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Hollande Puts Delivery Of The Mistral Warship To Russia On Hold

Russian state-owned news service Sputnik News is reporting that French President François Hollande has postponed the sale of Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Moscow. Here's the tweet: BREAKING: Hollande puts delivery of first #Mistral...Show More Summary

France, Australia to help bring home Aboriginal remains held in French public collections

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

France and Australia agreed Wednesday to work together to help repatriate the remains of Aboriginal people held in French public collections. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French President Francois Hollande said their nations would open a consultation on how to return the human remains. Show More Summary

'Austerity kills': Thousands rally against French President Hollande in Paris

``They gathered to say ‘no' to austerity and budget cuts, as well as Hollande's policies which have been dictated by EU authorities in Brussels... "These austerity policies consist of massive cuts in social spending and huge tax breaks for big corporations. That's precisely what Hollande promised not to do," a demonstrator told RT.''

French President Francois Hollande Might Give Up

French President Francois Hollande conducted a rare, 90-minute interview on prime-time television Thursday night. During it, he strongly hinted he wouldn't pursue a second term if unemployment persists in his country, the New York Times reports. 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 President Hollande says he won't seek re-election if unemployment remains high

If he's not able to reduce unemployment by the end of his five-year term, French President François Hollande says he won't run for re-election. Hollande, whose approval rating has dipped down to 12 percent, also promised not to introduce any new taxes during his term. Show More Summary

French President Hollande Says He Won't Stand Again If Unemployment Doesn't Drop

Francois Hollande vowed Thursday he would not stand again for the French presidency in 2017 if he had not managed to live up to his promise to bring down unemployment by then. Referring to a failed pledge to "invert the trend" of unemployment,...Show More Summary

French President François Hollande May Not Stand for Re-election

He cites his failure to temper the nation's spiraling unemployment during his term in office

Now Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Finance Career May Be Blowing Up

Ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new life in finance following his scandalous retreat from his bid for the French presidency isn't working out so well. He left his role as chairman of Luxembourg-based Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners on October 20 for reasons that aren't totally clear (officially "to dedicate himself to other activities"). Show More Summary

Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry opens in Paris

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. French President Francois Hollande hailed architect Frank...Show More Summary

French President Pledges Support for Paul McCarthy’s Butt Plug

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

France's chief of state has pledged his support for the American artist Paul McCarthy, after the artist's 80-foot-tall inflatable sculpture "Tree," which bares an uncanny resemblance to a butt plug, proved intolerable to prudish Parisians.

France and Italy Tell Germany: Take Your Austerity and Stuff It

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Press Association via AP Images) At the Nato Summit in Newport, South Wales, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francoise Hollande gather to watch aShow More Summary

Obama Calls United Nations, French President to Address Ebola Threat

President Obama took time out of his Columbus Day weekend to make a few phone calls about the threat Ebola poses to the world. According to the White House Press Office, Obama called French President Francois Hollande “to coordinateShow More Summary

French President François Hollande Reluctant To Take Pic With Visiting Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fearing 7-Inch Height Difference Will Make Him Look Bad

French President Francois Hollande is reluctant to be snapped in a shot alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, as the politician and his inner circle are fretting that he might be looked… READ ON

Europe: Is Change Happening?

By John M. Mason: There have been lots of words exchanged in Europe over the past couple of weeks. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has claimed his independence from the EU policies. In France, French President François Hollande and...Show More Summary

France's National Front Continue To Ride High, Taking Two Senate Seats

In a further blow to his credibility, French President Francois Hollande’s ruling Socialist Party has lost control of France’s Senate, allowing the National Front to pick up seats for the first time. The victory for the far right party marks their third significant electoral gain this year, and confirms their ascent into mainstream French politics. Show More Summary

Algerian Terrorists Behead French Mountain Guide

Algerian terrorists conducted the beheading after warning France to back off attacking ISIS. Jund al-Khilafah — an Algerian Al Qaeda splinter group — executed Hervé Gourdel, French President Francois Hollande confirmed Wednesday. The terrorists released a gory video of the murder. On Sunday, the terrorists released a 42-minute audio statement promising they would kill the [...]

U.S. Must Do Its Part to Support Green Climate Fund

Among the blizzard of announcements made as part of the UN Climate Summit over the past few days, one that should not be lost in the storm is the pledge made by French President Francois Hollande to contribute $1 billion to the new Green Climate Fund. Show More Summary

Sarkozy’s Unseemly Return

Nicolas Sarkozy says gays “humiliate” the traditional family. His first, second, and third wives were not available for comment. — Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 22, 2014 Emily Tamkin furrows her brow at the former French president’s return to the political scene: One might think that given [his] particularly expansive marital history, Sarkozy would decline to […]

Former French President Sarkozy Finds Gay Marriage ‘Humiliating’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Nicolas Sarkozy, who stepped down from his post as president of France in 2012, is perhaps best known in the United States as being the husband of singer/model/Woody Allen muse Carla Bruni. This weekend, he sat down for a 45-minute interview on French television to announce his reentry into political life.

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