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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

$3bn Lebanon arms deal being finalized by France, Saudis

France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3 billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said Monday following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince. “It will not be signed Monday but it is being finalised,” an aide to the president said. 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

Hollande says EU sanctions on Russia to be increased over Ukraine

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that EU leaders meeting in Brussels were likely to boost sanctions on Russia over the escalating Ukraine conflict. "Sanctions will be no doubt increased and the (European) Commission will have to work on" implementing this, Hollande told reporters after a meeting of centre-left leaders in Paris. Show More Summary

Hollande: EU sanctions on Russia to be 'increased' over Ukraine

Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that EU leaders meeting in Brussels would "no doubt increase" their sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Francois Hollande in Purgatory

French president François Hollande is evermore himself and this is bad news for France. In his first year it was the old Socialist pattern of campaigning in left-wing poetry (for example the 75 percent tax on incomes over 1 million euros),...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

Hollibandisme

Ian Birrell writing in The Guardian draws an interesting comparison between the rise and fall of Francois Hollande and the future prospects of his political soulmate in the UK, Labour's Ed Miliband. Now he's not the first journalistShow More Summary

France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' ha...

France's Hollande says Assad no ally in fight against Islamic State

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally. Show More Summary

France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.

Francois Hollande changes his spots

(Paul Mirengoff) In The Leopard, his great novel of 19th century Sicily, Giuseppe di Lampedusa writes about “that highly profitably grey area of the extreme left of the extreme right. It seems that Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France, hopes to profit in the area of the extreme right of the extreme left. Show More Summary

France's economic malaise: A sense of deja-vu?

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

When Francois Hollande's inaugural parade was drenched in rain and his plane hit by lightning on the same day, some jokingly wondered whether this was a divine warning of things to come. More than two years on, a deep-set malaise has...Show More Summary

French PM expels dissidents from cabinet

Manuel Valls reshuffles cabinet to silence ministers who openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande.

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

Francois Hollande purges cabinet: what next for France?

Description: PARIS, WEDNESDAY: Francois Hollande leaves the Elysee Palace. Details of the president’s alleged affair with the actress Julie Gayet continued to emerge in the French media this week. Credits: Bertrand Guay French president...Show More Summary

France and the shadow of the euro

President Francois Hollande has been overseeing the creation of his third cabinet in two years. The resignation of his government on Monday was partly due to feuding, personal ambition, and the divisions between centre-left politicians...Show More Summary

France fine-tunes pro-reform cabinet after rebel ministers ousted

By Mark John and Julien Ponthus PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande fine-tuned his third government team in two years on Tuesday, seeking to reconcile pro-growth measures with deficit-reduction after ousting rebel ministers opposed to budgetary rigor. Show More Summary

Bicycle Built For Two

Francois Hollande is the driving force behind an international conference to consider the terrible bloodletting in different parts of the Middle East which is a good initiative even if such events have a poor track record of chaining anything on the ground. 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.

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