(December 24, 2014 06:14 PM, by Scott Sumner) What an unmitigated disaster for Pikettynomics! PARIS (Reuters) - When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too... (0 COMMENTS)
French booksellers have had to contend with a furious game of one-upmanship in the genre of scandalous bestsellers this fall. Parisians thought that the vengeful memoir by President François Hollande’s ex-girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler, “Thank You for This Moment,” had set an impossible new sales record in September. Show More Summary
The vice president of France’s far-right Front National party has been outed by a French tabloid. The Telegraph reports that the new issue of Closer magazine features photos of Florian Philippot and his boyfriend on a recent trip to Vienna along with the headline “Yes to love for all,” evoking France’s recent “Marriage for All” […]
Lebanon Prime Minister Tammam Salam who is in Paris on an official visit said Friday that French President Francois Hollande has ordered the speeding up of the delivery of French arms to the Lebanese Army which are being paid for by the 3 billion Dollar Saudi Arabian grant that was announced about a year ago. Salam made the remark […]
Via the Telegraph: A French gossip magazine sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Friday by "outing" the far-Right Front National's vice president, Florian Philippot, as homosexual. The rare breach of Gallic press protocol...Show More Summary
French President calls for "the right to deep, continuous sedation until death" for the terminally ill
The opening session of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS and Seed Expo was highlighted by keynote speaker J.R. Simplot president and CEO Bill Whitacre. Since inventing the first viable frozen french fry the J.R. SimplotShow More Summary
French president says Serge Lazarevic, kidnapped in Mali in 2011, is now a free man.
A Frenchman held for more than three years by Al Qaeda’s North African branch has been freed, France’s president said Tuesday.
France's president says a hostage held by Al Qaeda's North African branch since his capture in Mali in 2011 has been freed.
The unpopular French president so often derided at home is now being mocked for looking like Borat on a trip to Kazakhstan.
French President Francois Hollande has attracted online mockery, and comparisons to the comedy character Borat, after appearing dressed in a traditional Kazakh fur hat and coat in an image posted on social media. Hollande, who was on a visit to the Kazakh capital Asana when the photo was taken,...
Flying back from Kazakhstan toward Paris, French President Francois Hollande made an impromptu stopover in Moscow on Saturday, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Associated Press reports. The visit makes Hollande...Show More Summary
French president tells Russian counterpart in brief meeting to look to future rather than past to help ease tension.
What’s the biggest butt plug you’ve ever seen? If you happened to be in Paris in October, your answer might be “24 feet.” Artist Paul McCarthy erected a sculpture called “Tree” as part of FIAC, the city’s annual art fair, and his intentions couldn’t have been clearer. Take a look for yourself: After it was inflated, […]
Syrian president tells French magazine that air raids are an "illegal intervention" and will not end terrorism.
Paul McCarthy's Tree is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. First, the massive inflatable butt plug sparked right wing outrage and vandalism ; then, it inspired French president Francois Hollande to pen an impassioned butt plug defense. Now, the giant butt plug is gone, but hundreds of ordinary-sized butt plugs have sprung up in its wake. Read more...
French President Francois Hollande has essentially vetoed the transfer of the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia. The Elysee Palace announced that Moscow's actions in Ukraine do not create the necessary conditions for the transfer of the warship. Show More Summary
Nicolas Sarkozy took a further step on the road to his political comeback over the weekend, as he won back the leadership of France’s centre-right UMP party. The former French President secured 64.5% of votes in an online survey of UMP...Show More Summary
Michel Platini and Real Madrid have become embroiled in a war of words over Cristiano Ronaldo. The UEFA president, who previously played for the French national side and was widely regarded as the best European soccer player of the 1980s, recently came out and stated that Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t win the Ballon d’Or. Show More Summary