fears. Show More Summary

Anti-Uber marchers ‘slashed Love’s tyres’

Rocker Courtney Love says her vehicle was targeted by anti-Uber protesters in the streets of Paris. ||| Paris - President Francois Hollande took a stance in the dispute between Uber Technologies and French taxi drivers, calling the company’s low-cost UberPop ride-hailing service illegal and asking for its termination. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Hollande Says Greek Deal Possible as Merkel Sees No Progress. (video) French President Francois Hollande held out the prospect of a deal for Greece even as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said negotiations looked to be going backward. Show More Summary

Greek stocks are booming

Greek investors seem to have taken Wednesday night's meeting that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had with Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Francois Hollande well — the Athens general index is up by more than 6%, breaking higher than...Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Tsipras to Meet Hollande, Merkel as Varoufakis Seeks Debt Relief. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande again to discuss a financial lifeline as his finance minister joined him in rejecting a new creditor offer. Show More Summary

Junker Declines Tsipras Call: Greece "Not Serious", "No Reason To Meet"

In a speech to parliament on Friday, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras called a proposal drafted by the country’s creditors “an unpleasant surprise”. Tsipras, who submitted his own proposal to Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Jean-Claude Junker,...Show More Summary

Greece’s Creditors Meet to Prepare Offer

The press is awash with reports of a high-level meeting convened yesterday by Angel Merkel and attended by Francois Hollande, Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. The upshot is that Greece’s creditors have agreed to sort out their differences and come up with a proposal to present to Greece in the next few days. Greece is […]

France and Qatar sign $7bn deal

French leader Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani have inked a deal for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets. ||| Doha - President Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani signed on Monday a 6.3 billion euro ($7.02 billion) agreement for the sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Merkel, Hollande Say Time Short for Greek Economic Plan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pressed Greece’s government to come up with an economic plan that its creditors can approve, saying time is short. Show More Summary

Peugeot French production increase earns presidential visit

By Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Friday it had chosen a French factory over a rival Spanish plant to expand engine production, prompting a visit by President Francois Hollande to highlight a bright spot in France's gloomy labor market. Show More Summary

France Local Elections: Hollande's Party (PS) Trounced by Sarkaozy (UMP) and Le Pen (FN)

In local French elections over the weekend, Conservatives Hold Off National Front while PS, the party of president Francois Hollande finished a distant third. France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have taken first place in the...Show More Summary

Survival by Coercion: No-Confidence Vote in France Fails; Rules of the Game Show Wasted Opportunity by Hollande

No-Confidence Vote in France FailsFrench President Francois Hollande took an unusual step on Tuesday of passing a law by decree, with no parliamentary vote.Article 49.3 of the French constitution allows that, but doing so runs the risk...Show More Summary

Hollande Risks Vote of Confidence Over Business-Friendly Legislation; National Debate Over Baguettes

Hollande Risks Vote of ConfidenceFrench President Francois Hollande took an unusual step today of passing law by decree, with no parliamentary vote. Article 49.3 of the French constitution allows that, but doing so runs the risk of a...Show More Summary

Hollande's flagship economic reform law faces parliamentary test

By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Hollande faces a major test on Tuesday when his flagship economic reform bill is put to parliament, 10 days before the European Commission rules on whether France's reforms go far enough to avoid sanctions for its budget slippages. Show More Summary

Germany Emerges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by French President Francois Hollande, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 6. Then she met with U.S. President Barack Obama on Feb. 9.

Europe Fractures: France Pivots To Putin, Cyprus Offers Moscow Military Base, Germany-US Splinter On Ukraine

``... perhaps most significantly is France's continued apparent pivot towards Russia... Following Francois Hollande's calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support...Show More Summary

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