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