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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?

13 hours 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.

France marks 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation

PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral obligation to answer the call of those under the boot of dictators or barbarism like the Islamic State group that has conquered large swaths of Syria and Iraq.

Paris relives joy of liberation, 70 years later

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Île-de-Sein (France) (AFP) - President Francois Hollande led tributes to the French Resistance on Monday, as Paris celebrated the 70th anniversary of its joyful liberation after four long and bitter years of Nazi occupation in World War II. Show More Summary

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

François Hollande’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

  Chris Jackson/PA Wire (Press Association via AP Images) German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets President Francois Hollande of France during an International Ceremony with Heads of State at Sword Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th Anniversary...Show More Summary

French government dissolves over economic policy

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting — or spending — will revive the country's stagnant economy.

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

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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

French government dissolved amid internal feud

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

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

French President Blames Ed Miliband For ISIS

French President Francois Hollande has sensationally blamed the British for the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according to the Express. He claimed the decision by the House of Commons – encouraged by Labour leader Ed Miliband – to oppose airstrikes on Syria a year ago made the rise of ISIS inevitable. Show More Summary

Fresh crisis as France's Hollande orders cabinet shakeup

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

France was thrown into fresh crisis on Monday after President Francois Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government, following a much-criticised show of insubordination by the country's firebrand economy minister. It isShow More Summary

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